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CGG Reviews

Updated January 9, 2019
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  • "work life balance is not really good" (in 22 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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    Current Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CGG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    best in industry when it comes to technology
    good training

    Cons

    sometimes have to work till very late


  2. "A loyal company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In the past there has been plenty of opportunity for growth and movement within the company. It has provided a good work environment with the opportunity to travel and also relocate.

    Cons

    Unfortunately with the seismic industry, at least marine streamer, in decline the company has gone through a number of downsizing periods over the last few years which has made it difficult to remain upbeat and positive.

  3. "Management does not have vision"

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

    I have been working at CGG full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, interesting projects

    Cons

    The company went through bankruptcy but doesn’t seem to have a vision for maintaining profitability besides making cuts.


  4. "Seismic Imaging Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CGG full-time

    Pros

    sponsor H1B for international students

    Cons

    too much work to do


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible company to work"

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

    I worked at CGG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very Close to good food

    Cons

    very long work hours, low wages, demoralizing experience, suppressed and low self-esteem. someone die in company from working too hard.

    Advice to Management

    Company will file bankruptcy soon. better find another job soon


  6. "Instrumentation Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGG full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of potential in the industry and lots of room for personal technical growth.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities due to stubborn leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to the talent you have and stop throwing away the good talent to keep the budget clean.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Staff Seismic Imager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free lunch, high learning curve

    Cons

    No work life balance at all. No leadership at all, not a sustainable working environment

    Advice to Management

    Do not be cold blood to your team member. What comes around, goes around

  8. "Executive assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and location. Interesting industry to work in

    Cons

    Personnel turnover has been high. Business is sensitive to the fluctuations of the oil industry.


  9. "There are worse places to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CGG full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    nice office building

    Cons

    no career advancement unless you're French


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGG full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch, nice working environment

    Cons

    can not think of any