Gartner definitely needs to hire new HR staff and strengthen management within RES. They need to hire honest people who abide by policies and respect individuals. The dishonesty and scheming that goes on regarding the Specialist role within Gartner and as a Contractor is horrific. The pay gap is extremely irrespective of the contracting duties.
Due to my exceptional performance in contracting, was asked to work a few I months in the Gartner Specialist role. This was COMPLETELY different than the Contracting Specialist's role. This required much more work. It was higher level and required more skill. They had me working for them for free. I had provided lots of value to this company and did not get treated well.
I got screwed over by Gartner and the temp agency I signed with. Management at Gartner led me on to believe I'd permanently get this role. They used me for as long as they could and then completely "ghosted" me after they found out that I knew they were going against policies, and breaking the law in more than one way. I was not compensated respectively to my duties. Gartner Specialists were getting paid 2-3x what I was and I was doing the exact same work, if not, more.
There's absolutely no room for growth as a contractor. Agencies may tell you that there is, Gartner will as well. However, there isn't. Everyone who watched over my work was extremely happy with it. They agreed that I had highly exceeded expectations. For some reason, that didn't make a difference.
Typically, people like it when one's actions speak louder than words. That was not the case with this company. It doesn't matter how well you do the role, or how well you exceed expectations. It's about how your discussion goes with a couple of managers in an interview. Very backward.
Further, they do not believe that people can grow. I overheard management talking about a system Gartner has. If a candidate is not "Gartner Material" HR plugs that in worldwide so that the candidate can never be interviewed again. It's extremely discriminatory and terrible morale.
This was the worst and most unprofessional experience I've experienced.
The Gartner Specialists are extremely helpful, collaborative, inquisitive, and kind
terrible compensation, TERRIBLE HR, poor management, no room for growth