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CGG Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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  • "work life balance is not really good" (in 21 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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    • Senior Management
    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. "Seismic Imaging Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good Benefits
    2. Nice Work/Life Balance
    3. Competitive Compensations in Houston
    4. Good Atmosphere

    Cons

    1. Limited Career Opportunity
    2. Down-trend Industry

  8. "The last choice if you have other options"

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    Former Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sponsor work visa. Talented employees

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Low Base


  9. "good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Seismic imager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGG full-time

    Pros

    Good learning curve, visa friendly

    Cons

    Poor work and life balance


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