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SGN Administrative Assistant Reviews

Updated 21 Feb 2020

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3.6
58%
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64%
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SGN CEO John Morea
John Morea
2 Ratings
  1. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are structures in place to help you move up the different pay scales Progression is there if you want it You have targets to achieve but you are also in charge of your own workload

    Cons

    Can be quite stressful having to rely on others to be able to successfully do your job

    SGN Response

    January 17, 2020Employee Experience Officer

    Thanks so much for your recent review. It's great to read such positive comments from someone early into their career at SGN. Like you highlighted, there's lots of scope for progression here which we hope you enjoy throughout your career with us.

  2. "SGN"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I have been working at SGN full-time

    Pros

    Good hours Good team to work with

    Cons

    The work can be quite boring

    SGN Response

    March 4, 2020Employee Experience Officer

    Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us a review, employee feedback is incredibly valuable to us.

  3. "Poor"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Administrative Assistant in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SGN for less than a year

    Pros

    Hours and lunch is alright.

    Cons

    I have some learning difficulties, even after asking for help multiple times I was let go of even after being assured that my progress was very much on track and that I was doing well then being let go without any formal warning is abhohernet. On top of this there’s childish management and bullying workforce whom care more about the way they look in front of others rather than pushing their employees. Do not bother. Sickened. I will be complaining.

    SGN Response

    March 20, 2019HR & Services Director

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am concerned by some of the claims you make in your review and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your experiences further. As a rule, we do not terminate contracts without warning except for in instances of gross misconduct. In recent months we’ve delivered ‘appropriate behaviours’ training to more than 800 of our people managers and will soon be rolling this out to all of our colleagues. We’re truly committed to creating an inclusive culture and a workplace that values difference so I’d like to understand more and have the chance to investigate further. You can contact me confidentially on kate.naylor@sgn.co.uk

  4. Helpful (7)

    "An experience to work for them. It’s who you know not how good you are"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Saint Mary Cray, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SGN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work is very easy and it’s very easy to learn what you need to know if you are smart. Quite a relaxed environment at first glance. Chance of progression maybe

    Cons

    No diversity. You can see they only hire particular people. Doesn’t appear to want to spend any money on employees. Poor pay, poor lunch breaks, poor working conditions. Lots of affairs and slight bullying. Lots of mean people

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    SGN Response

    June 4, 2018Employee Experience Officer

    Many thanks for your recent review. It’s disappointing to hear your experience at SGN wasn’t an entirely positive one. Allegations of bullying are something we take very seriously and if you’re willing to get in touch we can investigate further. You can contact me at kirstin.gemmell@sgn.co.uk. In terms of diversity and inclusion, we recognise we have some way to go but we’re truly committed to building a more diverse SGN and creating a culture of inclusion where everyone, regardless of difference, is valued. In October 2016 we commissioned a Diversity and Inclusion Audit to understand the areas that require further attention. Since then, we have implemented a number of recommendations, some of which include: delivering inclusive recruitment training to hiring managers and assessors, reviewing our job advertisements to ensure gender neutral language and using targeted recruitment advertising on social media. In March this year we ran a follow-up survey to capture views and suggestions from our people. The results are encouraging and will help us to design processes and practices that foster inclusion and diversity at all levels throughout SGN. We wish you all the best with your future career and welcome the opportunity to discuss your experiences further.

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