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Esri Redlands Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  • average salary, not a great career path of upward mobility (in 30 reviews)

  • There is no career growth here for most of the people no matter what you achieve (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Do you want to change the world?"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's one of the most important social enterprises in the world, and punching far above it's weight class.

    Cons

    Because it's punching far above it's weight class, and it's a flat organization, the working environment can tend to be a bit reactive. This is changing and the organization and leadership are evolving towards more strategic (vs. tactics) modes of operations.

    Advice to Management

    Esri is the authoritative platform of content creators globally...get more editorial guts around the storytelling that align to Jack's core values...show the world what's beneath the deep iceberg that is Esri.

    Esri Response

    May 12, 2017 – Esri

    Thank you for recognizing that the organization has been working hard to focus on areas of opportunity as you mentioned. If you have ideas on how content can be better aligned, we encourage you to ... More


  2. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, smart people, good collaboration environment

    Cons

    Salaries are not great for a tech. company, low yearly pay rises

    Esri Response

    May 12, 2017 – Esri

    We're happy to hear you are enjoying the culture and working with your colleagues here at Esri!


  3. "HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiter in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiter in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Esri full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    private ownership, fantastic benefits, great people

    Cons

    None that i can think of at this time

    Advice to Management

    Never had a down year...keep doing what you are doing

    Esri Response

    May 12, 2017 – Esri

    We appreciate your feedback! Thank you for your 10+ years of service.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "No/low professional growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Esri full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Work-life balance
    - Beautiful campus

    Cons

    - The Inland Empire is a horrible place to live and incredibly over priced
    - Low pay
    - If you're looking for a company you can grow with, Esri certainly isn't it. The organization seems completely disinterested with growing its own assets and relies almost entirely on hiring from the outside. You'll want to be very comfortable with the position you're originally hired for because you'll more than likely spend the next 20 years in it if you can stick it out that long.

    Advice to Management

    If you expect to retain the best and brightest, then you're going to have to start paying attention to their career goals.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Esri full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good company culture, opportunities to move up/around in the company, great campus (Redlands, CA), everyone really cares about the work they are doing.

    Cons

    Training can be grueling depending on the position.

    Esri Response

    Apr 26, 2017 – Esri

    We appreciate hearing your feedback about your #esriexperience! Best of luck in your new role.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Politics"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Esri full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Redlands, CA is cheap but for a reason

    You can sometimes see the mountains in the distance when the smog is thin.

    Cons

    There are NO incentives. No year-end bonus, no perks, no stock options, and not even a discount in the cafe at Esri.

    There is no career growth here for most of the people no matter what you achieve. Annual raises all fall within a small range.

    The average age is probably around 45 to 50 years old. It is not a start up company. You come here when your career is winding down or dead.

    Like any large corporation there are politics. At Esri, politics rule. If you can play politic and know nothing you will go far. If you are a technical person you will not go far.

    Management here is typically inexperienced at software development. The desktop product is successful. The web movement is unsuccessful.

    Esri is NOT located near the coast and not near Los Angeles. So do not believe you are relocating to southern California.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management with experience in software development and that care about the company's future.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "you can check out anytime you like but"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart people and big partners and lots of longtime customers who make interesting tools out of the technology

    Cons

    siloed organization with no advancement and no loyalty
    leadership is fickle and indecisive and sales and marketing is a total mess

    Advice to Management

    fix sales and marketing if you want to grow


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Ok place"

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    Former Employee - Tech Support in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Esri full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great tech, nice campus okay benefits. Smart people who care about the customer and the product. Okay pay and vacation and good cafeteria

    Cons

    Need better management style very old school and overly detailed to the point of being destructive to the culture and working conditions


  10. Helpful (13)

    "HR pumps Glassdoor reviews"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Government type benefits from a private company are great. Fantastic GIS Library onsite. Cafeteria is pretty

    Cons

    Coffee and water clubs- because making billions isn't enough. True techies need not consider working here- off-site frowned on and both perks and pay are in the 1970's. Im serious, Amazon pays better in the local area and its just a warehouse locale.

    Advice to Management

    Nepotism is sad- you have lost so much talent just because you have lost the ability to be open-minded about change. I recall people telling me our customers would never go to the cloud... Then we had to play catch up....


  11. Helpful (1)

    "All around great opportunity."

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Flexible work
    Team oriented
    World leader
    continuous growth

    Cons

    Corporate growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide ability to work cross team and provide/promote movement within and among the company.


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