Sigma-Aldrich
2.7 of 5 152 reviews
www.sigmaaldrich.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

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Sigma was okay but now..?...?...?

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO

ProsOpportunity for advancement (if you change departments...not if you continue in the same)
Benefits - 401K match, tuition reimbursement (although only 3,500/year....)
Most people are great
$100 yearly bonus - I always look forward to this

ConsSalary
Raises don't keep up with inflation and are a joke. 2.7% increase for meeting and exceeding all expectations.....and I wonder why most employees are mediocre
Raises are typically pushed back (for example to April) to save cash. What a great way to reward your employees?
Sigmotions (promotion without title or pay increase)
Layoffs without reason/justification
Turnover is high - only the unmotivated employees stay

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in employees, define applied market...invest in technology, finalize business strategy prior to rolling out (duh??), communicate with employees....interact with them (I know they don't mean much to you but at least act like it!)

Remove the "reserved" parking spots - this is embarrassing and shows the inequality

Don't let personal beliefs interfere with business - ie stem cells

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you are average/terrible at what you do, but can talk the talk, this is the place for you.

    Marketing & EBusiness (Current Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: If you know the right people, you might just get… Cons: You are on your own when it comes to career development, salary increments and other opportunities. Middle management (Directors/VPs) are completely disconnected from realities and focus… Advice to Senior Management: Your success is dependent on those who work for you. Creating ivory towers is a failed policy and is the main reason talent is leaving… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

     

    Great company to work for

    Production Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time


    Pros: Great people Good advancement opportunities The company is conservative with change but… Cons: All companies have negatives. Nothing to post here that… More
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