SGS Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
158 Reviews
2.8
158 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance as not OT too late (in 6 reviews)

  • Can learn a lot of different methods/techniques (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Bonuses are only for upper management level, PTO is vacation only (in 6 reviews)

  • No training or career progression offered as promised during initial hiring interview (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS

    Pros

    Good HR Policy Good Timing... And i am happy with wht i did

    Cons

    Bad Salary Hectic Schedule. Late working hours.. blah blah blah

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Advice

  2.  

    Good work Timings,Good job profile, less scope of growth, Traditional Management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trade Analyst in Vikhroli
    Former Employee - Trade Analyst in Vikhroli

    I worked at SGS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work Timings, One of the Leading MNC in its line of business, Less traveling( walkable distance from Kanjurmarg station).

    Cons

    Traditional Management, less scope of growth, Low Pay, Retainership, Unorganised work, No training and Development initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should adopt dynamic and professional way of approach rather being traditional,
    The growth of employees should be mostly based on performance not based on tenure. The way of working needs to be re-framed so that it is organised. Effective training should be given based on the projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    in sgs my skill and knowlege is improve

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA/QC Engineer in Ahmedabad
    Current Employee - QA/QC Engineer in Ahmedabad

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

    Pros

    SGS is TPI compny so all time different different work is coming so our skill and knowlege is improve

    Cons

    SGS downside lot of project is working on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our upper management is very good for empl.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working with SGS since August 2006

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Gāndhīdhām
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Gāndhīdhām

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

    Pros

    Opportunity of gaining knowledge and information.

    Cons

    No getting a satisfactory post/position in organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prompt service to client is required by updating results and other reports quickly, hence good lab chemist, staff and good field staff required or retained.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    SGS Is the best co. for everyons future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operation Executive in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Operation Executive in Mumbai

    I worked at SGS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    For Batter Future Of My career & My Future

    Cons

    There is no downside for working profession

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Advice From Me to Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Calibration Engineer in Ahmedabad
    Former Employee - Calibration Engineer in Ahmedabad

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

    Pros

    Good Multinational company with best management

    Cons

    some time you have to compromise your social life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Encourage freedom to work and integrity is the top priority

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Certification-Food Certification Services in Calcutta
    Current Employee - Manager Certification-Food Certification Services in Calcutta

    I have been working at SGS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Got exposure to work with global technical team and free hand to improve knowledge

    Cons

    Being Eurpean company little bit Orthodox in operation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Really international experience and possibility to execute interesting projects; good environment while you're participating in such international project or cooperate with colleagues

    Cons

    Local management in the region - hired on "relatives" principles - so no real managers / leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change and to bring " new blood" with real international background

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ineffective managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    The people were friendly and new facility was ok

    Cons

    Low pay as others have mentioned.
    Managers don't know/care and are ineffective. Lots of ideas but no follow through on the managers part. Also new ideas tend to be frowned upon. To get ahead its all about favouritism.
    Best advice is to leave when you get the chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what your employees are doing and get to know them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good for getting Canadian Experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician II in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lab Technician II in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at SGS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Provide a friendly and structured work environment for recent immigrants and young graduates. The routine and daily requirements change with seasonal layoffs and allows for a decent work-life balance when you get to transition temporary collect EI for a couple of months during the quiet season.

    Cons

    Poor future growth. Poverty Wages working in the City of Vancouver area. Wage increases are measured in pennies, not dollars. Lots of stress in middle-management due to mid-life crisis or lack of upward mobility or wage growth. Definitely a top-down management style with a focus on costs and liabilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better retirement benefits and increase wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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