WesternGeco

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WesternGeco CEO Paal Kibsgaard
Paal Kibsgaard
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    Good company to start after as a freshman

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    Former Employee - Seismic Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Seismic Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at WesternGeco full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training, salary, travel oportunities, office culture, benefits..

    Cons

    If you need a settled life (like I do now) this is not a job for you.. Basically you have to travel all the time, which is good for a while but it can get annoying.

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WesternGeco Interviews

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    Geophysicist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at WesternGeco in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Talked to a senior manager at a SEG student expo, they said they are hiring PhD student bright in Geophysics. Got and interview with the HR half and hour the next day. General personality questions only and some questions on my CV. Then they said they will get back with me later. I emailed the manager for a thanks note. Then they put me on an email trying to fill an online profile to the company hiring website. One and half month later I was emailed to scheduled a phone interview with the training manager. Had it 1 week later, going well with minor technical questions on reflection seismology. 2 weeks later they inform me that they'd fly me to Houston for an on-site interview. We scheduled several times and 3 weeks later I traveled to Houston. There were airport transit with good limo and stayed at Marriot. Flied in a day before and the next day, 6 people interviewed me. Include one junior Geophysicist, two major managers of the particular program I will be in (SIP), 1 recent hired Geophysicist in the program, and two senior personnels. With lunch box at noon and dined with the training manager who interviewed me over phone, most questions are about how I would bridge my academic studies over to the oil exploration services. They repeatedly inform me that this position will need to put me mobile among international offices once the training is done in Houston. I made no objection since I am open to relocation. And the relocation is every 2-3 years which is fine for me.

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    Offer letter sent in 1.5 weeks. I majorly negotiate about the starting time since I want extra time to put into my publication and dissertation. Salary is sort of firm.
    Accepted Offer
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Website www.westerngeco.com
Headquarters Gatwick, United Kingdom
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

WesternGeco is not a tiny lizard in the desert Southwest, but a giant seismic monitoring company that provides reservoir imaging, monitoring, and development services to oil and gas clients worldwide. The company's operations include land and marine seismic products and services, as well as multiclient services (including extensive libraries of survey data and database analysis). WesternGeco provides 3-D, 4-D, and multicomponent surveys. The company's Reservoir Services advanced seismic technologies enable it to cater to not only oil and gas drillers, but reservoir and... More

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