HR Generalist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


Company Description

CGG ( is a global technology and HPC leader that provides data, products, services and solutions in Earth science, data science, sensing and monitoring. Our unique portfolio supports our clients in efficiently and responsibly solving complex digital, energy transition, natural resource, environmental, and infrastructure challenges for a more sustainable future.

With our drive, deep curiosity and understanding of the Earth and its subsurface, we’re uncovering new, more sustainable ways for our clients to meet the needs of their customers and achieve their business and energy transition goals.

Job Description

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated HR Generalist to join our HR Team!

Working as part of the UK HR Team, the HR Generalist will be responsible for providing HR operations support to the UK HR Business Partners across the various business lines. They will be a key contact for employees and a strong partner for the managers based in the UK. 

As an HR Generalist you would get the opportunity to gain experience within the Human Resources department from all different aspects:

  • Being a key contact for employees for their request related to their contracts, career, development, and compensation – answering their questions related to CGG policies and processes
  • Being a sound partner for the local managers and help them with the people aspects of their business challenges
  • Working in close collaboration with the HR Business Partners, ER, Talent Acquisition, and people development team to make sure you provide to your client group the best expertise and service possible
  • Actively participate to the challenging recruitment activity:
    • Build the yearly recruitment plans with the HR Business Partners
    • Draft the job requisition and descriptions and identify the required key competencies and requirements with the managers
    • Work with the Talent Acquisition team to optimize the sourcing of the right candidates directly or through local agencies
    • Lead the HR interviews when necessary
  • Taking the lead on the onboarding of our new joiners and actively drive and enhance the new joiners’ CGG experience
  • Supporting the HR Business Partners on their global scope on specific people topics and any other related ones upon your management request 
  • Under the guidance of the HR Business Partners, participating to:
    • The cascading of the corporate HR initiatives
    • The right implementation of the compensation related actions (salary review, bonus distribution, promotions)
    • Long term and short-term staff mobility
    • People development projects and initiatives
    • Management of performance
    • Reorganisations and restructuring


  • BSc minimum qualification, MSc in Business, HR, Law. Sociology Psychology will make a difference
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate and partner with individuals at all levels within the organisation
  • Self-motivated, passionate, service-oriented with superior organisational skills and great follow through on tasks.
  • Outstanding service & Customer focus, to identify and understand the needs of the stakeholders, and provide prompt advise and support
  • Computer literate: including highly proficient in MS Excel & Word
  • Being fluent in English. Speaking French is not required but a plus, which would facilitate the collaboration with the headquarter and the teams based in Massy when needed
  • Accuracy and good attention to detail
  • Being an enthusiastic team player!


Additional Information

Why work at CGG?

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Highly attractive bonus scheme
  • Initial 22 days annual leave with future increases
  • Company pension with generous employer contribution
  • Wellbeing Unmind app – puts you in control of your mental health
  • A flexible benefits platform with numerous discount schemes – gym membership, restaurants, cinema tickets, and much more!
  • Regular social club events, spontaneous reward events throughout the year
  • Cycle purchase scheme
  • Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programmes

We are Flexible

  • Flexible Working – through our hybrid working scheme, we offer a flexible blend of home and office working
  • Bank Holiday Swap – our holiday swap program allows you to change it for another day of your choice!
  • Buy & Sell Holiday Programme – you can buy extra holiday, sell unused holiday or even save it up!
  • Relaxed dress code policy

Learning and Development

At CGG, you will have the space to grow at the pace of your passion and explore the opportunities available to those who dare and deliver. 

Our culture of learning and complementary approach to supported or self-guided career development, enables the design of tailored courses to suit specific needs our employees to aid personal growth in areas related to technical, commercial and personal skills, via an extensive suite of CGG developed courses, managed through our own Learning Hub.

We Care about the Environment

We encourage and actively support a strong sense of community, through volunteering and various company initiatives, as well as a strong company commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, energy saving and waste reduction enterprises.

We see things differently. Diversity fuels our innovation, we value the unique ways in which we differ, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all professionals.

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