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Whilst a big company in staff numbers the company is very fragmented with poor cooperation between operating countries. An excellent brand history but now complacent and living on past reputation. Some highly professional people on the ground but struggling for direction in the face of increasing, agressive competition and increasing demands from customers. The most enjoyable part for me was working with so many diverse colleagues from all over the world.
Modern day slavery. Never encountered management and account managers who think you should worship them. Don’t do it ! Sgs office in Ealing was appealing.How can you work on accounts and not be allowedTo speak to the client. Rosada was a nightmare.
The area manager made the salary, benefits etc sound very promising but she told a lot of untruths- her answer to me when I started to question things was " if I didn't put it in writing you cant prove it " , no questions if I'd mis understood or mis heard she really had a " so what " attitude. The job as auditor is too underpinned by you needing to make sales
nice job to retire to or start a new carreer
too much emphasis on sales rather than auditing
SGS has been a really fantastic company to work for, full of opportunities. The management gives you the support you need, and constantly recognizes and encourage good ideas and employees. With a friendly environment, it is a great company with many career growth opportunities worldwide.
Having worked in the business for a number of years, I’ve seen many changes in that time to systems, management structure, staff and processes/regulations. The company support staff well and if you are prepared to put effort in, you are rewarded with opportunity to progress, progression isn’t always more money or a different job title in SGS but the increased responsibility and respect for a job well done. The roles I have been in have always been varied and interesting- no 2 days are identical. I have always found management to be supportive and nurturing both personally and professionally allowing staff the autonomy to get on with their jobs in their own way so long as the end result is the same. There do seem to be 2 types of employees at SGS those who join and stay for years or those who come and go quickly, it’s the kind of work environment you either thrive in or can’t handle the pace. Most employees I have met & work with seem happy and engaged, those who are not tend to be the ones who are not willing to meet in the middle or adjust their working habits to fit in. New employees tend to take a while to settle as what we do is typically unlike anything they have done before, with training and guidance a new starter is usually familiar with routine tasks within a few months. SGS CBE is a heavily regulated, international corporate business as such changes however simple they seem are not usually quick to implement but there is a definite visible commitment from senior management to training, development and the advancement of technologies to improve the business.
Not a place for good work/life balance, overworked underpaid and not a place for getting recognition for skills, hard work and loyalty. People who talk more with hollow partial or limited knowledge and limited hard wok but portray as they know everything get noticed than people who put in their hours as well as do everything they can to succeed.
Liar.Made redundant whilst the manager actively discontinued contracts,yet when questioned he denied this.I had a friend(workmate) on one of these contracts who asked what was happening as they had been told not to send us any more work.Face to face the manager denied this!
Gemerally nice people and relaxed atmosphere, but managed from Liverpool, out of touch and liar.
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SGS say in its mission statement that they " actively welcome employees to question what they do" This I find to be untrue....question ANYTHING and you will be gone my friend.
Typical week is 37.5 hours, great Company to learn new skills and have a variety of work, management allow you to make decisions and manage your workload, this can be stressful at times as there are peaks and throughs due to the type of work you do, however this gives you great opportunity to show your ability and gain advancement. The people you work with are supportive and appreciate your efforts. Great Company to work for.
Don’t even bother with this company unless you want to be underpaid and stressed.. senior management are a joke! If your face fits here then your good to go if not your almost bullied ! I tried to find other jobs but it’s so hard and it’s easy just to turn up to work but this place has to be out of all the places I’ve worked the worst one. You get pressured and targeted on work that is impossible to achieve. Senior management have known eachother years so very pally pally and don’t care for anyone else to be honest. Pay is disgusting for what you have to do the work loads stress everybody out
Where to start! Senior management are terrible! They don’t listen or care about anyone’s opinion. They all need to familiarise themselves with email etiquette and stop patronising people. You are treated like a child! Really has gone down hill with management no one knows what they are doing. Your fine if your bad at your job of your face fits! If your good your out or over worked. Stressed underpaid unhappy people but SGS do not Care at all
Management are pretty terrible - salary is low and will not increase regardless of work effort. Although the company is massive, and they can carry out almost any work - they rely heavily on their name, which is diminishing in the world of certification
Oil/Gas Cargo surveyor. No time off! On call 24/7. Cant plan to do anything. Can be called out at all times of the night and be expected to do shifts over 24 hours long. No set shift pattern. I can quite honestly say that this company is the worst company in the world to work for.
Little to no training. Too many supervisors (too many chiefs, not enough Indians). Has graduates employed regularly and they’re gone within a year or two. Working hours/shifts are ridiculous so work-life balance is tough. Labs/offices/stores are all disgusting. Health and safety is nonexistent. Instruments are old and bodged up to keep them running. LIMS system old and antiquated