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TGS-NOPEC Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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TGS-NOPEC Chief Executive Officer Kristian Johansen
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  1. "TGS is a great company to work for if you like being rewarded for excellence!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits package, knowledgeable and innovative leadership, daily challenges that push you to learn more and promote growth - there are many more positives about TGS in both the people and the business asa whole. TGS is a company that is standing the test of time and has a leadership team who were able to make the hard decisions during the recent industry downturn that have allowed the company to emerge in a very favorable position to take advantage of the expected rebound!

    Cons

    The commute is a bit trying depending on when you arrive in the morning and when you leave in the afternoon but it is doable.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more cross communication between the newly merged Houston staff and be open to change when it benefits the employee base.


  2. "stuck in the past"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is investing in the future, gaining insights into the future of the industry. Free lunch every day.

    Cons

    Average benefits. The healthcare plan isn't great, so budget for that. The 'bonuses' are sketchy and unreliable. Old school. Low rewards. Low energy. Lack of vision from management. There are almost no opportunities for "fun" or something as advanced as a "touchscreen" monitor in huddle spaces. Again... nothing gets past the management who expect more button pushing, tie, 8-5, dot the 'i's and whatever you do... do NOT go above for anyone internally. Even though there is a YMCA next door, There needs to be a shower and lockers for employees who want to exercise during lunch. The locker rooms are packed and dirty.

    Advice to Management

    The biggest problem with this company is they need to shed all the managers who can't innovate, collaborate. So many departments - the decision makers choose to do things the same way as 10, 20 years before!! Very frustrating for the many creative and smart employees who are looking to grow their skills and make the company modern, sleek, and efficient. The favoritism is way of the charts. "Tow the line" & you'll be successful. I see people rewarded more for not doing their job than for actually doing their job. Reward those who are embracing the company vision. Call out the manager who are holding others back from being better at their job. Hold people to their job titles or fire them. Really. Way, way, way too many button pushers and not enough big picture thinkers /working "smarter". During Harvey, the office didn't officially "close", and this cause so much confusion with the many people who were flooded.
    HR is a joke. They have no desire or willingness to support the busy, hardworking employees who make the money for this company. No one wants to be seen 'not at their desk' because that is what management considers 'work'. Whereas a break can spark conversations, ideas, fun, and needed stress relief.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not too bad"

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

    I worked at TGS-NOPEC full-time

    Pros

    Free food, no challenge, steady income

    Cons

    Incompetent management, favoritism, unprofessional ism

    Advice to Management

    Cut management, reduce bureaucracy


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not a destination job"

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

    I worked at TGS-NOPEC full-time

    Pros

    Free Food, Paid Vacations, Paid Sick,

    Cons

    The lack of training. The lack of management skills. The totalitarian ways of doing things. The favoritism is off the charts, you could be the best in your group but if "THEY" do not like you, forget it. They can and will reduce your Bonus and restructure your pay without letting you know in advance. Example, say you make eighty grand total and say "THEY" give you a raise in salary and you feel all good, then at the end of the year you made the same as last year and you’re wondering how is that? Well, what TGS-NOPEC does is cut your bonus so you never get ahead and keep cutting. And TGS-NOPEC does this on a consistent basis.
    Also, TGS-NOPEC will short you in pay whenever they can. Example, TGS-NOPC does not comp you for over-time in anyway shape or form that I noticed.
    Also, there sure are A LOT of H1B visa workers in the Research and Development Department (These are just opinions) I wonder how many in the Research and Development Department got laid off?

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people without the threat of being let go.


  5. "Advanced Processing Geophysicist"

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    Current Employee - Processing Geophysicist
    Current Employee - Processing Geophysicist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, Flexibility with hours, Great co -workers

    Cons

    Inexperienced management at lower levels, limited training at all levels, limited mobility within organization

    Advice to Management

    Increase benefits. Increase cross training across organization.
    All supervisors need to train to be better managers.


  6. "Steady does not when the Race"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady Income

    Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    No where to move up.

    No growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Takes classes on management


  7. "A challenging place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment working at a high level with experienced peers

    Departments are close together and can easily talk to interpretation, R&D, Imaging, IT,or HR

    Cons

    Deadlines are short and depending on the project cannot be adjusted.

    Working from home is expected

    Resources are not always available

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Processing Geophysicist"

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    Former Employee - Hand in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Hand in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TGS-NOPEC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were designed to competitive with the O/G Industry

    Cons

    Leaders have been promoted to levels of incompetence, relying on fiscal constraints, and fear keep this boat afloat.


  9. "Good Benefits - No Work/Life Balance........."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist II
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Food, Pay for part of gym membership at YMCA, and good medical benefits.

    Cons

    Long Hours, no covered parking, lay offs, and changes in management........

    Advice to Management

    More stability and clairity..................


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's OK"

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

    Pros

    free lunches, relaxed atmosphere.. Not sure what else

    Cons

    same routine over and over