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"Unbelievably bad"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Specialist in Redlands, CA
Current Employee - Product Specialist in Redlands, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Esri full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

There are some hard working people.
Campus is nice.
If you are lucky enough to be in development or the products departments you will make more money.

Cons

I am not really one to say negative things, but I and others in my department are not happy with the decisions that are being made by management. Just get within 10 feet of the coffee machine and you will hear what everyone is saying and its not good. The most obvious is that Dangermond is no longer running the company as a business. He is a philanthropist. He is no longer a business man and is not running the company as such, and he is getting really old too.
There needs to be some young blood to run the company and many of the old corporate directors need to step down and let people move up or just bring in younger upper management.

The software is horrible. It is riddled with bugs, horrible performance, and only runs on Windows which is like riding on the Titanic. The software gathers information about your computer, network, etc., and sends that information back to esri so they can gather information about you.

Other than having a job, I mostly regret working here now for 5 years. I should have gone to Apple, Dell, or some other great employer.

Advice to Management

Retire

Other Employee Reviews for Esri

  1. Helpful (15)

    "Lack of Trust"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Esri full-time

    Pros

    work life balance
    medical/dental
    nice campus

    Cons

    Management expects employees to do more work without the pay and they go home early. Management doesn't trust their employees and plays favorites. No career path within the company. Transitioning to another department for better work opportunities is nearly impossible. Job descriptions do not exist once you've been in the company for more than 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate current employees and promote within. Document career paths for current positions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Esri full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good relocation services. Fairly flexible hours. Big and green campus. Very interesting work and touches peoples lives. Exposure to customers and events a great plus.

    Cons

    Starting salary is the key. Don't fail to get most at first. Need to open offices in other US cities for better talent management.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear career path out of support in three to five years

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