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Sigma-Aldrich Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
159 Reviews

2.7
159 Reviews
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Sigma-Aldrich President, CEO, and Director Rakesh Sachdev
Rakesh Sachdev
67 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent staff and management, good work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people doing the best with limited resources (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • The biggest con is the opportunities for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Not much support regarding career advancement (in 6 reviews)

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40 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Big corporation, still committed to its mission

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to get experience in any facet of the business you would like exposure to. There are lots of bright, engaging people who work here.

    Cons

    With the size of the company comes the lack of communication across any global company of similar size. Many projects are slow moving because of the risk aversion of the company. It's unfortunate, but it is understandable so as long as your expectations aren't of a fast-moving entrepreneurial workplace, then it will be less frustrating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Benefits!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sheboygan Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheboygan Falls, WI

    Pros

    Great opportunities and amazing health insurance and other benefits.

    Cons

    Not enough communications throughout departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Chemist II

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemist II  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Chemist II in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Good company with many good benefits. Lots of people that have spent their entire career at the company. Most employees can work their hours and then not worry about work while they're at home.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to get, sometimes people move out of departments just to get promoted. This promotion process can lead to dissatisfaction. Outside training is almost non-existent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start your career but not enough advance placement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in The Woodlands, TX

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing, tuition reimbursement, 401k, RSVP are all great. Working there with no experience is not a problem. Being a small site everyone knows everyone.

    Cons

    The site I worked at we used a temp agency and I was a temp for a year.
    There is not a lot of growth or opportunity available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't keep temps for a year with no benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company do forward thinking research.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Analyst
    Current Employee - Market Analyst

    Pros

    Sigma is a very Stable company

    Cons

    Corprate structure is difficult to move through

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Distribution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Operator  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Operator in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, additional job opportunities

    Cons

    Central Distribution closing down in MO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to get started

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Good work environment, good co-workers. Overall a stable company

    Cons

    Not good growth prospects in some areas of company, lower compensation than similar companies, too slow in getting things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to streamline processes to get things done smoother and faster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    One of a kind company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Growing very quickly. Systems do not keep up with demand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good work, good people, challenging science environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging Work, good people, good pay

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement at remote sites

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    RNAi Research Associate I

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Worked with people that had enthusiastic and positive outlooks on their work. Atmosphere is ideal for promoting cooperation and cultivating a strong work ethic.

    Cons

    Worked there as a contractor and was laid off due to a budget cut with no notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make contracts more stable or (especially) hire new employees directly. Now I have several years' worth of experience with competitors and would never consider a contract job again which severely reduces your chances of working with me and others like me again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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