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Esri Canada Reviews

Updated October 19, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Finally, a true work-life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They actually treat you like a person that has a life outside work. Of course you are expected to do your job, but they treat you like an adult. Go to work, do your job, and no one will breathe down your neck because you are 5 minutes late to work from time to time. They truly offer flexibility.

    Cons

    As with many tech offices, the morale could be better.. only because a lot of the time people keep to themselves and aren't super social, so if that's what you are looking for you might not love it at Esri. But, it's certainly not a negative space to be in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Maybe surprise the staff once in a while with a nice lunch or something, but other than that.. no major complaints.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, average company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good benefits, fairly flexible, opens opportunities to other GIS jobs across the city.

    Cons

    Salary doesn't compare well to similar public GIS careers, work culture needs improvement, certain processes (expenses, timesheets) feel outdated.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Stable but stagnant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Esri Canada full-time

    Pros

    This is a solid, stable company.

    Cons

    Not a place to build a career. Not open to change. Not great pay or benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Start to value your employees and recognize just how terrible the turnover has been. Numbers aren't going to get better if people are unhappy.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "NA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interviews were a great dialogue. The company is very welcoming.

    Cons

    Nothing at all negative to report


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with the people in various departments during my time there. The management is ambitious and open to bringing changes to maximize business efficiency and opportunity. The pay is not on the high side, but the benefits are great so it balances it out a bit. The location is easy to access off of DVP as well as by public transit as it is a single bus ride away from Eglinton subway station.

    Cons

    - Pay is not on the high side. Fixed salary increases at low increments.
    - Hard to find advancement opportunities as the company size is pretty constant.

    Advice to Management

    I think overall, the management does a solid job for Esri Canada. It has to be taken into account that at the core of Esri Canada, it is a distributor company and that will have to be taken into account when taking jobs with Esri Canada outside of GIS and Sales that you might be limited in your pay and opportunities.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "GIS Software leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Esri Canada full-time

    Pros

    Best benefits package anywhere! Nice office space accessible by transit. Many peers with excellent experience willing to help. Great products built in USA

    Cons

    Slow to change in response to new opportunities in the market. Highly risk averse management. Don't seem to acknowledge importance of role as distributor (not developers of software) letting bureaucracy and administrivia overtake efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the company's role as a sales org. Move more swiftly and stop pretending everyone can use GIS in their jobs.


  8. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable work environment. Friendly people

    Cons

    Many people not motivated. Limited team environment.

    Advice to Management

    Align compensation across the board


  9. "This is a good company to be in. Nice benefits, good professional environment, but best of all the people are wonderful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Team
    Former Employee - Tech Team
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees are its best asset. It offers good compensation, benefits and an enjoyable atmosphere where you can be productive and contribute to the company. It has opportunity for growth and the company uses employees' strengths to grow.

    Cons

    Sometimes the direction from management may not align with your ideas. Some decisions may not make sense, but then, sometimes the big picture is not as clear so management's direction does not seem logical.

    Advice to Management

    Share information clearly with employees to help them understand the direction, rather than create confusion by only giving directives.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good company if you just want a job, not a career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Esri Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, 4 Fridays off each summer, stable work environment, friendly people, flexible hours (to a degree). Some people are very happy working here. It is a great place to be if you are content with just having a job that stays the same for years.

    Cons

    No career growth opportunities or support for learning new skills. Stagnant management. Little creativity. The focus has shifted away from making the customer successful to just making money. The management doesn't seem to be aware of the downward spiral in morale. The general consensus seems to be that the "Canada's Best Managed Companies" award was simply purchased, as it doesn't reflect many of the employees experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for the impressive people you have working for you. Don't let what used to be a great culture disappear completely.


  11. "One of the few gem employers to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Esri Canada full-time

    Pros

    Esri Canada is a well managed company, that was awarded Canda Best Managed Company by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. The company values its employees and provide a balance work/life environment. It's benefit includes full health benefit, plenty of vacation time (including paid time off between Christmas and the new year), paid holidays, floater, sick days, and every other Friday off during July and August. The company also offers a retirement plan, which includes a Group RRSP and a Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP).

    Cons

    Since Esri Canada offer a great career opportunity, it also mean that the advancement opportunity within the company are few and far in between.



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