Esri - Politics, Bad management, No career plan. Upper management is getting really old. | Glassdoor
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"Politics, Bad management, No career plan. Upper management is getting really old."

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Current Employee - Software Developer in Redlands, CA
Current Employee - Software Developer in Redlands, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Esri full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Very interesting business. Flexible hours. Talented people. This is a great company for the first 5 years of your career after college.

Cons

Archaic management that favores politics. Mount people against each others. Directors behave like parents and treat employees like children. There is no career plan or career management. Managers have no management training. Creativity is going down. Managers steal ideas with no shame. Company culture is going down. Esri is privately owned with the owner/CEO getting close to 70. Key directors are over 60.
People who are telling the emperor that is not naked are rewarded.

Advice to Management

Take management classes at Google, Microsoft or Amazon. Respect people and treat them like adults. Use positive motivation and not negative motivation. Create a titles and place people in career plans. Stop to surround yourselves with "yes" men. Revisit your benefits.

Other Employee Reviews for Esri

  1. Helpful (12)

    "Totally demoralizing, lack of basic human respect from HR"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Esri full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Southern California. That's about it.

    Cons

    Cost of living, lack of respect, gestapo HR, or should I say two HR departments. Jack has his 2.2 billion dollars in the bank from the work of the early employees, but he let the gestapo HR destroy the families that made him rich just because they got sick and Jack is self insures his employees. So if you get sick or have a child that gets sick that costs money, you will pay dearly for it. They will terminate your position and put you in a department that you have no experience and will not train you, then HR will rack up the violations.. This my friends, is after a 22 year "perfect record" of employment.

    Advice to Management

    quit.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Can learn a lot of things, company is stable

    Cons

    Benefit is not that good, low 401K match and long vesting period.

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