SGS Reviews | Glassdoor

SGS Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
115 reviews

Filter

Filter


4.0
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
SGS CEO Frankie NG
Frankie NG
17 Ratings

115 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • great work-life balance, very relaxed management (in 13 reviews)

  • Fast paced work environment, Critical thinking and problem solving skills utilized daily, Team environment, (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Horrible work environment due to mgmt plus extremely low pay (in 25 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great family oriented company with potential."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tank Truck Inspector in Hahnville, LA
    Current Employee - Tank Truck Inspector in Hahnville, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and grow if you're looking to get your foot in the door to work in a refinery.
    Good benefits, decent pay, good health insurance

    Cons

    Long hours. Training program was also poorly constructed. I have a newly individual trying to train me while he doesn't know the job completely

    Advice to Management

    For the most part you're doing great. Just keep in mind where you first started.


  3. "Field Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work alone, nobody over your shoulder, OK pay, weekends off, good benefits, travel to nice places.

    Cons

    Weather, traffic, car takes a beating, schedule routes sometimes don't make sense.

    Advice to Management

    Offer pay incentives for goals, extra pay to travel and train.


  4. "Lab technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Brookings, SD
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Brookings, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SGS (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work at.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  5. "Chemical loader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Mont Belvieu, TX
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Mont Belvieu, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very safety conscious, and good overtime opportunities.

    Cons

    Strict schedule, not very work/life manageable.


  6. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Contractor in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is competitive with other companies in the industry, they provided paid time off for vacation days, sick days, and personal days.

    Cons

    The only con is that they do pay for full medical coverage and the employee must pay out of pocket expenses.


  7. "New"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Off Lease Inspector in Mason, OH
    Current Employee - Off Lease Inspector in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks good so far. Still new and learning the ropes.will see how it goes for the future. So far so good

    Cons

    Can't tell any cons yet. Lot to learn but it's possible, just keep an open mind and pay attention to everyone


  8. Helpful (3)

    "SGS PSC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rail Car Loader/Unloader in Hahnville, LA
    Current Employee - Rail Car Loader/Unloader in Hahnville, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, stong commitment to safety, supervisors generally and sincerely care for the condition of their employees and will have your back as long as you covered your own bases.

    Cons

    Generally, it takes many years of service within the company to move up to supervisory role.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work to maintain the morale and take care of employees! Most of you are great!


  9. "Pros & Cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Selling a Mandatory product. Increasing demand for the product.

    Cons

    Weak and unrealistic business plan. Company marketing and visibility is next to none.

    Advice to Management

    Set more realistic sales goal. Add more competent management.


  10. "SGS great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime.
    Great people.
    Supervisor is very considerate and flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    Work environment.
    Heat, cold, and rain
    Better pay is always better


Showing 115 of 532 reviews
Reset Filters