Esri Recognized as Top Company with Inspiring Mission

By Chris Nowlin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Esri
Esri has been recognized in the article “20 Companies with Seriously Inspiring Missions” on The Muse, a website designed to help people navigate through every stage of their job search and career.
Esri’s mission of inspiring and enabling people to make a difference in society is what drew me to the company three years ago. I see this as an opportunity to help lead an organization whose employees—regardless of their role—can contribute to this mission. I see it in my daily interactions with teams throughout the company, and it makes me proud to be part of Esri and, even more importantly, proud of our exceptional 3,800 employees around the globe.
Esri has a corporate culture of giving back to the world. Among Esri intitiatives are ConnectED, our commitment to educating and equipping the next generation of GIS professionals by supplying US K–12 classrooms with free online mapping tools and activities; the Nonprofit Organization Program, where qualifying nonprofits—the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Geographic Society, and Direct Relief, to name a few—can use free Esri software to empower their missions; and the Disaster Response Program, a unique support service that provides access to rich GIS content, augmented software, and assistance from Esri experts.

The Muse has recognized Esri not only for its commitment to making a positive impact on the world but also for being a great place to work. Esri has been listed in the following articles: “18 Companies That People Are Truly Happy to Work For,” “14 Places to Work if You Want Your Job to Have Meaning,” and “20 Companies That Want You to Be Happy.”
The combination of purpose and workplace happiness is one of our keys to success. We anticipate continued growth next year in all areas of the company to further this important mission and meet the needs of our diverse user community.
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