CGG Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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CGG CEO Jean-Georges Malcor
Jean-Georges Malcor
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Pros
  • Good working environment full of enthusiastic and intelligent people (in 12 reviews)

  • Good people and work environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • High workload can lead to periods of poor work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • High expectations and expect to work long hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. My experience

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Coordinator/Bus Operator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Coordinator/Bus Operator in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, Bonuses and Salary

    Cons

    Required to traval a lot away from home


  2. Good company

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    Former Employee - Onshore Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Onshore Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of training, good pay, room to grow

    Cons

    Personnel is treated like stock instead of people

    Advice to Management

    Stay more in touch with the personnel on the ground


  3. scientist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGG full-time

    Pros

    good salary, working environment, good benefit

    Cons

    50+ hours working per week


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  5. Helpful (4)

    If your aren't French, you aren't important..........

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Offshore positions have a great schedule weeks on/5 weeks off. Onshore positions are fair.

    Cons

    The French like to spend $2.00 in order to make $1.00.

    Advice to Management

    Do away with the "French Management Style". It doesn"t work...........


  6. Helpful (4)

    All work, no life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGG

    Pros

    fast career advancement if your manager likes you; rapid salary increase during good times

    Cons

    your manager will only like you if you devote all your life blood and soul to work, not really worth it....especially during downturn


  7. Accountant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent working environment. Very good benefits. The best people I have ever worked with. Very good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Can not really think of one.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company with good management, that seems to actually care about their employees.

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    Former Employee - QHSE Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - QHSE Advisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, good management, teamwork

    Cons

    Lots of travel, Length of tours, North American Land division is no longer in business.


  9. CGG

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    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy going, great people, high paying, travel

    Cons

    Oil and Gas industry in a slump, lots of layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work


  10. Helpful (6)

    Attrocious

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

    I worked at CGG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good 401k / health benefits. - Free catered lunch on certain days of the week.

    Cons

    - The company culture here was arguably the worst I have ever experienced. There is absolutely no sense of camaraderie within most teams. - Promotions and salary increases are distributed based on favoritism and politics rather than merit (I've observed this on multiple occasions). - Work-life balance is abysmal, and leaves a lot to be desired. As an employee here, you are constantly put under pressure to work extra hours and achieve unrealistic goals within tight deadlines, and when you fail to achieve those unrealistic goals, more work is added to your plate as punishment. I can't imagine a more demoralizing way to treat the human beings that you call employees.

    Advice to Management

    Offering a generous 401k package does not compensate for the sub-par work environment that you have at your company. I would suggest you to take a look at some of the more systemic problems that your employees are facing day in, day out, and devise a plan to improve the conditions moving forward.


  11. Helpful (1)

    An okay for programmer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation is good in Houston

    Cons

    80-90's tech stack. stay away if you are truely like IT



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