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Fragmented
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.
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Great Place to Work
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.
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work/life balance
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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.
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Poor
Very poor company owned and run by a man who couldn't run a bath. The only good thing about working here is the drive home, constantly undermined and all ways under threat of the sack
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Suffocating atmosphere, favoritism
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.
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Two-faced liar.
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!
Pros
Gemerally nice people and relaxed atmosphere, but managed from Liverpool, out of touch and liar.
Cons
Management.
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Boring
Poor management, worse communication, low standards, and a 'don't care' attitude.
The company has little concept of what the contract they have entered into - really involves.
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None
Cons
Run by lazy and disinterested people.
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Fast Paced Work.
Working at SGS can be stressful at times and the work life balance can be at times testing but for a first time job out of uni Its a good stepping stone job.
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Lonely
Hard work but very time consuming you need to be very resilient and happy with your own space this job is not for the faint hide but can be beneficial at that time
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Typical small company taken over by global company and you become absolute.
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.
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Great career opportunities
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.
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sgs security
i was work sgs for long time from London to Manchester but i don't like because they don't have regular shifts .
always defiant site and they don't have permanent job
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Worst place to have worked.
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
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Competitive
Results focussed business - Willing to look at ways to improve the business. Works within a very competitive marketplace with a lot of other certification bodies in the market.
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company car
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Soul destroying
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
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Very corporate and closed way of thinking
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
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The worst employer ever
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.
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No training no progression
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
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Horrible place to work avoid!
This place is horrible to work please avoid. This job role is for a audit coordinator which they have now changed to planning coordinator although it’s the same role. They mislead job specifications and employ you. The current team there lack personality and are bullies. You will be left sidelined. Some teams are lovely in the building but second floor are wiring zombies only some are chatty. The CBE RBS team has the worst organisation they have heavy workloads and managers don’t care they can’t cope but instead looking at the workload they blame each other. Extremely poor pay your working slaves!
Pros
Can go home before 5 otherwise no prp
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Low pay misleading job specification
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Horrible unsupportive work environment. Avoid camberley office!
Horrible place to work heavy workloads and no training. The CBE RBS team have moved there recently and are recruiting for Audit Co ordinator but there is heavy workloads and the existing team will not help you progress because they are a pack already from another branch who have moved to Camberley. It’s a place to gain experience and move if you don’t have a robust CV. If your CV is robust don’t bother going here. It’s very unorganised the team and senior managers need to step in and help or else clients and business is going to be lost because the state of the CBE RBS team is horrendous and they can’t cope just don’t speak up the current personalities they are great at pretending to management and covering own backs just blame each other. Do not go here if your a fun social-able vibrant person you will feel socially side lined. If your a fun dynamic chatty person your going to end up depressed. They are recruiting currently this team in Camberley but nobody is coming due to low pay but regardless it’s a utter mess and even managers don’t know what they are doing the team is not led greatly and they are getting away with not doing work which means a backlog of work and deadlines not met. No structure at all. If your used to organised fun working place don’t go here! They are nice to you when your manager is around but they talk behind your back and are bullies! The current CBE RBS team hate their jobs and are always moaning just maybe are finding it hard to get another because they lack personality it’s not about just being good at your job you have to be sociable and learn - more...
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Can leave early normal hours are 9 to 5 but most leave between 4 to 4.30
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Low pay, unorganised, no training
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very good
Very Good communication and excellent people to work for
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