SGS

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Great

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at SGS

Pros

SGS is a large international company with much opportunities
Opportunity to learn a lot about the field you are in

Cons

The hours are very long
A lot of exposure to toxic chemicals
The pay not very high for what they charge the clients

No opinion of CEO

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    Has been a very bumpy ride so far. Lots of work to do, very little technical skill capability available on site.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SGS

    Pros

    Learn a lot. Meet several people positioned in government places. Good stuff for CV.

    Cons

    Salary pay is not attractive. Should always negotiate your salary career. If Management is in a non-negotiable position, start looking for a new job opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chris Kirk is a very nice guy.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    No opinion of CEO
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