SGS
2.7 of 5 140 reviews
www.sgs.com Geneva, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 17, 2014

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Christopher (Chris) Kirk

(40 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Automotive Inspector (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsNice People who like to look busy working but the management does not have a clue on how they operate or what everyone does.

    ConsHR has no clue how to run a department seem nice but all the employees get no feedback and are rarely rewarded for their service.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop letting people work in CILOS

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dock Operators no chance to move up in the company

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsThe job its self it not bad its pretty easy. good group of guy to work with. Get to work outside.

    ConsThe pay is low you have to put in 20 hrs of ot a week to get a good pay check which is easy to get if your short on staff. The pay is pretty much 17 you get a dollar rasie every yr for 3yrs then your max out unless you get a shift lead spot good luck on getting that.The 410k is the only good benefit all the others the deductibleis is very high.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees more chances to move up in the company maybe be doing this you will keep them for longer periods. Instead of training them and they go into the refinery so they can make more money for the same job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Low morale, long hours

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Anchorage, AK

    ProsWork hours can be flexible as long as you meet deadlines. Lots of overtime available if you want it.

    ConsOffice culture is rife with gossip and favoritism. General employee opinion of the job is negative, which can lead to a poor working atmosphere. Management does little to improve morale, instead reacting with hostility whenever negative opinions or attitudes are displayed. Management will accept any short deadline project for money regardless of existing workload and staffing. Poor work/life balance in the summer, where the workload can force you to almost live at work. Consistent good performers taken for granted, average performers who occasionally step up showered with praise, and poor performers ignored as long as someone else picks up the slack. Very little opportunity for advancement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for getting experience THAT IS ALL!!!!

    Dock Operator (Current Employee)
    Corpus Christi, TX

    ProsThey will hire anyone that can pass a drug screening, physical and will work anytime

    ConsMANAGMENT IS VERY HARD TO TALK TO

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its all about the bottom. Don't expect loyalty or long term commitment.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosglobal company, market leader, decent benefits.

    Conspoor work/life balance, up and down job security. frequent layoffs to meet margins

    Advice to Senior Managementquit relying on the backs of your employees to make margins. believe that paying a living wage and building a strong stable is a better business model.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood leadership, will work with your schedule. Thats all I have to say about that. This twenty word minimum really has to go.

    ConsLow pay. If they would increase the pay the job would be perfect and really worth staying for a very long while.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salaried positions pay

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    Frustrating and pointless

    Instrumentation Specialist (Former Employee)
    Lincolnshire, IL

    ProsAn excellent example of a dysfunctional company. Individual departments are working against each other.
    A paycheck (small, but consistent)
    Free mediocre coffee
    Flexible scheduling

    ConsDuplicitous management. I understand the difference between not having access to information because of seniority and being actively lied to.
    Not opportunity for growth or advancement.
    No communication from management.
    Unreliable communication from management.
    Low pay and no bonuses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-evaluate your management processes and training. Your middle managers are destroying the morale and productivity of their staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing oil sands department

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsValuable work experience and knowledge

    ConsPoor Management,not so good work practice

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop employees

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    Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosa lot of learning opportunities

    Conspoor working environment, not even a locker for employee

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide better working environment for employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe patients have been with the group for years and are patient and very pleasant to work with. The headquarters office is nice (aesthetically).

    ConsUpper management is unorganized and incompetent and just plain rude! There really in no middle management nor checks and balances. No training is offered (because of the incompetence). There is a NO TALKING policy (meaning no talking) which is most likely why the employees are not very willing to assist one another.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStep down before the collision if you really care about spouses company! Let spouses hire outside management and provide neutrality in the office.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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