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5 people found this helpful  

Politics, Bad management, No career plan. Upper management is getting really old.

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Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Redlands, CA
Current Employee - Software Developer in Redlands, CA

I have been working at Esri full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Very interesting business. Flexible hours. Talented people. This is a great company for the first 5 years of your career after college.

Cons

Archaic management that favores politics. Mount people against each others. Directors behave like parents and treat employees like children. There is no career plan or career management. Managers have no management training. Creativity is going down. Managers steal ideas with no shame. Company culture is going down. Esri is privately owned with the owner/CEO getting close to 70. Key directors are over 60.
People who are telling the emperor that is not naked are rewarded.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take management classes at Google, Microsoft or Amazon. Respect people and treat them like adults. Use positive motivation and not negative motivation. Create a titles and place people in career plans. Stop to surround yourselves with "yes" men. Revisit your benefits.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Esri

  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Totally demoralizing, lack of basic human respect from HR

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Esri full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Southern California. That's about it.

    Cons

    Cost of living, lack of respect, gestapo HR, or should I say two HR departments. Jack has his 2.2 billion dollars in the bank from the work of the early employees, but he let the gestapo HR destroy the families that made him rich just because they got sick and Jack is self insures his employees. So if you get sick or have a child that gets sick that costs money, you will pay dearly for it. They will terminate your position and put you in a department that you have no experience and will not train you, then HR will rack up the violations.. This my friends, is after a 22 year "perfect record" of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Just Awesome

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    Current Employee - Industry Solution Intern  in  Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Industry Solution Intern in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Esri as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The work that is gives is great value since it goes directly to implementation or decision making. The management is very nice and down to earth. The work culture is awesome.

    Cons

    The hardware department is a bit slow in getting the orders completed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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