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"Sigma was okay but now..?...?...?"

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Opportunity for advancement (if you change departments...not if you continue in the same)
Benefits - 401K match, tuition reimbursement (although only 3,500/year....)
Most people are great
$100 yearly bonus - I always look forward to this

Cons

Salary
Raises don't keep up with inflation and are a joke. 2.7% increase for meeting and exceeding all expectations.....and I wonder why most employees are mediocre
Raises are typically pushed back (for example to April) to save cash. What a great way to reward your employees?
Sigmotions (promotion without title or pay increase)
Layoffs without reason/justification
Turnover is high - only the unmotivated employees stay

Advice to Management

Invest more in employees, define applied market...invest in technology, finalize business strategy prior to rolling out (duh??), communicate with employees....interact with them (I know they don't mean much to you but at least act like it!)

Remove the "reserved" parking spots - this is embarrassing and shows the inequality

Don't let personal beliefs interfere with business - ie stem cells

Other Employee Reviews for Sigma-Aldrich

  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Good advancement opportunities
    The company is conservative with change but in these economic times that is a strong point

    Cons

    All companies have negatives. Nothing to post here that isn't part of working for any company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The ineffectual managers encourage a divisive and hostile atmosphere."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Chemist in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work has the potential to be interesting.

    Cons

    These comments are directed at the Miamisburg facility. The managers are corrupt, and they base their business decisions on personal feelings. Because of this, management and supervisory positions are filled with individuals who are uninformed and narrow-minded. But here is something that is especially disgraceful. Following the 2012 presidential election, the managers allowed the flags to be flown at half mast, obviously to protest the reelection of someone they really cannot stomach. Yes, these managers are right-wing ideologues.

    Advice to Management

    Change the management team--almost entirely.


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