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Esri Reviews

Updated July 9, 2018
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  • "average salary, not a great career path of upward mobility" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Lack of good career growth/path opportunities" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (16)

    "An outstanding company that supports its employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Astonishing benefits package, including generous medical, dental, and vision, and a profit sharing boost to your 401k.
    * A CEO that genuinely seems to care about his employees being successful, and realizes that employee success is directly tied to his company's success
    * Progressive attitudes towards changes in the company which result in better results for everybody.
    * Innovative leadership.
    * Direct recognition of progress tied to your compensation, including raises through tough global economic times.
    * Many employees get closed offices, even those not in management.
    * Despite being a mid-sized company, it feels like we have a huge impact on the world and do real good.

    Cons

    * It can be challenging to have career mobility depending on the department that you start in.
    * As a result of management siloing internally, experiences can vary wildly depending on which team you end up in, even within the same departments.
    * Despite being a mid-sized company, it can feel huge and it's easy to get lost in the shuffle.
    * Advancement can require you to be a strong advocate for yourself since products are prioritized heavily.
    * Software development can be a stressful job (anywhere).

    Advice to Management

    Continue engaging with employees and break down the chain of command to reach top to bottom and get a more accurate 360 view of everything that's happening internally. It can lead to great ideas spreading throughout the company.

    Esri Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – Esri

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and recognizing the reasons why Esri is such a great place to work! We also appreciate your constructive feedback and the advice you've provided... More


  2. "Esri specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very caring HR and coworkers

    Cons

    Good learning opportunities and training systems

  3. "Great benefits, low-stress work environment, difficult to move up, lack of diversity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    work with smart people, great benefits, flexible hours/ ability to bank hours, generally low stress, ability to work from home

    Cons

    smart people, but most think alike, 'who you know" is very important, white male dominated culture/leadership, modest raises and vacation time


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Dream job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fun co-workers

    - GIS nerds everywhere

    - College like atmosphere

    Cons

    - Extremely difficult to transition roles. Many tales of transitions in progress summarily ceasing without an understanding of why.

    - No time and a half pay for overtime

    - company culture seems to sweep controversial romantic relationships under the rug


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing/Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Worthy product/services line.

    Cons

    Unable to connect with appropriate staff/managers* making it difficult to get assigned tasks completed. *for hours or days at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Some individuals too often abuse the open policies about attendance. (Tried to discuss this with HR without success).


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Solution Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GIS Solution Engineer in Bristol, TN
    Current Employee - GIS Solution Engineer in Bristol, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Innovative, and Fast-Paced. Great Learning Environment.

    Cons

    Pay, Limited Career Movement, and lack of guidance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Can be great place for right person"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Editor in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Editor in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Esri full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fully paid insurance for family, profit sharing, beautiful campus, mostly up-to-day computers and software

    Cons

    Pay is a little lower because of great benefits. If you have nosy and petty coworkers, you'll be at HR a lot. Experience depends on quality of supervisor, and there are some very bad supervisors at Esri.

    Advice to Management

    Let associates critique their supervisors regularly.

    Esri Response

    Jun 20, 2018 – Esri

    Thank you for your feedback and 10+ years with Esri! We wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Product Engineer"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collect a paycheck every 2 weeks.

    Cons

    No career path.
    Low pay.
    Redlands.
    Just as other reviews have indicated, management is very poor.
    Suffers all the problems of a large corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Replace managers that do not have a technical background.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Should have left a long time ago"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industry Marketing in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Industry Marketing in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company values and owners. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    - Location isn't ideal,
    - Serious problems with management that are overlooked
    - No career advancement unless you suck up to leaders
    - Bias environments, unhealthy relationships across teams, people bashing each other all the time and then pretending to be nice in person
    - Work culture is quite boring

    Advice to Management

    Get better management. Most people don't report anything about management because there's nepotism/favoritism all over! Hire more top talent and let go of people that are just riding the wave. Managers should also be thoroughly reviewed (it's scary how some even made it to a leadership role).


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Tech Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Esri full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, employee friendly environment.

    Cons

    Can not think of anything.


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