Busy yet interesting
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.