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Not worth it

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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

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Great company, not-so-great management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  2. Helpful (12)

    Second-Worst Place I've Ever Worked

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior ColdFusion Developer in Redlands, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior ColdFusion Developer in Redlands, CA

    I worked at Esri as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    HORRIBLE 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 Management

    Get 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.


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