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Esri Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  • 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

    Helpful (2)

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

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    • 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. "Great environment for an internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Esri full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is an international environment, busy headquarters and a very nice campus. People are open to talk and discuss their projects

    Cons

    The size of the campus and number of teams can be hectic and make it hard to be aware of what teams are working on

    Advice to Management

    I would like to be encouraged to participate more in team meetings and scrum. Also
    I would have liked to be co-located with my team

  3. Helpful (1)

    "90% Awesome, 10% Could Use Some Improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    Pros

    Great people, team atmosphere and challenging work.

    Cons

    HR, internal communications and true lack of process consistency, transparency or communication. Pay inequity among team members.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose great and dedicated people because they feel they are undervalued.


  4. "Marketing"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is dedicated to their employees, treats them like family. Excellent work/life balance, and the company's mission/vision is embraced by the entire organization.

    Cons

    Lack of sophisticated business processes sometimes hinders efficiency. Important to know how to navigate the relationships to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to consistently uphold the vision and values of the organization, but embrace change and be open to evolving out-of-date practices.


  5. "Student Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Esri as an intern

    Pros

    Flat organization culture, Social events

    Cons

    The HR actions take a long time


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Easy going culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    The autonomy is great. We get challenges to accomplish and the latitude to meet them. Nice culture. Easy going.

    Cons

    Not so much growth room for many. Raises aren't great.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Esri full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment to be a part of if you are passionate about GIS

    Cons

    Small, quiet city. Average opportunity

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Esri"

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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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and profit sharing

    Cons

    Hard to change positions


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great work environment and benefits"

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    • 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


  10. "Program Director"

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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

    Leading company in the field, lot of very smart people, stable work environment with lots of training opportunities. Collegial.

    Cons

    Not many. This is a typical larger company --- suites many people very well. But it is not a "super exciting" place.

    Esri Response

    Jul 11, 2017 – Esri

    Thank you for your feedback. We'd love to hear your thoughts on programs or activities you'd like to see offered. Feel free to reach out to your HR business partner or another member of the HR team.... More


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