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"Flexible but not challenging enough working environment"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
Current Employee - Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Good insurance and benefit package
Flexible working schedule and working from home allowed
Less pressure than most other software company

Cons

Esri doesn't have a challenging enough working environment so employees feel competitive
Salary a little lower than average major software company

Advice to Management

Management structure is too flat to motivate employees to improve themselves and stand out. Moving between different teams or departments are not easy.

Other Employee Reviews for Esri

  1. "Very unique environment with nice people"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The ESRI campus is built into a well forested and relaxing area of Redlands. The people have a very family like level of concern and the level of pressure within the organization is not very high. Jack is an AMAZING guy, period.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is very relaxed. They are very degree centered and that poses a problem for people who might slip between the cracks. If they are ever noticed due to government requirements they will be dismissed.

    Advice to Management

    Give more instruction when you see projects moving off the desired path or slipping past deadlines. Move faster to correct issues. Provide more mentoring.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Prepare an exit strategy you’ll need it."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This can be an excellent place to develop your skills while doing truly important work. Customers appreciate and value the interaction with staff and you are given the opportunity to work with a wide array of organizations solving mission critical issues.
    Job Security
    Benefits package
    401K

    Cons

    Executive leadership tends to close itself off from the reality of what’s really happening in the industry. The competition in this industry is fierce, Google, Microsoft, not to mention partner “co-opetion”, but sales executive receive no compensation for their effort. Organizationally the company moves at a snail’s pace compared to the rest of the industry. Innovative thoughts and ideas are stifled by less creative mind in the organization which wield the power and influence to implement change. It’s easier for management to say no than yes, negating the negotiation process and preventing Sales people from closing business.
    Micro-Management
    Low base salary
    No commission
    Poor Management
    Professional services rate are extremely high
    Reimbursed expenses are limited

    Advice to Management

    Look at what you’ve become and the type of company you once were. The failures of this organization fall to the executives that you’ve asked to lead your staff. You have good quality people that still work for this company, or at least a few that you haven’t allowed HR to fire or force to quit. If you want to be competitive with the big boys you need to compensate your staff like they do, promote from within, provide leadership and not lectures, and most of all empower your people to take action. Accountability comes with responsibility; if your people can’t make a decision without asking permission then you’ve got a problem. If the people that are responsible for making these decision continue to hold other accountable for their mistakes then you’re in real trouble Jack.

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