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SGS Reviews

Updated November 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Good environment, friendly workmates, work-life balance, (in 15 reviews)

  • Fast paced work environment, Critical thinking and problem solving skills utilized daily, Team environment, (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Hands on job and great hours

    Cons

    Start at low hourly pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    SGS Response

    Nov 21, 2017 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hello, Thank you for your review. I agree that SGS has hands on jobs and great hours. I am sorry that you felt your starting pay was low. Thanks again for sharing! Tanya


  2. "SGS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    overall a good work environment, interesting work

    Cons

    Communication/synergy between functional divisions is poor

    SGS Response

    Nov 21, 2017 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hello, thanks for your review. I also have a good working environment and interesting work so cannot agree more! I am sorry you feel the communication between divisions is poor. If you have any ideas... More

  3. "Inorganic Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at SGS part-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, team-oriented

    Cons

    Volume of work is random (not seasonal)

    SGS Response

    Nov 13, 2017 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hello, thanks for you review, I cannot agree more that SGS has a friendly work environment and is very team oriented. We are sorry you felt the volume of work was random and we will share that with... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Culture"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Administrator
    Former Employee - Commercial Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SGS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work at the begining
    Good Pay

    Cons

    Flat hierarchy structure, no growth
    The culture of protecting yourself by sending emails rather than talking face to face.
    Every 4 years change of leadership styles and culture due to rotation of directors

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of general directors rotation

    SGS Response

    Nov 13, 2017 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hello, thanks for your review. I am glad you found the work interesting at the beginning. At SGS, it seems like we’re always learning something new! We are sorry you were not happy with the changes... More


  5. "Vehicle Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Vehicle Inspector in Centreville, VA
    Current Employee - Vehicle Inspector in Centreville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for people with families. Very flexible schedules. Management is very accommodating.

    Cons

    Having to work out in the cold but that comes with the territory.

    SGS Response

    Nov 13, 2017 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hi! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I also think SGS is great for people with families but also without! We do provide flexible schedules to support work-life balance. I’m sure it can... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Genuinely good people as co-workers. Ethical business which focuses on continuous improvement across all fields.

    Cons

    Senior management is too focused on monthly numbers with an aversion to large swings in revenue. Senior management has layers upon layers of support staff and chooses to layoff revenue generating members instead.

    Advice to Management

    Customers seem to be more concerned with costs than in years past. Management needs to re-calibrate their expectations for profit margins or find a way to drive down costs with their internal suppliers.

    SGS Response

    Nov 2, 2017 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hello, thanks for your review! It is always great to read a review from someone here for more than 10 years! We cannot agree more that Ethics is one of our most important business principles to... More


  7. "Chemistry Lab Technician"

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    Current Employee - Chemistry Lab Technician in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Chemistry Lab Technician in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule is very nice

    Cons

    Management can be disrepectful towards your ability

    Advice to Management

    Calm down and communicate with everyone instead of rushing people

    SGS Response

    Nov 21, 2017 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hi! Thanks for your review. It is so true that the flexible schedule is very nice. We are sorry you felt management was not always respectful of your abilities. At SGS one of our business principles... More

  8. "Certified Automotive Inspector"

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

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Pay. Great training.
    You mostly work independently, no micro-managing.

    Cons

    No job stability, What you will hear at time of hire is not 100% accurate. You will work for 9-11 months. (Full time - Contract Role) The upper executive management team(VP, Director, Operations) Under Delivers on their word!

    Advice to Management

    Be Real, Stay Truth to your Word! No job/career is worth the lie to increase your bottom line! Today you are on Top....., tomorrow is not guaranteed!

    SGS Response

    Nov 2, 2017 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I cannot agree more that there are great benefits, pay and training at SGS. I am truly sorry that you felt your initial expectations were not met. Our... More


  9. "Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work. But sometimes we end up working a lot of weekends due to the workload. Especially during the Holidays.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement. But , there has not been a lot of staff let go but recently things may be changing.

    Advice to Management

    Improve working conditions and spend more time with the staff learning what could be improved.


  10. "Account Director"

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    Current Employee - Account Director
    Current Employee - Account Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Staff, innovative, good support, top of the industry

    Cons

    Removed their 401K program this year


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