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

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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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

Listen to the Your Voice survey...

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  1. Helpful (6)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  2. Helpful (5)

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

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    • 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)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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