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Esri Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Esri has excellent work-life balance - flexible hours, work from home - just deliver results (in 40 reviews)

  • Good company to work for, great benefits (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • average salary, not a great career path of upward mobility (in 30 reviews)

  • No career growth unless you chart your own course (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great 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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Esri full-time

    Pros

    The teams are great and everyone seems committed to the work, the company, and their colleagues. You can volunteer to take on new projects and work with multiple departments to learn new skills.

    Cons

    It's busy with new projects and changes arising every week. If you aren't flexible or don't want a challenge, this isn't the place for you.

    Esri Response

    Mar 1, 2017

    We agree! It's exciting that we have the opportunity to collaborate with interesting colleagues around the world. Thank you for noting that we can define our own career path by taking on new ... More


  2. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Almost top notch"

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

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment. Greatly encourage personal and professional growth. Lots of opportunities to grow into. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is less competitive than most. Internal workflows are not documented across the board. HR moves very slowly with career transitions and onboarding.

    Advice to Management

    Fight harder for your team members when you claim that they deserve more responsibility or pay.


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  5. "All around great opportunity."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "HR pumps Glassdoor reviews"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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....


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great Co-workers. Hostile management"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, smart Co-workers. Cool technology

    Cons

    Managers micro manage and are clock watchers. I complained about a manager to Unit Manager and HR and I was ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team. Don't micromanage. They are smart. Let them do their job


  8. Helpful (4)

    "No innovation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers were friendly
    Nice cafeteria
    Treed campus provides need shade in 115 + degrees summers
    Adequate parking for all buildings

    Cons

    Management is only interested in milking current product
    Lack of innovation
    No female leadership in higher management: old boys club

    Advice to Management

    None. They won't listen to anyone


  9. "A top leader in Location-based solutions for every industry."

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    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to a an entire platform of capabilities.
    Invaluable insight on how GIS is revolutionizing business efficiency and intelligence.

    Cons

    More teleworking opportunities and a lack of formalized professional development programs.

    Esri Response

    Apr 14, 2017 – Human Resources

    We appreciate hearing your feedback. We have an incredible Employee and Development Team. You can see current development courses, including those being held in your office, on their Compass page ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "a pretty sweet place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, laid back, family oriented, closely working together and great communication

    Cons

    average salary, not a great career path of upward mobility


  11. "Great company-- the only limit is your energy level and willingness to build great connections and business"

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

    I worked at Esri full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to build the products and business that the market wants. You'll notice lots of 20-30 year employees, So once you start you may find yourself staying.

    Cons

    Lots freedom means lots of ambiguity.... if you don't like the sound of that, well...also, may be a struggle to get the human resources you need when working in new markets

    Esri Response

    Mar 1, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback. Best of luck in your future endeavors!



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