Esri

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14 people found this helpful  

Remarkably Bad

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Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Redlands, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Redlands, CA

I worked at Esri full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

ESRI used to be a great company. If you are desperate for work, then by all means apply.

Cons

Any honest and meaningful assessment of ESRI on this website (or any website for that matter) will be negative. Any of the positive assessments are 'seeds' planted by either HR and the management for damage control. Look at the frequency of the negative assessments about ESRI on this website and their similarities. Also, pay attention to the level of detail provided in the negative assessments as opposed to the bland 'whitewash' comments of the positive assessments.

I was the fourth person to leave the department in less than 2 years and none of us have been replaced. The work just keeps getting shifted around. Those that remain continue to be overwhelmed and under-appreciated.

Not in a good way - ESRI is a privately-held company that answers to no one.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Giving any advice to the management at ESRI is the epitome of wasting time.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Product Engineer at ESRI for 4 years

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good source for GIS training.
    Southern California weather.

    Cons

    Management will bring the company down. It will take time, but it's going to happen. They lack experience and strongly encourage politics at all levels which ultimately hinders the companies performance.

    The pay is very low for the computer industry. The benefits are average at best.

    The company likes to claim it's a flat organization during the interview process. Do not fall for this tactic. It's a smoke and mirrors technique. The company is riddled with many layers of management. Another tactic during the interview process ESRI likes to use is offering an extremely vague job description. Be cautious about what position you are accepting.

    Change within the organization from one group to another is near impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management just below Jack needs to seriously consider getting a hold of middle and lower management or at least communicating with them. The company will not survive in today's global market space, not with the other big companies now entering the online mapping community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging work...little pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geodata Support Analyst in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Geodata Support Analyst in Redlands, CA

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

    Pros

    Training, training, training. You are supported and encouraged to find your niche.

    Cons

    The pay does not reflect experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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