ION Geophysical

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ION Geophysical Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
33 Reviews
3.5
33 Reviews
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ION Geophysical President, CFO & COO R. Brian Hanson
R. Brian Hanson
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  1.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    They should adjust their promotion policies.

  2.  

    Started off great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great campus!
    Flex time!
    Good compensation!

    Cons

    The growth of the company changed the great family oriented feeling that was once there. Management is very passive aggressive, never telling you up front if you are lacking or need improvement. However, if their budget begins to fail, you'll certainly be thrown under the bus with no hesitation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be direct and up front with criticism, allow people to improve.

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

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Geophysicist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The working environment is very good, flexible and easy to adopt.

    Cons

    In the past 2 years the management changed frequently. It was not so stable as before.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great bunch of smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Smart people, mid size company, nice offices, high tech, service orientated

    Cons

    Oil&Gas sector so cyclic business dependent on E&P spending increases to grow

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Internship with Ion Geophysical

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at ION Geophysical as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience, great people, personal growth

    Cons

    Not a developed intern program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at ION Geophysical

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people and flexible time

    Cons

    The upper management change too fast

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Reactive Instead of Proactive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Geophysicist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Geophysicist in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation with yearly cost of living increases, good accessibility to work from home when needed

    Cons

    Like the title suggests to much time is spent trying to catch up with what competitors are doing and not enough trying to lead it. Potential existed to move into new territories but squandered opportunities due to over promising and under resourcing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a clear career path with achievable advancement schedule. Increase inter-office moves to reduce isolation between Houston/Denver and East/West Hemispheres.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at ION Geophysical full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is very welcoming. People are so friendly. You feel like in a family. The pay is not bad.

    Cons

    They are short in cash and have financial problems, so your jobs are not very secured. It is not easy to move up in your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Neutral - ION was exceptional until the the last two years of management restructure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Geophysicist Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Geophysicist Team Lead in Houston, TX

    I have been working at ION Geophysical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary is nice and they are generous with their quarterly bonuses. The atmosphere is very relaxed and if you make a mistake you aren't berated for it. With the ability to work remotely they are very flexible about what hours you work.

    Cons

    The land processing department lacks technical knowledge and doesn't have enough support personnel. There is a lot of animosity among coworkers and a greater amount between locations, Denver and Houston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Technical know how should be valued more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    new

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ION Geophysical

    Pros

    good stuff, more good, good, kinds good

    Cons

    bad stuff, worse, terrible, worrible

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