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SGS Reviews

Updated September 19, 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 27 reviews)

  • Workload very poorly managed, stressful job, deteriorated work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to start career and get experience but nothing more."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Lincolnshire, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, no need to travel, was able to take classes and keep full-time working

    Cons

    Small salary, no overtime pay, terrible benefits and management

    Advice to Management

    Should care a little bit more about employes need, improve management skills.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Learn a lot, but little pay and little advancement"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Lincolnshire, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    The ability to gain experience is plentiful. There is a ton of overtime.

    Cons

    The pay is ridiculous. Other companies pay nearly double. The employee turn over is hammering the constand employees because they still have to workload but they also have to complete the training.

    Advice to Management

    Pay adequately. Most people have advanced degrees in science.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Most one sided company I have EVER worked for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inspector in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Inspector in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the dealership personnel and lease turn in customers are very good people has NOTHING to do with SGS!

    Cons

    no communication on their part- they stress that communication is KEY and you are threatened to be fired if you dont contact them within an hour of a missed call yet when you need to talk to them you are IGNORED. too many chiefs and not enough indians at SGS

    Advice to Management

    you talk a good game of INTEGRITY- maybe yall should get a dictionary!!!


  4. "Slave drivers"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspection Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inspection Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They have nothing good about them

    Cons

    salary bad, benefits bad, management bad, job safety is bad. all bad I can wait to move out

    Advice to Management

    we are not tools


  5. "Not a good company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SGS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It helps pay the bills. Plenty of business units within SGS and if you're lucky you might get in one that treats their employees a little better than environmental

    Cons

    The absolute worst company I have ever seen. No respect for anyone and the supervisors are bullies. They have a QA manager that has hidden quality issues and yet she will never be fired.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at your turnover rates and get to the root cause.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Keep Looking"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Demon Slave to the Lord of Sloth in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Demon Slave to the Lord of Sloth in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SGS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hone your anger management skills as you struggle to repress an anyuerism

    Cons

    There is nothing good about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Fire middle management. All of them. In fact SGS should probably just reboot the entire company and start over.


  7. "All downhill after SGS acquired our lab."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Chemist in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Lab Chemist in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly lab staff. Was a great place to work when I started there.

    Cons

    Top heavy management.
    No understanding of production timelines.
    Very little regard for employee safety.
    Management misleading about compensation, work hours, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to the lab staff to get an idea of turn around times prior to making commitments

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Get OUT!! Run as fast as you can ..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Deer Park, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gated parking lot and large restrooms.

    Cons

    No bonuses. No pay raise in last 5 years. People are quitting like crazy. At one point there wasnt enough staff to cover the shifts. Very high turn-over. By the time you finish training someone they are sick of the way the company and managers treat them and they quit. They do not keep anything private. You will find out who gets fired or written up 2-3 days in advance!!! There is too much mess, backstabbing, gossip, and trouble. Don't get me started on the amount of accidents that have occurred and the integrity of the results reported. If you do decide to work here make sure you ask exactly for the money you want or x5 more, because you will get it because no one wants to work here.They hire people with no experience because no one is willing to work here or stay long enough before they have time to fill another position. Doesn't matter how much you get paid you not be able to endure the way things work around here. Someone threaten to come to work and blow up the facility because he was too stressed about the job. Everyone was scared!!

    Advice to Management

    Give Raises. Make employees feel appreciated and maybe the turn over will not be so high. Fire the assistant managers and maybe people will be a little Happier. Also, teach the managers how to talk to the employees, stop being rude, and spreading mess around the workplace.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Automotive Field Inspector"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auto Inspector in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Auto Inspector in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there is really Nothing more to say about this Company Its All bad the only Way to make money is to travel working in another state making overtime. but you expense all food gas ext. To get reimbursed 4 weeks later. Not cool.

    Cons

    Pay,Travel,Supervisor,Job.there is really Nothing more to say about this Company Its All bad the only Way to make money is to travel working in another state making overtime. but you expense all food gas ext. To get reimbursed 4 weeks later. Not cool.

    Advice to Management

    Pay More And Don't push for more work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decided to leave"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours, pay ok (not completely satisfied), customer interaction

    Cons

    Management, attitude, skill level/competency of co-workers, QA issues

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut hours of your better employees and keep those due to personal treatment. It's weird to be hiring new salaried staff when you don't need their services. QA also needs a little more enforcing within the company.


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