Exceptional Professional Development and Associate Support: Why Women Love Working Here

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July 24, 2024 at 4:14PM UTC

“It’s sometimes hard to imagine that you can have the best of both worlds — be a successful business professional and a hands-on mom,” says Stephanie B., Regional Vice President, Global Technology Sales at Gartner. “But I can truly say that Gartner gives me the opportunity to do both, and I am thankful for that.” 

Gartner delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams by providing expert guidance and tools to enable faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s most critical priorities.

As for Gartner’s culture, this is made up of 10 elements that they describe as the very essence of what makes them special as an organization:

  1. Impact clients’ mission-critical priorities

  2. Do the right things and great results will follow

  3. Embody a no-limits mindset

  4. Make fact-based decisions

  5. Think and act objectively

  6. Prioritize relentlessly

  7. Get better, faster and stronger every year

  8. Win as a team

  9. Foster an inclusive environment that embraces/celebrates diversity 

  10. Be humble, be hungry

Gartner has a consistent track record of double-digit growth that is fueled by people. They foster an environment of exceptional professional development to ensure that each of their associates  can reach their full potential. This includes creating an intersectional lens on diversity and actively removing all barriers in order to support inclusion, engagement and growth. Gartner also champions paths to leadership by coaching talent at all levels and providing competitive benefits, with a focus on mitigating bias in talent processes. 

Great benefits and culture: Why women like working at Gartner.

Gartner’s values are exemplified in practice and recognized by their team members. For instance, Caitlin G., Sales Manager, says that, “My leadership team at Gartner have continued to surprise me with their never-ending flexibility, support and mentorship. I am so grateful for these last 3.5 years but, most especially, my recent experience returning to work after having my first baby. I am treated with respect, understanding, given added responsibility (that I asked for) and had promotion opportunities.”

Gartner invests in a meaningful, innovative and inclusive benefits program to support their associates’ physical, financial and emotional well-being. In addition to medical, dental and vision plans, 401K matching, generous time off and much more, Gartner has invested in many benefits for women and parents.

“Gartner’s breast milk delivery program was invaluable to me and my baby girl,” said Kristin G., Client Manager. “I had to relocate to Florida six weeks before so that I could start my job at Gartner, and I am so thankful that I was able to send breastmilk to my youngest during that time. It was extremely comforting knowing that even if I couldn’t be with her physically, I was still able to provide this important component to our daughter.”

“I found myself suddenly without childcare for my one-year-old,” added Samantha G., Marketing Copywriter. ”I was commuting three-and-a-half hours each day and had no idea how I would manage my schedule and professional responsibilities. That’s when I found out about the back-up childcare Gartner offers. With only a day’s notice, I was able to book a reliable, trustworthy caregiver to watch my son. It can sometimes feel impossible to balance work and family, but this has made it all the more manageable.”

Benefits for all associates, whether a parent or not, extend beyond this, too. Gartner associates and their household members enjoy complimentary access to confidential assistance with behavioral health concerns as well as with personal and work-life issues through Gartner’s Employee Assistance Program. Moreover, Gartner supports associates’ development to further their professional qualifications through a tuition reimbursement program and, through GartnerGives, associates can give back to causes and charities important to them with a dollar-for-dollar match by Gartner.

Gartner also provides numerous opportunities for career development and professional growth. For example, GartnerYou is an internal education and skill development platform to provide continuous education. The company offers mentorship, feedback — both formal and informal — and more.

Through employee-led Employee Resource Groups, associates come together for ‘Real Talks’ to discuss a range of topics from social injustice to gender equality in a safe, protected space.

The Women at Gartner Employee Resource Group (ERG) is open to all associates and helps drive the recruitment, development, engagement and visibility of women at Gartner. Through this ERG, associates are supported with the tools, skills and networks necessary to achieve their ambitions.

Clearly, Gartner lives up to their mission of optimizing performance while putting people first!

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