Esri

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7 people found this helpful  

If you know who's who you get somewhere, if you think your experience/dedication/hard work/ethics count, rethink.

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

I have been working at Esri

Pros

Small town atmosphere, easy place to live in
A few nice people, alas, not many of them left with the changing culture
A few departments are okay

Cons

Low pay
Vague, non-industry standard job descriptions
Managers change employee job title at their whim
Transfers impossible unless you know who's who or the president
Hard work, ethics, diligence not appreciated, need to know someone
Poor, unfair, untrained managers - managers rule
Off-site managers know little or nothing
Managers use reviews as weapons
Managers charge at will to make up for their low pay
Bad, untrustworthy human resource managers
human resource department is only for management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

hijacked by the human resource department, the owner needs to take leadership of his company back before all the principled employees flee

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redlands, CA

    I worked at Esri

    Pros

    Nice environment
    Nice place, close to LA
    People are nice. I worked there for three months as a software engineer, and it is a nice place. Everybody has a large office, and there are so many buildings.

    Cons

    Pay is low
    Codes are not very efficient
    not much challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work. I like there

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place for people who love challenges and don't like doing the same thing year after year.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Esri

    Pros

    The PEOPLE - very motivated, interesting, educated people. You get to work with the brightest minds in the GIS field from all over the world.
    Lots of challenging projects, and the abiltiy to move to different projects.
    ESRI gives $3000/year education benefits to everyone, plus they give several full scholarships to Univ. of Redlands every year through a competition.

    Cons

    Can be chaotic. Managers often change the goals in the middle of projects.
    You may have to work a lot of overtime, so it's no place for slackers.
    Communication between departments is lacking. Sometimes you find out that another department is doing exactly the same project you are doing. Each department acts like an independent company, sometimes competing with each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let ESRI lose its dynamic startup qualities. It doesn't need to become so corporate, just because it's getting bigger.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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