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Updated May 26, 2017
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  • Low pay, travel compensation low multi tasking high (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Automotive Vehicle Inspector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automotive Vehicle Inspector in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Automotive Vehicle Inspector in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package for employees

    Cons

    Can get a bit repetitive


  2. "Sterility Assurance Senior Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sterility Assurance Senior Technician in Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Sterility Assurance Senior Technician in Lincolnshire, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sterility Assurance at SGS is great for a first job out of college to learn about GMP and the CRO lab setting. It can be a solid second job out of college as well if you are looking to put in the work to move up quickly. The management while I was there was quite good. The pay has increased a lot since I was there.

    Cons

    It is a physically demanding, busy job with a fluctuating schedule. The management that was there while I was working there is now gone for Sterility, Bioburden, and Microbiology. This was caused by a poor hiring at the director level.

    Advice to Management

    Raise rates and offer new learning opportunities when possible. Keep at least 4 techs for Sterility.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Ok job. Not a career ."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Off Lease Auto Inspector in Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Off Lease Auto Inspector in Fairfield, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work by yourself. No boss standing over your back hounding you. You get paid an hourly wage do if your in traffic you still get paid. Mileage reimbursement. Lots of overtime potential

    Cons

    Lots of driving to appointments. They give you easy to many appointments to complete for one day. Sometimes job can be frustrating


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "lab analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst in Dayton, NJ
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst in Dayton, NJ

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

    Pros

    good benefits, large company. decent job for building resume

    Cons

    low pay, low raises, not a lot of people appreciate the analyst's job.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Get out while you can!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Center in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Trade Center in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are somewhat flexible and they always allow you to makeup your hours so you always hit 40 every week.

    Cons

    Poorly run, extremely unprofessional, give you more work than you can handle, volume not distributed properly amongst the teams, expect you to do way more than what they're paying you for, not worth the stress, new software launches hinder performance, only concerned about KPI and timeliness, poor wages

    Advice to Management

    Instead of being worried about KPI and timeliness and launching ridiculous software, some of that money should be allocated amongst the staff, the backbone of your organization


  7. "Healthcare / Medical Devices/ Pharma"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to run territories like your own business. The companies long history and gloabl reach. The companies ability to be your sole global partner for many requirements.

    Cons

    The company struggles with poor internal communication, weak corporate culture. Executive management does not know the business, all they look at is profit and loss. Too many family members working at the company and in management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen or ask for employees input on the front lines and the ones closest to the customers before making decisions. Need to add more local resources that are full time
    employees. Need to improve corporate culture and moral.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "What a Joke"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auto Inspector in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Auto Inspector in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No over the shoulder boss

    Cons

    Poor Pay, Feeble raises, dismal expense reimbursement, poor scheduling, route planning non existent, Out of date and non working software, poor communication, top heavy with over management... Plan on losing money every year rather than gain...

    Advice to Management

    Find another job like I am...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Managed from another country."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wet Chemistry Lead in Church Point, LA
    Current Employee - Wet Chemistry Lead in Church Point, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is autonomous and we are kept extremely busy. I am able to get 20 hours of overtime some weeks.

    Cons

    Management in another country made decisions without consulting employees. These decisions don't actually work at the bench level. Workers are burning out, short-tempered, and feel extremely unappreciated and very expendable.

    Advice to Management

    Looking at numbers on spreadsheets from another country is not allowing management to make realistic decisions at the base level.


  10. "Typical Corporate Acquisition Giant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Management in Deer Park, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, family time for office staff

    Cons

    lack of insight by leadership, too much emphasis on immediate bottom line, lack of future vision.


  11. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Chemist in Deer Park, TX

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

    Pros

    Individual Training and cross-training in other departments

    Cons

    Emphasis is placed on hiring management rather than hiring additional support for the lab


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