TGS-NOPEC

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TGS-NOPEC Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
11 Reviews
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11 Reviews
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TGS-NOPEC CEO Robert S. Hobbs
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  1.  

    Great company; terrible position

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

    I have been working at TGS-NOPEC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Quarterly bonus; 401k; excellent benefits; Mostly good people.

    Cons

    Office culture; promotion possibilities; stress level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving promotions based on performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good working environment and a place where you work with experts.

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

    I have been working at TGS-NOPEC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment and a place where you work with experts.

    Cons

    You will be challenged to aim for excellence in all you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management should do all it can to retain and motivate the staff towards excellence

  3.  

    Geophysicist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TGS-NOPEC full-time

    Pros

    Good company to learn many things.Financially strong. good career growth

    Cons

    Software not managed well. People manager -- they need to improve. Old employees are not taken care of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    cheap company, under paid,

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

    I have been working at TGS-NOPEC full-time

    Pros

    free food, gym subscription, good colleagues

    Cons

    heavy pressure working environment, unworthy senior management, under paid, not the best place for career development

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Used to be better

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

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

    Pros

    Company grew threefold over the last few years, now we are in a new location with nice interior, everything new, breakfast and lunch served, corporate membership in YMCA, etc. Computer resources are abundant.

    Cons

    Much bigger job load, overtime is now required in order to be on time with projects, for the same salary. The bandwidth is not adequate and impedes the work. Many new people, some are not as qualified as old workers at the same grade, an extra layer of bosses to report. Remote location, open office setting, obscure management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of spending your days in meetings, re-introduce the old practice of carrying on your very own processing project, i.e. re-connect with reality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good to work

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent business model in promising industry. Easy going manager and co-workers.

    Cons

    Non Geo-science background people has less promotion opportunity. Very poor training for graduates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open mind to hire more capable man instead of protecting your own rights that much.

  8.  

    good company to work for

    Current Employee - Processor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Processor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at TGS-NOPEC full-time

    Pros

    flexibility, good environment, decent bonus.

    Cons

    overtime a lot to meet the project deadline. not much training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    moving to a new remote location may not be a wise decision.

  9.  

    good working environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at TGS-NOPEC

    Pros

    flexibility in job allowing for balance between work and home
    good opportunities for advancement
    conservative in approach leads to stability in turbulent market conditions

    Cons

    smaller company having limited opportunities upon advancement

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great for PT college students...everyone else hates it there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA/Plot in Humble, TX
    Former Employee - QA/Plot in Humble, TX

    I worked at TGS-NOPEC

    Pros

    Flexibility, calm work environment, steady flow of work, steady paycheck

    Cons

    Depressing boredom at times, robots for coworkers, very little recognition for your efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax, the oil data will be there. Feel free to walk around and talk to your employees without hovering or bombarding them with questions. Stop being so damn robotic. Laugh a little.

    Also, is it impossible to provide any type of benefits for PT employees? I know Verizon Wireless offers profit-sharing for PT employees.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for if you are not overly ambitious.

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

    I have been working at TGS-NOPEC

    Pros

    They allow some flexibility with time as long as deadlines are met,
     good computing resources and responsive IT. There are no formal training, but there are a lot of information available for self-education. Project's reports and presentations are in common domain.

    Cons

    Projects are going through many departments, that means every department has a rather narrow specialization. No rotation, so it's difficult to get a wide experience. Work load is intermittent, some days I'm idle, some days I'm overwhelmed. Not much training given. Sometimes it feels like the management want you to be humble and invisible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider rotation. Give more training and advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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