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Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • great work-life balance, very relaxed management (in 11 reviews)

  • Fast paced work environment, Critical thinking and problem solving skills utilized daily, Team environment, (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Suwanee, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellenct organization to work for

    Cons

    No cons. I feel it's a great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Great group of people continue on the path that you're on.


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    "I made a career of it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    People, freedom to learn, part of a winning team. The company does alot to make people feel like they belong to a team. They take everyone to the state fair, the whole lab goes to a rented out theater for a movie and pizza once a year, etc. We really come together as a team. You must be a team player to have fun and do a good work.

    Cons

    Work can be challenging during the busy season.


  3. "Endless Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Anyone motivated and smart can find endless opportunities. You just have to be open minded and willing to take chances. Some roles provide an opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    Sometimes the decisions are reactionary instead of thinking long term. Travel can be rough on a young family.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent, allow for some risks, take advantage of the company's size in more creative ways.


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  5. "SGS is a Great Company to Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President of Business Development
    Current Employee - Vice President of Business Development
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global opportunities - rewards employees who take initiative. I now speak and work with other affiliates around the world.

    Cons

    Learning to adjust on how a big company makes decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep interviewing and hiring technical staff


  6. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for Advancement, Care for their employees

    Cons

    Slightly fragmented structure between businesses

    Advice to Management

    Break down barriers between businesses


  7. "10 thumbs up!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting in Fairfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Accounting in Fairfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company cares about its employees, teaches you how to grow in business and in life . Working for SGS has literally been life changing for me . I consider you lucky if they even interview you .

    Cons

    If I had to pick one , because I need a 20 word minimum , I guess the parking lot is too small??

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  8. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inspector in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Inspector in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professional environment caring company with great benefits.

    Cons

    Need better supervisors more open house policy.

    Advice to Management

    Open relationship between you and employees


  9. "I had a wonderful experiences there and learned alot."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can attend in training courses of the company and be certified.

    Cons

    they don't exchange nor recommend employees to other branches.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible for hiring/ rehiring the candidates.


  10. "Overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Worldwild company. Good benefits. Good people. Fills like a small company.

    Cons

    Long hours. Working in the elements. Shiftwork. Sometimes a job ends and it take a while for another job to come up.


  11. "feild tec. & prep tec."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Opener in Chicago Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Opener in Chicago Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    Fuels Testing Laboratory Field Technician
    Position required collecting samples for analytical testing using ASTM sampling procedures, maintenance of sampling equipment, and surveying barges. In order to deliver testing samples, driving assortment of Box Trucks was required. The trucks ranged from full size vans to 18-foot box & flatbed trucks. Position required preparing samples for further analytical testing using ASTM procedures, maintenance of preparation equipment Received extensive training in Health and Safety procedures.

    Cons

    Down side & buss. is slow drown an close dock in Chicago.an power plant too. knot mush sample in to run .

    Advice to Management

    I am on time to work an do thing. being on call an hour long hours



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