SGS

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SGS Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
168 Reviews
2.8
168 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance as not OT too late (in 6 reviews)

  • Can learn a lot of different methods/techniques (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Bonuses are only for upper management level, PTO is vacation only (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay as others have mentioned (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England

    I have been working at SGS part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the ambience is good and the people are quite nice. The management takes care of interns and i learnt a lot during this internship.

    Cons

    Sometimes there isnt work enough so you can get bored and some managers can be sometimes annoying but st=ill a good job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awful. Training non existent.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temp
    Former Employee - Temp

    I worked at SGS as a contractor

    Pros

    Friendly staff, but that was it,

    Cons

    Was a temp. They were so short staffed I did not have an actual trainer who could have sat with me to make sure I was getting things done correctly. Instead I was shown by other members of staff how to do something once, and then left to get on with it. Consequently made tons of serious errors. Manager took no part in any of it, and frequently was very unhelpful, expecting me to answer the phone and deal with people she did not want to deal with when I was trying to get my head around something I was struggling with. Left after 3 weeks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Very high staff turnover due to unfair treatment and poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at SGS full-time

    Pros

    Overall, the team members were very friendly and supportive of each other. Good location of the office in a close proximity to the main shopping center.

    Cons

    Missold jobs, loss of opportunities for the employees. No training or career progression offered as promised during initial hiring interview. Highly educated people are getting hired with a promise of training and development, however get thrown 'at a deep end' from day one, and refused any sort of external training. In addition, the quality of internal training is very poor. The only focus is on the actual revenue. Employees are bullied by managers, and are regarded as 'disposable'. As a result of this, the team morale is very low. People are simply unhappy, and given the right opportunity would leave SGS at any time....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please investigate closely the management style at SGS Ealing office. It is ironic that a company that specialises in social compliance does not treat their own employees fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The worst company I have ever worked for...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Due Diligence Global in London, England
    Former Employee - Due Diligence Global in London, England

    I worked at SGS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary but that is about all :-(

    Cons

    The company culture is awful. They treat staff really badly. Do not work there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to think of your staff as human beings. A system for staff to feedback would be useful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Odessa (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Odessa (Ukraine)

    I have been working at SGS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, frendly management, nice team

    Cons

    you should study all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good development and path career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laboratory Manager
    Former Employee - Laboratory Manager

    I worked at SGS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    An innovative company with great opportunities for someone looking to learn and growth.

    Cons

    Compensation was not within the middle top high range.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too slow on development initiatives and decision making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Global life, global family

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SGS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at SGS is like being part of a global family, where your team is typically spread across time zones. If you like foreign cultures, this is the place to work. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Too much decision-making is centralised in Geneva, not enough in the regional hubs. Sales + marketing teams need to work closer together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    10 thumbs up!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Fairfield, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting in Fairfield, NJ (US)

    I have been working at SGS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company cares about its employees, teaches you how to grow in business and in life . Working for SGS has literally been life changing for me . I consider you lucky if they even interview you .

    Cons

    If I had to pick one , because I need a 20 word minimum , I guess the parking lot is too small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Steep climb

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at SGS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corporate culture is great. Lots of training available for everyone interested

    Cons

    Jobs can become mechanical in the long run and career forward movement is staggering. Despite all the training attended, it doesn't always translate to a career. There's an invisible ceiling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a good idea to see the staff as more than just commodities that cost the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SGS full-time

    Pros

    It is a good platform for learning and get the experience.

    Cons

    Pay does not compensate for the amount of work, long hours. There is a struggle to find a work/Life Balance.

    Doesn't Recommend

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