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Sigma-Aldrich Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Sigma-Aldrich President, CEO, and Director Rakesh Sachdev
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, leading company in the industry (in 27 reviews)

  • Great people and work is interesting (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance, steady promotions, HR issues (in 6 reviews)

  • Annual raises do not match/exceed cost of living increases and inflation (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Strategy Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sigma-Aldrich as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There was no micro-management and I had a chance for lots of learning. Other team members were very helpful

    Cons

    The company was going through a merger therefore nobody was clear on the post internship full time offers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the friendly helpful culture. You guys are awesome.


  2. "Account Development Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Development Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Account Development Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-Workers, Location of Building, Building Interior/ Environment, Cafeteria, Benefits, Engaging with Customers about real-world problems.

    Cons

    Micromanged by direct reports, no "good job" or encouragement

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Intern - Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great exposure to top level executives
    -A lot of freedom to pursue projects of our own interest
    -Great social life at work with reasonable hours

    Cons

    -The compensation is not as competitive compared to other tech jobs


  4. "Good place to learn new things"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&Amp; D Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - R&Amp; D Scientist in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are helpful. Like work culture.

    Cons

    Pay is less compared to other companies.


  5. "Friendly environment but hard to advance."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are good to work with, good place to get experience under you belt.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunity for advancement unless you are on someone's "list". Pay rate is somewhat low.


  6. "Great Place to Work, really good management below the C-Level"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Director and VP Level Management. Great Work Life Balance

    Cons

    C-Level Leadership lacks experience in the field of Life Science. Pay is low for St. Louis


  7. "I appreciate my years of experience, education, and the great work environment that I had working a Sigma Aldrich."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The health benefits, 401K, tuition reimbursement, flex-time and the friendly work environment made going to work a lot easier.

    Cons

    I did not have any complaints during my 13 years of employment with Sigma. My department moving to Milwaukee and getting laid off was my only issue.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sigma is one in a million!!!! The grass is not greener on the other side of the fence."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Driven for success
    Cares about employees
    Forward thinking
    Pushes for shared knowledge
    Family Friendly
    Competitive Salary
    Promotes from within

    Cons

    Long hours
    One Company is not always the best model

    Advice to Management

    The One Company model is a great concept in many areas of the business, though in other areas it could hurt our response time to our customers. It is easier to turn a speed boat than a cruise ship.


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Sigma-Aldrich full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Good advancement opportunities
    The company is conservative with change but in these economic times that is a strong point

    Cons

    All companies have negatives. Nothing to post here that isn't part of working for any company.


  10. "Overall, it is a fantastic company to work for."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist I in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Chemist I in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, great environment to learn and grow. The management seems to really care about their employees and the work environment is always amicable.

    Cons

    They may not compensate entry-level positions as well as some other major companies. However, the compensation is still very fair.

    Advice to Management

    I feel that the leadership at Sigma Aldrich does a great job at considering the company employees. I feel fortunate to be a part of the team.


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