SGS Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance as not OT too late (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)

  • There is a struggle to find a work/Life Balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS

    Pros

    Working environment is relatively relaxed

    Cons

    Not much to learn as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Too focused on cost cutting. Staff isn't very bonded.


  2. Chemist

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    Current Employee - Chemist
    Current Employee - Chemist

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Improves time management and organization skills under GMP compliance.

    Cons

    Routine work can be repetitive and tedious.


  3. Casual work enviroment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Schedule, work pace, no micro management. It is nice to plan your day without being forced to follow a direct plan.

    Cons

    Salary, benifits, Miles put on personal vehicle, repetitive work. Scheduled appointments in time windows can put a little pressure on your day.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open in what is expected and how often reviews are. Communication on advancement and the length it will take to get there.


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  5. management

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    Current Employee - Manpower Coordinator in Paka (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Manpower Coordinator in Paka (Malaysia)

    I have been working at SGS full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    lack of communication among HQ and branch

    Cons

    Need improvement on management side

    Advice to Management

    Need To More Proactive and Monitoring on Staff Movement


  6. Good Environment for Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to study testing service, such as testing standards and regulations related to textile and apparel. The Supervisor is nice and knowledgable. Many training opportunties. Flexible work time.

    Cons

    Interns can visit labs and take a look only except you work at labs.


  7. feild tec. & prep tec.

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    Former Employee - Opener in Chicago Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Opener in Chicago Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    Fuels Testing Laboratory Field Technician
    Position required collecting samples for analytical testing using ASTM sampling procedures, maintenance of sampling equipment, and surveying barges. In order to deliver testing samples, driving assortment of Box Trucks was required. The trucks ranged from full size vans to 18-foot box & flatbed trucks. Position required preparing samples for further analytical testing using ASTM procedures, maintenance of preparation equipment Received extensive training in Health and Safety procedures.

    Cons

    Down side & buss. is slow drown an close dock in Chicago.an power plant too. knot mush sample in to run .

    Advice to Management

    I am on time to work an do thing. being on call an hour long hours


  8. Okay

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not amazing but not bad. Hours are flexible and you're treated with respect

    Cons

    There's no upward movement, and this position is barely above minimum wage. U do work that should pay more than this


  9. Pretty corporate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at SGS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Processes were fairly well defined and good training program.

    Cons

    Found the organization a bit unwholesome, perhaps just due to its large size.


  10. Great

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at SGS (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    enjoyed working with an innovative team

    Cons

    hard work but well reqarded

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at SGS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Worldwild company. Good benefits. Good people. Fills like a small company.

    Cons

    Long hours. Working in the elements. Shiftwork. Sometimes a job ends and it take a while for another job to come up.



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