Esri – Why Work For Us?

Esri is the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software development. Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s GIS technology enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, personal and professional growth, and much more.

Learn more about why we're so excited about what we do at esri.com/careers.

​​Join Esri and be part of our innovation.​​

​​Contributions​​

Your ideas can become a successful solution.
Whether you are designing the next software version, suggesting ways to improve a business process, or helping customers implement their GIS, your work is important. You will be encouraged to use your knowledge and creativity to develop new ideas and contribute in a meaningful way.

​​Innovation​​

Advance the future of GIS technology.
Help build the tools that are advancing GIS technology. GIS has grown tremendously in the past three decades—both in functionality and the many ways it is used—and you can have an impact on its future. You will always have opportunities to learn and do something new.

​​Customers​​

Help our customers make a difference.
From aiding disaster recovery efforts to tracking elephant migration to creating more efficient public transit, Esri users are changing their communities and the world. Our customers are the most important part of our business, and we are committed to helping them succeed as they utilize Esri technology.


"Listening to our users for corporate strategy and product direction became our foundation and is still in place today. This principle has enabled us to develop GIS technology that's truly driven by our customers." —Jack Dangermond, president, Esri.

​​Technology​​

Shaping the world around us.
Our innovative software makes a difference in our society and contributes to everyday life. It is used by millions around the world and in every industry. Our software development includes industry standard development practices for enterprise systems as well as emerging technologies such as cloud-based architectures, smartphones, and mobile devices, enabling easy mapping, 3D visualization, and advanced spatial analysis. We are committed to continually improving our products and developing new technology. Every year, Esri reinvests 20 percent of its profits into research and development to continue building the best GIS software available.

​​Geography Matters​​

Help others realize the importance of geography.
Geography matters—it connects our many cultures and societies and influences our way of life. A GIS leverages geographic insight. It's a unique medium that enables organizations to more effectively carry out their missions, improve the bottom line, and make a positive impact on society and the world. Work with Esri customers as they make vital contributions toward the better management of our planet and its resources.

​​People​​

Team with others passionate about their work.
Whether building the next Esri product, helping a customer solve a problem, or writing for one of our publications, we are committed to doing the best work possible. Working individually or as a team, be passionate about what you do. Have a career where you are supported for going the extra mile, whether it's helping a colleague or a customer.

​​Stability​​

Feel secure working for a financially stable company.
Founded in 1969 as a small consulting firm, Esri has grown into the world leader in the nearly $2 billion GIS industry. Privately held and debt free, we manage our projects and expenses to ensure we will continue as a financially strong, reliable company.

​​Work Environment​​

Collaborative, creative, and empowering.
Teamwork is not just a cliché at Esri. You will have opportunities to engage with others throughout the company, allowing you to exchange ideas, learn from others, and leverage their skills to accomplish a task. You will thrive in a creative, challenging work environment that promotes autonomy and leadership. At Esri, you will work with some of the brightest minds in the software industry.

​​Growth​​

Develop your potential.
Esri encourages employees to continually grow through lifelong learning. You will have opportunities to participate in job-related training classes designed to improve your technical, sales, interpersonal, and management skills. These might be workshops and seminars, on-site classes, or our own Virtual Campus courses. An expansive resource library maintains hundreds of GIS books and publications. You can also learn new skills by taking on projects outside of your regular responsibilities.

​​Benefits​​

Outstanding benefits, now and for your future.
Esri cares about its employees' well-being. You will have an outstanding benefits package including employer-paid medical and dental insurance for employees and eligible family members and vision and life insurance for employees, with an option to purchase additional coverage for eligible family members. Esri provides profit sharing and 401(k) programs and offers occasional financial planning seminars. Tuition reimbursement is available, and two scholarships to the University of Redlands are awarded each year.

Esri is best known for its cutting-edge GIS technology, but it is also a great place to build a career. The workplace is friendly and welcoming; it is a place where employees collaborate with colleagues at all levels in a team-oriented, creative environment. At Esri, challenges abound—whether you’re a new grad ready to start your career or you’re a seasoned professional with years of experience looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level. Employees are empowered to broaden their responsibilities by taking on new projects and are encouraged to continue learning and explore their individual potential.

The term college campus is often used to describe the Esri environment—buildings surrounded by large, beau­tiful trees and numerous outdoor patio/meeting areas. Employees and visitors alike can enjoy breakfast and lunch in the on-site café, which includes a Starbucks coffee bar and a relaxing lounge area. For employees who want to get in a quick workout before or after work, a fitness center is available 24/7.

Esri is a socially conscious and responsible company, supporting organizations working in conservation, education, environmental management, ocean science, green energy, sustainable development, and humanitarian affairs. Esri provides technology, data, solutions, and services that make it possible for people to positively impact the future through a deeper, geographic understanding of our planet.

Learn more about Esri’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.

In addition to Software and Product Development, we also offer challenging opportunities in these areas:

  • Technical Support
  • Professional Services
  • Sales and Solution Engineering
  • Marketing and Graphic Design
  • Educational Services
  • Information Technology
  • Contracts and Legal Services
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
  • Administrative Support
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Operations
  • Purchasing
  • Student Programs


See current openings and apply online at esri.com/careers.

Esri understands the importance of balancing work and life. Flexible schedules, an open work environment, and a complete benefits package are all part of the balance that Esri provides for employees. Here are some of the benefits Esri offers:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) and profit sharing plans
  • Professional training and development
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Holidays and paid time off

Please note: This is an overview of Esri's benefits program and is not meant to be all-inclusive or used as a summary plan statement. Esri reserves the right to change or modify its benefits plans as appropriate without notice.

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    Pros

    The people are incredible to work with and our benefits are excellent - not only for employees but spouses and families as well.
    Our software really allows people to make a positive difference and that is a rewarding feeling.
    Redlands is a great town that is very family oriented and away from the "rat race".

    Cons

    Being a campus of a couple thousand people I understand that it is difficult to have large scale interactions...that being said, there are little to no opportunities for employees (who move to Redlands from around the world) with similar interests -- both personally and professionally-- to network.

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    Continue strongly pushing for communication to be more transparent throughout the entire company and support
    forums that allow employees to engage internally.

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    I first had an hour and a half phone screening to determine if I was a fit for the company and the position. The next week I had a two hour interview with my potential boss and HR, followed the next day by a shorter interview with next level up leadership. Initial interview was based on my qualifications and job specific Q&A, follow up interview was behavioral. The next week I was made an offer, I accepted. From beginning to end a positive, quickly flowing process. The employees I talked to while there spoke highly of the company and the team environment.

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Additional Info

Website www.esri.com
Headquarters Redlands, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1969
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Hexagon AB, Pitney Bowes

Esri helps organizations map and model our world. Esri’s GIS technology enables them to effectively analyze and manage their geographic information and make better decisions. They are supported by an experienced and knowledgeable staff and an extensive network of business partners and international distributors.

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