SGS

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SGS Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
177 Reviews
2.8
177 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • training opportunities are good and allow to build your work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper management communicates to employees in a way that puts employees on the defensive (in 7 reviews)

  • Poor work/life balance in the summer, where the workload can force you to almost live at work (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Technical/Quality heat in consumer testing service laboratory

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Head/Quality Head in Tiruppūr
    Former Employee - Technical Head/Quality Head in Tiruppūr

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

    Pros

    Freedom
    Positive Environment
    Responsibility
    Independency
    Clear roles and responsibility
    Innovations
    Sustainability/Social responsibility
    Clear management structure

    Cons

    Management objective and uniformity all over the world should more precisely uniform!
    In simple form the appraisal and evaluation have laps and uniformity of approach and perfection of evaluation must be.....
    All lead to slow increase of revenue and slow talent recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope management know well ! Its internal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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  5.  

    in sgs my skill and knowlege is improve

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working with SGS since August 2006

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    • 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
  7.  

    SGS Is the best co. for everyons future

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    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9. 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
  10.  

    Good Place to learn -very interesting industry - surprisingly low degree of standardisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to explore various divisions and industry exposures
    Well know on the market and seen as THE experts in their fields
    good people focus

    Cons

    surprisingly low degree of standardisation around basic corporate functions (Finance, HR, Orga, IT).
    IT infrastructure is very aged and would ramp up the services levels if there would be a better system supported workflow infrastructure in place (Report writing automation, sample tracking etc). still very manual.
    Salary is not industry leading and a bit behind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tends to have to much politics in place that stops the management team to act on really important client focused matters

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good but with frequent unexpected changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS

    Pros

    Lots of guidance from the Group. Lots of training with help readily available.

    Cons

    Pushing more on bottom line that turn the company into not a pleasant place to work in; too cost conscious & staffs overwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-design the work structure so that the staffs can have a better work-life balance

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