CGG Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
92 Reviews
3.1
92 Reviews
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CGG CEO Jean-Georges Malcor
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40 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Offshore geophysicist

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    Current Employee - Chief Geoscience  in  Norway, IN
    Current Employee - Chief Geoscience in Norway, IN

    I have been working at CGG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people and work environment

    Cons

    Long travel and tough conditions especially in the North Sea

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    senior software developer

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

    I worked at CGG full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - an okay job for fresh grad
    - compensation is above the avg in houston
    - free lunch, drink
    - company activities

    Cons

    - company culture is terrible, be prepared for long working hours
    - cannot see any career op as a software developer
    - maintenance the existing code rather than development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want to keep good developer, please treat them seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging work environment with adequate compensation

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    Current Employee - Imaging Project Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Imaging Project Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CGG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best in the field compared to competitors.

    Cons

    High expectations and expect to work long hours. Poor work-life balance. Less ethnic diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to reevaluate the interview process. HR needs to conduct constant surveys for employee job satisfaction.

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  5.  

    priceless

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    Current Employee - Processing Geophysicist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Processing Geophysicist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CGG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Give you freedom, responsibility and lots of challenges. Whoever can take it will find the path very fruitful and priceless. Less hierarchy here.

    Cons

    Need to be independent. only best people survive.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great workplace, amazing company, fantastic support

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    Former Employee - Geophysics Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geophysics Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    What a great company. Such a fantastic, positive environment with forward thinking, friendly management and HR who actually socialize with the non-management workers. A big focus on progression and growth for individuals.

    Cons

    Sometimes becomes a "campus is my world" type of place with the on-site cafeteria. Hard to get to (but it is Houston).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me after I graduate!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Expectes to do more with less

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    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CGG full-time

    Pros

    Catering for some departments 3 lunches and one breakfast each week. Excellent benefits. Van pool reimbursement.

    Cons

    Working for a French company is highly frustrating. Lack of direction in IT causes too much to do with too few people to do it, there is still an expectation to be without flaw. Poor corporate culture and morale. Good people are being driven away. Flex hours are not officially approved though SOME managers allow it as a perk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit expecting everyone to be able to do the impossible. Save money IMPROVING instead of by CUTTING. Improve performance by focusing on doing fewer thing better instead of more things poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    *SIGH*

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGG

    Pros

    The benefits are awesome, CGG as a company loved their employees. Great location.

    Cons

    I worked in the ESC and the group was unprofessional. The environment of HR was a "clique" and if you didn't fit you weren't looked at for anything. Pay is too low for the amount of work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better management!

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    CGG

    Former Employee - Logistics  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Experience gained was well worth it

    Cons

    Lack of concern for well being of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat emploees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Instrumentation Technician  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Instrumentation Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leading edge geophysical company. Uses the latest technology many of which a developed in-house.

    Cons

    Balancing your life along with the needs of the company. There was a lot of travel and being away from home involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to innovate and make life more comfortable for personnel. Happy employees are productive employees and they go the extra mile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    n/a

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    Current Employee - Seismic Imager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CGG full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    opportunity to learn new things in a short amount of time... opportunity to interact with client. good health insurance. good experience.

    Cons

    work load is a little bit too much.. it is not easy to find work-life balance. tight deadline to meet every week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

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