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SGS Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Loader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is so nice...no micromanaging

    Cons

    So far none that I see...pay is far and they say plenty of opportunities for growth and overtime

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work so far

    SGS Response

    Mar 2, 2018 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hello, thank you for your review. I agree that our colleagues are really nice and that there is no micromanagement here! On the contrary, a great place for entrepreneurial spirits. Keep up the hard... More


  2. "Various work schedule"

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    Former Employee - Field Technician in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Portland, OR
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job physically and mentally. Desired work days can be accommodated. Some day you can get paid for 4 or 8 hours and not have to work depending on the longshoreman's Union schedule. Longshoremen get a 1.5 hour lunch break and this usually means your lunch break is the same in most cases. Rain, delays or cancels work and you may or may not be paid.

    Cons

    You may be required to work a 12 hour shift on short notice. Some inspection station can be very dust and loud. Your car will also get dusty. Working outdoors can get very cold while working on the ship for cargo inspection during the winter months. Inspecting train railcars at nights along the one mile track can be hard on your feet. Rain, delays or cancels work and you may or may not be paid

    Advice to Management

    The starting pay is low and the raise is even lower. This needs improvemet or the employees will continue to come and go.

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Loader in Geismar, LA
    Current Employee - Loader in Geismar, LA

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

    Pros

    Pay is good at my site

    Cons

    Nothing good company overall great people


  4. "Overall Decent"

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    Former Employee - Crude Assay Analyst in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - Crude Assay Analyst in Deer Park, TX
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -willing to train you even if it's not your field
    -great pay

    Cons

    -high turn over rate
    -unsafe work environment (often missing essential supplies for protection due to bottlenecking)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and please keep safety supplies regularly in stock

    SGS Response

    Feb 15, 2019 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hi, thanks for your review. I agree we get good training at SGS. I am sorry you felt unsafe. Health and Safety are one of our business principle... More


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Inspector in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Inspector in Las Vegas, NV
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from your home office, schedule is sent to you every morning with different places to go everyday. Do your job and no one will call to bother you. NO reports to do or paperwork.

    Cons

    The jobs is NOT stressful but the pay is not much. Reimbursement for car allowance is not equal to IRS mileage. They have lost a big customer last year and can not keep me busy. Have been on furlough for ten weeks.

    Advice to Management

    The company is over 140 years old, they must know what they are doing.


  6. "Decent health benefits, Horrible pay and no raises"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    The health, dental and vision are decent. Not the worst or the best. Staff was very kind and understanding when it came to their workers (ie. Needed to take the day off due to kids being sick or whatnot would be no problem)

    Cons

    Horribly low pay for this industry
    NO RAISES ever which equates this to a dead end job
    Company was cheap when it came to properly running equipment

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers better


  7. "Loader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay for type of job.
    Many locations.
    Great experience for young workers.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better.
    Training could be more structured.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reduce turnover of employees

  8. "Person to throw under the Bus by SVP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, but if I have to write something...peers, coffee, location...nothing else.

    Cons

    SVP was department problem, high turn over, everyone was thrown under bus for SVP’s lack of knowledge and involvement. Most dysfunctional company I’ve ever been involved with. Geneva never saw SVP as problem only the worker bees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. If you go to a branch, have the courtesy to introduce yourself as the CEO and COO and don’t look at employees like they are beneath you.


  9. "Get out while you still have a chance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people make work bearable.

    Cons

    Low pay, upper management doesn't care about employees.


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    Former Employee - Vehicle Inspector
    Former Employee - Vehicle Inspector
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SGS (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Able to work from home

    Cons

    No pay increases, unfair mileage reimbursement, lack of work, no opportunity for advancement