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SGS Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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Pros
  • great work-life balance, very relaxed management (in 14 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 19 reviews)

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  1. "Lost in Corporate Shuffle"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Pay is very good. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Business unit run by people with zero management training or experience. Too much time is wasted repeating the same mistakes over and over again expecting different results.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the business, stop micromanaging, and put people in place with the proper training and experience to do the job.


  2. "Lab Tech"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Pros

    variety of different jobs. many new areas

    Cons

    Its too clean. but also its anew building and big.

    Advice to Management

    I have been here for 15 years. always something new to learn.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Scammers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspector in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inspector in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really cant think of any reason to work here

    Cons

    Management lies
    Didnt make what they said I was going to make
    They hire people at different wages
    YOU DONT GET PAID FOR EVERY M ILE LIKE THEY SAY YOU WOULD

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and treat everyone the same


  4. "Just Okay"

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

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

    Pros

    PTO is above average, flexible scheduling is beneficial

    Cons

    Inconsistent managment, promises not followed through on, not being valued as an employee


  5. "gamble at your own risk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    good environment for new analyst

    Cons

    Horrible work environment due to mgmt plus extremely low pay


  6. "Operations Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Entry level positions always available. This a very good company to cut your teeth in the Oil, gas and chemical industry.

    Cons

    Employee retention is poor. Company is not willing to pay the going industry rates to retain the best and brightest. Long term employment not recommended.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Automotive Vehicle Inspector"

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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

  8. "Head"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    Not much negatives about this company

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Sterility Assurance Senior Technician"

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    • 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.


  10. "Overall a good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Off Lease Inspector
    Current Employee - Off Lease Inspector
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    I learned good job skills that are unlikely to be automated or outsourced away, management is highly supportive and leaves you with the feeling they have your back.

    Cons

    Sometimes workload feels overwhelming and doesn't take into account human needs, such as using the restroom.


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