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Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "Nice Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid Back environment, Nice People to work with, not much micro-management

    Cons

    could be more competitive with salary


  2. "Not what it use to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer II
    Former Employee - Field Engineer II

    I worked at gyrodata (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay and training was pretty good

    Cons

    They have changed the pay scale to hourly rates, which comes out to a lot less then when on day rate. No set schedule and zero work/life balance.


  3. "Survey Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Survey Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Survey Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at gyrodata full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Before the downturn, they had really good benefits. Hopefully those come back soon.

    Cons

    They do not take care of their field personnel, no time off, management is clueless as to what goes on in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Get people in management that have been in the field and know how operations are ran and how to better manage it.


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  5. "An evolving company loosing sight of its field personnel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at gyrodata (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Guaranteed minimum hours. Previously held great technical abilities.

    Cons

    Company is actively seeking to eliminate field positions

    Advice to Management

    Recommit to your field personnel


  6. "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facility, great people, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    The downturn has affected the direction of the business. Good employees with vast experience are being released.

    Advice to Management

    Seek other alternatives to reach your margins, instead of trying to accomplish goals at the expense of the employees.


  7. "Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance was ok

    Cons

    Management needs big improvements


  8. "Wireline Field Engineer I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer I - Wireline in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer I - Wireline in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at gyrodata full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellext comoany with a ton of upward mobility!

    Cons

    Working for 20+ consecutive days out of district.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "So much potential, so little vision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at gyrodata (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A strong set of technology offerings, making sure this company will survive the current market situation no matter what.
    Especially at the lower levels, you'll find a whole bunch of people that very much care and don't want to see this company fail. This is a result of the older (by now changed) policy of always taking care of your people, and treating them as adults and equals.

    Cons

    This company has been taken over by pencil pushers and purely financially interested parties. Much to my regret, gone are the original founders along with their management style, having been forced out and replaced by the previously mentioned group. This new echelon of senior management is only interested in one thing: money. To be fair, who isn't in this business. As such, they're trying to put lipstick on a pig in order to attract takeover offers.
    I'd expect this company to be sold within 1-2 years to the likes of SLB or NOV, especially if/when the market gets its act together and larger companies free up some savings to jump start recovery and expansion even.

    - No longer any room for progression
    - Prefer to attract talent from outside, instead of recognizing and promoting internal options. Partially due to some belief that outside talent somehow will shake things up and know what they're talking about.
    - No apparent long term vision from senior management besides apparently getting the place sold ASAP
    - Promises made over time not kept at all
    - No real appreciation for employee effort and time anymore
    - Cost savings on what appear to be the wrong things

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. There's a bunch of them with ideas or suggestions. Give them space to explain and grow and don't dismiss them out of hand just cause some of those people have been around for a while. Externally hired people aren't always better than internal staff. Start treating employees the way they used to be (not even in financial terms, but just with respect) and perhaps you can stop the exodus.


  10. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Creative Lead Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Creative Lead Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at gyrodata (More than a year)

    Pros

    A company that cares about its people.

    Cons

    I did not have negative experiences


  11. "Good Potential in a Bad Market"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Class Leading Innovative Products
    Continuous Improvement in Products
    Good Support Staff

    Cons

    Poor Management of Field Engineers
    Lack of Contingency Planning
    Lack of Product and Contract Diversity

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a better handle on future business direction



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