Geophysical Analyst (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 13 January 2017
Part of the petroleum group. Typical things for a day at work: -pick arrival times on waveforms, process them to find locations and their characteristics -make reports -could be sent to the field at the last minute -field work consists of setting up a bit of software, and classifying waveforms for 12+ hours/day, in an uncomfortable wireline truck
Management: -poor -lots of favouritism -do not take responsibility -easily manipulated -inexperienced -micromanaging
Hardest part of job: -Long hours of work, staying motivated to work for a company that doesn't care about you (CEO told us we were all replaceable, managers blame others) -Last minute decisions on what you'll work on, and when/where you will work -Negative work environment
Large amount of overtime, good job for about a year (then you should move on)
Long hours, low salary, poor work environment, management, lack of training, poor work practices/ethics, high turnover rate
GEOPHYSICAL DATA PROCESSOR (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 23 February 2014
A typical day is spent event and polarity picking on micro-seismic events for the petroleum teams. It is a low stress environment with friendly co-workers. The hardest part of the job is sitting in front of a computer all day but putting in some headphones and listening to some tunes makes it go by quickly.