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About the company

  • CEO
    Frankie Ng
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $5B to $10B (USD)
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    1 Place des Alpes P.O. B...
  • Link
    SGS website

You know those little stickers that say "Inspected by 2438"? Meet 2438. SGS North America, a division of global testing and verification giant SGS, offers technical services such as product testing, conformity assessment, quality inspection, product safety inspections, design reviews, statutory certification, quality assurance, environmental impact, and consultancy. SGS North America tests everything under the sun, and targets such industries as power generation and transmission, oil and gas refineries and pipelines, metals and minerals, agriculture, transportation, construction, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, and industrial manufacturing.

Whether or not goods are being imported to the US or exported from it, SGS North America's Trade Assurance Services division helps governments with customs classification and import verification services to comply with international trade and environmental regulations.

SGS North America's biggest moneymaker is its Oil, Gas & Chemicals division that tests petrochemicals, packages and ships samples, and provides measurement and calibration services. It handles inspection services for such oil companies as Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Marathon Oil, and Valero. The company's Environmental Services division has laboratories and drilling offices located throughout the US.

SGS North America inspects for thousands of other customers such as Subaru, Honeywell, Shell Chemical, and Kaiser Aluminum.

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North Sioux City, SD

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Clinical Trial Assistant in Germantown, MD
on March 2, 2019

Flexible schedules for employees and decent benefits. Compensation is not the best.

The problem is promotion and ineffective co-workers. There is a lack of accountability and the ability to "coach" unproductive employees. Employees can't be ordered, only "asked" or "suggested" to do things.

If you want a stable job with nice people and hide in the crowd, this company is for you. If you become a company man or woman, you will eventually work your way up the ladder if you have the will.

Microbiologist in North Sioux
on November 8, 2022

Let this be the review to make you decide not to work here. 10-12 hour days are what you’ll work. Unreasonable work loads. No sense of enforcement of rules or safety. Multiple safety issues occur without proper care and treatment given. Mangers leave after their 8 hours and hourly employees are left without supervision for up to 5-6 hours. Not given a raise if you were promised and trained on different lab locations or tests. Getting off at 11pm is very common. Worklife balance is nearly impossible. SGS sucks the life out of you. Do NOT work here if you like your life!!!

Chemical Loader in Donaldsonville, LA
on November 7, 2022

Great company with great benefits and pay. The workplace culture is great with great management. Raise every 3 months based on sign off pace. Great people

Lab Assistant in Vallejo, CA
on November 4, 2022

The work is very routine and manageable. It was pretty relaxed for the most part and the work itself is easy enough. However if you're looking for support from management it wasn't really there.

Vehicle inspector in Cincinnati, OH
on September 2, 2022

I was appreciated by all of my coworkers and on site managers. At one point, I was told to sign a letter that claimed that I refused to assist parts department and Advisors. This was far from the truth. When asking why, my manager claimed that my daily narratives were not complete. In the three years as a consultant, I was never once told that my narratives were incomplete. This was my managers failure to assist in my success. This went on my record and, I believe was the reason for me being included in eventual layoff.

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