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Updated October 18, 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. "Manager"

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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

    Market leader in GIS with strong focus on analysis software. Privately held without the crazy quarterly hype to satisfy shareholders. Good work - life balance with fair compensation. 100% health care coverage, profit sharing in 401k

    Cons

    Growing pains to transition from family - owned company to large corporation. Company relies on charisma of CEO who is at retirement age.

    Esri Response

    Aug 3, 2017 – Esri

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments. We appreciate your 10+ years of dedication to Esri!


  2. "Desktop Support Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Esri takes care of their employees. Excellent company. Healthcare, education assistance and profit sharing.

    Cons

    This company is huge and it does sometimes feel like support services is a bit isolated from the core group of employees.

    Esri Response

    Jun 7, 2017 – Esri

    We're so happy to hear you're having a great #esriexperience! One of the ways you can stay connected is to check out the employee blog on Compass. It's a great resource for company events, employee... More

  3. "Has possibilities depending on what you want to do or create"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Esri full-time

    Pros

    You can meet people who are passionate to change the world, do the best for their clients.

    They can change the world.

    Work life balance can exist if you want it.

    Quiet town, great place to raise a family or carry on a quiet life but close enough to LA and outdoor activities

    Cons

    Teams can be a bit siloed off from each other. Politics can get in the way.

    Teams outside of development teams may not feel empowered.

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment to empower people and enable a fast fail or exponential possibilities.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "OK place to work, not great!"

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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

    Pros

    Good benefits - 401k, profit sharing, insurance - life, med, dent & vision.

    Cons

    It's in a slow place to live if youre from a big city. Low pay & slow increments. Flat structure, scarce promotion opps. Some managers manage multiple teams while these roles could be given to others as promotions. Hard to move departments even f you're qualified & willing. Politics & favoritism. Be ready to burn out if you're a go-getter, while a bunch of folks slack around, or cruise on till retirement! Most people leave because of these reasons and because they're not treated with respect & equality! HR doesnt ever help - they just make things worse if you approach them.

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable. Listen to your staff. Work on the negative reviews here, not just reply to them & pretend this isn't important enough. Train your HR team to work more efficiently, be fair & maintain thorough confidentiality .

    Esri Response

    Jun 7, 2017 – Esri

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Please know that we not only respond to reviews, but share the information with the relevant team so they are aware and can work towards a... More


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, smart people, good collaboration environment

    Cons

    Salaries are not great for a tech. company, low yearly pay rises

    Esri Response

    May 12, 2017 – Esri

    We're happy to hear you are enjoying the culture and working with your colleagues here at Esri!


  6. Helpful (9)

    "No/low professional growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work-life balance
    - Beautiful campus

    Cons

    - The Inland Empire is a horrible place to live and incredibly over priced
    - Low pay
    - If you're looking for a company you can grow with, Esri certainly isn't it. The organization seems completely disinterested with growing its own assets and relies almost entirely on hiring from the outside. You'll want to be very comfortable with the position you're originally hired for because you'll more than likely spend the next 20 years in it if you can stick it out that long.

    Advice to Management

    If you expect to retain the best and brightest, then you're going to have to start paying attention to their career goals.


  7. "Do you want to change the world?"

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

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

    Pros

    It's one of the most important social enterprises in the world, and punching far above it's weight class.

    Cons

    Because it's punching far above it's weight class, and it's a flat organization, the working environment can tend to be a bit reactive. This is changing and the organization and leadership are evolving towards more strategic (vs. tactics) modes of operations.

    Advice to Management

    Esri is the authoritative platform of content creators globally...get more editorial guts around the storytelling that align to Jack's core values...show the world what's beneath the deep iceberg that is Esri.

    Esri Response

    May 12, 2017 – Esri

    Thank you for recognizing that the organization has been working hard to focus on areas of opportunity as you mentioned. If you have ideas on how content can be better aligned, we encourage you to... More

  8. "HR Manager"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiter in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Recruiter in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    private ownership, fantastic benefits, great people

    Cons

    None that i can think of at this time

    Advice to Management

    Never had a down year...keep doing what you are doing

    Esri Response

    May 12, 2017 – Esri

    We appreciate your feedback! Thank you for your 10+ years of service.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Almost top notch"

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

    I worked 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. Work life balance is better than most.

    Cons

    Pay is less competitive than most. Internal workflows are not documented across the board. HR moves very slowly with career transitions and onboarding. More positions should allow for some remote work.

    Advice to Management

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

    Esri Response

    May 12, 2017 – Esri

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad you appreciate Esri’s support of career growth and development opportunities. Best of luck in your new endeavor.


  10. "Solid company to work for"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company. promotes growth and challenges employees. Company has a mission of making the world a better place. Great people to work with,

    Cons

    Company is a little bit "old style" when it comes to management. Change is hard (despite what is advertised). You mileage will vary depending on what group you are in. Compensation is not up to par with other tech companies

    Advice to Management

    need better stimulus to prevent good employees from leaving and keeping people engaged.

    Esri Response

    May 12, 2017 – Esri

    Over the last year we've implemented several programs to increase engagement as well as help employees be reminded of Esri's inspiring mission. One good example is our EDGE employee-only speaker... More


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