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Esri Washington Reviews

Updated November 9, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Solutions Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work with the latest GIS technology.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, not much depth.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Esri (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, flexible remote work policy

    Cons

    Very flat organization, the owner has favorites and they are allowed to run amuck.

    Advice to Management

    Reign in your rouge managers. Stop letting them use business travel to visit their mistresses.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Middle of the Road"

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    Current Employee - Sales Team in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Team in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible hours*
    -Lack of micromanagement*
    -Excellent medical insurance
    -Standard 501K package
    -Annual profit sharing deposited in 401K
    -Opportunities to learn more about Esri technology, GIS, and other technology platforms

    *These vary depending on your position and your team. I personally know numerous coworkers on different teams who do not have flexibility and are very micromanaged.

    Cons

    -Lack of clear growth paths/opportunities for lateral position changes
    -Very poor annual leave and sick leave policies
    -Stressful environment (everyone in the company is hourly and there is a huge workaholic culture). If you want to work less than 45 hours/week, you do not want to work here.
    -Corporate level micromanagement
    -Culture of cliques (you have to be one of the cool kids)

    Advice to Management

    -Change annual leave and sick leave policies
    -Eliminate the clique-ish attitude which alienates many of your employees leading to frustration and feelings of no matter how hard I work I am never rewarded or recognized like others
    -Identify clear paths of opportunities for employees to change positions or move up the "corporate ladder"

    Esri Response

    Aug 3, 2017 – Esri

    We appreciate your feedback. There are many opportunities to grow your career with Esri. In our Business Development Division, this can include moving into a management role, taking on larger... More


  4. "Good company, need more focus on industry standards internally"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Esri full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, good people. Certain offices have great management, and competent leadership.

    Cons

    No real upward growth or any desire to help employees find positions. Employee movement is discouraged and at times, actively worked against. The most senior leadership feels the employees should be grateful to work at Esri and that should be enough. Insane penny pinching on travel and small expenses is beyond ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    HQ needs to clean out antiquated management and refocus on adopting industry standards for doing business. Having great customer service is wonderful, but without showing that same amount of care to your employees means you won't keep many of them for the long term.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Esri is a decent company to work for people majoring in geospatial field"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Esri has a very flexible working schedule and has decent benefit package and a pretty nice profit-sharing plan. You can lot help from within via various sources such as internal email groups and websites.

    Cons

    Career movement is very limited. You can stuck in one position for years.
    You don't know what can get your good raise.

    Advice to Management

    Hope management will develop a clear career paths for both technical and sales staff with related salary scales. All the performance measurement tools wouldn't matter if there is no career path in front of us.


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