SGS Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
150 Reviews

2.9
150 Reviews
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Christopher (Chris) Kirk
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I now speak and work with other affiliates around the world (in 4 reviews)

  • Can learn a lot of different methods/techniques (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Bonuses are only for upper management level, PTO is vacation only (in 6 reviews)

  • No training or career progression offered as promised during initial hiring interview (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    My experience has been wonderful!!!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at SGS

    Pros

    There are endless opportunities for advancement with SGS.

    Cons

    The benefits could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Growing oil sands department

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Valuable work experience and knowledge

    Cons

    Poor Management,not so good work practice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop employees

  3.  

    Educational

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inspection Coordinator  in  Doral, FL
    Current Employee - Inspection Coordinator in Doral, FL

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

    Pros

    Great co workers, fast pace environment, builds and refines organizational skills.

    Cons

    Needs a higher pay system for the employees considering the amount of stress and work done on a day to day basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace current management with superiors that know what they are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Automotive Field Inspector

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Auto Inspector  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Auto Inspector in Newark, NJ

    I worked at SGS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    there is really Nothing more to say about this Company Its All bad the only Way to make money is to travel working in another state making overtime. but you expense all food gas ext. To get reimbursed 4 weeks later. Not cool.

    Cons

    Pay,Travel,Supervisor,Job.there is really Nothing more to say about this Company Its All bad the only Way to make money is to travel working in another state making overtime. but you expense all food gas ext. To get reimbursed 4 weeks later. Not cool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay More And Don't push for more work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Haven't Reached the End of the Road....Yet.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Lots of money to buy things.

    Cons

    Not lots of money to pay people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    SGS provides an invaluable service to its clients.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rutherford, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rutherford, NJ

    I worked at SGS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great global exposure. Lots of learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Pay is below market. Turnover is high. Growth is not as present as it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build up your internal talent before always running to the outside.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get OUT!! Run as fast as you can ...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician  in  Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Deer Park, TX

    I worked at SGS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Gated parking lot and large restrooms.

    Cons

    No bonuses. No pay raise in last 5 years. People are quitting like crazy. At one point there wasnt enough staff to cover the shifts. Very high turn-over. By the time you finish training someone they are sick of the way the company and managers treat them and they quit. They do not keep anything private. You will find out who gets fired or written up 2-3 days in advance!!! There is too much mess, backstabbing, gossip, and trouble. Don't get me started on the amount of accidents that have occurred and the integrity of the results reported. If you do decide to work here make sure you ask exactly for the money you want or x5 more, because you will get it because no one wants to work here.They hire people with no experience because no one is willing to work here or stay long enough before they have time to fill another position. Doesn't matter how much you get paid you not be able to endure the way things work around here. Someone threaten to come to work and blow up the facility because he was too stressed about the job. Everyone was scared!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give Raises. Make employees feel appreciated and maybe the turn over will not be so high. Fire the assistant managers and maybe people will be a little Happier. Also, teach the managers how to talk to the employees, stop being rude, and spreading mess around the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Off Lease Inspector

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

    I worked at SGS

    Pros

    Worked on my own and at my own past (Fast & Consistent)

    Cons

    Some of the vehicles inspected were very dirty and grimy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your best worker who generate you the most profit not based on time with company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    All downhill after SGS acquired our lab.

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    Former Employee - Lab Chemist  in  Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Lab Chemist in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at SGS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly lab staff. Was a great place to work when I started there.

    Cons

    Top heavy management.
    No understanding of production timelines.
    Very little regard for employee safety.
    Management misleading about compensation, work hours, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak to the lab staff to get an idea of turn around times prior to making commitments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    analyst

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at SGS part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    a lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    poor working environment, not even a locker for employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide better working environment for employee

    Recommends

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