Seismic Exchange Reviews

Updated April 15, 2014
Updated April 15, 2014
6 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great, friendly atmosphere but could pay more

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Processing Geophysicist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Junior Processing Geophysicist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Seismic Exchange full-time

    Pros

    I've found Seismic Exchange, more specifically Seismic Ventures which is under their umbrella of companies, to be an excellent place to work. They let you grow at your own pace and almost everybody is willing to drop what their doing and help you if you have a question. Over time they try to give a little bit of every responsibility to everybody to allow all to gain experiences in different areas. The people are great and keep the atmosphere extremely friendly and open.

    Cons

    As in all walks of life, some people are harder to work with than others. That goes for fellow co-workers and bosses. Should not be a deterring reason though. There is tons of money in the industry and I believe they under-pay most the starting employees, even after a few years of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spread the wealth...literally!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible place for start, mid, or end of career.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Seismic Exchange

    Pros

    You can get by with coming in late, leaving early and 2 hour lunches.

    People are usually nice.

    Cons

    Low security - a man dressed as a cintas employee cane and stole computers several times. Peoples cars were vandalized in the parking garage.

    Low pay - SEI and subsidiary companies pay below industry average but the board members make above. Management is trained to sell the company to the employees heavily.

    The company promotes based on nepotism even though the company handbooks has rules against it.

    Poorly structured - there are very few decision makers and lots of confusion within and between departments.

    Poor training - for the geophysical departments the software and principles are 20-30 old. Training involves someone telling you which buttons to press and where to click and no theory or science.

    Culture - none

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about the employee over your own miser selves. You know the people that make sure your clients are actually satisfied.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work with a management team that is fair in their expectations and compensation.

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

    I have been working at Seismic Exchange full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Professional Atmosphere
    Company Stability
    Management Accessibility
    Not your typical corporate ladder structured company- opportunities to "advance" are available to those who show initiative
    Job duties evolve which keeps it interesting
    Compensation

    Cons

    All companies have certain areas that can be improved upon, but overall I am very satisfied and have no specific cons to report.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Overall a great place to gain experience.

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The job stability and experience

    Cons

    Advancement and family /friend oriented.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good experience, work environment is very pleasant and calm, you have to be responsible for your own time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Seismic Exchange

    Pros

    There is no manage to tell you what to do, you have to be very professional and responsible with your job duties.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of socialization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, I believe is a good company.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low pay, zero opportunity for advancement, extremely nepotistic

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Seismic Exchange part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Some of the management

    Cons

    - Most of the management
    - No opportunities for advancement
    - Low pay
    - No benefits
    - HR Department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your employees and maybe try to help them grow a bit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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