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Esri Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
227 Reviews

2.9
227 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of ups and downs but overall a positive experience over 10+ years

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

    Pros

    A fair degree of autonomy; excellent benefits; excellent technology and product direction backed by outstanding customer service. Privately held so a long term view usually predominates decisions.

    Cons

    very limited mobility internally, especially for experienced individuals; despite words to the contrary, Esri is a very hard company to strike a good work/life balanced; if GIS isn't your passion, Esri is probably not where you want to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work/life balance, but work can become too boring

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

    Pros

    - Market leader in GIS related fields.
    - Expanding company, safe job for the foreseeable future.
    - Great medical benefits
    - Good work/life balance. Great benefits and time of for new parents.
    - Environment among management and employees is friendly and casual.

    Cons

    - Technology latecomer, rather than innovator. This might prove a great disadvantage in the long run.
    - Location.
    - Not many opportunities for career advancement. There are only developers and product engineers and their leads above them. There are (small) salary increases every year, regardless of people's performance.
    - Most innovative projects are shot down in reviews as (supposedly) irrelevant with the company's business.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Summer Internship

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn, Friendly, Helpful Colleagues

    Cons

    More responsibilities for interns would give the interns a better scope to learn & reapply for a full time position

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  5.  

    Be ready to be challenged!

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience both professionally and personally.
    Really smart people to work with from around the globe!
    Constantly having new advances to keep up with to keep folks excited and proud of the advances being made.

    Cons

    Flat organization, difficult to understand how things really work as they don't publish an Organization Chart, policies or procedures for a lot of what is done. Highly competitive and political. Resources are not abundant --- vacancies left unfilled for years necessitating staff to cover these gaps; resulting in poor work life balance for many employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Esri Fed Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Vienna, VA

    Pros

    Flexibility, Small company feel, Innovative, Family Type Culture, #1 Position in the GIS marketplace, customer focused sales model, privately held (not having to answer to the stock market), great benefits

    Cons

    Change adverse, flat organization, very political organization, all decisions made at home base (Redlands), Core Development not engaged with customer facing teams (Sales, BD, Services & Marketing)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    development should be driven from customer needs (Use customer facing groups to drive software requirements).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Job Safety company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programming Support Analyst  in  Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Programming Support Analyst in Redlands, CA

    Pros

    Lazy work env thus great work-life balance...job safety...nice campus...good for GIS.

    Cons

    Under paid job...managers with high school mentality....no/very slow career growth...rude HR...lots of politics ...
    SDK Support grp in specific has bad managers/leads and tend to over micro-manage in order to hide their insecurities/in-capabilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SDK support grp needs to hire managers/leads with better qualification and ability to lead. You hire graduates with MS and have mgrs with high school mentailty/ low analytical prowess manage/control their careers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    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.  

    Satisfied and learned a lot from the co workers

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

    Pros

    Very satisfied with the Work Environment, People are really friendly

    Cons

    Limited opportunities, Pay rate is comparatively less

  10.  

    ok to get experience

    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Redlands, CA

    Pros

    latest technology
    some smart people
    nice campus
    good benfits

    Cons

    lots of politics
    groups don't work together

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work together toward common goals
    modernize you skills and attitude toward todays work force

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Esri

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

    Pros

    OK to raise families, not much growth.

    Cons

    HR is pathetic, management is poor, You just have to get a position. After that no one bothers if you work or don't. Strange people strange management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more realistic and logical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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