Esri

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4 people found this helpful  

Great company, not-so-great management

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
Current Employee - Product Engineer in Redlands, CA

I have been working at Esri full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

- flexible hours
- training and tuition assistance
- great place for GISers, cartographers and geographers to begin their career
- get to play with the newest GIS toys
- very stable company and employment

Cons

- very little perks compared to other companies of similar size
- company has a flat structure; almost non-existent chance of promotion
- no snacks or food provided; cafe and vending machines are not subsidized
- the corporate side of HR is out-of-touch with nature of work
- internet usage is monitored, controlled by ineffective web filter software
- no incentive for younger employees to stay on or remain motivated
- no team building events/practices
- very few vacation days

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Provide SOME workplace perks (at least free donuts, good coffee, subsidized lunch, etc)
2. Provide better benefits (childcare, housing allowance, pet insurance, etc)
3. If no promotion structure, employees should be given incentives in other forms (increased vacation, 401K contribution bonus, gift cards, etc)
4. Restructure corporate HR employees and practices

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Private Company Managed by single Owner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Redlands, CA

    I worked at Esri full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable Salary
    Long-term employment with few if any layoffs
    Hourly salary compensates for long hours when needed
    Very centralized company

    Cons

    Everything has to be approved by owner
    No budget for employee activities
    Little advancement prospects if not located in Southern California

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Misses the mark in software

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA

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

    Pros

    Largest corner of the GIS software market. Allows for some personal investment in job through recognition. Fairly autonomous work with access to other people and resources as needed.

    Cons

    Corporate, corporate, corporate even it's called a campus. One man vision, and all should adhere or be quiet. Harassment and lack of honest, safe communication or support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage, honor and trust of employees brings the same in return.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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