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Esri Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
227 Reviews

2.9
227 Reviews
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Esri President Jack Dangermond
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance, benefits, the employees, the campus (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits and time of for new parents (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no career path - pick your life's work and you will be just fine (in 15 reviews)

  • No opportunity for career growth unless someone ahead of you retires or leaves the company (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Relaxed place to work, great work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Engineer

    Pros

    Great benefits, great leaders, great enviornment

    Cons

    Redlands is not the best location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    not bad

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

    Pros

    flexible work time, opportunity to learn new technologies.

    Cons

    some managers do not know how to manage a team well ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    start off slow but with time very rewarding

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

    Pros

    small town
    very stable
    very little risk of downsizing
    great benefits --- essentially free healthcare!
    401k contributions
    hourly pay with bank for overtime
    after 5 years of hard work and initiative you can start career advancement

    Cons

    not much vacation
    low pay for industry giant
    takes a lot of time to make career progress
    some coworkers are unmotivated
    old timers are making so much money because of yearly raises and often contribute much less
    really hot climate in the summer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward people who do a great job
    cut the chaff to increase the financial benefit for those who excel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I had 4 supervisors.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA

    Pros

    The employees in my department were very courteous.

    Cons

    I had 4 supervisors. They did not communicate so I kept answering the same question. I was supposed to have one supervisor and one manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone is on the same page.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok for family, Not Ok for individuals who can work hard and need high pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Programmer  in  Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Programmer in Redlands, CA

    Pros

    Less pressure,
    Family friendly,
    Insurance benefits,
    Comfortable office environment,
    Eco-friendly office with lot of trees and fish ponds

    Cons

    No significant pay rise,
    Sometimes boring work, very hard to push new innovations,
    No team based tasks and enthusiasm,
    Remote location,
    No nearby food places other than in-office cafe which is not open at all times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay in par with industry standards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Plenty of learning opportunities. This is a great company to start your career at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems and Technology  in  Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Information Systems and Technology in Redlands, CA

    Pros

    Esri is a very dynamic environment. It can be very frustrating for those who like structure but, you have a lot of autonomy and get to implement your ideas. I heard this is not true in all departments though.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefit package can be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on a better compensation package and a better career progression for your employees. Some are ready for something bigger and better and the company is not always ready for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Benefits, company lacks leadership and direction

    • 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

    Pros

    Benefits are phenomenal. Free medical, dental, vision for you and all dependents. PPO plan. Cafeteria is one of the best corporate cafeteria's I've seen. Corporate library is well stocked, campus is beautiful. Good if you need a paycheck with minimal effort and lots of free-time.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership is rapidly losing understanding of market changes and new technology challenges. Company paths with no risk and gets what they risked. Work force is not up to date with cutting edge technologies and gap is slowly growing. Workforce is not up to date with current technologies. Software development group in chaos - too few developers to meet customers changing needs. Ratio of women to men is high for a tech company, but ratio of women to men in management is nearly zero.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They don't listen to outside advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay as far away as you can

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

    Pros

    Most people working here don't care, so if you have any motivation you can feel like you are getting things done. However, everything else about the company is so toxic that this benefit nets out to a zero or a negative.

    Cons

    Salary is well below industry and local area standards
    Raises are practically non-existent, and if you do get them they are often barely at the rate of inflation
    There is absolutely no path for advancement—you will rot in the job into which you were hired
    There is no employee development: yearly reviews and development plans are systematically ignored; training is practically non-existent, both internally and externally; there is practically no funding to participate in conferences or professional development events
    Management is both incompetent and abusive
    Campus atmosphere is stifling; it's a well-manicured cube-farm, but that doesn't make it any less of a cube-farm

    I could go on and on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jack please wake up and make your company better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Where you can retire at if you can put up with the BS and last that long...

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

    Pros

    Great people, low pressure and opportunity to succeed for even most average workers. If slightly above average you can quickly become a rock star as long as you can put up with the oldies club (people who have been there forever) who have had little exposure to how things are done in larger companies.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of incompetency in management which offers a limited career path (due to oldies club) probably because they can't attract good workers due to remote location. Compensation also tends to be low. May be frustrating for folks used to defined structure, processes and well defined job descriptions with clear responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new, experienced people from large companies in senior executive positions and give them authority to make the drastic changes that are necessary to drag the company out of the complacency that seems to exist throughout.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a Bad Place To Work

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

    Pros

    -Flexible work schedule
    -Nice people
    -Good Benefits

    Cons

    -Pay is not up to industry standard
    -No pay scales – you can take a promotion that requires much more responsibility and have no idea how much of a raise you will get… if any.
    -Takes forever to get anything done – lot of “red tape”
    -The company is privately owned, but COMPLETELY ran by HR
    -Very, very minimal pay increases each year…. Almost insulting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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