SGS

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SGS Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
48 Reviews
1.0
48 Reviews
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Christopher (Chris) Kirk
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • training opportunities are good and allow to build your work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Can learn a lot of different methods/techniques (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management communicates to employees in a way that puts employees on the defensive (in 7 reviews)

  • Poor work/life balance in the summer, where the workload can force you to almost live at work (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    dont even consider working here word of advice

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Deer Park, TX

    I have been working at SGS

    Pros

    I work during the day. Clean restrooms. Clean brake room. They have a big parking lot with a fence. Get to listen to the radio.

    Cons

    Not a healthy place to work at. Very dangerous. Mangers dont care or look out for you. Very low pay with no raises after 2 years. No chance to grow with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new managment

  2.  

    Why would anyone pay 14,000 dollars for a tankerman training class? Look around you can do it for 500 to 1200.00 .

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    Former Employee - Tankerman in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Tankerman in Pasadena, TX

    I worked at SGS

    Pros

    A baseball cap. Free food at training on your off days.

    Cons

    Too numerous to list. Run!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone in this office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible management from top to bottom

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SGS

    Pros

    They are closed the day after Thanksgiving

    Cons

    This company does not treat its employees well. The management is unsupportive and does not treat its employees with respect. They manage by intimidation and threats which leaves their employees with a constant feeling of insecurity. You never know where you stand with this company because they do not know how to communicate to employees in a professional manner. They are constantly changing their focus and redirecting their employees, no body seems to know whats going on. Management will throw employees under the bus to protect themselves. There is no trust or respect here. Very high turnover, seems like someone is constantly being fired for unknown reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees that you care about them and value them. Give your employees the tools they need to succeed. Train your managers on how to communicate and manage professionally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loader

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    Current Employee - Loader
    Current Employee - Loader

    I have been working at SGS

    Pros

    Decent pay for starting. Refinery Experience, not back-breaking work.

    Cons

    Management, little- to no room for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work here

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    Current Employee - Dock Operator in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Dock Operator in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at SGS

    Pros

    Decent pay & benefits. That's all

    Cons

    Long hours. Management doesn't care about employees. Very few days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Management was horrible

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    Former Contractor - Microbiology Technologist in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Contractor - Microbiology Technologist in Fairfield, NJ

    I worked at SGS as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    -good coworkers who are young for the most part and easy to get along with

    Cons

    -incompetent management
    -I had a manager who did not know my name after 6 months of working here
    -trickle down stress, company was losing money. corporate manger pressure on department manager lead to high stress environment
    -too much work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -treat your employees like humans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Honest

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Not working there anymore. The amount of experience.

    Cons

    Management only listens to men. If you come in early and leave late daily you get written up for coming in late and leaving early. If you take the hour lunch that you are given you get written up for taking excessive lunches. You get scrutinized for following SOPs methods especially when it comes to calibration and verifying equipment. You get called sexist names behind your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the sexist pigs, stop taking clients/co-workers to strip clubs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Chemist II Analyst

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    Former Contractor - Chemist II Analyst
    Former Contractor - Chemist II Analyst

    I worked at SGS as a contractor

    Pros

    While working there I had run into people who were so stressed out, that end up yelling at me for no reason. I was a contractor, an outsider visiting the company, and I have to say that I did not feel very welcome.

    Cons

    I was given the opportunity to do method development which allows me to grow with in my career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to advise them to respond do not react to the issues brought up in the meeting. Your costumers are important but your employees matter too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Boss was demeaning

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    Former Employee - Auto Inspector in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Auto Inspector in New Haven, CT

    I worked at SGS full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Introduced to a New Career. Good Training.

    Cons

    Inadequate pay. Posted Job hours and actual hours differ dramatically. My worst experience with any company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you workers. Don't let personal feelings about employee's cloud your view of there work. Work with integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decided to leave

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician

    I worked at SGS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Hours, pay ok (not completely satisfied), customer interaction

    Cons

    Management, attitude, skill level/competency of co-workers, QA issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't cut hours of your better employees and keep those due to personal treatment. It's weird to be hiring new salaried staff when you don't need their services. QA also needs a little more enforcing within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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