Esri Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Provides a great work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • great benefits --- essentially free healthcare (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no career path - pick your life's work and you will be just fine (in 18 reviews)

  • No opportunity for career growth unless someone ahead of you retires or leaves the company (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Rewarding Career Move

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Esri

    Pros

    The people are incredible to work with and our benefits are excellent - not only for employees but spouses and families as well.
    Our software really allows people to make a positive difference and that is a rewarding feeling.
    Redlands is a great town that is very family oriented and away from the "rat race".

    Cons

    Being a campus of a couple thousand people I understand that it is difficult to have large scale interactions...that being said, there are little to no opportunities for employees (who move to Redlands from around the world) with similar interests -- both personally and professionally-- to network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue strongly pushing for communication to be more transparent throughout the entire company and support
    forums that allow employees to engage internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Esri Response

    Jan 20, 2015Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are working on an initiative that will allow employees to network with each other in an open, fun environment. This will be a great way for ... More

  2. Great company culture, passionate people and exciting work!

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    Current Employee - Solution Engineer
    Current Employee - Solution Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, smart, driven & passionate employees, good upper management, good benefits

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, very horizontal company structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better communication on overall company strategy/road map with your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Smart People.. rewarded for hard work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Esri

    Pros

    Surrounded by talent, stable, family oriented, great work culture

    Cons

    Unclear career path for technical resources, painful entry process (not always bad as it helps vet the applicants)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Esri Response

    Feb 25, 2015

    Thank you for recognizing some of Esri’s core strengths! We take pride in our commitment to hire the most qualified candidates to join the Esri team. Being a flat organization can sometimes lead to ... More

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  5. good company to work forever

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

    I have been working at Esri full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    flex time, relaxed environment,job security

    Cons

    low hourly pay, no stock options, fewer vacation days than industry standard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate

    I worked at Esri

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome!!!! Learning all the time. Willing to train.

    Cons

    Hard to move up within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Relaxed place to work, great work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Engineer

    I have been working at Esri full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great leaders, great enviornment

    Cons

    Redlands is not the best location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Esri

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Esri full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family first company. Very nice place to work

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Worth it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, profit sharing, fulfilling work, great owner, awesome people to work with, mature management, good life/work balance, if something isn't good or working, it gets fixed or changed.

    Cons

    You need self confidence and to be a self-starter, you may find yourself left on your own to make a difference. California management culture may be difficult for some to understand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. AWESOME place to work!!!

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    Former Employee - Intern in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Redlands, CA

    I worked at Esri full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with creative, brilliant, talented people from all over the world on a beautiful campus where you have endless opportunities to learn, grow, and be involved in the quaint Redlands community.

    Cons

    The morale and day-to-day experience tends to vary depending on which department you work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Sr Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Esri

    Pros

    HQ only: A real office, not cubicle. Nice profit sharing, full benefits a la Microsoft. Very stable company that provides employment for life. Nice city, quiet life, low real estate prices.

    Cons

    Not much career movement. If you want something more, you either move to the less quiet area or create a startup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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