Petroleum Geo-Services
3.4 of 5 23 reviews
www.pgs.com Oslo, Norway 1000 to 5000 Employees

Petroleum Geo-Services Reviews

Updated Mar 1, 2014
Petroleum Geo-Services – Rio de Janeiro – “rio office park”

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3.4 23 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Petroleum Geo-Services President and CEO Jon Erik Reinhardsen

Jon Erik Reinhardsen

(11 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company to work for

Operations (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsPGS'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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Geophysicist (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGood management, nice pay, nice working environment

ConsIt might be hard to move up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Project Leader (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGood work environment and technology

ConsSalary and not clear carrier opportunity

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Geophysicist (Current Employee)

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

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

ConsStill 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 Senior ManagementNeed 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place

Senior Geophysicist (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Petroleum Geo-Services full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Place to work at

ConsBonus is lower than most other companies

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher bonuses

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Happy to keep me at my same title forevva.

Geophysicist (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

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

ConsNo room for promotion and always changing mgmt structure.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Petroleum Geo-Services full-time for more than a year

ProsThey 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.

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

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Overall not a bad company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Petroleum Geo-Services

ProsOn cutting edge of new aquisition tecnologies
Flex hours allow you to minimize commute time
Management is fairly competent and continues to evolve in a positive direction

ConsCommunication between different organizational units needs to be improved
Training is sporadic at best relying more on OJT than any formal program

Advice to Senior ManagementWhether true or not there is a perception that middle and upper management are given greater incentives even though they are only a small part of the team effort involved in profitable projects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Petroleum Geo-Services

ProsGood opportunity for younger employees
Flexible work hours

Consas company grows in size, there is more inertia so it gets harder to change direction
Some disparity between US policies and foreign offices

Advice to Senior ManagementA thorough review would be welcome. The ability for subordinates to review their superiors would prove enlightening. A review of the differences in benefits between the various offices and an attempt to equalize the disparities would be nice

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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OK place to work...i guess...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Petroleum Geo-Services

Proswork with people all over the world

Conslimited opportunity for advancement - regional

Advice to Senior Managementallign bonus structure with other major US companies

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