Esri
3.0 of 5 185 reviews
www.esri.com Redlands, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Esri Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.0 185 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Esri President Jack Dangermond

Jack Dangermond

(138 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Stable company but wasteful

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Redlands, CA

I have been working at Esri full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFinancially stable, nice campus, modern facilities and equipment

ConsShifting vision and priorities, poor management, underlying environment of tension and fear

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some time talking and listening to employees dissatisfaction with changing priorities and lack of responsiveness from management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Redlands, CA

I have been working at Esri full-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible working hours
Various training catalogs/ courses
Plenty opportunities for conference/ workshop
Independent working office/ environment
Easy to reach working/ life balance

ConsDifficult in internal transition between departments
Raise is hard to bump up even with high performance, unless transfer to different positions

Advice to Senior ManagementShould share more general/ future prospective during meetings.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exciting company to work for

Software (Former Employee)
Redlands, CA

I worked at Esri full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVersatility, exposure to latest technologies, great location

ConsNot easy to move into other domains within the company

Advice to Senior ManagementFlexibility to give people opportunities to move into other departments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company for starting your career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Esri

Prosgreat place to start a career for beginners.

Consflat organization structure, located in redlands with no nightlife

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You could get good opportunities if you are lucky or you know someone up the food chain.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Redlands, CA

I worked at Esri full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere's a lot of turnover in certain teams which can mean you can get into management roles quicker.
The company to work for if you are into GIS.
You will find some people that are genuinely customer oriented.

ConsIf you know someone higher up the food chain, you can grab roles that you wouldn't otherwise be considered for.
You will find management say one thing and do another thing. They talk about career paths all the time, but when it comes to giving employees an opportunity, they will find an excuse to not support you.
Low pay, hardly any vacation time.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo corporate: You need to treat all departments equally.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good work/life balance, but work can become too boring

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Redlands, CA

I have been working at Esri full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Market leader in GIS related fields.
- Expanding company, safe job for the foreseeable future.
- Great medical benefits
- Good work/life balance. Great benefits and time of for new parents.
- Environment among management and employees is friendly and casual.

Cons- Technology latecomer, rather than innovator. This might prove a great disadvantage in the long run.
- Location.
- Not many opportunities for career advancement. There are only developers and product engineers and their leads above them. There are (small) salary increases every year, regardless of people's performance.
- Most innovative projects are shot down in reviews as (supposedly) irrelevant with the company's business.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Be ready to be challenged!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redlands, CA

I have been working at Esri full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat learning experience both professionally and personally.
Really smart people to work with from around the globe!
Constantly having new advances to keep up with to keep folks excited and proud of the advances being made.

ConsFlat organization, difficult to understand how things really work as they don't publish an Organization Chart, policies or procedures for a lot of what is done. Highly competitive and political. Resources are not abundant --- vacancies left unfilled for years necessitating staff to cover these gaps; resulting in poor work life balance for many employees.

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ok to get experience

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Redlands, CA

I worked at Esri full-time for more than 10 years

Proslatest technology
some smart people
nice campus
good benfits

Conslots of politics
groups don't work together

Advice to Senior Managementwork together toward common goals
modernize you skills and attitude toward todays work force

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Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Redlands, CA

I have been working at Esri full-time for more than 5 years

ProsOK to raise families, not much growth.

ConsHR is pathetic, management is poor, You just have to get a position. After that no one bothers if you work or don't. Strange people strange management.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be more realistic and logical.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, need more focus on industry standards internally

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Esri full-time

ProsGood culture, good people. Certain offices have great management, and competent leadership.

ConsNo real upward growth or any desire to help employees find positions. Employee movement is discouraged and at times, actively worked against. The most senior leadership feels the employees should be grateful to work at Esri and that should be enough. Insane penny pinching on travel and small expenses is beyond ridiculous.

Advice to Senior ManagementHQ needs to clean out antiquated management and refocus on adopting industry standards for doing business. Having great customer service is wonderful, but without showing that same amount of care to your employees means you won't keep many of them for the long term.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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