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Updated October 17, 2018
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  1. Helpful (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


  2. "Key Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Work load wasn't too bad and people were friendly. I enjoyed being able to work remotely when I needed to and had autonomy over my work.

    Cons

    doesn't seem that there is many opportunities to move up

  3. "Tankerman"

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    Former Employee - Tankerman in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Tankerman in Pasadena, TX

    I worked at SGS (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great company that takes care of you as long as you do your job

    Cons

    schedule is difficult at times


  4. "Off lease Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Off Lease Inspector in Clarkston, MI
    Current Employee - Off Lease Inspector in Clarkston, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, team atmosphere, working alone for the most part, travel opportunities across the states, mileage reimbursement, weekly updates of guidelines

    Cons

    No growth unless in the state of the headquarters, title change more responsibilities same pay, communication at times, kind of threw out there to know this do that can be overwhelming at times, not aware of company standing lost contracts rare updates or endless promises of change but no progress, little to none incentives/bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Make sure people understand the lack of growth, communicate more, offer more incentives than gift cards


  5. "Operations Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SGS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to mange a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Employee turnover in the entry to mid level


  6. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Development in Fairfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company doing interesting things. HR department well run and efficient. Nice colleagues. Professional.

    Cons

    So many different things going on there I didn’t know what a lot of my colleagues were doing and if they were bringing in any revenue. Company tends to buy up small companies without a solid plan and then gives them a little time to find a place in the organization/traction and then shutters them when they don’t.

    Advice to Management

    Could improve strategic discussions between remote offices.


  7. "Vehicle Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Vehicle Inspector in Utica, NY
    Current Employee - Vehicle Inspector in Utica, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent work, Benefits, full time/part time

    Cons

    Weather, ambitious scheduling, inspection locations

  8. "Clinical Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    The only pro would be a hope for a change in current management.

    Cons

    Poor professionalism and poor customer/client interactions from management. Poor training environment of personnel with lack of oversight at the bottom, middle, and even worse at the top. Loss of senior management with limited experienced resources resulting in poor morale, additional loss of experienced or qualified personnel. Counterproductive decision in the promotion of inexperienced unqualified personnel unable to perform at the expected level (current management).

    Advice to Management

    Advice to incompetent, unqualified, and inexperienced management would be wasted without oversight. Advice at this point could only be directed to the very top CEO of SGS North America for an urgent need to review and take action.


  9. "Tankerman loading and discharging"

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    Current Employee - Tankerman in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Tankerman in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge

    Cons

    On call schedules and long hours


  10. "Lab Operations Lead"

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    Current Employee - Lab Operations Lead in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Lab Operations Lead in Appleton, WI

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

    Pros

    It is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the managers are reasonable and there is usually plenty to do. All are encouraged to be cross trained in related disciplines. It is primarily a testing laboratory and work flow varies among the departments.

    Cons

    Salaries and hourly wages are low


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