SGS Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Auto off lease inspector

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    Current Employee - Automotive Inspector
    Current Employee - Automotive Inspector

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can not think of any off hand

    Cons

    Poor employee treatment, poor management, poor pay. They treat their employees like they are all stupid and not truely needed. In fact we were told as such at one time. Poor sales and management direction. Employees are under appreciated and not valued. I have been here for over 15 years. At one time it was run really well and we were treated pretty well, but have not seen that since 2011. They pay you hourly and 40 hours is a rareity, so you are treated like a contractor, and too bad if you didnt make 40 hours. I certainly would not recomend this job to anyone that has to make a fair living or raise a family. Un fortunately I am stuck here due to age restrictions

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your Employees with respect, not like trash. Hire experienced and conciences automotive minded people as inspectors. Better communications, and much better sales force needed.

  2. 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 Management

    Hire new managment

  3. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too numerous to list. Run!

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone in this office.

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    Terrible management from top to bottom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SGS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Loader

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    Current Employee - Loader
    Current Employee - Loader

    I have been working at SGS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management, little- to no room for advancement.

  7. Helpful (1)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay & benefits. That's all

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about employees

  8. Management was horrible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    -treat your employees like humans

  9. Honest

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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 Management

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

  10. Chemist II Analyst

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

    I worked at SGS as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Boss was demeaning

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

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

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