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GeoFields Reviews

Updated 18 Oct 2016

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GeoFields CEO Bahman M. Irvani (no image)
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2 Ratings
  1. "Learned a ton of tech and made some great friends"

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     in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GeoFields

    Pros

    Great people & work environment Nice modern office in walkable midtown Good opportunities if you are smart and don't mind speaking up Only place in Atlanta to work on this kind of tech at this level

    Cons

    Not enough internal training Travel is to cities like Houston and many boring smaller cities. Sometimes can feel like bigger enterprise since software is for large enterprises

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting from within, but also hire new blood to bring in outside perspectives.

    GeoFields2015-05-12
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GeoFields full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great location at the heart of Midtown

    Cons

    No vision. Senior managment is not visonary and they try to command and control It a sweatshop Managemeny hires inexperienced college graduated to pay them low and have them work long hours We cant look for a job as we need to give two week advancr notice to get two hours vacation HR is so noisy and you need to explain why you want to take a time off. Lots of clicks High employee turnover Lots of gossips and... HR tries to elicit rummors from employees Lots of yelling As employees are leaving, managment passed a circular that employers have to give two week in advance vacation request. One cant even take a half day off as management didnt want employees to look for a job and go for interview. If you make two or three call sick, they think that you are looking for a job and they will show you the door Many people are leaving the company Geofields's sister company Routematch has inherent problems Salary is very low from the industry standard They expect you to work 14 hours a day for seven days Missing many software releases due to lack of leadership.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop the command and control tactic Get rid of the ineffectuve senior managers Bring energeyic, visionary managers Instead of being reactive, be proactive

    GeoFields2016-10-18
  3. Helpful (4)

    "GeoFields..."

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    Former Employee - Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GeoFields full-time

    Pros

    - stays current on technology - great office location - a few really good people

    Cons

    - does not understand the market they are trying to solution - contentious environment that has spiraled for years due to a few key players - revolving door of talent, those that stay are far to comfortable

    Advice to Management

    - let others learn the market you are attempting to solution - stop the yelling/gossip/diminishing of employees and address the problems - manage your managers, as they are self serving - let the problem managers go, it is obvious who they are - institute a path to a work life balance and remote talent - scrutinize talent, efficiency and leadership above remaining PTO hours!

    GeoFields2016-09-07
  4. "Good Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at GeoFields full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Employees/Co Workers and in a Great Location

    Cons

    Using some older technology but this is do to customer request.

    GeoFields2014-12-02
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

    GeoFields2013-05-15
  6. "Great overall job experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

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    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.

    GeoFields2013-01-16
  7. "Fast paced and challenging, with room to grow a career."

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    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    More time or financial support for professional trainings.

    GeoFields2013-01-17
  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Encourage/facilitate communication amongst different departments

    GeoFields2012-12-12
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Where 50 hours is the minimum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

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    Advice to Management

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

    GeoFields2012-12-18
  10. "Growing Company with Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

    GeoFields2012-10-31
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