SGS

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SGS Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
178 Reviews
2.7
178 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • training opportunities are good and allow to build your work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Can learn a lot of different methods/techniques (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management communicates to employees in a way that puts employees on the defensive (in 7 reviews)

  • Poor work/life balance in the summer, where the workload can force you to almost live at work (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inspector in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Inspector in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at SGS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional environment caring company with great benefits.

    Cons

    Need better supervisors more open house policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open relationship between you and employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    10 thumbs up!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Fairfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Accounting in Fairfield, NJ

    I have been working at SGS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company cares about its employees, teaches you how to grow in business and in life . Working for SGS has literally been life changing for me . I consider you lucky if they even interview you .

    Cons

    If I had to pick one , because I need a 20 word minimum , I guess the parking lot is too small??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Odessa (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Odessa (Ukraine)

    I have been working at SGS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, frendly management, nice team

    Cons

    you should study all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at SGS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for Advancement, Care for their employees

    Cons

    Slightly fragmented structure between businesses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down barriers between businesses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    SGS is a Great Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President of Business Development
    Current Employee - Vice President of Business Development

    I have been working at SGS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Global opportunities - rewards employees who take initiative. I now speak and work with other affiliates around the world.

    Cons

    Learning to adjust on how a big company makes decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep interviewing and hiring technical staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Endless Opportunities

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

    I have been working at SGS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Anyone motivated and smart can find endless opportunities. You just have to be open minded and willing to take chances. Some roles provide an opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    Sometimes the decisions are reactionary instead of thinking long term. Travel can be rough on a young family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent, allow for some risks, take advantage of the company's size in more creative ways.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I made a career of it.

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

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    People, freedom to learn, part of a winning team. The company does alot to make people feel like they belong to a team. They take everyone to the state fair, the whole lab goes to a rented out theater for a movie and pizza once a year, etc. We really come together as a team. You must be a team player to have fun and do a good work.

    Cons

    Work can be challenging during the busy season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I have 2 years working experience in previous company as a Administration Executive,Document Controller,customerservice

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration Executive in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Former Employee - Administration Executive in Colombo (Sri Lanka)

    I worked at SGS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was a great experienced and achievements

    Cons

    which I learned a lot on how to communicate with different people and on how to handle them after sometime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    very good

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

    I have been working at SGS as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    good with time off and flexible

    Cons

    hourly rate could be improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    forward planning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Inspector of Oil, Gas and Chemicals division

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OGC Inspector in Lago Agrio (Ecuador)
    Former Employee - OGC Inspector in Lago Agrio (Ecuador)

    I worked at SGS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    salary on time, they provided good insurance

    Cons

    the salary is not enough according to the work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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