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CGG Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2019

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CGG CEO Sophie Zurquiyah
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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice environment and community despite everything that’s happened in the industry

    Cons

    Industry outlook and fluctuating market

    CGG2018-11-19
  2. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - InSAR Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGG full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    excellent work/life balance interesting work encouraged to learn and develop new ideas excellent benefits

    Cons

    progression needs to be looked at

    CGG2019-06-26
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Overall a good job"

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    Current Employee - Processing Geophysicist in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CGG full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Massive variety of projects and variations in day to day activities. Very good access to the latest technologies thanks to close collaboration between processing and R&D teams. CGG is regarded as one of the best in the industry for technology so it’s great to be at the cutting edge. Colleagues are generally a very friendly and diverse group. Noticeable improvements in the last couple of years to career... development and opportunities. Good training, especially technical. Regular social activities.

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    Cons

    The downturn in the oil industry since prices crashed in 2014 had led to financial problems for all seismic contractors including CGG. Things are improving now, but the company is very exposed to fluctuations in the industry. The Crawley office isn’t in a great location, very poor access to train stations makes it impractical to commute from London and Crawley town is a dump. Training is good but doesn’t lead to... professional qualifications. Some projects are more pressured than others for time and resources so continual pressure to “innovate” can cause a pressure from managers to work unreasonably long hours even though that’s not explicitly stated.

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    Advice to Management

    Allow working from home. Introduce unpaid sabbaticals for employees who want to go travelling. Move the Crawley office to somewhere with better public transport connections to London. Continue improving equality in opportunities and promotions between processing groups. Develop alternative career paths for processors who are good at technology but not at people management.

    CGG2019-05-15
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A viewpoint on CGG Subsurface Imaging UK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGG full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly environment and very multi-cultural Variety in daily tasks and considerable room for personal initiative No two projects are alike even if they have the same general structure High quality training material and teachers Heavy client interaction on multi-million dollar high-end upstream projects New technologies being developed and tested continuously Promotion is on merit and if you work hard you are... rewarded Location has excellent transport links with London close by and Gatwick Airport For geophysicists and physicists a job where you can actually use the knowledge you gained in your degree

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    Cons

    Occasionally long hours (not an expectation from management but necessary) Upper management do not always communicate particularly well There is no easily accessible countryside locally

    Advice to Management

    Think seriously about remote working long-term - perhaps 2 days at home, 3 days in the office in company housing? Think about alternative routes for those employees who are talented technically but do not want to progress into management For seismic imaging start investing time and money into additional sectors to reduce the oil and gas focus

    CGG2019-05-15
  5. "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CGG full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good company to learn.

    Cons

    Salary is low. growth is slow

    CGG2019-05-09
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Hierarchy system, pressure from everywhere."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGG full-time

    Pros

    Big company, easy to get support if there is some software/hardware problem

    Cons

    Hierarchy system, depends on who you are. If you are very good at climbing cooperation ladder, it would be the company for you. Hard working and good working results are not appreciated. People could be pregnant for 2 babies for 2 years without working properly, and they still get good pay and more bonus than you do. And they probably get promoted much quicker. There are many cases like that. Selfish management,... all they care is make the top management happy without considering the employees' welfare and stress level and project quality. They just care what their manager say, I guess that is why they can climb up so quickly. HR is not helpful neither. It is always certain people get seen from upper level, these people are actually very narrow-minded and selfish.

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    Advice to Management

    The people who are very good at climbing the cooperation ladder (who is now in a management role) without too much effort will destroy the company 's future and reputation among client.

    CGG2019-05-09
  7. "Marketing Geologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CGG full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to travel. Relative freedom to find new business. Great team environment.

    Cons

    No progression. Limited and poorly communicated strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure there is clear opportunity to progress for all job roles. Action exit feedback from past staff who have left. Sort out how CGG interviews internal candidates and make sure HR communicate and give useful, genuine feedback to your staff in a timely manner. Currently nobody feels like they can give feedback on HR performance as it ultimately goes against them later when applying for new opportunities.

    CGG2019-03-28
  8. "CGG"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CGG full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work despite company struggling recently.

    Cons

    Can be unflexible, depending on management structure

    CGG2019-03-19
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Too much red tape"

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    Former Employee - InSAR Scientist in Edenbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CGG full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people you get to work with are really great.

    Cons

    There is no opportunity for growth in your career. The salaries never reflected the work you did. There were never any rewards for doing a good job. Everything that the employees suggested had to be second guessed and questioned by management. There was never any trust. Four years of pay freezes left the employees feeling disgruntled.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff well. And implement a structure where your staff can grow into new roles. Remove the layered management structure. Most of the teams in the satellite mapping department don't need managing to that level.

    CGG2019-03-30
  10. "Geophysics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at CGG full-time

    Pros

    High-tech company with lots of new technology around

    Cons

    Low pay compare to the similar companies in the market

    CGG2019-03-07
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