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"Successful to spite themselves"

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Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Redlands, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Redlands, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Esri full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Best GIS technology, when it works. They help with moving expenses and with visas. Cult like presence. Users treat staff like Gods.

Cons

No career movement. Management is elite & powerful uses HR to bully. Too GIS centric, everything starts with a map. Esri cool-aid is commonly used to describe the cult-like following of users. Micromanaged from top down. Poor wages. Uses lower ranking job titles where job responsibilities don't align with industry standards. Etc...

Advice to Management

None.

Other Employee Reviews for Esri

  1. Helpful (16)

    "Beware"

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

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

    Pros

    Many GIS resources accessible. Redlands is cheap (for a reason though).

    Cons

    Poor management. Little opportunity for career advancement. Aging staff. No contingency plan for when Jack retires. Micromanagement in every department. Company is overrun with politics to the extreme. HR is there to help the company, not the employee, proceed with caution. Salary is lower than other companies in the region, and much lower than in Silicon Valley. Little to no opportunity to move within company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with experience managing.


  2. "Nice environment to work for GIS professinals"

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    • 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.

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