ION Geophysical Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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ION Geophysical President, CFO & COO R. Brian Hanson
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  1. Sr. Geophysicist

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    Former Employee - Senior Geophysicist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Geophysicist in Denver, CO

    I worked at ION Geophysical (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ION Geophysical provide me a reasonable, fair market salary and benefits based on the oil industry market with an office in my home town of Denver, CO.

    Cons

    Over the coarse of the last few years, ION management has been in flux of title and role changes in attempting to formalize structure to their offerings as a service company in the O&G industry.


  2. Starting to fall apart??

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ION Geophysical (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Top quality people, hard workers, much expertise, good offices. Benefits are decent, pay was good before pay cuts. Still hopeful but not much

    Cons

    Management is desperate? Trying to trick the market with clever strategies but poor results no one is buying it. Poor choice of layoffs, good talent being let go. Older over rated people remain.

    Advice to Management

    Starting to lay off some excellent employees, the layoffs are continuous now. But still so top heavy, why not layoff the surplus higher level execs?? No one gets it. The market has given up on Ion. Ion is starting to fall apart. It's sad to see


  3. Sad decline - not (quite) too late to turn it around!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at ION Geophysical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice campus (Houston), single offices for most people, good training, good bonus scheme. They allow employees some freedom to chose which section of the company they work in.

    Cons

    Its all about numbers now, which in the current market situation is understandable but the guys on the floor churning out the projects are the last of upper managements concerns (this is how we FEEL at least even if its not true). The old culture of ION being somewhere you would enjoy coming to work has completely gone, no employee appreciation, no nothing, we just continue to get less and less for the same job. Over the last few years the number of VP and SVP roles has exploded, the organization is too top heavy. Our technologies are dated.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics, we had alot of sucess when eveything was simpler. so many organizational changes over the last few years, why keep doing that its not working. Upper management need to reconnect with the shop floor guys, we are separated by X number of organizational layers, suggestion - restart the company summer barbeque and get people together in a fun environment.


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  5. Ion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ION Geophysical

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent working environment, Team concept, Competitive compensation & Benefits

    Cons

    Highly tech company which depends on projects. If looking for stability this is not it


  6. Mixed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ION Geophysical full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting job with good coworkers.

    Cons

    Subject to Oil industry fluctuations.


  7. good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Senior Geophysical Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Geophysical Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ION Geophysical

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has good work and life balance; innovation is encouraged along the way; I enjoy to work with my colleagues; stress integrated solutions.

    Cons

    seismic focused unsteady business due to oil price swings. It is the nature of the oil industry; more effort in R&D will be beneficial.


  8. Senior Geophysicist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ION Geophysical full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance, office space

    Cons

    Low salary, not stable, too many talkers


  9. Good environment to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ION Geophysical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology company. Excellent company to become a well rounded geophysicists. Good technical interaction with peers.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities. Limited opportunity to attend geophysical congresses. Only managers attend technical meetings.


  10. Good strategies -- lacking in execution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ION Geophysical

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company with a leadership team that understands the company needs to change in order to continue to grow.

    Cons

    Acquisitions occur without truly integrating the newly acquired organization into the company culture. When I started in my division, employees still had the email signatures with the former company (acquisition had occurred years ago). The executive team in Houston did not spend much time in this division nor had a local leadership team that was interested in integrating the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Newly developed or acquired divisions get lots of attention, while more established ones stay in the background. Someone on the executive team should focus on breaking down the silos between the different lines of business.


  11. Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ION Geophysical

    Pros

    Great company that really cares about its international employees

    Cons

    Not very much promotions. They should fix it

    Advice to Management

    They should adjust their promotion policies.



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