Esri

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5 people found this helpful  

Not worth it

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

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

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 ManagementAdvice

Directors - find management that has experience

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 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
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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