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"Going downhill fast"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

There are many wonderful dedicated employees.
If you get under the right mgmt, you are treated humanely and have some flexibility.
$72.00 bonus after taxes yearly (wow).

Cons

Layoffs happen very few years.
Little to no growth or advancement potential unless you move depts.
A lot of turnover and offshoring lately.
Mediocre pay for unrealistic performance expectations.
Benefits pkg. recently downsized again.

Advice to Management

Need a major influx of leadership to maximize and retain your human capital.

Other Employee Reviews for Sigma-Aldrich

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company for new graduates to start off in "the real world", but lack of personnel growth opportunities."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Sigma is a non-competitive, laid back environment. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Lack of career development opportunities. Company claims to be 'one company' yet is very disconnected and is difficult to work with other business units.


  2. Helpful (3)

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

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    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.

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