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"AWESOME place to work!!!"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Intern in Redlands, CA
Former Employee - Intern in Redlands, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Working with creative, brilliant, talented people from all over the world on a beautiful campus where you have endless opportunities to learn, grow, and be involved in the quaint Redlands community.

Cons

The morale and day-to-day experience tends to vary depending on which department you work in.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work!!

Other Employee Reviews for Esri

  1. Helpful (14)

    "Stuck in 90's"

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    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job safety - Not a single layoff in the past 40 years.. You can see Jack at the cafe almost daily, how cool is that!! a CEO standing in line with you.. great guy.. market leaders in GIS.. Great medical benefits.. Paid by the HOUR

    Cons

    Hmm .. ok where do I start.. Absolutely zero career path so make sure you get in with a nice title and a package because you are not going to stay in that level forever, no promote from within mentality.. Though market leaders but not technology leaders, new ideas, designs, best practices are scoffed at by your direct supervisors who doesn't want to come out of their comfort zone.. Federal office mentality where people just do what it takes to survive or please Scott, who runs the company though Jack owns it.. Everything catches up late with esri - development methodologies, design(if there is one,we developers just do what we feel is right), best practices, consumption models, business plans, sales plans this is even after seeing other small and big companies successfully outperform them, hence stuck in 90's mindset.. REDLANDS is a big con.. Company is only suitable for people who wants to be comfortable without being challenged much and survive and get a paycheck at the end of the day, very bad for people looking for exciting challenges & opportunities..

    Advice to Management

    OPEN your eyes please.. We are the leaders but it doesn't mean we are going to stay there forever..


  2. Helpful (6)

    "You could get good opportunities if you are lucky or you know someone up the food chain."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a lot of turnover in certain teams which can mean you can get into management roles quicker.
    The company to work for if you are into GIS.
    You will find some people that are genuinely customer oriented.

    Cons

    If you know someone higher up the food chain, you can grab roles that you wouldn't otherwise be considered for.
    You will find management say one thing and do another thing. They talk about career paths all the time, but when it comes to giving employees an opportunity, they will find an excuse to not support you.
    Low pay, hardly any vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    To corporate: You need to treat all departments equally.

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