Petroleum Geo-Services

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Petroleum Geo-Services Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
28 Reviews
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Petroleum Geo-Services President and CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen
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  1.  

    Great work life balance. The pay is not that high for petroleum industry, but the benefits are great.

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

    I worked at Petroleum Geo-Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid-back atmosphere, great time-off policies.

    Cons

    There are no opportunities for growth, that's why I left

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petroleum Geo-Services

    Pros

    Good work environment .. Diversity, multicultural and people are down to earth. Global organization with few layers of management.

    Cons

    Job rotations and career development and not the best .. Senior managers don't communicate enough with regular employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more often with your regular employees and create more of a job rotation environment

  3.  

    Times they are a changing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petroleum Geo-Services full-time

    Pros

    Very technically advanced company. Industry leader in seismic acquisition. Data processing on par with industry peers. Coworkers are loyal and great team players

    Cons

    Company is in a state of flux as it tries to globalize its workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen less to the marketing hype and seek input from those actually performing the work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Petroleum Geo-Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    PGS's onboarding for new employees was very organized and their HR department was a pleasure to work with. The company covered all expenses without question.

    Cons

    The pay compared to other oil and gas industry services was on the lower end. There are no other cons in my opinion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

    Former Intern - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Geophysicist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Petroleum Geo-Services as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good management, nice pay, nice working environment

    Cons

    It might be hard to move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Petroleum Geo-Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment and technology

    Cons

    Salary and not clear carrier opportunity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Petroleum Geo-Services full-time

    Pros

    Given a lot of freedom to develop and exposure to new technologies

    Cons

    Still deficient on training relying mostly on O. J. T. and mentoring from experienced staff
    Career path is not well laid out leaving some to flounder and become discouraged eventually choosing to leave company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to review training and development and the career paths available from the employee side. There is no clearly defined criteria for one to follow and thus be able to have some control over their advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place

    • 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 Petroleum Geo-Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Place to work at

    Cons

    Bonus is lower than most other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Happy to keep me at my same title forevva.

    • 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 Petroleum Geo-Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere and a great set of peers. Cutting edge company that seems to have more mkt share than others doing the same thing.

    Cons

    No room for promotion and always changing mgmt structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The squeaky wheel should be at leat listened to. When your credentials either match or surpass others who were promoted, there should be at least some honest discussion of why things are the way they are so more effective decisions could be made by both employer and employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    PGS is an Innovative and demanding company that is not boring.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Petroleum Geo-Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They have built a great team environment and strongly believe in developing employee skill set further at the companies expense.
    They have a good compensation plan and the managers all seem reasonable.
    Innovation and safety are top priorities for the company world wide.

    Cons

    The hours that they ask you to work are some times very long and the work load is or cannot be truly balanced.
    Upper management does ignore the advise of the people under them on occasion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to lower management when they say more employee's are needed as they are sometimes correct.

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