GeoEngineers

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GeoEngineers Reviews

Updated January 7, 2015
Updated January 7, 2015
9 Reviews
3.7
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at GeoEngineers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive management. Value employee. Care each other. Good benefit.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of work load. It appears the back log is strong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, but small and subject to market changes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Trainer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at GeoEngineers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Yearly bonuses on most years.

    Cons

    As a support staff there isn't much room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Laid back, yet professional. Great, stable place for employment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at GeoEngineers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Friendly place to work because peer staff make it so!
    -Great benefits for family.
    -At the time of writing this review, the executive management is probably its strongest that I have seen it in years.
    -The company isn't cheap on everything, but rather well off and is also well respected by their competition.
    -The bitter staff (as they happen to make their way into any company) don't seem to want to stick around too long.

    Cons

    -Both Redmond and Seattle office locations make getting to work difficult unless one lives in their proximity. (However, the commute to other remote offices isn't as big of an issue).
    -Some management is too grand-fathered in their positions, but could use some shaking up now and then to make sure they are still well-suited for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Reward current staff more by promoting within first if possible, versus bringing in outside candidates.
    -Work on molding all of the various offices together to function more as a collective unit versus the remote offices that they are.
    -Need a better review system of managers by their direct reports.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic Company

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

    I have been working at GeoEngineers full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing team. Everyone is very helpful.
    You learn from well trained managers.
    Good work/life balance.
    Really good benefits, especially if you have a family.
    Room for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Like any company there are some people that can be harder to work with than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A huge letdown...work environment not "as advertised"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Redmond, WA

    I worked at GeoEngineers full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The majority of the support staff are great people. They are true professionals and wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management caters only to their "favorites", while other, exceptional workers go unnoticed and get abused to the point of quitting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees, they are the ones driving your business! You have lost some really talented professionals by being too top heavy, short sighted, and partisan in your treatment of support staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GeoEngineers

    Pros

    Travel, Family Atmosphere, and Diverse Projects

    Cons

    As an intern the work was slow at times.

  8.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Associate in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at GeoEngineers

    Pros

    Company gives you flexibility in both work approaches and work schedule. Freedom to pursue opportunities in the market and choose your own career path.

    Cons

    The organizations is pretty compartmentalized between offices and business units. Not a lot of collaboration across the organization. There are also quite a few big egos in the company that can be hard to work with.

    Recommends
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    Management is top heavy and totally disconnected from the realities of the staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Geologist in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Staff Geologist in Redmond, WA

    I worked at GeoEngineers

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people to work with. Unfortunately, a few bad apples have ruined the place.

    Cons

    Management is extraordinarily top heavy. The number of technical staff is minor compared to management. Staff typically work very long hours and do way more work than they should and don't get any constructive feedback from management.

    The environmental group is plagued with political infighting amongst the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff people. Spread the work load around, fairly. Give equal opportunities to all field staff, instead of allowing particular staff to work only in the office and others only in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    A few admirable traits but generally not a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at GeoEngineers full-time

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible work schedule if you want it. Opportunities to work from home when you need to.

    Cons

    Experienced scientists and engineers are often forced to complete tasks several levels below them because senior management does not hire enough staff. Company puts profit before its people. Compensations is lower that all firms I have worked for in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff. Make the firm a better place to work. Instill pride and loyalty in your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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