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Sigma-Aldrich Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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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. "Manufacturing Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Sheboygan Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Sheboygan Falls, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Health and Dental Benefits

    Cons

    Limited Advancement opportunities from within.


  2. "Great company to work for at the time"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sigma-Aldrich full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people in my department were very friendly. It was a relaxed work environment which respected your work-life-family balance; sure it was stressful at times but the work got done by end of the day. At the time, great opportunity for movement or to promote from within. Benefits were fine for me.

    Cons

    Communication between departments were at times difficult. Company seemed somewhat more concerned with shareholders and performance during Quarterly meetings. I probably worked near the peak as raises and other bonuses were in decline when I left.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone that I reported to was outstanding when I was there. However I could tell things were changing and probably not completely within their control.

  3. "marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Sigma-Aldrich (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong operations across the company

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities across the company


  4. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, leading company in the industry

    Cons

    Compared to other companies pay is slightly lower, hard to enact changes


  5. "-----"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I Enjoyed the career opportunities,compensation,benefits,work/life balance,culture and values. I highly recommend this company at this time.

    Cons

    The work force the benefits, pay scale,CEO,upsizing,40/hr. weeks,continuous hands on paper work,overall not a bad place to be employed.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "QC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free WiFi. Most of you coworkers are in the same boat as you. Beats unemployment. They make sure you have a laptop so you can work on the weekends from home (sarcasm - that's not really a pro).

    Cons

    Total micromanagement. Our group is short staffed and management keeps piling on the job tasks that lack purpose or necessity. Its a no-win situation when management doesn't have a clue what their people do. If you aren't a suck-up, don't expect a promotion. Seems like the ones that don't work much, leave early and otherwise break the rules get the rewards. There are rarely promotions with in your group. The buildings are overcrowded. Desk space is at a premium. The location is in a rough part of the city. Parking is sparse. Street parking is an unfortunate reality. Make sure you have a club.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip. When you are told that there isn't time to complete all the useless steps, don't add additional ones. You are not recognizing the talents of your people. TALK to them and find out what they would like to do.


  7. "awesome company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, take over by merck is all positive, leading the industry, amazing work life balance like all tech I suppose

    Cons

    st louis is kind of rough

  8. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exciting cutting edge life sciences company with a great balance of work and family lifestyle. Good opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Management is highly focused on day-to-day revenues and tends to make decisions based on short-term goals.


  9. "Chemist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sigma-Aldrich is a good chemical company to work coming from college or a college intern

    Cons

    Try moving up within Sigma-Aldrich is a little hard


  10. "."

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    Current Employee - Procurement Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Procurement Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are very competitive

    Cons

    Uncertainty, since the company was purchased by EMD


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