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

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at Esri

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 ManagementAdvice

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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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Esri is a good place to work with a few major issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Esri

    Pros

    The Esri community is very close and most employees are open to helping you in your job. Access to current software and training for employees is excellent. Atmosphere is relaxed and very conducive to learning. If you are a technical GIS person it is a dream to work here.The relationship with customers is very special in this company. Esri cares about it's customers and is not just out for the money. The vision of our CEO is very refreshing, job security is excellent and Esri is a very stable company. Benefits are about average not too bad and not too good either. Overall Esri is a great place to work but just like every company there are some downsides.

    Cons

    Definitely do not work here if you are looking to make money. Raises are low and the review process is very tedious. Good performance in your job does not necessarily translate into more money. Management can be hit or miss. At the top it is typically good, but middle management can sometimes be very unreliable and out of touch. There is also sometimes a palpable tension that develops between technical and non technical folks. Especially on the sales side. Career mobility is an issue as well. To change departments within Esri, even if you are very qualified and have manager approval, can be harder than an act of congress to get done. Promotions are rare, Esri will say they are a "flat" organization, but in reality they are just like any other company with a hierarchy of employees. Esri can also be very "cheap". This is good in that they are conservative but sometimes it comes across as being indifferent to the employees. Employees are regularly asked to share hotel rooms on business trips with other employees and expenses are overly scrutinized.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Frustration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Redlands, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Redlands, CA (US)

    I have been working at Esri

    Pros

    Stable employment
    Flexible work schedule
    College-like campus
    Not beholden to stockholders or quarterly numbers
    Jack's vision of making the world a better place

    Cons

    Lack of promotion from within the organization
    Lack of even cost of living allowances
    Minimal 401K match
    Benefits package is average at best
    Vacation is capped at 4 weeks/year after 10 years of service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why do we keep hiring middle managers from outside the company? If existing management does not have somebody "waiting in the wings" that could step in when a manager leaves, what does that say about their abilities as a manager?

    After 20 years of service you give employees a rubber chicken dinner in the parking lot/street and give out a glass paperweight in the shape of a magnifying glass without even bothering to engrave the employees name on it? Way to reward loyalty!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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