CGG

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CGG Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
99 Reviews
2.9
99 Reviews
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CGG CEO Jean-Georges Malcor
Jean-Georges Malcor
42 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Stable & good working environment love to work with CGGVERITAS (in 12 reviews)

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

    priceless

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great workplace, amazing company, fantastic support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    CGG

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

    I worked at CGG full-time (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
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  5. 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!

  6.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrumentation Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Instrumentation Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG full-time (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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unpleasant work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CGG full-time (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
  8.  

    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 (less than an 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

  9.  

    Pretty nice company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seismic Imaging Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Seismic Imaging Geophysicist in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG full-time (less than an 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
  10.  

    A good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Seismic Imager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Seismic Imager in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG full-time (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
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CGG full-time (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

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