Get To Know Gartner: Meet Harshit Jain

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Edited profile_2Name: Harshit Jain

University: Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi; Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur

Job Title: Quantitative Analyst

Office Location: Gurgaon, India

Describe your job in 25 words or less: Current role focuses on driving productivity by using technological and process innovation for ICOE Team so that they can prepare quality engagement plans for clients.

What originally attracted you to Gartner? In my last job, I used Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence while working on vendor selection. I was fascinated by the intellectual capital and research sophistication. Gartner leadership in technology research and advisory is incredibly impressive. The double-digit growth rate from the past 30+ quarters signifies that opportunity to grow with Gartner is endless. I became confident about Gartner when I interacted with really smart and motivated associates from Product & Services during interviews.

What is your favorite part about working for Gartner? Working on innovation to drive the productivity of Gartner teams so that they can drive retention and offer value to our clients. Collaboration between teams and working with people with a champion mindset makes it a great learning opportunity.

How has Gartner helped you in your career development? Gartner is truly a people’s organization and it invests so much in the professional development of associates. Transparent and proactive advice from managers helps you to improve daily and enhance your learning experience. Gartner leaders’ trust in people helps you to grow horizontally and vertically in the ecosystem. Regular training by experts and cross-functional teams help you in making yourself fit for new roles and responsibility.

What advice do you have for prospective Gartner candidates? Come with a champion mindset, focus on what you have achieved till now and highlight what new skill you can bring to Gartner.

What are 3 words that best describe Gartner? Growth drivers, collaboration, innovation.

Three aspects about my role I enjoy the most:

  • Brainstorming on business problem with senior leaders
  • Learning new skills and applying them to create business impact
  • Experiencing the business impact of technological innovation developed by our team

GroupWhat are 3 career lessons you’ve learned while at Gartner? Three key lessons which I learned while at Gartner:

  • Over engineering a solution for a problem may lead to distract you from your objective.
  • Be a proactive LEARNER and LEARN every day.
  • Collaboration can lead to limitless innovation. The core of every initiative is driven by smart people and collaboration helps you to achieve success for yourself and your team.

What advice would you give to recent new hires? Three key pieces of advice for the new associates:

  • Learn from the smart people around you.
  • Collaborate as much as you can with different teams across geographies.
  • Believe and listen to stakeholders & clients to drive 10X the value of their investment.

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be and why? I would like to interview Mahatma Gandhi to understand how he did experiments with his life and applied his learnings and observations of truths to set by great institutions.

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it? This is truly a difficult question but I can think of only one name, i.e., “Life of a Learner”

What are 3 words that best describe you? Passion, proactive, simplicity

What is one thing unique about you that people would be surprised if they knew? I worked in 6 different countries spanning 4 continents, i.e., Africa, Asia, North America and South America.

Favorite Quote or Personal Mantra: “Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.” – Doris Kearns Goodwin, American biographer, historian, and political commentator


If you are interested in joining Harshit’s team in Gurgaon, search for an opportunity here.

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