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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (3)
    100%
    1.57
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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Reviews for Dawson Geophysical Company

Reviews - What employees say

1.57 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 23.Sep 2016
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dawson Geophysical Company
  • City
    Midland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 27.Jul 2016 (Last edit 04.Aug 2016)
  • Employee

Company Culture

During my 10 years, I never experienced any if tjus, but did hear from other department people that is was common. Just not in data processing.

Support from management

No support and expenses not covered if late being submitted

Teamwork

None, and management is closed minded to suggestions of any kind

Freedom to work independently

Minimal

Internal Communication

In my 40 years I have never experienced such a lack of this.

Gender Equality

Only if nepotism is involved

Attitude towards older colleagues

Negative, only new college graduates hired and senior people face termination or stagnant position.

Career Development

Very select people in this category and the normal procedure is new college graduates hired

Overall compensation for your work

This was the lowest paying position that I have ever experienced in my lifetime. Normally my level of expertise has a renumeration of over two times Dawson pay schedule. But I was under the impression that people left Dawson in a pine box. Far from the truth, only a sales pitch to potential employees and people with seven plus years. We were told that it's like the "rabbit and turtle racing" slow but steady.

Office / Work Environment

This aspect was good for clients, looks can be deceiving

Environmental Friendliness

Occasionally, but in each case the effects of overall costs vs legal aspects is considered

Work-Life Balance

Poor. If manager's are in working, everyone is expected to be in doing the same. Overall I worked on average 20 hours a week more than others, not including time worked at home and over the weekend. They knew that I would do whatever it took to meet deadline and or finish a project without sacrificing the quality and ALL my clients knew that and appreciated my extra as well as my honest approach, even if it meant that we could not do the work and lost the bid.

Company Image

The image is far from reality

Job Security

I am living proof, yes.

Handicapped Accessibility

None as my departure

Workplace Safety

Good here

Challenging Work

Yes, I always felt well about my work and my abilities to shine against competitive other companies

Inclusive / Diverse

Negative, it's one way or wrong. Always push the red button first before the yellow button, without exception.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Several managers and officers should be retired

What I like about the company

Opportunity to teach others and help

What I dislike about the company

Poor management skills, renumeration very slow as well as extremely low

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dawson Geophysical Company
  • City
    Midland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2007
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production
  • 20.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Inclusive / Diverse

Micro-manage

Suggestions for improvement

  • Attitude changes, management changes, realize that there are those who do know more that Dawson. When I came to work here they were doing PSTM migrations at a floating datum. No understanding of what a migration was.

What I like about the company

Some old friends work there

What I dislike about the company

micro manage, very low pay, VP positions like in a bank (too many), no communication, never do what they say, responsible for own expenses, expense payments can be 90 days before receiving, lack of technology, data processing still in the 70's, poor management, no support from managers, required to be on call 24/7 by phone at your own expense, software outdated in 90's, believes they understand land processing, no knowledge of marine, lack of leadership, lack of understanding of AVO, inversion, unable to perform depth, unable to work well-logs into processing, poor understanding of simple statics solution, unable to see the value of people who do understand geophysics, I could continue, but you get the picture. If the industry will ever turn around I can get a real job with a company who can and will appreciate my knowledge. Currently it is either their way or the highway.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dawson Geophysical Company
  • City
    Midland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (3)
    100%
    1.57
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Dawson Geophysical Company
1.57
3 reviews

Industry average (Energy)
3.26
22,854 reviews

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3.30
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