Geophysical Survey Systems

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Geophysical Survey Systems Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
4 Reviews
4.3
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Challenging in a good way

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Geophysical Survey Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and managers. It is nice to work at a place where everyone knows everyone's name. The products are very interesting and it's fun to meet our customers when they travel to our facility. Good benefits, pay, and opportunities.

    Cons

    Some co-workers can be loyal to a fault.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Pretty good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH

    I worked at Geophysical Survey Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benifits. Some great people.

    Cons

    Not a large company so no where to move up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Comfortable, Stable, and Antiquated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH

    I have been working at Geophysical Survey Systems full-time

    Pros

    It is a very comfortable and relaxed environment with a friendly atmosphere. The market is slow, diverse, and unsophisticated, thus layoffs have been extremely uncommon in this company's 40+ year history. Turnover is also extremely low and job security is very high. In fact, its *almost* impossible to get fired here. Management treats employees very well and are very approachable. Most exempt employees are given discretion in how they contribute good ideas are encouraged. There are even a few young, talented, and ambitious employees who are going to make a difference in the organization.

    Cons

    Upper management is operationally focused as they forever wait for organizational consensus on key decisions. Some of the managers and opinion leaders are quite disruptive when they are not in control. We are at the mercy of the market... there is no organizational focus or plan to create growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some risk for good ideas. Bypass people, even if difficult, who extort the organization because they control key paths. Stop asking for consensus from people who lack the perspective and competence.

    Recommends
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    GSSI is a great group of people to work with. Its like a good family with all its function and some dysfunction.

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

    I have been working at Geophysical Survey Systems

    Pros

    GSSI is a good place to work with a lot of really great people to associate with. In most departments there is a lot of room to grow and take on challenges for which you will be rewarded. Pay is typically fair. They have a strong product portfolio and always some exciting things in the works.

    Cons

    There are two groups of people at the company. One group sees huge potential opportunities by directing the focus of the company to remain competitive and by increasing efficiency. The president is in this group which is good. The other group feels that the way things have been done for the past several decades is the way to keep going. This can often be a point of contention between a couple entrenched managers and those who they manage. So its probably not all that different than a lot of companies.

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