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Updated April 19, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "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. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Deer Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work ethic and work environment. The employees take work very seriously and never consider taking short cuts.

    Cons

    There is a downside lol


  7. "Zero safety, unprofessional, stepping stone if you have an actual education"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Specialist in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Specialist in Deer Park, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good place for kids out of high school to work

    Cons

    Zero professionalism, safety is at a zero, pay is trash

    Advice to Management

    Hire Managers with actual Managerial experience that aren’t trying to befriend their subordinates

    SGS Response

    Apr 10, 2018 – Corporate Recruitment Manager

    Hi! thanks for your review. It's so true that SGS is a great place to start a career! I am sorry you felt their was no safety and that our managers were not as professional as you had wished. It is... More

  8. "Good Company Poor Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at SGS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have great benefits, decent pay, and treat their employees pretty good. The only problem is they are too focused on the quarterly bottom line to look at the big picture. This is what drove our local office out of business.

    Cons

    Upper Management is very poor

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, stop looking at the quarterly bottom line so much, and look at the big picture. That is why the next office to fail is going to be the CA office.


  9. "Sgs loading position"

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    Former Employee - Loader
    Former Employee - Loader
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent
    Lots of overtime (mandatory due to turnover rate)

    Cons

    Turnover rate horrible
    Pay


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Take the good with the bad"

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    Current Employee - EHS
    Current Employee - EHS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The multi-faceted nature of the business SGS does, provides ample opportunities to learn and advance. This is especially true for laboratory analysts and inspection personnel. There's less advancement opportunities for the personnel who work behind the scenes (HR, IT, Procurement, etc.).

    Cons

    Major layoffs in HR and other sectors create a climate where employees remaining in those areas feel that job security is not a concern of the decision-makers of SGS...

    Disparate systems that should be unified, (HR/Payroll/Accounting) are not. Personnel hired following a major layoff are thrown into a confusing scenario where they likely want to make a difference and create change but find it difficult to do so from their position in a massive company like SGS.

    Abilities within the procurement system should be less rigid for individuals that are not in Rutherford. The process of ordering non-catalog/capex items and getting vendors approved should be more streamlined. I believe the lack of available procurement personnel in Rutherford also has a negative effect on the efficiency of the system.

    Communication about major projects between management and "underlings" is severely lacking. Dissemination of pertinent information is not forthcoming and requires repeated inquiries before that information is provided. Updates to a project that affects many people and ultimately, the bottom line of a business unit, should be provided without being prompted by multiple inquiries.

    Health insurance should be better/cheaper for a company this large. HDHC plans cover very little. Following HR layoffs, HSA deductions from payroll do not show up with any consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring new personnel after a layoff (which is likely avoidable with better communication) should provide a mix of candidates with significant experience and those that are a "blank slate" with no experience. This would allow forward progress (specifically in areas like HR) to a more unified system with less manual data entry between systems. Data should flow between systems by way of automation. Manual re-entry of the same information by 5 different people in 5 different departments is destined to create errors and reduce efficiency in any system


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