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If you're very lucky, a great chance to form a solid international network.

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Current Employee - Lab Tech
Current Employee - Lab Tech

I have been working at SGS

Pros

Large international company with opportunities to network globally.
Very knowledgeable people (if you can track them down and connect with them) in a wide variety of businesses.
Stable job.
Good "starter company" to prepare you to work elsewhere.

Cons

Very poor communication between departments, branches, divisions or countries. You will be re-inventing the wheel.
Jealousy & competition between branches is discouraged in word, but encouraged in deed. You must be very careful who you help or very secretive if you do lend a hand to another branch.
No chance for promotion. If you're hired on as management then you have a chance to move up, otherwise the company will hire from the outside before they promote from within.
Little direction from management on where the company is going.
Bureaucracy.
Stagnant culture. Zero ability to implement change on a local, national or global level.
Very low wages compared to similar positions with other companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There's lots of talk about "The Plan" but never any action. Vision is a great and necessary part of a company, but it doesn't get you very far. Define what each division, each branch, each department and each employee needs to accomplish to support "The Plan' and then maybe you'll get some buy-in from the rank and file.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If I was asked to return to the company, I would definetively not do that

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    Former Employee - Coordinator
    Former Employee - Coordinator

    I worked at SGS

    Pros

    The best reason to work at SGS is that you share lots of information with different customers, and work directly with the most different products... It is a great place for learning, but definetively not for working.

    Cons

    Very low salaries, too much work (no weekends or holidays), absolutely no job promotions, your job is never recognized and you can never propose new stuff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dhaka (Bangladesh)

    I have been working at SGS

    Pros

    Honesty is best thinking. We always follow my work place this policy.

    Cons

    We feel all-time heisted and so late of good understand people.

    Doesn't Recommend
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