Sigma-Aldrich

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Going downhill fast

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

I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

There are many wonderful dedicated employees.
If you get under the right mgmt, you are treated humanely and have some flexibility.
$72.00 bonus after taxes yearly (wow).

Cons

Layoffs happen very few years.
Little to no growth or advancement potential unless you move depts.
A lot of turnover and offshoring lately.
Mediocre pay for unrealistic performance expectations.
Benefits pkg. recently downsized again.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need a major influx of leadership to maximize and retain your human capital.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for new graduates to start off in "the real world", but lack of personnel growth opportunities.

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

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

    Pros

    Sigma is a non-competitive, laid back environment. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Lack of career development opportunities. Company claims to be 'one company' yet is very disconnected and is difficult to work with other business units.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity 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

    Cons

    Salary
    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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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