Field Inspector (Current Employee) – Saint Rose, LA – June 28, 2017
This is a job for 18 to 25 years of age. Not for people who have house and car notes you will go under. They make a lot of promises they don't keep like opportunity in job advancement. Just simply a dead end job.
I was told at my interview that I would be guaranteed 40 hours a week, Some weeks I only made 20 hours. Job just not stable enough, Better pay and set weekly schedule would help
Very demanding career as you sample coal from trains, barges, stockpiles and mining pits. Great way to start out of highschool to learn basics on working in real world. Very dirty and dusty at times as you crush and prepare coal for lab testing.
Appointment Setter/Customer Service (Current Employee) – mason ohio – August 27, 2016
if you are looking for a low end job then this is place for you. if you want a real job keep looking. they cant even take right amount of taxes out your pay!! new training program is laughable. computer and phone system are outdated. there is no advancement. they pay new hires more than people who have been there for several years. you dont even have own desk. so if you wanted to make up hours you cant.
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – August 24, 2016
It was great to begin with, but the culture changed. I retired from there. My job went from tech support to sales in addition to the tech side. They had very little regard for their employees, due to the amount of folks looking for a position of any sort.
Contract Lab Tech w/Dow Chemical/ Chemist (Former Employee) – Deer Park, TX – August 14, 2016
The site I work at was on 8th street location in Deer Park, Tx and the Assistant Manager wanted me gone from the jump. I started as a Contract worker to Dow Chemical in Bayport, Tx which was a horrible experience. The Operators there ran the show and if they wanted you gone they would make it difficult for you. Or they will make it their business to get your Fired. The Lab Manager at SGS was fair but I feel like she was oblivious of what was going on and her Assistant Manager at the 8th Street location in Deer Park was manipulating her to take her position. I was let go because of what someone else say. A fair investigation with both parties were not conducted. I realize by past experiences with this company it was the planned. I eventually was able to received my Unemployment benefits.
The company took care of their employees. Safety of their employees was top priority. As long as you did your job the way it was required to be done, no one hassled you. Provided you with your entire uniform except boots.
Safety of their employees was top priority, free safety training.
You worked out of your own vehicle with no fuel reimbursment.
Project and Auditor Engineer (Former Employee) – Santiago, MN – July 5, 2016
Although SGS is a multinational corporation, compensation and benefits weren't similar to engineering like companies I've worked before. I tried to take a certification class that SGS itself offers to external clients. The discount for being an employee was way less that I expected and they would discount from my salary the time I was 'off-work' :'(
Corporate stable job
Few benefits, salaries below the average, no opportunities to grow
Office Clerk (Former Employee) – Louisiana – June 16, 2016
I learned after working at SGS for a few years that the company really cares nothing about their employees. They will work you to death if you let them and they want you to feel grateful that you have a job. You won't get paid enough for amount of work you have to do. Managers and employees are allowed to talk to people horribly and never have any repercussions. Every administrative process is tedious, repetitive and ridiculous. It takes a room full of people talking through jobs to get them invoiced because the process is lengthy and the instructions given to you can be interpreted in so many different ways. I've never seen a company have so many errors with invoicing in my life. The building I worked in had so many OSHA violations; wasps and mosquitos flying in the kitchen and offices, leaky windows causing mold and mildew on the carpets. The air conditioner never worked; in the winter the temperature in the office was 50 degrees. These things were reported and nothing was done by management because they could never get approval from corporate to spend money and fix the problems. The health benefits are astronomically expensive for employees. Stay away!
Shift Lab Analyst (Former Employee) – Ellesmere POrt – March 20, 2016
The main ethos of SGS is greed and profit. This company does not give a toss about the people who make it's bread and butter and treat them just like commodities that can be dispensed of and replaced. Lot of company spiel about sustainability inc. staff sustainability which to me was just a lot of hot air as this particular lab had the highest turnover of staff I had ever witnessed in 20 years in the industry. Poor pay. No training. SGS is exceptionally good at one thing ie saving pennies to make pounds and will therefore not spend any money of staff development. Annual bonus which was like a dangled carrot to control and manipulate staff. Often many people were disciplined and lost the entitlement to the bonus (hence saving the company further money). A recent loss of a large contract brought out the true colours of the company ethos with long term loyal staff not even being given the chance of voluntary redundancy but given the choice to work for the company several hundred miles away saving the company yet more money in redundancy pay outs. If this is the future of modern business I feel for the next generation. Yes, companies are here to make a profit but at least treat the people who are making you the money with some respect and dignity. Once again, Greed and profit. Don't bother with this company. Look for something better.
. Kept busy. Time off between shifts (when nobody sick which was rare)
Poor management. Poor pay. No external training. Overworked etc etc.
Automotive Technician (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – December 30, 2015
Typical day of repairing customer vehicles based on their concerns. Learned better and fast ways to complete repairs Management was very helpful with support. Co-workers offered great team work to help with any problems. Hardest part of the job handling was the heavy automotive components. Most enjoyable part of the job was taking pride in my repairs.
Data Analyst/Biller (Former Employee) – Bartlesville, OK – December 19, 2015
It was like working with family. We all worked as a team and cared for one another. Productivity, learning and integerity was the overall goal. I would work there again anytime they needed me. Best Job I ever had.
Company that cared for and listen to their employees.
If I had to say anything it would be larger raises.
laboratory (Former Employee) – Texas – December 5, 2015
They do not invest in quality and they do not provide the correct tools to perform the job. In August 2015 they sent out an email to instruct us to not buy office supplies if not absolutely needed, and if you do buy only one pen instead of a box of pens. They push employees to work 18 hours a day for days at the time. Most of the time you won't have a day off in months.