CGG Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
93 Reviews
3.0
93 Reviews
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CGG CEO Jean-Georges Malcor
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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. 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management run people off, don't care, have no clue

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

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

    Pros

    Ok if you are brand new to processing

    Cons

    Management are clueless - have no idea what is going on or how people feel. Horrible culture. Management only care about themselves. Overall not worth sticking around. Free food and activities don't make up for lack of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your office and talk to to people for a change. Don't be so arrogant and uncaring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Geophysicist

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

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

    Pros

    .near China town, easy to find cheap food near the office

    Cons

    .load of work, usually people work more than 10 hours a day plus weekends.
    .old East Germany spy network, someone is watching every move you make. eg. number of washing breaks, how long was daily lunch break you take and when did you come to and leave from work etc. You get rewarded for reporting someone who is late for work.
    .Houston version of Foxconn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of the managers have violate labor law in CGGVeritas. eg. Many managers threaten to fire people if they don't work long overtime days after days. I am surprised no one has reported the poor work condition to Department of Labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for learning leading technology, but...

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    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 5 years

    Pros

    Good money and bonus
    Steep learning curve
    Opportunities
    Big resources

    Cons

    Managers are technical people, terrible at managing and/or communicating
    No work/life balance
    No diversity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    pros and cons about cggveritas at houston

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

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic and fast pace. It is a very good place to learn everything about seismic imaging.

    Cons

    stressful, working over time is normal, hard to have a work and life balance

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    open mind,open competition

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CGG full-time

    Pros

    great opportunity to learn skills/knowledge

    Cons

    overtime work without reasonable pay back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    concern/care

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    geophysicist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    good training for new staff

    Cons

    long working hours. lack communication with upper level personel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care your staff as a human being.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Valuable Learning Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 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.
    Work harder to keep top level talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Pretty dynamic environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Imaging Geophysicist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Imaging Geophysicist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment
    Number one in industry

    Cons

    Intensive working style
    may need to work extra hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ability to solve the problem at hand in your own way--encourages thinking outside the box.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Geophysicist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Geophysicist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CGG full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible time for the start and end of day (with the ability to go to an appointment without hassles), easy to ask for help, responsive support

    Cons

    No 940s, clients can be too demanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the Your Voice survey...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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