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SGS Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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Pros
  • great work-life balance, very relaxed management (in 13 reviews)

  • Fast paced work environment, Critical thinking and problem solving skills utilized daily, Team environment, (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Horrible work environment due to mgmt plus extremely low pay (in 25 reviews)

  • Lack of respect from the upper management (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work, if you like being outdoors in all types of weather!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Vehicle Inspector
    Former Employee - Certified Vehicle Inspector
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent if you're just starting out in the field, you get mileage reimbursement and any work related expenses are reimbursed as well.

    Cons

    The device they use isn't the best, many software problems, constantly restarting and sometimes the programs used crash.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, you guys were awesome, as were many of the other employees I met.


  2. "Been good to me. Plenty of work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Off Lease Vehicle Inspector in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Off Lease Vehicle Inspector in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Left alone to do your job no one really breathing down your neck as long as you manage time well. Work from home and mainly in your car.

    Cons

    Managing your schedule specially when it comes to traffic. Sometimes you have to move schedule around so your not back tracking. I shouldn't say sometimes all the time. And you don't receive days work till 6-6:30am.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more honest with what's really going on. And some managers need to not need to thank you bd tell how they appreciate your work so often. It gets robotic which then doesn't sound genuine. A little fake

  3. "Regional Laboratory Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    With hard work there are many opportunities

    Cons

    Some of the people there are difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people how you would wish to be treated.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Potential to work from home.

    Cons

    Overtime. Hard material to learn. No effective organized program for new employees.


  5. "Lost in Corporate Shuffle"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Pay is very good. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Business unit run by people with zero management training or experience. Too much time is wasted repeating the same mistakes over and over again expecting different results.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the business, stop micromanaging, and put people in place with the proper training and experience to do the job.


  6. "Lab Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    variety of different jobs. many new areas

    Cons

    Its too clean. but also its anew building and big.

    Advice to Management

    I have been here for 15 years. always something new to learn.


  7. "Scammers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspector in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inspector in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really cant think of any reason to work here

    Cons

    Management lies
    Didnt make what they said I was going to make
    They hire people at different wages
    YOU DONT GET PAID FOR EVERY M ILE LIKE THEY SAY YOU WOULD

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and treat everyone the same

  8. "Just Okay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO is above average, flexible scheduling is beneficial

    Cons

    Inconsistent managment, promises not followed through on, not being valued as an employee


  9. "gamble at your own risk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    good environment for new analyst

    Cons

    Horrible work environment due to mgmt plus extremely low pay


  10. "Operations Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entry level positions always available. This a very good company to cut your teeth in the Oil, gas and chemical industry.

    Cons

    Employee retention is poor. Company is not willing to pay the going industry rates to retain the best and brightest. Long term employment not recommended.


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