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Esri Reviews

Updated September 11, 2018
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  • "average salary, not a great career path of upward mobility" (in 30 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best GIS platform made, awesome customers.

    Cons

    Could be easier to change roles.

    Advice to Management

    Develop internal talent first


  2. "Good company to work with."

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

    I worked at Esri full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work with.

    Cons

    Slow work environment and less flexibility with respect to working from home.

  3. "esri"

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    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, holidays, good company culture

    Cons

    Slow moving corporate processes, lots of change


  4. "Global Data Coordinator,"

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    Former Employee - Global Data Coordinator, in Middleton, MA
    Former Employee - Global Data Coordinator, in Middleton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great software and career focused ongoing Sales training.

    Cons

    I worked there for 14 years and came to learn that success at Esri is highly determined by the quality of your direct managers.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the employees needs are met, exclusive of position or salary, but also on a personal level. Studies have shown that in determining employee retention, these factors are listed number one in importance.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits.

    Good pay on a non-commission basis.

    Cons

    Management is known to make backdoor deals with employees. Some employees get way better perks and treatment than others, simply for knowing the right people. Otherwise, its not a fair environment here.

    Very toxic environment to work in in the Federal Office. Protect your book of business from Solution Engineers, Managers and other Account Managers.

    Poor to no career mobility or growth for employees - particularly in sales. Opportunities are not announced fairly. Rather, managers approach chosen employees and fill the positions before announcing them. If you apply, management will ignore you and HR will intervene - if you persist.

    Dishonest and disconnected HR team that frames employees in negative light or just plain lies. They can be very destructive. You will be punished for bringing forward problems and issues; especially, if they pertain to senior account managers or management.

    Practices Low-Road business games with business partners, competitors and former employees.

    Borderline fraud, if not fraudulent practices with time card reporting, travel and client management. Can people really work 120 hour pay periods non-stop throughout the year? No you cant, but some employees are allowed to charge hours like this.

    Hemorrhaging key talent year after year, because they cannot fix internal problems.

    Advice to Management

    The company should have an internal investigation done to clean up the poor business practices. Maybe clean up some of the management and HR that is fostering these bad practices.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative but weak leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate employees.
    Innovative ideas from smart people
    Lots of opportunities to apply technology
    You decide if you want to work 40 hour week or push yourself hard, paid accordingly

    Cons

    Some weak leadership who don't know how to execute or not held accountable even when adding no value
    Some toxic middle managers who stamp out innovation and hold leadership hostage

    Advice to Management

    Grow some teeth, be clear on expectations and priorities. Demote/fire when you don't see results


  7. "Business Development Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flat organisation, good environment for working on new cool ideas, and healthy organisational behaviour as a result.

    Cons

    Flat organisation which limits career progression options.

    Esri Response

    Aug 22, 2018 – Esri

    Thank you for your feedback. At Esri, career growth is not always defined as a “move up” – it can also mean taking on additional responsibilities within your current team or managing larger accounts... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Honest review from 10 year employee"

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    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

    Relaxed working environment but only because there is no innovation.

    Cons

    * Low pay
    * No annual bonus (no you do not get paid an annual bonus)
    * No career path
    * No longer innovative
    * Very political culture
    * Privately held company (translation: low pay no bonus)
    * Redlands
    * NO perks or incentives (ZERO)

    Advice to Management

    Hire management with a background in computer science


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

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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

    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A disaster for employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Esri full-time

    Pros

    The technology and the approach to the industry is very exciting and challenging

    Cons

    Run by technical people with no understanding of the management of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your roots and make the customer first.


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