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Helpful (11)

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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)

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

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 Management

Hire managers with experience managing.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Nice environment to work for GIS professinals

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Very good work like balance and benefits, folks in software department are very intelligent.

    Cons

    Company location: Redlands, CA. This is not a happening place like some of the other urban areas in US.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your planning. War-room goes on for ages without releasing the software.

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