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Helpful (6)

On treadmill going nowhere

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in Redlands, CA
Current Employee - Consultant in Redlands, CA

I have been working at Esri full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Stable job
- Get paid for hours you work

Cons

- No career path
- Esri hires externally for senior positions instead of promoting employees internally
- Company is structured around individual egos, resulting in ineffective silos
- HR is not an employee advocate, and not empowered to tame overgrown ego employees

Advice to Management

- Start promoting high performing employees to senior positions (look internally first)
- Let go of the extreme non-performers, as their drag on the organization is increasing
- Reflect on why the main positive Esri reviews on Glassfish are from Interns and not full-time employees
- Internal systems management efficiency has tanked over the last 2 years and is a larger drain on the organization than it should be.
- Start eliminating the ego based silos within Esri (require knowledge dissemination) so we can provide better solutions at lower cost.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Not worth it

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

    I worked at Esri full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tiny on-campus library
    Redlands is cheap place to live but for a reason
    Cafe is nice, but food is a little expensive, but cafe is nice

    Cons

    Management lacks experience outside of Esri
    Work is very monotonous
    Company is no longer growing
    No career path will be laid out for you
    Salary is LOW
    Nothing is free, no free food, no free coffee, even at the conferences nothing is free
    Cube farm - make sure you like working in a cube

    Advice to Management

    Directors - find management that has experience


  2. Helpful (5)

    Blend. Become as beige as the walls, carpets, chairs, and desks.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place to work once I learned how it works. Esri has a very low turnover rate, once you're in, you're in. The company supports me to perpetuate the same position indefinitely. There's no cap for the salary of my role and I get the same annual salary increase regardless of how I perform. I don't need to grow professionally. More challenging roles are filled by newer people. Best yet, management prefers employees to not be interested in career growth.

    Cons

    The competition is reinventing the business model... I think. That is if making similar software user-friendly becomes marketable.

    Advice to Management

    Just don't retire. There is literally nobody else in the company who can do your job.


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