SGS Reviews

Updated 8 September 2014
Updated 8 September 2014
153 Reviews
2.9
153 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I now speak and work with other affiliates around the world (in 4 reviews)

  • Can learn a lot of different methods/techniques (in 4 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 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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    in sgs my skill and knowlege is improve

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    • 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 for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    SGS Is the best co. for everyons future

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    Former Employee - Operation Executive  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Operation Executive in Mumbai

    I worked at SGS full-time for less than a 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7. 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 for 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
  8.  

    Learned a lot, but supervisors are obsolete and care nothing but gaining profit.

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    Current Employee - Testing Specialist  in  Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Testing Specialist in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    To learn, and gain experience. Instruments breaks down a lot, it is a quick way to gain experience on how to handle instruments errors. Samples are complicated and if you are willing to spend time to get a correct result, you will learn a lot to minimize sample interference. Lastly the SOP in the company is so badly written in our region's lab such that you can do a lot of things to optimize the SOP, but the supervisors would think you are wasting time.

    Cons

    Supervisors are proud to be subjective, incapable of taking advice, and compromise professionality to rush urgent samples. They take no pride in their job as to safe-guard health of consumers but only to please their customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It needs some serious fixing. It is a corrupted place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Field Service Representative

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at SGS part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flex Hours free to make your schedule

    Cons

    Poor Pay stogy autocratic management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up the check

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A little too much international oversight

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    Former Employee - Commercial & Business Analysis Manager  in  Bartlesville, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Commercial & Business Analysis Manager in Bartlesville, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    Strong Safety Culture, lots of opportunity for clerical and inspection personnel.

    Cons

    Geneva headquarters did not understand the Bartlesville office when they bought it, couldn't figure out how to appropriately manage. Failure at US and Geneva levels to not charge an operating center for R&D activities and double charge for infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make management rewards achievable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's perfect to live in balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QHSE  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - QHSE in Istanbul (Turkey)

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

    Pros

    training opportunities are good and allow to build your work-life balance

    Cons

    there is no real challanges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    can be created attainable challanges for employees

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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