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Esri Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  • average salary, not a great career path of upward mobility (in 29 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. Featured Review

    "Excellent Culture, Benefits, and Work-Life Balance, but Base-Salary Could be Better."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture (at least in the engineering division) is fairly relaxed and supportive of industry best-practices and new technologies. There is a clear focus on making career development paths explicit for new-hires especially and on retaining talent (as can be seen from the significant proportion of engineers with long tenures). The work-life balance is also good, and almost all employees are paid hourly so that your time is compensated appropriately. The benefits at Esri are also top-notch: all premiums for medical insurance are paid by the company and the insurance plans are some of the best out there (very low deductibles and allows you to choose your health care practitioner); 401(k) matching is modest, but Esri's contribution to retirement plans are supplemented with generous profit-sharing to-boot (so it all evens-out at the end of the day), and the fund selection is generally pretty good.

    Cons

    Compensation (base salary in particular) could be better when compared to the industry as a whole, especially since no stock-options are available as Esri is privately-owned. This is mitigated somewhat by profit-sharing and the excellent benefits, but even so the numbers are no better than slightly above-median pay. Don't apply thinking you'll be offered a compensation package anything comparable from that of a silicon-valley tech-giant or NY fin-tech firm.

    Esri Response

    Aug 3, 2017 – Esri

    We're happy to hear you're having a great #esriexperience! We agree that some of the best perks Esri offers are the casual work environment, work-life balance, and fantastic benefits. We are... More


  2. "Esri"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    Great benefits, pay and profit sharing

    Cons

    Hard to change positions

  3. "Great Company Overall"

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    • 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

    Good work-life balance.
    Great office and campus.
    Great co-workers.
    Good learning support.

    Cons

    Location.
    Less career opportunity.
    Technology is less new.


  4. "It's ok"

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    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    -Most people are great to work with.
    -HR is amazing and responsive. Tons of development programs and support.
    -Work/life balance is nice. They encourage time off when needed.
    -Innovators in tech.
    -Encouragement to grow within position.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of finger pointing when something goes wrong. Even when it is minor, things are taken way out of proportion when they don't need to be. When concerns are brought to management, it takes so much time before action is taken. Collaboration and communication are sometimes nonexistent for some teams.
    Pay could be better. Not bad but also not great.

    Advice to Management

    If communication and collaboration are important, find out what is not working.


  5. "So far so good. Loving it so far"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked here around 2 years now. So far I have loved the team and projects we've been working on. The benefits are great. I really enjoy the training and classes offered. I feel that Esri tries very hard to treat it's employees very well and offer them chances to succeed.

    Cons

    Esri covers so many different fields there is a lot of overlap in the implementations that different teams come up with. There can also be some politics between teams which is unnecessary.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Try and facilitate cross-team sharing.


  6. "Esri Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. Challenging. Ever evolving software.

    Cons

    Poor performance indicators and too many added responsibilities that take you away from assigned duties.


  7. "Product Developer"

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

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

    Pros

    Discounts at the local movie theatre.

    Cons

    Low pay
    No career path
    Politics dictates your success at Esri, not your work
    Not innovative
    Company has no direction
    No annual bonus
    Redlands

    Advice to Management

    Hire management with backgrounds in software engineering

  8. "Account Execuitve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Esri full-time

    Pros

    Great collaboration across all departments

    Cons

    horrible management and chain of command transparency....


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Esri full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, great team culture, mission-driven organization

    Cons

    Pay is a little lower than I would like and it would be nice to have more company events where the employees get together.

    Advice to Management

    More team-building activities and engagement would be great.

    Esri Response

    Aug 3, 2017 – Esri

    We are always interested in hearing ideas for events or engagement activities! Please reach out to HR or the Esri Experience Team! Thanks.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment and benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Good work-life balance
    -Work with coworkers and customers in a positive professional environment
    -Work benefits business, government, social, and environment initiatives
    -Tuition reimbursement and fellowship grant opportunities

    Cons

    -Lack of good career growth/path opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    -Feedback from customer facing employees should be given greater value in decision making.

    Esri Response

    Jul 11, 2017 – Esri

    Thank you for your 10+ years of service! We agree - as employees, we receive amazing benefits and it's so inspiring to see how Esri technology is making a difference in the world. We encourage you... More


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