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"If you are average/terrible at what you do, but can talk the talk, this is the place for you."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing & EBusiness in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Marketing & EBusiness in Saint Louis, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

If you know the right people, you might just get what you want.

Cons

You are on your own when it comes to career development, salary increments and other opportunities.
Middle management (Directors/VPs) are completely disconnected from realities and focus on strategy with no regard to tactics. The amount of money invested, compared to what was actually delivered by E-Business and Marketing, was laughable and in any other company, heads would have rolled.

Advice to Management

Your success is dependent on those who work for you. Creating ivory towers is a failed policy and is the main reason talent is leaving the company, and not recommending it to others. During my time there, I saw nary a content soul. Is that the work environment that is going to keep your stock price high for long? I think not.

Other Employee Reviews for Sigma-Aldrich

  1. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.

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