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CGG Reviews

Updated July 18, 2018
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  • "work life balance is not really good" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Extremely long working hours is a direct result of horribly inefficient management" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CGG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart and passionate people, good safety culture, company cares about its employees. When times are good it works like well oiled machine.

    Cons

    Severely affected by oil and gas cycles, needs to be leaner

    Advice to Management

    More focus on areas of strength and cut excess in less competitive areas, both geographically and technologically. And no more buying other companies!


  2. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart teammates
    Team environment
    Fast paced
    Good benefits
    Promotion track based on performance
    Interesting and challenging problems
    Always new work

    Cons

    Have to be able to keep up
    Must be willing to work very hard

    Advice to Management

    Work on retaining good employees
    Don't let good employees burn out

  3. "seismic imager"

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    Current Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at CGG full-time

    Pros

    People are very good. Can learn a lot of stuff very fast.

    Cons

    Work hours are quite long. Pretty tight schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more talent people


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Seismic Imager"

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    Current Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CGG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced, and things move quickly. Got to work with some very talented and passionate young professionals. Would be a great place to learn fast about geophysics and signal processing

    Cons

    No life-work balance, and a lot of extra time for work. All managers came from technical track, with very little team managing skill.

    Advice to Management

    Life-work balance, and need to improve soft skills


  5. Helpful (1)

    "bad culture"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    free food and good healthcare

    Cons

    bad work environment
    long hours
    unreasonable expectations
    high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    promote people who want to manage people to management roles


  6. "programmer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGG full-time

    Pros

    get to good technology all time

    Cons

    too many work over work


  7. "general"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good working environment that helps see and development

    Cons

    long hours for working and too much work load

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CGG full-time

    Pros

    Imaging department works very hard and provides much profit for the company. The current management strategies of imaging department can produce very high margin for the company

    Cons

    However marine department's performance keeps going down in the downturn since 2014. Without significant improvement on marine performance, CGG may have some hard time to pay their debt. Management made some worst decision in the company history in 2014.

    Advice to Management

    Sustainable business strategies are not present in the company. Significant experiences employees are lost in the downturn for many reasons.


  9. "Navigator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGG full-time

    Pros

    Good crews offshore, good pay, plenty of time off

    Cons

    Could be highly stressful at times. Time away from family - but you are compensated well for it, executive level not really in touch with front line employees


  10. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CGG (More than a year)

    Pros

    learning and hard working people

    Cons

    work life balance is not really good

    Advice to Management

    no


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