January 16, 2013
What a bunch of bunk!! This company is being destroyed from the inside out by the remarkably incompetent management structure. It's already on a downward trend - and not because of the economy.
May 31, 2012
ESRI values tenured employees. It's good and bad. This is probably one of the reason why it has poor leadership. When a tenured employee (15+ years Program or Project Manager) did so bad within the department, he/she gets re-assigned to another department. I was an non-senior employee for 3 years, I left last year thinking that it would be better for my career to move on. Looking back, it was a big mistake. The temp staff or contractors you speak off doesnt even have green cards, they are contracted from a local recruiting company called CyberTech who sponsors H1B visas. I know a few temp employees who came from India, China, Taiwan who became or have acquired green cards who became permanent employees. Most temp employees who do very well is actually offered another contract 6mo to a year. But, once they got their green card, they are moved to a perm position. ESRI benefits is one of the best. AFAIK, there are only 10% of US employers who actually pays for the premium, and ESRI is one of them. Not sure where you're getting your story from, but I was only there for 3 years and have been the best employer I have ever had. You think bigger companies like Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and ITT Missions Systems are better employers? Think again...
January 10, 2013
I posted the original comment and I worked at ESRI for more than 17 years (over 10 as a supervisor). You worked there for 3. Who do you think knows more about what really goes on at that company??