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Esri Riverside Reviews

Updated September 20, 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. "Amazing COmpany"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexible work hours, Amazing staff, Free Coffee, Sick and Vacation Time, Amazing mission, Outstanding CEO, ability to work up the ladder

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind...

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing!


  2. "Great environment for an internship"

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    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 (2)

    "Ok for awhile."

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    Former Employee - Developer in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice campus, good benefits, nice people. Working for an environmentally proactive company. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Poor pay, raises.
    Project Managers with no technical experience in charge of technical projects. For me at least.
    Redlands.
    Stuck in same job for the entire time.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "An outstanding company that supports its employees"

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    • 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Easy going culture"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Product engineer"

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company working on geographic information all over the world

    Cons

    Low payment so people get in and out fast. A lot of people are got paid but doing nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Lacks of assessment and management over employees


  7. Helpful (4)

    "It once was a good, innovative company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits are covered by the company. 401K plan is good. Initially from the outside looking-in, it seems like a great company to work for: great benefits, and the software is used by thousands around the world for many good causes.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is may be non-existent depending the on the team or department. The company praises it's "flat organization structure" as a positive, but it actually has causes internal in-fighting and inefficient redundancy. Employees who have been at the company for a longer duration of time, appear to have realized the way to advance their career in a flat organization is to for a new team within the flat, horizontal structure.
    A top, senior director once said to me: "We have a lot of duds that work here."

    Advice to Management

    Many in management have been at the company for decades, and there seems to be a sense of "tenure status" which equates to enormous egos battling for power. Some executives seem to be trying to increase their power and influence, since future plans of top leadership are not widely known. Petty office politics seem to be permitted by the company owners, although it's plaguing the company. This is counter-productive for the company to continue to be innovative. Managers seem to protect their favorite employees, whiles others can be left to be "thrown under the bus." Many great new talent hired into the company don't seem to stay long. While there are many hard working people at the company with the right intentions, there are many who seem to be doing the minimum amount of work and just showing up each day for a pay check.

  8. "Cost Control Analyst Intern"

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    Former Intern - Cost Control Analyst in Redlands, CA
    Former Intern - Cost Control Analyst in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Esri as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very supportive team, will be provided challenging work with the right resources to help you succeed. Management is very clear on what their expectations are and actively look for feedback, from all levels.

    Cons

    The company is headquartered in Redlands, CA which is a ways away from the silicon valley so there is minimal opportunity for networking outside of the GIS community.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on being supportive of the interns and sending them to the Users Conference in San Diego. A wonderful experience that really lets interns feel some excitement for what they are doing.


  9. "Great internship experience"

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

    I have been working at Esri as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - There is a lot of things to learn. Esri covers quite an impressive stack of technologies. People were open to experiment, at least in my internship experience. It might depend on the team.
    - Got to know other interns and live in the university-provided housing (not free)
    - Beautiful campus.
    - Friendly and smart co-workers

    Cons

    - Redlands is quite far from the best city for younger folks
    - Some financial help with housing for interns would be great.


  10. "Esri Experience"

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    • 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.


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