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5 people found this helpful  

Blend. Become as beige as the walls, carpets, chairs, and desks.

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Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Redlands, CA (US)
Current Employee - Software Developer in Redlands, CA (US)

I have been working at Esri full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

This is a great place to work once I learned how it works. Esri has a very low turnover rate, once you're in, you're in. The company supports me to perpetuate the same position indefinitely. There's no cap for the salary of my role and I get the same annual salary increase regardless of how I perform. I don't need to grow professionally. More challenging roles are filled by newer people. Best yet, management prefers employees to not be interested in career growth.

Cons

The competition is reinventing the business model... I think. That is if making similar software user-friendly becomes marketable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Just don't retire. There is literally nobody else in the company who can do your job.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Second-Worst Place I've Ever Worked

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    Former Employee - Senior ColdFusion Developer  in  Redlands, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior ColdFusion Developer in Redlands, CA (US)

    I worked at Esri as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great cafeteria, decent parking, good location in Redlands, California.

    Cons

    HORRIBLE management. I was grilled four times over three months for a contract position, and then after finally getting an offer, I get placed into a group run by a guy who refuses to embrace new technology. The ONLY group that didn't use OO programming methodologies. And his incompetent manager backed him despite pressure from all over the company to give in and adapt a more modern style. I wanted the job specifically to build my experience with advanced OO technologies, but it was more like a bait-n-switch. I left after six months. Oh BTW, I learned in a company meeting that as of 2011, they had NO DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN. None. And better yet, they were FINE WITH IT. Keep in mind these idiots are in Southern California, in the heart of Earthquake Central. Keep that in mind before you do business with them. They also won't hire you as a permanent employee unless you have a degree... yet they will use contractors without degrees. Pretty lame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Get your priorities straight and start scrutinizing your long-term people and see if maybe they're the reason you aren't keeping people around. I know quite a few people who have left since I was there; many people are unhappy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Show up, do exactly as you're told, collect your paycheck.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Redlands, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redlands, CA (US)

    I have been working at Esri full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fairly low stress if you turn off your brain, turn off creativity, and shut your mouth - just fly under the radar.

    Cons

    - No career development at all. You better like your pay and position when you join, because it's unlikely either will ever change.
    - Low pay, shamefully low annual pay increases (3-4% is considered high)
    - Insulting micromanaged environment
    - No praise for excelling or trying something new, just cutting you down when something doesn't meet ever changing expectations (of which you're not aware)
    - No leadership or communication from management
    - Can't trust management
    - Operates by a hierarchical caste system
    - no respect for employees - "when I want your opinion I'll ask the director what it is and then give it to you."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hired smart people, let them use their brains.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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