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Chinatown in Houston

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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

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    good place to start

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good working environment, nicely supervisor

    Cons

    comparative low compensation, long work hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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