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CGG Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.2 89 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

CGG CEO Jean-Georges Malcor

Jean-Georges Malcor

(38 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good working environment, nicely supervisor(in 9 reviews)

  • The company focuses on improving employees work-life balance now, we have xbox in our pantry(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance needs some improvement(in 9 reviews)

  • Even after working long hours there is no appreciation(in 4 reviews)

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    Management run people off, don't care, have no clue

    Senior Geophysicist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsOk if you are brand new to processing

    ConsManagement are clueless - have no idea what is going on or how people feel. Horrible culture. Management only care about themselves. Overall not worth sticking around. Free food and activities don't make up for lack of leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out of your office and talk to to people for a change. Don't be so arrogant and uncaring.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Geophysicist

    Processing Geophysicist (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Pros.near China town, easy to find cheap food near the office

    Cons.load of work, usually people work more than 10 hours a day plus weekends.
    .old East Germany spy network, someone is watching every move you make. eg. number of washing breaks, how long was daily lunch break you take and when did you come to and leave from work etc. You get rewarded for reporting someone who is late for work.
    .Houston version of Foxconn.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA lot of the managers have violate labor law in CGGVeritas. eg. Many managers threaten to fire people if they don't work long overtime days after days. I am surprised no one has reported the poor work condition to Department of Labor.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for learning leading technology, but...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood money and bonus
    Steep learning curve
    Opportunities
    Big resources

    ConsManagers are technical people, terrible at managing and/or communicating
    No work/life balance
    No diversity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    pros and cons about cggveritas at houston

    Junior Seismic Imager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsVery dynamic and fast pace. It is a very good place to learn everything about seismic imaging.

    Consstressful, working over time is normal, hard to have a work and life balance

     

    open mind,open competition

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat opportunity to learn skills/knowledge

    Consovertime work without reasonable pay back

    Advice to Senior Managementconcern/care

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    Valuable Learning Experience

    Senior Project Leader (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsQuality of People and Work
    Reward reflects success

    ConsWork life balance
    Possibility of quick rise early...but limited advancement potential after several years

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue aggressive push to lead in technology.
    Work harder to keep top level talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    geophysicist

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosgood training for new staff

    Conslong working hours. lack communication with upper level personel

    Advice to Senior Managementcare your staff as a human being.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty dynamic environment

    Imaging Geophysicist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsDynamic environment
    Number one in industry

    ConsIntensive working style
    may need to work extra hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ability to solve the problem at hand in your own way--encourages thinking outside the box.

    Senior Geophysicist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFlexible time for the start and end of day (with the ability to go to an appointment without hassles), easy to ask for help, responsive support

    ConsNo 940s, clients can be too demanding

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the Your Voice survey...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Chinatown in Houston

    Geophysicist (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsIf you are a hardworking Chinese geophysicist you have found a piece of heaven at Houston's data processing center, located right on the edge of Houston's own Chinatown.
    CGGVeritas provides you an authentic Chinese cultural and work experience, without ever leaving Texas.
    Most of the workers here are Chinese and you will find it not necessary to speak English, as Chinese is the predominant language spoken in the office.
    Most all the top managers are also Chinese which is nice.

    ConsThe processing department is run similar to Chinese sweatshops, just with better pay.
    There is a revolving door of new hires coming in to replace the worn and burnt out.
    Be prepared to work 80 hr weeks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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