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32 English questions out of 32

8 May 2019

Does SGN pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Great pay if your willing to put the hours in. Pension Scheme has improved recently. A few decent company benefits such as cheaper Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme etc. Job security as long as you follow rules and procedures. Great opportunities for further development. All round decent job.

Cons

I am multi skilled. Fully trained team leader and FCO. Fully trained in Industrual Commercial work and take on projects often. I'm also a district assessor and I receive no extra pay for taking on these duties. Industrial Commercial tickets are required and that part of the gas safe has to be renewed every 5 years. This is harder than the normal gas safe and the day to day work holds much more responsibility. Other staff get paid more for extra responsibility so i feel there is an unfair pay issue. Long hours with unpaid breaks can lead to fatigue especially in the busy winter months.

Advice to Management

Please amend unfair pay issues. Extra responsibility should mean extra pay. I feel the Industrial Conmercial ticket holders should be paid for this. District assessors also. I'm happy to take on more responsibility but I'd like to be paid more than the guys who avoid such responsibility.

A few decent company benefits such as cheaper Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme etc. Job security as long as you follow rules and procedures.

8 May 2019

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28 August 2020

Does SGN offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?

Pros

Excellent Company, great benefits...SGN has really supported all of their employees through Covid-19...all in all a great place to work

Cons

No cons to report at present

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

Excellent Company, great benefits...SGN has really supported all of their employees through Covid

28 August 2020

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19 February 2020

What is the retirement plan like at SGN?

Pros

Can I get back to you on that?

Cons

1970's style management, mainly old men, who are at retirement age. Nepotism was rife, whether it was promoting children of said managers, or marrying said managers to climb the ladder. I'm so glad I got out. It was hard to leave at first, but I've never looked back. There are a lot of people who have worked there for years, because they are scared of change. Do it! *Awaits standard reply from SGN's social media administrator*

Advice to Management

Why would they listen to my advice?

1970's style management, mainly old men, who are at retirement age.

19 February 2020

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19 July 2019

Does SGN have a pension plan?

Pros

Always get paid on time. Good pension.

Cons

Unsociable hours which pay doesn’t reflect. Managers bully people, false promises. Company constantly looking at ways to cut pay. Employees treated differently. Engineers doing the same job get paid less than others. Company can’t retain their staff. 80% of engineers are not happy. We all come to work to make a living and pay the bills yet pay is poor and not had a pay rise in years yet SGN expect you to work 15-16 hours for poor pay and give a 10/10 service. No sick pay/ where other engineers get it. Working long hours and sometimes in poor conditions your more susceptible to sickness. SGN management rarely reward engineers verbally. A simple well done or good job would be nice. They keep adding more and more to do on jobs yet dont allow the time to do it. Therefore sometimes you can feel rushed either by the office or management. You work unsociable hours and days yet get the minimum allowance for holiday annually. Engineers that done this job 30 years ago earned more money than engineers do now.

Advice to Management

Pay your engineers the same money as your taking new starters on. Praise your engineers more for doing a good job. Sort your IT out. Makes day to day life hard having tablets that constantly fail. Improve morale of your engineers and you’ll get a better job out of them.

Good pension.

19 July 2019

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16 August 2021

Does SGN offer a wellness program?

Pros

Get a pay progression every few months, good pay, care about mental health and great place to work

Cons

Awkward to get to if you don't drive

Advice to Management

N/A

Get a pay progression every few months, good pay, care about mental health and great place to work

16 August 2021

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