Esri Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
231 Reviews

3.0
231 Reviews
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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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Esri

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Esri full-time for 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
  3.  

    Worth it

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

    I have been working at Esri full-time for 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
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  5.  

    AWESOME place to work!!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Redlands, CA

    I worked at Esri full-time for 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Satisfied and learned a lot from the co workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Redlands, CA

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

    Pros

    Very satisfied with the Work Environment, People are really friendly

    Cons

    Limited opportunities, Pay rate is comparatively less

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, you will need to find your path here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Esri full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -Great people - always willing to help, tend to be very friendly
    -Best GIS technology - leading the field
    -Relaxed culture - casual atmosphere makes most things easier
    -Very little hierarchy in most divisions
    -Incredible benefits
    -Good pay - you won't get filthy rich, but you will be fairly compensated

    Cons

    Its still a group of people. There is some politics, but not too much. Sometimes the technical direction seems to shift before settling onto a clear path. Not all groups are fully connected. You will need to find your own career here, but the good news is you can move around inside the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    If it's right for you, then it's very right for you

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Esri full-time

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, very smart people, clear vision and industry leadership.

    Cons

    Pay below average and culture tolerates free-loaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Esri as an intern for 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
  11.  

    It's all about mapping

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA

    I have been working at Esri full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people. Lots of trees and plenty of work to be done.

    Cons

    Depending on your team: crazy politics, micromanagement, very scattered responsibilities, with very little advancement opportunity.

    General - older workforce with an old school mentality, very reactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more cross-functional development of your workforce and reduce the glorification of being busy amongst teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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