CGG Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
91 Reviews
3.1
91 Reviews
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CGG CEO Jean-Georges Malcor
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39 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unpleasant work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation. Comfortable working environment.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Bullying rather than direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to those surveys you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty nice company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seismic Imaging Geophysicist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Seismic Imaging Geophysicist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    A lot to learn. Good Career opportunity. All kinds of training. Really smart co-workers. Good performance is usually recognized and rewarded by the management.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in the employee background. Work-life balance needs some improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Seismic Imager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Seismic Imager in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and solid starting pay. All the coworkers are intelligent and driven individuals. Everyone is very helpful and works to common goals. Effort and skill is consistently rewarded.

    Cons

    You're expected to work long hours if you want to get raises and promotions. Overall the company views its employees as more of a resource than individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how groups and teams work and understand that the whole is not simply the sum of the parts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    NIce place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Geophysicist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good salary, nice place to work, social benefits, good working atmosphere

    Cons

    This place is only good to start, there is a lack of future career development

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great Company to get regular Pay check. Bad management, Over worked. Out dated technology, Way too much work stress

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

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

    Pros

    Good for freshers with too much energy and NO Family, easy to get funding for higher education.

    Cons

    Lack of decent career path. Techies STAY techies culture, assessment on number of bugs fixed, rather than on problems solved.
    Management told me that job is Development, but its mostly only maintenance and bug fixes.

    Massey Management is too terrible and try to make a literal mess of the houston employees and too much mis communications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect employees and listen to their needs. Stop being some one who punishes victims!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    CGG Veritas is a great and intellectually stimulating place to work. The employees are friendly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geoscientist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The working ethic is next to none. There is a constant push for newer technology and best practices. It also has a diverse skilled work group, which makes it stand out.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any down side to CGG veritas. The experience thus far has been great! great!! great!!! Safety is a big deal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    cgg

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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

    a good place to start a new career in energy industry if you have no previous experience; you are going to work with a group of smart and hard-working people in this company

    Cons

    usually you are going to have a heavy workload. The employment offer says it is exempted from overtime payment...

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I worked at CGGVeritas full-time for more than 3 years

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Quality of People and Work
    Reward reflects success

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue aggressive push to lead in technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    software developer

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

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

    Pros

    it's just a job if you need it, and you can learn after you graduate from school

    Cons

    heavy work, terrible management, treat people horrible, people don't have too much rights working in CGG

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be polite to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to learn processing in general and new technologies in particular but expect to work very long hours

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Project Leader  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CGG full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good processing algorithms and processing tools in general
    Promotes innovation
    Very good resources

    Cons

    Poor life/work balance
    To be promoted you will have to put a lot of extra hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value experience a bit more and potential a bit less when considering who are you giving opportunities to

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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