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Esri Reviews

Updated 16 January 2019
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  • "You will see HR on glassdoor run interference with replies when it comes to supporting career growth" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Very flat organization, the owner has favorites and they are allowed to run amuck" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Good company to work for"

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    • 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

    Benefits are amazing, work environment is semi professional while most everyone tends to act very casual towards to each other.

    Cons

    Advancement is slow, but management does tend to work with you to help prepare you for your next role you might be interested in.


  2. "Good company but could increase benefits package"

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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

    Flexibility, vision and people were great

    Cons

    Lack of Bonus was slightly demotivating.

  3. "Esri UK former employee review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Great atmosphere
    Very good training
    Freedom to develop yourself in a direction that suits you

    Cons

    Location outside of London or Reading is not ideal for a global leading tech company.
    Location limits salary.
    Not a place for young people who want to climb the ladder. A first come first served basis still exists in most departments here.

    Esri Response

    20 Jun 2018 – Esri

    Please leave your feedback for the Esri UK team on their Glassdoor page. Thank you.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Unlike any other company"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Market leader, founded on solid moral values. Privately owned and therefore financially very stable. Very mature and diverse customer base.

    Cons

    Lots of 'dead wood' at the top of the management chain. Your success is very much related to who you know, and how you work the networks. Fine if you know how to operate like that, not so much for those who don't.


  5. "Good company for first job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Redlands, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Redlands, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Esri full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible, supportive culture, tech heavy

    Cons

    low pay, no nearby opportunity, hard to gain managerial experience

    Advice to Management

    increase salary, open more growth opportunity


  6. "Esri"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits are terrific. The technology is exciting.

    Cons

    Career growth can be difficult


  7. "Excellent Opportunity for Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Portland, OR (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding co-workers, solving real world problems, technology in use is exciting, lots of autonomy, owner is outstanding individual, financially responsible and stable

    Cons

    Company is loose federation of product teams, lacks unified vision/backing for DevOps / SRE

  8. Helpful (6)

    "A Good Place To Build Your Resume, Then Leave."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Esri full-time

    Pros

    - Esri does a great job in recruiting and hiring smart talented individuals.
    - The company is large and within the GIS industry is highly well known
    - Beautiful campus within Redlands.
    - A lot of tools and technologies at your exposure depending on the team you work for. These tools can help you gain greater expereince in things like GIS, Adobe, Workfront etc.
    - Insurance is covered by the company, this is a big contributor as to why some employees stay here for years and years.

    Cons

    - HR (Human Resources) is more like "Company Resources." The HR team looks out for the companies best interest and is not in support of the individuals within Esri at all. No matter the situation or disagreement, HR will always be in support for the company plain and simple.
    - Growth is not supported or discussed. If you apply to Esri, depending on which team, be prepared to have that role for years with no change to your pay what so ever.
    - If you are looking for a possible financial opportunity, Esri is not the company for you. There are "yearly increases" that come at Esri, however if you team did not perform, or your manager made poor decision, your team will not see an increase. If that .50 cents is important to you however, you may make an argument as to why you deserve it while sitting with your manager and HR.
    - Esri will promote individuals based off years served at Esri and not based off experience. You can see someone being promoted to Marketing Director who's spend 15 years at Esri as an Engineer rather than promoting a 5 year Marketing Manger to Marketing Director. It makes no sense.
    - The company does not believe in peer reviews. They have no conducted one manager peer review in 50 years. This is why terrible manager continue to have a job at Esri.

    Advice to Management

    - Let go of managers who have no experience in what they're managing.
    - Conduct peer reviews and listen to your employees.
    - Develop a new HR department that looks out for the employees best interests.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "ArcGIS Tech Support Analyst review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Analyst
    Current Employee - Support Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid hourly, ability to work over 40 hours/week
    Shoe into the company, many people in tech support move on to other positions in different departments (development, sales, professional services, etc)
    Supportive colleagues
    Casual workplace
    Free training
    You can "bank" or "cash out" any hours beyond 40 hours worked/week

    Cons

    No vertical movement
    High turnover
    Not paid overtime for hours over 40
    Stingy of vacation days


  10. "Nice company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redlands, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redlands, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In general working at Esri is nice. The campus is nice, the city (Redlands) is beautiful and the people that work there are awesome.

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive