SGS Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
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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. Great at first....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at SGS

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Overtime. Learning experience. Great for a summer job (June-September).

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay. Management does not communicate well. Drives people through intimidation and greed. Office favoritism and very little chance at advancement. Very poor culture of caring and little positive feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to lead by example. If you want to keep people long-term, treat them with respect and compensate fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer

    I worked at SGS

    Pros

    Nothing much. All good thing. Great place to work

    Cons

    Great. Nothing much to complan...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on PM tools. bla... bla...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Big International Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    offices around the world..if you like to travel, good place to start.

    Cons

    none that I can really think of

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  5. Need an upgrade

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    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Lakefield, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst in Lakefield, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    country club life...No one inspired to anything different. If you give an new idea you look good

    Cons

    old technologies... there is no SMS server... Don't even get me started...Dinosaurs as managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the time

  6. Why would anyone pay 14,000 dollars for a tankerman training class? Look around you can do it for 500 to 1200.00 .

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    Former Employee - Tankerman in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Tankerman in Pasadena, TX

    I worked at SGS

    Pros

    A baseball cap. Free food at training on your off days.

    Cons

    Too numerous to list. Run!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone in this office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. dont even consider working here word of advice

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Deer Park, TX

    I have been working at SGS

    Pros

    I work during the day. Clean restrooms. Clean brake room. They have a big parking lot with a fence. Get to listen to the radio.

    Cons

    Not a healthy place to work at. Very dangerous. Mangers dont care or look out for you. Very low pay with no raises after 2 years. No chance to grow with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new managment

  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Terrible management from top to bottom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SGS

    Pros

    They are closed the day after Thanksgiving

    Cons

    This company does not treat its employees well. The management is unsupportive and does not treat its employees with respect. They manage by intimidation and threats which leaves their employees with a constant feeling of insecurity. You never know where you stand with this company because they do not know how to communicate to employees in a professional manner. They are constantly changing their focus and redirecting their employees, no body seems to know whats going on. Management will throw employees under the bus to protect themselves. There is no trust or respect here. Very high turnover, seems like someone is constantly being fired for unknown reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees that you care about them and value them. Give your employees the tools they need to succeed. Train your managers on how to communicate and manage professionally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. I had a wonderful experiences there and learned alot.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS

    Pros

    You can attend in training courses of the company and be certified.

    Cons

    they don't exchange nor recommend employees to other branches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible for hiring/ rehiring the candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Abusive company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS

    Pros

    If you are lucky you will get to work with nice group of very smart people who make their own friendly environment that is not supported by managers. They try to do the best what they can to survive.

    Cons

    Very poor and unsupportive management. There is no ability to grow. No career path. They do not appreciate people. They pay a little money. It is huge corporation that do not care about the people just numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hmm.. change the job and let better people to take your spot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Lab Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Job security very nice coworkers

    Cons

    Pay is not vey good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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