Production Artist (Former Employee), Brooklyn Park, MN – May 8, 2013
Pros: good benefits and vacation
Cons: poor management and human resources, bad employee and manager conduct
Some of the SGS employees that worked there while I worked there liked to make sick jokes. The kind of jokes I would hear were terrible, mainly about women's body parts and such. That is so low class about should never be acceptable in the work place. When I approached my manager about it, nothing was done. Instead, they told me I could either take – more... a second shift or have no job at all.
Lead Inspector (Former Employee), Livonia, MI – January 11, 2013
Assignment: Home Depot Lumber Distribution center, Romulus. I was responsible for unloading lumber from railcar and flatbed trucks using LPG lift truck. After unload I would place loads in their proper storage bays for redistribution to Home Depot stores in the region. I also was responsible for performing pre and post operating maintenance on assigned – more... lift truck. – less
Tech/ Operator (Former Employee), Aurora, CO – January 7, 2013
Pros: pay, and benifits packages, c
During my two years at SGS I acquired new knowledge in the developmental side of the automotive industry. The company offered outstanding benefits, including a 401K and accumulating vacation time. I met some wonderful people and had the opportunity to work side by side with engineers from all over the country. Overall i enjoyed my co-workers and the – more... duties of the job. Unfortunately management had poor communication between themselves and the employees which led to mistakes. When mistakes were made an unforgiving, unprofessional response was gave to employees, which led to there high turnover rate. If clear direction was provided and treatment of the employees by management was improved, this would have been a life long career. – less
Conformance analyst (Current Employee), Amman - Jordan – August 8, 2012
Pros: quality assurance
I believe the Quality Control / Quality Assurance filed utilze my experience ( 8 years experience in pharmaceutical industry ). Right now I work at SGS Group ( Inspection, Verification, Testing & Certification Services ) as Conformance Analyst for Food,Chemical and pharmaceutical Products Duties include: -To check and approve the conformity documents – more... (test reports, quality certificates, analysis reports …etc). -To check company's Quality Management System documents (ISO 9001, ISO 22000, HACCP, …etc). -Verify the conformity of the documents. -Issue the certificate of conformity (CoC) which enable the goods to enter the country.
On the ather side I have vey good experience as Senior Quality Control Department in the pharmaceutical industry ( 5 years at Remedica Pharmaceutical Co / Limassol - Cyprus & 2.5 Years at Advance Pharmaceutical / Sahab - Jordan ). Duties include:
- Good experience in GMP,GLP Requirements & Covered The Validation Strategy and Sampling Requirements for (Mixing, Granulation, Compression ,Capsule Filling, Dry Suspension Filling, Tablet Coating), Labeling and Handling of Validation Samples, Analytical Control, Protocol Deviation, Acceptance Criteria, Statistical Analysis, Process Validation Report . - Participate in writing SOP’s for multi methods of analysis(Chemical and Physical tests) for Raw materials, In process and Finish product as USP, BP, EP Pharmacopeias (Wet Chemistry & Instrumental Analysis). - Filing, Review and Check documents Via In House check list. - Covered the full range of pharmaceutical analysis methods used by Remedica which includes TLC, Automated titration, UV and HPLC(Waters – less
great paying job that doesn't allow a social life or much sleep
Chemist (Former Employee), Savannah GA – June 17, 2012
Cons: 24 hour on call
I worked there for about a year as a chemist. I was told I would work 8-5 M-F and on call as needed. The job requires being on call 24 hours. There were many times that I received a phone call at 3 AM to be at work at 4 AM. I would work from 4AM to 6AM. Then be told to come back at 8AM. It also is not fun receiving a phone call in a movie theater (15 – more... min after the movie starts) telling you to come to work. So you have to walk out and go to work. – less
operator (Former Employee), bayer and exxon – May 3, 2012
Pros: alot of over time
Cons: does not give equal opportunity
The company is all about procedure, miss one procedure and your out. When it come to the company hand book and policy all procedures are thrown out the window. There also is a lot of favoritism between leadman and emplyee that will cause you your job if your not a part of that in crowd. Company allows other employee to file faults againts other employee – more... with HR and will not allow the other employee to speak the truth. They will work you for 12 hours or more and wont allow you to take lunch and forget about taking any breaks. Bottom line the company doesn't take care of the employee. – less
Consultant (Former Employee), Rochester NY – March 6, 2012
While at SGS (sutherland global services) I was able to learn alot about the way people interact with other people. SGS also provides a Leadership training course that is prefect for anyone who wants to be a manager that doesnt have the needed experience or schooling.
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Enjoyable company to work for
Rail Switchman (Former Employee), Dow Taft – January 19, 2012
I worked for SGS for about 10 months, and really like the people I worked with including management. The culture stressed heavily on safety, but was done in a tasteful and inclusive manner. I only left to pursue a career in process operations once I had completed my degree.
Former Employee (admin) (Former Employee), Weston-super-Mare – June 2, 2014
Cons: incompetent management and internal politics
Overlaiden with impossible and unachieveable tasks all of which were urgent and resulting from poor management and organisation of the office. Lacking in any real investment in staff training. Much of what I learnt regarding procedures was self-taught. Unprofessional and incompetent management often absent from the office. Abusive and bullying work – more... environment with a huge turnover in staff. Co-workers were generally quite unhappy and unfulfilled. If a colleague managed to promote themselves constantly and 'talk the talk' this was pleasing to management who were easily fooled by those with an elevated sense of self-importance but who were lacking in any concrete foundation. Other collegues that worked themselves to the bone did not receive the recognition and support they deserved so left. Hardest part of job was trying to work productively and respond to unrealistic demands as well as trying to decipher the internal politics. The most enjoyable part of the job was leaving the office on time and taking annual leave. – less
Lab Operator (Current Employee), Belfast, MP – May 6, 2014
Cons: one hour
At SGS ,I work as a lab operator,I prep the samples coal at prep area,I collect the samples at the plant and pit samples,I'm done size grading,pulverising and crushing samples,total moiture and abbrisive index.Always I work very hard to my cmpany.
tech. (Former Employee), Fort mcmurray alberta – May 2, 2014
Pros: time off
Cons: work atmosphere
Basically....supervisors and managment are in positions because of time served at company not because of qualifications. Management and supervisors should be replaced with monkeys. Complete lack of integrity.