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Esri Overview
Redlands, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$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

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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 3,800 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 and a relaxing lounge area. 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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    The teams are great and everyone seems committed to the work, the company, and their colleagues. You can volunteer to take on new projects and work with multiple departments to learn new skills.


    It's busy with new projects and changes arising every week. If you aren't flexible or don't want a challenge, this isn't the place for you.

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Esri Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Esri.


    1. Talked with a recruiter on the phone about possible pathways. 2. Had a phone screening with a representative from HR. 3. Technical phone interview. 4. HR interview, 5. Next step would be the on site interview

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Esri Awards & Accolades

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