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"Micromanagement, and a lot of politics."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible work schedule
Benefits
Training

Cons

Limited paid time off your first 3 years. No bonuses, and limited raises.
Management doesn't listen.
Working in support is like working in a CALL CENTER/HELP DESK. The job ad is false advertised. You do not know what you are getting yourself into until you start working.
You are MICROMANAGED. Working in support is all about metrics/numbers. If you do not meet your metrics one week, you are chastise.
Working in support makes you feel like you are glued to your chair, answering calls all day. If you take a break, you are asked why you are not logged into your phone taking calls; you feel like you are not valued.
My advise would be not to work in support unless you are looking to work in a help desk environment, taking calls all day. Maybe working in other parts of ESRI is better, but working in ESRI support is not something you would want to do or make a career out of.

Advice to Management

Listen to your direct reports. Stop hassling your direct reports with metrics!! Hire managers with managerial skills.

Other Employee Reviews for Esri

  1. "Nice environment to work for GIS professinals"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good work like balance and benefits, folks in software department are very intelligent.

    Cons

    Company location: Redlands, CA. This is not a happening place like some of the other urban areas in US.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your planning. War-room goes on for ages without releasing the software.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Not worth it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Esri full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tiny on-campus library
    Redlands is cheap place to live but for a reason
    Cafe is nice, but food is a little expensive, but cafe is nice

    Cons

    Management lacks experience outside of Esri
    Work is very monotonous
    Company is no longer growing
    No career path will be laid out for you
    Salary is LOW
    Nothing is free, no free food, no free coffee, even at the conferences nothing is free
    Cube farm - make sure you like working in a cube

    Advice to Management

    Directors - find management that has experience

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