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"Micromanagement, and a lot of politics."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
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. Helpful (16)

    "Turn the other direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You first. I'm tapped out.

    Cons

    Think of Disneyland, the happiest place on Earth. Now think of the opposite of Disneyland, the unhappiest place on Earth. That's Esri. Employees, embittered by bad pay, a poisonous and unsupportive work environment, managers who are waiting for them to fail, an absence of any communication, and no yearly bonus at all, want out. Search elsewhere. You don't want to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Resign, repent.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Not Good"

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

    I worked at Esri full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Esri products are recognized in the GIS industry.

    The dress code is casual.

    If you want to learn GIS or expand your GIS skillset, Esri is the place to work.

    Cons

    Esri is not a good employer.

    The compensation is very low. Esri has an annual review process for employees, but the merit determinations feel less like a fair and balanced assessment of contribution and skill than an arbitrary judgment pulled out of a hat.

    There is no career development or opportunity for advancement. Understand that. None. Unless you’re willing to sacrifice 10 to 15 years of your professional life while earning a low salary to become “one of the gang.”

    Management is hit or miss. Don’t expect to interact with anyone in management other than your immediate supervisor. Esri has a very defined chain-of-command employees are expected to follow.

    The benefit of "flexible" work schedules mentioned on the web site is misleading. Good luck arranging something that works for you.

    Communication throughout the organization is very poor.

    Benefits are on the low side of average. Many benefits listed on Esri’s website are only available in Redlands.

    Advice to Management

    * Don’t belittle employees with micromanagement.

    * Reduce the number of managers to people who are proven and competent. Provide management training to all managers. Require them to attend yearly continuing education.

    * Encourage more communication among employees of all levels. Require managers and directors to actually meet with and talk to their team members more than once or twice a year and to honor the open-door policy. Ensure all employees show respect to each other at all times.

    * Encourage and reward career development. Establish career paths and encourage employees to pursue their professional goals.

    * Increase incentives offered to employees throughout the organization, not just in Redlands. (Your onsite gym doesn’t mean much to an employee in NYC.)

    Until some major changes occur, do not consider a position with Esri.

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