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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, ArcGIS ... Read more

Mission: 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, ArcGIS ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We are so excited to launch Career Chat, a special series that we have been working on for you all! To help you with your next career move, our recruiters will be sharing some of their most valuable career tips with you. Today, Alice will be kicking things off by sharing her advice on how you can stand out to recruiters on LinkedIn! "When you're reaching out to a recruiter about potential opportunities at their company, be specific in your approach. Reference a recruiter's/company's recent post that piqued your interest in working there. Showing genuine interest means going the extra step and not just submitting a generic resume or request to review your resume. Be specific about which role(s)/team(s) you're interested in. If you're not sure which role could be a fit, note some of your skill sets, suggest a few areas that seem suitable, and ask the recruiter for feedback." - Alice, Recruiter for Professional Services

  • Meet Kristen, a digital sales lead focused on mid-market business development in San Francisco! She started her career at Esri as an account manager and has grown tremendously over her time here. In her current role as a team lead, she is responsible for setting her team's goals and serving as a mentor, while also supporting her own customers. Check out her Q&A with The Muse to learn more about her Esri Experience and how she made her mark when she joined the team!

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Esri – Why Work With Us?


Our answer could go many ways, but the straightest is also the most convincing—to be part of something that matters. Our 4,400 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.

Esri Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Supportive leadership and great team environment"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    I am new to Esri, but I feel like the covid outbreak has given me quick insight into the character and management style of this company. The way they have handled this situation has been nothing but supportive from the top down. Esri seems to be a company committed to doing right by their employees. They even pay exempt employees for any extra time worked outside usual business hours. Some reviewers have complained about this policy - I think it’s an incredible benefit. This is a well established company that works hard to take good care of its people.


    Really no cons so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and continue supporting your people.

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Esri Photos

Esri photo of: Visitors to the Redlands campus are greeted by this sign
Esri photo of: Headquarters Building (PC: The Muse)
Esri photo of: MapMan (PC: The Muse)
Esri photo of: The view from our headquarters building in Redlands, California
Esri photo of: Employees sponsored a holiday food drive, which benefited the Family Service Association of Redlands
Esri photo of: Our team in Ottawa celebrates GIS Day!
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Esri Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview

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    Technical Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Esri (Redlands, CA) in March 2018.


    It’s a long process so make sure you aren’t applying last minute. Mine took 3-4 months, while others had an even longer process. They’re pretty transparent about the process and let you know how many interviews you will have to do.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in the future at Esri?   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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