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Gartner Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
464 Reviews

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464 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pooled vacation / sick day allowance which allows for great work-life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Gartner employs a lot of smart people which make it an exceptional environment to learn and grow (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Talks a good game for work-life balance, but many Account Executive jobs require round the clock work (in 16 reviews)

  • Most promotions are internal , which means that middle management is not always best in class (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Love the culture. Love working for Gartner

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Field Sales in Mumbai

    Pros

    Very result-recognition oriented. Awards high performance
    Super brand
    Invests on the employees
    Great culture - low on politics

    Cons

    Not the easiest environment for average/low performers and therefore ends up having "bitter leavers"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep an eye on the ground reality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits... but too slow growth..and confused management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay package and other benefits
    Work - personal life balance

    Cons

    very slow professional growth
    confused managers with non-competency.
    Office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent organisation and colleagues in Gartner

    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Bangalore

    Pros

    Good learning experience in Gartner

    Cons

    Unprofessional and lack of planning by higher management

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  5.  

    Good company to work for especially for females

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible timing
    Global exposure
    Good managers
    Good visibility within the industry

    Cons

    Office politics
    Slow growth
    compensation
    Lack of good leadership in India

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Sinking Ship-Abandon before it drowns you and your morals in life"

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Mumbai

    Pros

    If you are fresher out of college excellent opportunity to make money and if you are experienced candidate from a tier-B companies a "So Called" brand name Gartner would attract you.

    Cons

    If there is one organization that dis*ts me it has to be Gartner. Every Sales driven organization is aggressive, competitive and crude when it comes to performance no denial in that. But Gartner India is decomp* internally to the core.

    Compensation & Benefits- If you manage to close business by taking your prospects for a ride with no concrete product or service, you will make money.

    Work/Life Balance- Highly Male chauvinist driven culture. Go and speak to few current employees they would tell you the tale of work life balance.

    Senior Management- Their last India H* was fired in a weeks’ time after spending 8 years in Gartner due to his excellent people management skills. I wonder why did they wait for 8 years.

    Last but not the least 60% of their current sales force have floated their CV in the market, don't believe me, ask any staffing company which does sales professional hunting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its high time guys to get out of that shell which has crippled your spine.
    You are like that disgusting parent who when lose their child tell each other "don't worry dear, we will make another one "

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Absolute fantasic place to work !!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Vice President in Mumbai

    Pros

    A true sales organization.
    Reward & Recognition oriented
    growth opportunities are ample and rewarded fairly

    Cons

    Brand visibility could improve in certain markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Gob Bless Gartner India

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Executive  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Accounts Executive in Mumbai

    Pros

    excellent brand name
    opportunties to interact with industry leaders
    great compensation
    respect in industry

    Cons

    India leadership team is bunch of jokers
    no help provided to sales team by managers and regional head
    regional head and managers waste their time discussing strategy rather than being on field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change India management team and see the India sales team go high and high. Great talent but all wasted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    The overall experience made me learn on how to grow my business as a franchise. The management was a disappointment.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in Mumbai

    Pros

    Trust Bases Relationships with clients
    Grow business and territory as your own franchise
    Good compensation plans

    Cons

    Management's leadership skills
    Internal perception on an individual's future and leadership skills based on what your reporting manager feels, and not on performance
    India head has no background of real sales so all is based on mindset and perception

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An individual's growth in the company is based on the manager's decision alone. Its not even performance.. This allows managers to have biased attitude towards certain individuals which even the India Head relies on.. which is shame as it increases politics and more people leave the company which means more clients and business loss

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Weak middle sales management.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive

    Pros

    Top notch subject matter experts, who are very bright and willing to support the clients. True subject matter experts. Same for the Client Partners that support the sales team. Pay and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Weak sales leadership at Area Director and Regional VP level. Seem to be people who were promoted due to strong sales ability, but with no regard for their leadership skills and/or talents. Little apparent regard for balancing territories to help ensure success of the team instead of the few good old boy/girl favorites. Very tactical and transactional focus versus strategic "long" term client focus. Very cookie cutter approach to the sales process with little support for creativity. This approach has proven effective from a corporate results perspective, so they are gettiing the results they want, but it drives out the senior sales people who may be able to make and even greater contribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring proven professional sales leadership and embrace the creativity that they bring to the field operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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