SGS
2.7 of 5 125 reviews
www.sgs.com Geneva, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 10, 2014

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Christopher (Chris) Kirk

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Can learn a lot of different methods/techniques"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Great place to learn about the industry and gain experience to add to your resume"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "No training or career progression offered as promised during initial hiring interview"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Traditional Management, less scope of growth, Low Pay, Retainership, Unorganised work, No training and Development initiatives"
    in 4 reviews
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Good work Timings,Good job profile, less scope of growth, Traditional Management.

Trade Analyst (Former Employee)
Vikhroli

I worked at SGS full-time for less than a year

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementThe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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in sgs my skill and knowlege is improve

QA/QC Engineer (Current Employee)
Ahmedabad

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

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

ConsSGS downside lot of project is working on.

Advice to Senior ManagementOur upper management is very good for empl.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working with SGS since August 2006

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Gāndhīdhām

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

ProsOpportunity of gaining knowledge and information.

ConsNo getting a satisfactory post/position in organization.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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SGS Is the best co. for everyons future

Operation Executive (Former Employee)
Mumbai

I worked at SGS full-time for less than a year

ProsFor Batter Future Of My career & My Future

ConsThere is no downside for working profession

Advice to Senior ManagementNo Advice From Me to Management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice

Calibration Engineer (Former Employee)
Ahmedabad

I worked at SGS full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood Multinational company with best management

Conssome time you have to compromise your social life

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Encourage freedom to work and integrity is the top priority

Manager Certification-Food Certification Services (Current Employee)
Calcutta

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

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

ConsBeing Eurpean company little bit Orthodox in operation

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Could be better and even bigger...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at SGS full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGlobal structure, worldwide matrix organization, in case of proper management support, you can find your way to go ahead and to be promoted. Best in class! Support of good ideas. (If!) Diversified portfolio, omnipresence in each industry. Many professional people all around. Lot of available resource globally. Excellent high level corporate concepts, strategies and values.

ConsAt a certain manager level too many politicians. Old style ones are chasing short term targets on anyway (i.e: current budget, mainly in terms of LC) They are going to keep their chairs for few years, especially before retirement and as a consequence they do not take a risk to invest in the future growth. They are blocking to broadcast many good ideas to the upper level management. Immediate re-organisation even for interim business drop. Lack of synergies between business lines. Very slow decision making! (From initial ideas till approval/refusal). The structure is not well prepared to integrate the new concepts, business styles, ideas, but they broadcast permanently: think out of box! You can be the best up to a certain level for many years, but above it you can be evaluated on different way by loosing your achievements and recognitions from the past within a minute.

Advice to Senior ManagementBroadcast and implement the global business and HR strategies down to the execution level and keep motivation of people all around. Reduction of middle management as has been done cca 1 decade ago. Get rid of staff, who is living for internal bureaucracy only, when they should have a customer relation in their own position. Better and more direct top management control on mid level managers and better listening directly to the voice of staff involved in execution. Future talents are here!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I made a career of it.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Anchorage, AK (US)

I have been working at SGS full-time

ProsPeople, freedom to learn, part of a winning team. The company does alot to make people feel like they belong to a team. They take everyone to the state fair, the whole lab goes to a rented out theater for a movie and pizza once a year, etc. We really come together as a team. You must be a team player to have fun and do a good work.

ConsWork can be challenging during the busy season.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Baytown, TX (US)

I have been working at SGS full-time for less than a year

ProsI would say I like how flexible they are with other things you have going on in your life. It is a very easy job, the hardest part about the job is dealing with the weather.

ConsThe biggest challenge about working at this job is getting paid more. At this job you basically get paid $17 for the same work that operators do and make $25 a hour at most places.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Low morale, long hours

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Anchorage, AK (US)

I worked at SGS full-time

ProsWork hours can be flexible as long as you meet deadlines. Lots of overtime available if you want it.

ConsOffice culture is rife with gossip and favoritism. General employee opinion of the job is negative, which can lead to a poor working atmosphere. Management does little to improve morale, instead reacting with hostility whenever negative opinions or attitudes are displayed. Management will accept any short deadline project for money regardless of existing workload and staffing. Poor work/life balance in the summer, where the workload can force you to almost live at work. Consistent good performers taken for granted, average performers who occasionally step up showered with praise, and poor performers ignored as long as someone else picks up the slack. Very little opportunity for advancement.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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