Esri
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www.esri.com Redlands, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Second-Worst Place I've Ever Worked

Senior ColdFusion Developer (Former Employee)
Redlands, CA

I worked at Esri as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat cafeteria, decent parking, good location in Redlands, California.

ConsHORRIBLE management. I was grilled four times over three months for a contract position, and then after finally getting an offer, I get placed into a group run by a guy who refuses to embrace new technology. The ONLY group that didn't use OO programming methodologies. And his incompetent manager backed him despite pressure from all over the company to give in and adapt a more modern style. I wanted the job specifically to build my experience with advanced OO technologies, but it was more like a bait-n-switch. I left after six months. Oh BTW, I learned in a company meeting that as of 2011, they had NO DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN. None. And better yet, they were FINE WITH IT. Keep in mind these idiots are in Southern California, in the heart of Earthquake Central. Keep that in mind before you do business with them. They also won't hire you as a permanent employee unless you have a degree... yet they will use contractors without degrees. Pretty lame.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue. Get your priorities straight and start scrutinizing your long-term people and see if maybe they're the reason you aren't keeping people around. I know quite a few people who have left since I was there; many people are unhappy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Show up, do exactly as you're told, collect your paycheck.

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Redlands, CA

I have been working at Esri full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Fairly low stress if you turn off your brain, turn off… Cons: - No career development at all. You better like your pay and position when you join, because it's unlikely either will ever change. - Low… Advice to Senior Management: You hired smart people, let them use their brains. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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everyone and their mother is a 'manager' here

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Redlands, CA

I worked at Esri full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: location in so cal is nice, great colleagues to work… Cons: focus is on prepping for its annual conference in San… Advice to Senior Management: you hired the best, now let them do their jobs please! Get rid of the annual review process, it truly is a joke, provide better… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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