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Esri Overview

Redlands, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
At Esri, we bring meaning to maps. We pioneer problem solving using geographic information systems (GIS) and believe The Science of Where™ can transform the world by unlocking data’s full potential in every organization. Our mapping and analytics software ... Read more

Mission: -- We support our users in the successful implementation of GIS.

-- We provide the most robust GIS software programs in the world and continuous development of technology.

-- We conduct meaningful GIS application projects that push the ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Every December our employees are treated to an amazing holiday breakfast in the Esri Cafe. Chef Bryan and team go all out in preparing a huge buffet. Our Events team makes it oh so festive with a fun theme, table decorations, and window displays. It takes two full weeks to accommodate our 2500 employees in Redlands. That's a lot of eggs and bacon!

  • Another fun networking social to welcome the most recent group of new colleagues to join Esri! In addition to meeting people from other teams, employees had the chance to talk with our Benefits and Employee Development & Training teams as well as learn about employee resource groups. Welcome to the #esriexperience!

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Esri – Why Work For Us?

Our answer could go many ways, but the straightest is also the most convincing—to be part of something that matters. Our 4,000 employees aspire to give people the means to do amazing things: work more effectively; make better decisions; and live safer, wiser, and more productively. Our technology introduced a new way to think and act and has shown the world what the application of geographic information can accomplish. We’re all evangelists for Esri, because we love the work we do and we love being part of this company.

Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, personal and professional growth, and much more.

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Esri is best known for its cutting-edge GIS technology, but it is also a great place to build a career. The workplace is friendly and welcoming; it is a place where employees collaborate with colleagues at all levels in a team-oriented, creative environment. At Esri, challenges abound—whether you’re a new grad ready to start your career or you’re a seasoned professional with years of experience looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level. Employees are empowered to broaden their responsibilities by taking on new projects and are encouraged to continue learning and explore their individual potential.

The term college campus is often used to describe the Esri environment—buildings surrounded by large, beau­tiful trees and numerous outdoor patio/meeting areas. Employees and visitors alike can enjoy breakfast and lunch in the on-site café, which includes a Starbucks coffee bar. For employees who want to get in a quick workout before or after work, a fitness center is available 24/7.

Esri is a socially conscious and responsible company, supporting organizations working in conservation, education, environmental management, ocean science, green energy, sustainable development, and humanitarian affairs. Esri provides technology, data, solutions, and services that make it possible for people to positively impact the future through a deeper, geographic understanding of our planet.

Learn more about how Esri is making a difference.

In addition to Software Development and Product Engineering, we also offer challenging opportunities in these areas:

  • Technical Support
  • Professional Services
  • Business Development and Solution Engineering
  • Marketing and Design
  • Educational Services
  • Information Technology
  • Contracts and Legal Services
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
  • Administrative Support
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Global Operations
  • Purchasing
  • Student Programs

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Esri understands the importance of balancing work and life. Flexible schedules, an open work environment, and a complete benefits package are all part of the balance that Esri provides for employees. Here are some of the benefits Esri offers:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) and profit sharing plans
  • Professional training and development
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Holidays and paid time off

Please note: This is an overview of Esri's benefits program and is not meant to be all-inclusive or used as a summary plan statement. Esri reserves the right to change or modify its benefits plans as appropriate without notice.

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    I have been working at Esri full-time


    Benefits are amazing, work environment is semi professional while most everyone tends to act very casual towards to each other.


    Advancement is slow, but management does tend to work with you to help prepare you for your next role you might be interested in.

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Esri Photos

Esri photo of: Visitors to the Redlands campus are greeted by this sign
Esri photo of: A few of the HR team celebrating Red Nose Day! So happy to support this important cause.
Esri photo of: Always lots in store at the annual Wellness Fair!
Esri photo of: You never know what you'll see near one of the ponds on campus!
Esri photo of: Peng (who is based in Redlands) received "happy anniversary" treats from his teammates at the Esri R&D Center in Beijing.
Esri photo of: It's all about the #esriexperience! (PC: The Muse)
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Esri Interviews



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    Contract Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redlands, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Esri (Redlands, CA) in June 2016.


    Phone interview. Not the first incident with Esri. There have been a few other phone screens with this company and my background absolutely has the background and experience but cannot get feedback nor are they professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Not really a question as more of a perspective. Poor interviewer. Far too much attitude especially when asked about the environment and management style and philosophy. I would not even consider working for this company. I save companies in the millions and generate revenue in the millions and if this is the type of recruiter at this level I can only imagine what it is to work for this company. I don't care how successful a business has been. You DO NOT treat candidates this way especially considering their expertise and background. If they can take time out to meet with you you can provide the courtesy and respect. They are interviewing you as well as you the candidate. The interview was not difficult other than disrespect shown by the recruiter doing the interviewing. Nor did I even receive the courtesy to have a call back thanking me for my time but they had chosen another candidate. Stay Away from this company!   1 Answer
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Esri Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes America's Best Midsized Employers 2017, Forbes, 2017
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes Magazine, 2015
  • Forbes America's Best Midsize Employers, Forbes, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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