Get To Know Gartner: Meet Victoria McCormick

Head shotName: Victoria McCormick

Job Title: Event Attendance Specialist

Office Location: Fort Myers, FL

Describe your job in 25 words or less: As an EAS, my role was designed to understand CIOs’ & IT leaders’ mission-critical priorities and key initiatives, and align them to the Gartner events most relevant to their needs.

What originally attracted you to Gartner? The location, the culture, limitless career opportunities and, of course, the uncapped earnings potential!

Who has been a mentor for you here at Gartner? How have they helped you? Without a doubt, my manager Bridgette Trueblood and my colleague/mentor Savannah Martin! Before I was even on the team, they both individually reached out to introduce themselves and offered their help and support. Bridgette is always coaching and positively praising our efforts. She has provided the tools I need to excel in my career. Savannah has gone above and beyond helping me get organized before I went live on the floor. Both are successful leaders who I appreciate more than I can say.

I feel fortunate to be part of such a champion mindset team!

What is your favorite part about working for Gartner? The people and culture. The collaboration of our team is truly something special.

How has Gartner helped you in your career development? Working at Gartner has allowed me the chance to understand new ways of approaching sales and taught me value-added selling techniques. Gartner has given me the opportunity to work with successful colleagues who I can learn from and grow. Gartner has also helped me map out where I want to be, both professionally and personally, in 2, 5 and 10+ years.

What advice do you have for prospective Gartner candidates? Gartner is rapidly growing — now is the time to join! Just be yourself, be genuine and your hard work will pay off!

What has been your proudest moment at Gartner? Earning my Q1 bonus after only 21 days on the sales floor!11350

What are 3 career lessons you’ve learned while at Gartner?

  • Change is part of growing and improving, so be ready for it.
  • Focus on being great at your role. Great results will follow!
  • Most importantly, never stop asking questions.

What advice would you give to recent new hires? Don’t get discouraged. Be open to feedback, try to remember everyone has been a new hire at one time or another and, most importantly, leverage your peers. If someone offers you time on their calendar to assist you, take them up on that offer. In return, pay it forward to the new hires after you.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be and why? My parents. I wish I could ask them how they managed everything from their careers to a family of 5 and still keep it together. I can barely manage with one child. Also, just to thank them one last time for giving me the tools to succeed in life.

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it? Never, never, never give up

What are 3 words that best describe you? Driven, loyal, compassionate

If you could switch your job with anyone else within Gartner whose job would you want and why? I would say Robin Kranich, SVP of Human Resources. I met her briefly during my recruitment, and she really made an impression on me. Her title/role intrigues me!

Favorite Quote or Personal Mantra: If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.~ Epictetus

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