Office Professional (Former Employee) – Pasadena – April 22, 2014
I rated PSC high on the work life balance - we work hard but also have opportunities to play hard: company picnic, Family Day at Schlitterbahn, Holiday parties, ect. Most employees worked a form of shift work which allows significant amount of time off, and staff schedules were pretty flexible. Comp and Benefits: neutral rating - they have all the normal bells and whistles. Pay for some positions could be more competitive and it took a long time to become vested. Job Security/Advancement: Neutral - Stability was high but advancement was not as easily attained. The company is relaible and is in a state of growth and work is plentiful. Advancement is there for the right person at the right time in the right place. Management: Above average-Generally, the management has it together and are in touch with what the front lines are doing. Job Culture: High - At the location where I worked the culture was fantastic! Fun atmosphere, good location, it was an overall enjoyable place spend 40 hours a week.
Dock Operator (Current Employee) – Donaldsonville, LA – July 22, 2017
Not a bad place to work. I enjoy the paid holidays and overtime. I wish they had more people that can take your place but it seems to me they can't hire people fast enough or they don't care to hire when we have too much work going on.
Loader (Current Employee) – Plaquemine, LA – June 27, 2017
SGS is not a bad company at all to work for. However, i don't recommend going to the shin tech plaquemine site. We work around some really dangerous chemicals and we work our butts off. We are not paid as much as deserved. It's sad when you work really hard and get all the overtime you can work but you still live paycheck to paycheck. It's sad.
Recieve orders around 6-8pm for the next day, traveled to jobsite (dock) anywhere in Ohio, PA, KY, W. VA, IN, IL, TN to either Load or Offload Dangerous Liquids . Sign all the Documents that were needed for the Barge, then I would inspect the barge to ensure that it was able to pass inspection. I would then start the transfer until it was completed or until I was relieved by another Tankerman. After the transfer was complete I would secure the barge and head home. The hardest part would be not able to spend quality time with the Family on a set schedule and dealing with unbearable weather both HOT and COLD. The most enjoyable time is spending time on the water watching river traffic.
paid milage from home of record, never recieved orders consistency on timely manner
zero work/life balnace, lower wage for industry standards
Loader (Former Employee) – Taft, LA – June 12, 2017
No matter what you do for this company they will stab you in the back and all you are is a number to them and they don't care about your family all they care about is you coming to work You can make good money but you there everyday
Rail Loader (Current Employee) – Plaquemine, LA – June 3, 2017
She OSC is an excellent company with great benefits to suit new workers and experienced workers. There is always work needed to be done. Managment is always willing to give a helping hand when need be.
Liquid Loader (Current Employee) – Plaquemine, LA – May 28, 2017
Very good company to work for. like every company it has its draw backs. They have a few things to work on but as far as i'm comcerned, if the money was where it should be for the work we do, i'd make a career out of SGS.
Wash Rack Coordinator (Current Employee) – Plaquemine, LA – May 23, 2017
Typical day at work includes auditing in-bound trains that come in Dow Chemical. Filling out spread sheets answering emails through out the day. I an learning how to implement OTMA's process Good place to work. work with good people The hardest thing about my job is keeping all the rail cars in line, witch consist of getting all the cars washed and repaired in a timely matter. The most enjoyable thing about my job is when I get off work I don't have to fight the traffic getting home.
Lead-man Process Operator (Former Employee) – Norco, LA – February 12, 2017
I truly enjoyed working as a dock operator/lead-man. Job was rewarding and gave plenty of opportunity to rise in position. Unfortunately we went through a period of being shorthanded and had trouble retaining people. Was 12-hr swing shifts (day/night) and often had to be called in on days off. Problem was a hard one to fix due to training time and workers getting frustrated covering the shifts while waiting on the new employees to be trained. This caused issues balancing life and work. I believe management did best they could given the nature of the work. Loved the workplace and enjoyed working/coordinating with multiple companies. The hardest part and my most enjoyable part were both handling unforeseen issues that would arise and working them out. I learned a great deal about how refineries worked, different types of product produced, and and basic physics which pushed me to pursue an engineering degree.
Dock Operator (Former Employee) – Corpus Christi, TX – January 4, 2017
This is a company that will hire someone who doesn't know a thing about a thing and give them a chance, You will be surrounded by some folks who think that they know what they are doing and people who actually know what they are doing. If you decide to apply make sure you surround yourself with military veterans, everyone else are knuckleheads that desperately need a daily throat-punch.
The experienced guys are very willing to teach you if you are willing to learn
Loader Operator (Former Employee) – Sgs Saint Charles – November 26, 2016
Very Poor management and staff . The work load is just to the roof in a very high risk environment where what they pay you for isn't worth it. Arss kissers to the hosting plants or refineries.they will sacrifice the employee for no reason just to please someone. Bottom line it's totally garbage!.