SGS Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Great Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, NJ

    I have been working at SGS full-time

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for personal advancement, movement within the company, and overall growth
    Benefits are offered: 401k, insurance package, bonus at management and sales levels, overtime for non-exempt
    Site and Upper management are invested in success of site
    Quality systems, personnel, client services/support, facility, and product (testing/data) are of excellent quality.
    Vast exposure to Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Personal Care, and Cosmetics industries.
    Team-based, cooperative/collaborative culture.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is to be expected for contract testing
    Fast pace and deadlines are constant (to be expected for contract testing)

    Advice to Management

    Continue trend of continual improvement in terms of recognition/salary/benefits, collaboration, transparency, resource management, business strategy, and quality.

  2. dont even consider working here word of advice

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 Management

    Hire new managment

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tankerman in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Tankerman in Pasadena, TX

    I worked at SGS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too numerous to list. Run!

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone in this office.

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  5. Mismanaged from Top Down

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Carteret, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative in Carteret, NJ

    I worked at SGS full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The company offers decent health benefits. They also have paid Holidays. A tuition reimbursement plan was also offered with prior management approvals.

    Cons

    The company as a whole was entirely profit driven to a fault. There was a mantra of being employee focused, but that was not the reality. Employee morale was very low. Salaries were low...... Management was constantly changing, there was no consistency. You would get familiar with a manager's style, then they would be replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house from the top. Start treating your employees with respect and not just as a resource. Make them feel part of the team and appreciated. Manage for long-term, not just by reacting to short-term setbacks.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Terrible management from top to bottom

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Neither here nor there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemical Loader in Plaquemine, LA
    Former Employee - Chemical Loader in Plaquemine, LA

    I worked at SGS full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent 401k program the company matches dollar for dollar up to 5%. Good place to start but quickly get experience on move on.

    Cons

    Management is operated on the good ole boy system. Lots off favoritism as subordinates often hang out with the upper management. No room for advancement there is a raise a 1 year of approximately $1.00 than another 2 years of approximately $1.00 then you top out.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be some policing of the way company policy and procedure is performed, especially between management and the workers.

  8. Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional environment caring company with great benefits.

    Cons

    Need better supervisors more open house policy.

    Advice to Management

    Open relationship between you and employees

  9. Loader

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loader
    Current Employee - Loader

    I have been working at SGS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay for starting. Refinery Experience, not back-breaking work.

    Cons

    Management, little- to no room for advancement.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Non-innovative and indifferent

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

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

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

    Pros

    This was a good place to start and learn some things about how a business works.

    Cons

    The company is very behind in technology, nobody really cares and will not consider ideas. The insurance is terrible, the people are not very intelligent. The management is focused on themselves. Don't come here if you want to make money because there is none.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the individuals below you more. They are the ones that make you money and can have good ideas.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Don't work here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Operator in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Dock Operator in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at SGS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay & benefits. That's all

    Cons

    Long hours. Management doesn't care about employees. Very few days off.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about employees

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