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CGG Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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  • I cannot stress enough that this place has no work life balance concept (in 19 reviews)

  • company culture is terrible, be prepared for long working hours (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Management Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Data Management Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked the work I did and the benefits. The location of the company was also a plus.

    Cons

    Too many turnovers in my department.


  2. "software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    good for fresh grad student, OPT & Greencard

    Cons

    stress, working need to be hard

  3. Helpful (3)

    "From US perspective"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is always good to work for a company that can differentiate itself from the competition and CGG does that in many ways.
    French owned company so when times are good the company functions can take place in an old chateau in France.

    Cons

    In the US when times are bad the company lacks loyalty to the long time employees.
    In imaging the work load and pressure can be brutal.

    Advice to Management

    In the US be more loyal to the long time employees.
    They need to treat employees like professionals are be more open and upfront.


  4. "Tape Transcription Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CGG (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working enviroment and good management

    Cons

    Keep employee as much as you can-don't layoff

    Advice to Management

    Try to reorganize company


  5. "CGG good/bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Geologist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Geologist in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Open communication from management about economic situation and plans for staffing and reorganizations.

    Cons

    Salaries and benefits a bit lower than standard for the industry


  6. "Good starting point and for traveling"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - HSE Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - HSE Advisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at CGG (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits offered were great and they were very affordable

    Cons

    Base pay wasn't great and that's all you received if not on a project.


  7. "Cutting edge technologies with huge value in exploration and development of oil and gas assets."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A professional, strategicly oriented technology company with good growth opportunities in providing new technologies to increase productivity and reduce costs in exploration and development.

    Cons

    Historic volatility in oil & gas prices require preplanning which can include potential staff reductions as the company responds to potential downturns in market conditions.

    Advice to Management

    When the market upturn occurs, be resilient by implementing intense target focused training programs of four months duration taught by internal subject matter experts to take new staff and quickly create new growth in revenues from high margin, low capital requirement integrated services in Geology, Geophysics and Reservoir.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Seismic imager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Seismic Imager in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You really learn a lot from people with diverse backgrounds, and co-workers are very helpful, you can learn a lot of technical stuff in here.

    Cons

    Overall it's not too bad, however, communication between difference departments could potentially improve more, its always an issue once the company have too many different departments.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers are really good, and you can see they really lead the teams very well. Some people are not only good at doing their own work, but also good at leading the teams.


  9. "Project Petrophysicist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Project Petrophysicist in Houston, TX
    Former Freelancer - Project Petrophysicist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CGG (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked for Jason before they were bought by CGG. Work was very diverse, covering project, training and software sales. People were good to work with.
    Supported cross-training and made appropriate classes available

    Cons

    Management pushed release of software before it was ready. This, to me, reflects a tendency of management to do what they want rather than what they should.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked in a team with very intelligent, energetic people.

    Cons

    Very large company. Not much interaction outside of one's own department.


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