Sigma-Aldrich

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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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2.7 155 reviews

58% Approve of the CEO

Sigma-Aldrich President, CEO, and Director Rakesh Sachdev

Rakesh Sachdev

(66 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent staff and management, good work-life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • Great people doing the best with limited resources(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • The biggest con is the opportunities for advancement(in 4 reviews)

  • Not much support regarding career advancement(in 6 reviews)

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    Stable Company, unstable leadership

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsStrong Brand recognition, Highly technical individuals, Smart PHDs

    ConsWeak leadership, Nepotism runs wild

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fair

    Designer (Former Employee) Sheboygan Falls, WI

    ProsThe culture is pleasant and relaxing to work in.

    ConsManagement lacks communication, direction, follow-through, and lack of accountability. Not much support regarding career advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore support of career paths for individuals wanting more advancement out of their career. Need to be much more "forward thinking" and aggressive in their pursuit of excellence at all levels.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company to work for.

    Chemist (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsThe company is flexible and has medium stress level

    ConsThe company does not pay employees their worth, needs to pay more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not focused

    Senior CHEMIST (Current Employee) Miamisburg, OH

    ProsGood place to get some experience

    ConsThey are more worried about 5s, process improvement, and ISO than getting the work completed and getting orders shipped on time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHow about putting people in management that actually know what management is!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointing

    Procurement Specialist (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsPeople I worked with were professional and tried to do the best they could under the circumstances. Decent benefits and location.

    ConsThe overall atmosphere and moral is negative. In the area I worked (Procurement) there was a high rate of turnover and general dissatisfaction with upper management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical large corporation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPart of a global corporation, so there are many opportunities to grow
    Decent benefits
    Flexible schedule available depending on your job function

    ConsBecause the company is so large, communication is a huge problem. It may take 4-5 emails to get the answer you were looking for. Decisions are made slowly. Overall the company is a big sluggish beast that cares about nothing more than their stock value. This should be nothing new if you've worked in corporate America

    Advice to Senior ManagementLose the ego.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at this place is a waste of your time.

    Selector (Former Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    ProsThe ability to cross-train and learn new skills.

    ConsIntimidated by employees who speak up about any concerns. No advancement opportunities to employees who work hard only to employees who they like. No union!

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange your ways!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    bad communicating and politics, low morale

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    Prosmost of the people are approachable

    Consnot as stable as it used to be, the salary and benefits are not ideal, the industry is going down

    Advice to Senior Managementbe transparent and care more about the employees,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I've seen worse in other large corporations

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you like corporate structure: this is a regulated place with a lot of hierarchical levels.

    ConsPersonal ideas not welcome. Speak if addressed to. People have to watch their backs. Positions were terminated abruptly and no explanation given.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCaring for employees actually works, at successful companies

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    bad

    Senior CHEMIST (Current Employee) Milwaukee, WI

    Prospay could be better plaese

    Consbad coworkers and bad working conditions

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more all of the time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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