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Updated July 13, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Inspection"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SGS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can make my own hours

    Cons

    not much work at the present time.

    SGS Response

    Apr 9, 2018 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hi! thanks for your review. I also agree that the opportunity to make its own hours is great! I am sorry to hear that you don't have much work at the moment. As an open culture company, you can feel... More


  2. "Decent Compant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You can learn a lot

    Cons

    no over time and days night shift period too long

  3. "Inspector review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Was busy . Good steady income , on the low side for work performed .

    Cons

    Work outside . Gravel pad , spiders , snakes , rabbits , prairie dog town , tumbleweeds .

    Advice to Management

    Better pay will foster employee retention and quality . Quality software enhances productivity .


  4. "It’s a great job for entry into the industry and networking."

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    Former Employee - Chemist in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - Chemist in Deer Park, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule allowed for 4 days off rather than M-F

    Cons

    Long house are very tiring on the body.

    Advice to Management

    Always have a trainer go through methods with new hires. Don’t document the training for only legal purposes. Go through every part of the method, including safety so that they know the potential dangers of chemicals they are working with.

    SGS Response

    Jun 15, 2018 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hello, Thank you for your review. Truly happy you enjoyed our flexible working hours. I also enjoy that very much. One of our business principles found here: https://bit.ly/2JUNZeg is "Health... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Field Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Field Inspector in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Inspector in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistent paycheck not difficult work

    Cons

    This company does not value their employees at all. Their car allowance is extremely bad and not fair because you end up subsiding your own car from your salary. Combative management and very little paid holidays, 6.

    Advice to Management

    Do the employees and big favor and look for another job. Pay is terrible with no bonus, raise, or commission.


  6. "inspector"

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on your own good pto .

    Cons

    Sgs dose not give you a car they give you a monthly car allownce which is not enough to pay for your car they give you a alownce for gas which is not enough to pay your gas. wages they pay are really bad . when work is slow they put you on furlough and if they dont have work for you at the end of the end of 8 weeks you are permantly layed off.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your inspectors better give them a gas card and a car to drive to do there work . Better hour wages.

    SGS Response

    Jun 15, 2018 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hi! thanks for taking the time to write a review. I also enjoy our paid time off. As an open culture company, you can freely talk to your manager about your concerns. Keep up the great work! Tanya


  7. "Warehouse Technician"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Technician in Saint Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Technician in Saint Charles, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The coworkers you have with you throughout the work day. This job can help you get on with a big company if you’re in the right position. Lots of overtime. Great trainers who know what they’re doing.

    Cons

    Never home because people quit so you’re forced to work overtime, very low pay for the work being done, hardly any incentives other than some $50 gift card each quarter for safety. Management such as the site leader will prevent you from obtaining a job with DOW itself and give you a bad rep if they are short handed in your department. You try to give your opinions on things and they shut you down 24/7 like you don’t matter. Claim to be family oriented yet you only ever hear or see the higher guys getting to participate in the events the company holds. No self accountability when someone messes up it becomes the entire departments fault. If DOW has a mess up you better believe to not lose their contract SGS will find a way to pin it on someone some how. DOW always implements changes based around their customers and while I do understand that DOW is our customer but sometimes these changes affect our work so much and make it much more difficult than it already is, our management never wants to step up and fight a little for us they just go with the flow and it causes a lot of problems making it very hard for workers to work safe and clear minded when we always have to worry about messing something up. Vacation time is hardly nothing stuck with 40 hours until you make 3 Year’s and top out with only 120 hours in 5. No sick days and also no maternity leave. Room for advancement is there if you work 20 Year’s or so but other than that better believe you’re stuck where you’re at topped out at less than $24/hr after 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Give guys more incentives, we bust our butts for y’all day and night and get hardly any compensation other than our measly pay. A different vacation time approach would be greatly appreciated I mean after all we have to use 12 hours per day instead of 8 due to shift work and that leaves some of us with only 4 days for the whole year, people have families and stuff happens burning days on that with no days left over often leaves guys unable to take trips or do things with their families. I just think overall the whole company needs to look at the profit margin they make off of us guys/women and see that places need improvement badly, all these bad reviews will show you that, I wasn’t even sure about putting this review because at the end of the day I’m just a technician and I already know my opinion or the facts I’m saying should I say won’t matter to these people. Things won’t change until the higher up feel like changing them and it’s a shame because this company use to be great back in the early 2000’s but when people are still getting paid like the early 2000’s that’s when problems arise.

  8. "Vehicle Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Vehicle Inspector in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Vehicle Inspector in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work Independently
    - Co-Workers are good
    - Willing to get you extra work
    - OT available
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Work seemed to dry up in my area
    - Had to travel to get hours
    - Pay was a little low then similar companies
    - Use your own car

    Advice to Management

    Hire people you can trust to work independently. Train those who do good work in more aspects. Look back into using company vehicles versus employees personal vehicle.

    SGS Response

    May 14, 2018 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I fully agree we have great co-workers and independent work. I am sorry you didn't appreciate using your car and driving long hours but it is... More


  9. "Chemical Loader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Great company and people to work for.

    Cons

    Starting pay is a little low

    SGS Response

    May 14, 2018 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hi! thank for your review. I cannot agree more that it is a great company with great colleagues. I am sorry you feel that the stating pay is low. Keep up the great work! Tanya


  10. "off lease inspector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The work hours were flexible for my position

    Cons

    Unfortunately Mgmt does not listen to their employees

    SGS Response

    May 14, 2018 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hello, thank you for your review. It is great that you enjoyed the flexible working hours. I am sorry you felt that management doesn't listen. At SGS we promote open communication. I wish you all the... More


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