Name: Joel Hirchak
University: Regent University
Business Unit: Events
Why do you like working at Gartner?
Gartner has an excellent culture. Fast-paced, motivated, challenging and supportive are all characteristics that I would use to describe the work environment here. The leadership and management are willing to challenge you, brainstorm with you and strive with you to help you accomplish your goals. Gartner is also a very family friendly environment, which helps with work/life balance.
What advice do you have for someone just starting out in your role?
A starting Event Attendance Specialist should learn how to prioritize. Ask yourself, “what are the most important things I need to do today?” While there are plenty of things you can do each day, that could be considered “good,” learn how to figure out what will really make the difference in your effectiveness and results.
What part of your job do you enjoy most?
It always thrilling to work with a client toward the best solution for their organization, then to gain their agreement on that solution to move forward. It is always a thrill when a well-laid plan comes together.
Share a hobby you have or some fun fact about you.
I usually have five or six different types of hot sauce in my fridge at any one time.
“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” Muhammad Ali