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CGG Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
103 Reviews
3.0
103 Reviews
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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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great for learning leading technology, but...

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    • 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 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    pros and cons about cggveritas at houston

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

    I have been working at CGG full-time (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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Valuable Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    geophysicist

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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 (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
  7.  

    Pretty dynamic environment

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

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

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

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

    I have been working at CGG full-time (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
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Chinatown in Houston

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

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

    Pros

    If you are a hardworking Chinese geophysicist you have found a piece of heaven at Houston's data processing center, located right on the edge of Houston's own Chinatown.
    CGGVeritas provides you an authentic Chinese cultural and work experience, without ever leaving Texas.
    Most of the workers here are Chinese and you will find it not necessary to speak English, as Chinese is the predominant language spoken in the office.
    Most all the top managers are also Chinese which is nice.

    Cons

    The processing department is run similar to Chinese sweatshops, just with better pay.
    There is a revolving door of new hires coming in to replace the worn and burnt out.
    Be prepared to work 80 hr weeks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    good for a fresh grad, not for someone with a family

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    1. Cutting edge technology

    2. Steep learning curve for interested people

    3. Knowledgeable employees

    4. Free lunches and well equipped break rooms

    Cons

    1. Work-life balance - forget it if you want to get noticed!

    2. Management does not care about employees needs; just interested in making money

    3. Too much of hierarchy in the organization

    4. Being a 'normal' person does not help one's professional development or career growth

    5. Company is interested in just hiring new talent, not retaining the old ones.

    6. Many managers lack people skills and professionalism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees needs and help them grow professionally. Respect and reward experienced employees accordingly. Spend time to listen to them and understand what their needs are. Train managers to treat people with more respect and values. Think of a way how to retain experienced employees, otherwise they're going to keep leaving.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    good place to start

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

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

    Pros

    good working environment, nicely supervisor

    Cons

    comparative low compensation, long work hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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