SGS Reviews

Updated 13 April 2015
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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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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Hope management know well ! Its internal

  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 Management

    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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    Former Employee - Trade Analyst in Vikhroli
    Former Employee - Trade Analyst in Vikhroli

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. in sgs my skill and knowlege is improve

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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Our upper management is very good for empl.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Working with SGS since August 2006

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    • Senior Management
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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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity of gaining knowledge and information.

    Cons

    No getting a satisfactory post/position in organization.

    Advice to Management

    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.

  7. SGS Is the best co. for everyons future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operation Executive in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Operation Executive in Mumbai

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For Batter Future Of My career & My Future

    Cons

    There is no downside for working profession

    Advice to Management

    No Advice From Me to Management

  8. Nice

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Multinational company with best management

    Cons

    some time you have to compromise your social life

  9. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Being Eurpean company little bit Orthodox in operation

  10. Could be a good company except there is no direction. SGS keeps changing their business strategy every 2-3 years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carteret, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carteret, NJ (US)

    I worked at SGS

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    International. Very diversified and everyone knows of them.

    Cons

    Too much management and staff turnover. They keep changing business strategy which confuses the staff and customers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced and proven management. Stick to a plan.

  11. Auto off lease inspector

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Automotive Inspector
    Current Employee - Automotive Inspector

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can not think of any off hand

    Cons

    Poor employee treatment, poor management, poor pay. They treat their employees like they are all stupid and not truely needed. In fact we were told as such at one time. Poor sales and management direction. Employees are under appreciated and not valued. I have been here for over 15 years. At one time it was run really well and we were treated pretty well, but have not seen that since 2011. They pay you hourly and 40 hours is a rareity, so you are treated like a contractor, and too bad if you didnt make 40 hours. I certainly would not recomend this job to anyone that has to make a fair living or raise a family. Un fortunately I am stuck here due to age restrictions

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your Employees with respect, not like trash. Hire experienced and conciences automotive minded people as inspectors. Better communications, and much better sales force needed.

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