CGG Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
96 Reviews
3.0
96 Reviews
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CGG CEO Jean-Georges Malcor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Stable & good working environment love to work with CGGVERITAS (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Decent pay for those that achieve.

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

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

    Pros

    Highly intelligent co-workers, excellent new hire training program, but less so for experienced processors.
    Industry leading benefits. Decent pay for high achievers.

    Cons

    Lack of serious employee reviews allow some to sneak under the radar, and remain on the workforce past their usefulness.
    High turnover rate due to hiring of non-geophysical disciplines, and stagnation of the advancement process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some senior management should move out of the way and let others advance and improve the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Room for Advancement if your solid

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

    I worked at CGG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Room for advancement
    Good Pay and great benefits
    Active training

    Cons

    Some Management promoted on seniority, not qualifications.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Enjoyed, high workload but interesting.

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Leader in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Access to high end data and technology. Coworkers are very intelligent leading to a stimulating work environment. Great benefits. Great bonus (performance based)

    Cons

    High workload can lead to periods of poor work-life balance. Not for everyone, high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is pretty good. Consider more access to industry training instead of just internal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

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

    I worked at CGG full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    awesome place for career advancement

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cool

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 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 (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.

  7.  

    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 (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
  8. 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 (more than an 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
  9. 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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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 (less than an 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

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