Gartner is one of the most trusted and prestigious research and advisory firms in the world. Gartner’s research doesn’t just analyze trends in the industry—it sets those trends—and Gartner employees believe that the world’s most comprehensive collection of technology, data, and tools is what drives their learning and development as professionals. Thriving on the frontlines of innovation, Gartner is a place for the tech savvy and the business oriented.
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Gartner is one of the most trusted and prestigious Research and Advisory firms in the world. While the firm is best known for its industry-leading research—an incredible body of knowledge collected and maintained by the cutting-edge insights of a global network of Gartner professionals—it also has well-respected Conferences and Consulting units that help clients turn research into action through engaging events and longer-term, onsite consulting engagements.
For the people that work there, Gartner’s massive investment in research is one of the firm’s strongest value propositions as an employer. As one respondent to our survey put it, “it’s empowering to be surrounded by such extensive knowledge daily.” Gartner’s research doesn’t just analyze trends in the i...
About the Company
Gartner, Inc. was founded as an information technology research and advisory company. Over four decades, the company has grown to become one of the most renowned research and advisory companies in the world. Gartner is a member of the S&P 500 and generates more than $4 billion annually. With more than 15,000 associates in 100 countries, Gartner’s clients account for 73% of the Global 500.
The company works with clients to research, analyze, and interpret the business of information technology priorities within the context of their individual roles. As a result of their acquisition of CEB, Gartner expanded its research coverage to include all the major enterprise functions including human resources, legal, marketing and communications, supply chain, sales, and finance. The company positions CIOs and IT leaders for succe...
- “A flexible place to grow and thrive in a professional environment with a firm at the bleeding edge of technology.”
- “Close working relationship with entry-level delivery consultants all the way up to managing partners. For younger hires, there is tremendous opportunity to work with leading industry experts (both in Research and Consulting) and to work with them to develop client solutions. Very unique compared to other, more structurally-tiered consulting firms.”
- “Gartner has a strong collaborative and supportive culture that is not typically associated with as competitive a career as consulting.”
- “Gartner is a growth company with ample opportunities for new associates. We have a highly motivated team of intellectually challenging associates who are passionate about clients and creating a diverse culture.”
- “Gartner is great for people who are not afraid of navigating ambiguity, and figuring out how to be successful. We don't have formal programs for onboarding new people, developing associates, or very clear promotion programs. But people who can jump in and figure it out themselves tend to do very well.”
- “Working at Gartner you will work with excellent co-workers who innovate and are committed to the clients. The environment is fast-paced, and you will learn a tremendous amount...”
Getting Hired Here
- “For consultants, we do MBA career fairs and info sessions. We review resumes, do phone interviews, do in-person interviews sometimes on campus, then we select a few candidates to do three to four in-person, 1:1 interviews and a case study. The case study materials are given a week ahead of time and the candidate is asked to give a PPT presentation. We are looking for eager, hardworking, critical thinking, detail-oriented, creative people that can solve any problem that comes their way.”
- “Gartner hires people with a wide variety of backgrounds, so there isn't an ‘ideal’ candidate. The diversity of our people is a competitive strength. Candidates generally (but not always) have several years of experience in an IT-related area.”
- “[We seek] candidates who are interested in working at the intersection of business and technology, and understand the financial implications/risks of large investments in IT-enabled digital solution.”
- “The interview process is long and involves multiple steps. The organization is quite diligent in its hiring practices, so candidates have to want to work here and be patient enough to see the process through. In terms of the ideal candidate: passion for technology, strong client presence, able to work with minimal guidance, able to work collaboratively rather than competitively with peers, either has or is able to develop business development skills, adaptable and willing to take on multiple roles depending on the circumstance.”
- “Lots of interviews. We like to provide an opportunity for candidates to get to know the firm and the individuals that work in this industry. Expect to have one or two more interviews than you might want to. It is important that everyone is comfortable with the agreement to move forward. We want our candidates to be successful once they make the commitment to join the firm.”
- “Rigorous interview process, with multiple behavior interviews and a case presentation. The ideal candidate is confident, intelligent, and eager to learn and improve. The ideal candidate works well in a flexible environment where they manage their own work and are not micromanaged by others.”