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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great overall job experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    GeoFields strives to be the best in our field by hiring the brightest, aggressive, most personable employees who aim for the highest quality work day in and day out. The office space is open and inviting and the people are truly a delight to work with. Dialogue is encouraged among departments and management listens to any concerns one might have. If one is looking to get a foothold into the GIS Pipeline industry, come give GeoFields a look.

    Cons

    Traffic in Midtown Atlanta can be a headache, but GeoFields is conveniently located next to MARTA, Atlanta's rapid transit system. Many employees have found this to be a benefit and alternative solution to Atlanta's traffic issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Not recommended

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

    I have been working at GeoFields full-time

    Pros

    Nice office location (Midtown)
    Oil and gas industry clients (one of the more stable industries in the current economy)

    Cons

    Lots of yelling
    Lack of teamwork
    Finger pointing instead of constructive solutions when problems arise
    Poor employee morale
    Lack of flexibility with regard to work schedules
    Failure to meet critical deadlines
    Departments do not work well together despite being a smaller company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Geofields is very different from other companies in the industry with its command and control structure. Many similar companies foster a work-life balance and allow flexibility as workload ebbs and flows. Start trusting in your employees more and quit using fear-based tactics to motivate them. Encourage teamwork and hold employees accountable that aren't team players.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced and challenging, with room to grow a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GeoFields full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a GIS professional, the work here continually keeps me challenged. I have found there is definitely room to work your way up the ladder if you have the desire and are willing to put in some extra effort. This is a good place to start a career, or shift a career into the Pipeline GIS industry.

    Cons

    Sometimes rush hour traffic is bad in mid-town, but its do-able.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More time or financial support for professional trainings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work, friendly people, challenging work, good place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GeoFields full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people & work environment
    Good pay & Benefits
    Nice office & good location in Midtown Atlanta with transit accessibility (MARTA, Express Busses)
    Hard work is recognized by managers & gets compensated
    Interesting & Challenging work
    Ability to explore & move into other positions within company - no barriers

    Cons

    One must be self-driven/independent in order to learn
    Lack of formal training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage/facilitate communication amongst different departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Where 50 hours is the minimum

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at GeoFields full-time

    Pros

    Great Location in Midtown.
    If you like to work by yourself then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    This place is a sweatshop. The upper management acts like they are slave drivers. Had a horrible luncheon where the workers ate and upper management watched us eat like we are animals then had to go around and say why we liked our job. Also folks like to yell there and if you mess up once then you are labeled as a useless worker and when the time comes they will show you the door. They expect you to work long hours and judge you if you don't. They expect you to work 50 plus hours a week at the minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None because unless you are in their club it doesn't matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Growing Company with Great People

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to rise through organization if top performer
    Very professional Sales and Marketing team with tons of market knowledge (more so than competitors)
    Flexible small company environment
    Very nice, modern office
    Location in nicest area in city
    Get to work with some really great technologists

    Cons

    The company is experiencing some growing pains with some past turnover being a problem but isn't the case anymore. Need to grow the training department to raise the level of new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conitinue to recognize high performers and motivate average employees to become high performers.
    Add more training to newer employees so they won't leave before they understand the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A nice place to work, with opportunities for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GeoFields

    Pros

    Excellent compensation packages
    Opportunities for growth and advancement
    Challenging work
    Industry related training opportunities
    Small company environment
    Flexible schedule and work from home opportunities

    Cons

    Long commute for those in the suburbs
    Although improving, turnover is a problem in certain areas
    Environment can be stressful during very busy times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities and enhance employee relations with staff get together, and social events out side of the office.
    Encourage better communications between departments
    Offer bonuses to top performers

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work on extremely difficult problems.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GeoFields

    Pros

    Nice people, friendly atmosphere.
    Technically very challenging work.
    Top notch work environment in a great location, Midtown.
    Opportunity for technical leadership.

    Cons

    Have to find your own way sometimes since it is not a large company. But, If you find things your are good at, then there's tons of potential and flexibility with roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks in industry and keep hiring great people!

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not so good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at GeoFields

    Pros

    Nice office and work invironments

    Cons

    Bad management and communication, less chance for promotion, no clear career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not Recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at GeoFields

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent - employer paid health insurance (for single plan) is certainly a strong selling point. As far as technology worked on and used, it's top-notch.

    Cons

    Management has endemic problems with regard to employee trust and communication. In terms of software-shop style, this is definitely a "Command and Control" structure. Employees are not given opportunities for career advancement. Turnover in the software development department is high (>80%) and contributes to low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to listen to employees that actually produce the software. Management has sent a very strong message to current employees by firing whistleblowers that tried to point out solutions to the problems. Such actions undermine what could be a very great company.

    Doesn't Recommend

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