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Helpful (11)

Not Good

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Esri full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Esri products are recognized in the GIS industry. The dress code is casual. If you want to learn GIS or expand your GIS skillset, Esri is the place to work.

Cons

Esri is not a good employer. The compensation is very low. Esri has an annual review process for employees, but the merit determinations feel less like a fair and balanced assessment of contribution and skill than an arbitrary judgment pulled out of a hat. There is no career development or opportunity for advancement. Understand that. None. Unless you’re willing to sacrifice 10 to 15 years of your professional life while earning a low salary to become “one of the gang.” Management is hit or miss. Don’t expect to interact with anyone in management other than your immediate supervisor. Esri has a very defined chain-of-command employees are expected to follow. The benefit of "flexible" work schedules mentioned on the web site is misleading. Good luck arranging something that works for you. Communication throughout the organization is very poor. Benefits are on the low side of average. Many benefits listed on Esri’s website are only available in Redlands.

Advice to Management

* Don’t belittle employees with micromanagement. * Reduce the number of managers to people who are proven and competent. Provide management training to all managers. Require them to attend yearly continuing education. * Encourage more communication among employees of all levels. Require managers and directors to actually meet with and talk to their team members more than once or twice a year and to honor the open-door policy. Ensure all employees show respect to each other at all times. * Encourage and reward career development. Establish career paths and encourage employees to pursue their professional goals. * Increase incentives offered to employees throughout the organization, not just in Redlands. (Your onsite gym doesn’t mean much to an employee in NYC.) Until some major changes occur, do not consider a position with Esri.

Other Employee Reviews for Esri

  1. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Redlands, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Esri as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company actually wants you to learn and improve your knowledge.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of


  2. Helpful (15)

    Unbelievably bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Esri full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some hard working people. Campus is nice. If you are lucky enough to be in development or the products departments you will make more money.

    Cons

    I am not really one to say negative things, but I and others in my department are not happy with the decisions that are being made by management. Just get within 10 feet of the coffee machine and you will hear what everyone is saying and its not good. The most obvious is that Dangermond is no longer running the company as a business. He is a philanthropist. He is no longer a business man and is not running the company as such, and he is getting really old too. There needs to be some young blood to run the company and many of the old corporate directors need to step down and let people move up or just bring in younger upper management. The software is horrible. It is riddled with bugs, horrible performance, and only runs on Windows which is like riding on the Titanic. The software gathers information about your computer, network, etc., and sends that information back to esri so they can gather information about you. Other than having a job, I mostly regret working here now for 5 years. I should have gone to Apple, Dell, or some other great employer.

    Advice to Management

    Retire


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