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Great place to work

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Current Intern - Intern in Redlands, CA
Current Intern - Intern in Redlands, CA

I have been working at Esri as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Everyone who works here is friendly and passionate about their work.

Cons

It's in Redlands, which isn't the most interesting place to live.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 11 people found this helpful

    Beware

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    Current Employee - Product Developer in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Product Developer in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Esri full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many GIS resources accessible. Redlands is cheap (for a reason though).

    Cons

    Poor management. Little opportunity for career advancement. Aging staff. No contingency plan for when Jack retires. Micromanagement in every department. Company is overrun with politics to the extreme. HR is there to help the company, not the employee, proceed with caution. Salary is lower than other companies in the region, and much lower than in Silicon Valley. Little to no opportunity to move within company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers with experience managing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Micromanagement, and a lot of politics.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Esri full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Benefits
    Training

    Cons

    Limited paid time off your first 3 years. No bonuses, and limited raises.
    Management doesn't listen.
    Working in support is like working in a CALL CENTER/HELP DESK. The job ad is false advertised. You do not know what you are getting yourself into until you start working.
    You are MICROMANAGED. Working in support is all about metrics/numbers. If you do not meet your metrics one week, you are chastise.
    Working in support makes you feel like you are glued to your chair, answering calls all day. If you take a break, you are asked why you are not logged into your phone taking calls; you feel like you are not valued.
    My advise would be not to work in support unless you are looking to work in a help desk environment, taking calls all day. Maybe working in other parts of ESRI is better, but working in ESRI support is not something you would want to do or make a career out of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your direct reports. Stop hassling your direct reports with metrics!! Hire managers with managerial skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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