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SGS Reviews

Updated April 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good benefits and work/life balance (depends on the department)" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Great work ethic and work environment" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, Upper management absolutely does not care about anyone below them" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Very hectic work style, hard to manage work life balance" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, fast-paced work, fun environment

    Cons

    A lot of hours but great for overtime


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Chemist in Deer Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and gain experience

    Cons

    They will never give you a raise

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize and reward employees

  3. "Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    The coworkers were great and like family

    Cons

    Work load and management wants to run lab like a sweat shop


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Experience"

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    Former Employee - Chemist/Lab Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Chemist/Lab Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SGS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I definitely learned a lot while working there. I worked as an out source for Dow Chemical. So most of my experience was through Dow training

    Cons

    Not really much space to grow in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  5. "Acceptable place to work"

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    Former Employee - API Inspector
    Former Employee - API Inspector

    I worked at SGS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is basically competitive

    Cons

    You are constantly traveling for work


  6. "Big and strong company with multiple branches."

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    Former Employee - Vehicle Inspector in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Vehicle Inspector in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SGS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible job schedule, multiple options for learning.

    Cons

    To much managers, to much messages, phone meetings, Etc.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "They can't seem to get their management act together at a corporate level"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SGS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The local people are great and really want to make things better and see the business grow.

    Cons

    They've had 3 VP's in less than three years. The turnover company wide is terrible. The set up of all the locations is so out of balance, size wise, that no matter how well any one location is doing, or how much opportunity is available, the flagship location is a bleeding artery and taking the ship down, real fast.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate to something you can actually manage. Listen and pay attention to your employees. There is a ton of experience and knowledge, but if you completely ignore your local people they will quit caring, which most already have.

  8. "SGS"

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    Former Employee - Dock Operator in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Dock Operator in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and safety incentives

    Cons

    Lack experienced long term management

    Advice to Management

    Know the strengths of your employees and use that to cultivate your next leaders


  9. "Chemistry dep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    communication, perks, health insurance, management

    Cons

    salary, location, internal job changes


  10. "Interesting"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SGS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get exposed to a lot of different types of analysis. It’s fast paced and you are introduced to lots of instruments and products.

    Cons

    The structure of the company could be better. I went through 2 lab managers in the 2 years I worked there. The turnover is high. Not enough technical training for what they demand