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this company is going to dead now
Lab Technologist (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC14 November 2017
it is multilabs now and has lots of department. This company no workplace culture at all.you just do yourself and come and go. there is even no Christmas party in this couple years. i can't believe it is world famous company.
Pros
nothing, right now sunrun each year free register.
Cons
no salary raise, benefit going down, no Christmas party
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Going to work and learn.
Scientist (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON4 November 2017
A great place to start and learn. If you are young and willing to learn and/or refresh, great place to go. You will be exposed and get to learn a lot.
However, it is a 'SWEAT LAB" and if you are seen to be the one wanting and willing to do everything, you will be worked and sweated.
The salary is nothing to talk about.

Like I said you are exposed to everything. But it is worth it, if you wish to make this a career choice.
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Very interesting and diverse jobs
Technologist (Former Employee) –  Lakefield, ON17 October 2017
A place to stretch your brain and get your hands dirty. Many innovative thinkers and doers at this facility. Much can be learned from colleagues and associates. Location is very nice; small town living.
Pros
Small Town location
Cons
Shareholders
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Good
Foreman/LabTechnician/Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB27 September 2017
Great company, great coworkers, good environment and employer is willing to train employees. Good experience overall. And my coworkers were awesome to work with
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Potluck with regard to effective management
Canada, Mechanical Technologist (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB24 September 2017
A good place to work as long as management does not involve themselves with the day to day running of operations. When management did involve themselves,chaos ensue. Most operations have a very transient staff.
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Fnl place to work, wonderful co workers
Agriculture and foods laboratory technician (Former Employee) –  Agriculture and foods laboratory technician12 September 2017
Fun place to work, wonderful co workers. good work culture always putting safety of all workers first. learned lots about food analysis especially with the samples preppared
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Nice place to work with friendly coworkers
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB8 September 2017
Working at SGS Canada was a great experience for me. Learned the process of how to test grain using laboratory. Grind grain to a fine powder for testing. Managers are very professional and nice to work with.
Pros
Nice breaks
Cons
Noisy
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Good not fun
Geo-Technologist (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB6 September 2017
I was working for SGS just to make money. Sometimes money was good but all the time was not. I left them just because I need to change my career to welding Inspector
Pros
No
Cons
Sometimes
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Great company for testing in the mining industry.
Senior Metallurgist (Current Employee) –  Lakefield, ON28 August 2017
Probably the premier testing company in the mining industry. Largest and most diverse knowledge base and opportunities for learning new mineral systems, etc. Recent changes to management have not been positive and has the actions they've made have created a very toxic work environment and they don't seem to understand the business or the issues.
Pros
Large company, many opportunities (so I'm told)
Cons
Latest management group has low respect for employees
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good
Assistant NDT technician (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC18 August 2017
Diificult to grow in the company

Always work on contract Basic
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Horrible company
Loader (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ON5 August 2017
They treat their employees like expendable cattle...use and abuse and move on to the next new employee...total disregard for following their own policies and lack of professional integrity that they preach about so much...
Pros
None
Cons
Pay lower than industry standard, horrible relations between operations and employees
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Opportunity and Growth
Talent Acquisition Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Lakefield, ON1 August 2017
SGS Canada is a great place to work. The flexibility of work/ life balance is great. Always room for opportunity and growth. SGS Invests in their current employees first.
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Excellente entreprise
certification & Amélioration (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC13 June 2017
Excellente entreprise avec excellentes valeurs et culture
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if you cant find any job this is the place to gain experience
Safety Cordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB6 June 2017
Dirty politics at all level, old employees gets threatened by employees with good qualifications and experience. Gang up on good workers , it's common. No structure in organization to help right people.
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Would not recommend
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON27 May 2017
Fails to provide healthy and safe work environment.
Advancement is only for friends and not for qualification and experience. Ethics and moral are being punished
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They underbid jobs and make their margin by cutting employee wages
Pipeline (Former Employee) –  Canada23 May 2017
To call those people clueless is an insult to clueless people.

They grossly underbid work because they knew nothing about the job and what it required and then when they figured out they couldn't make a profit their answer was to slash employee wages across the board.

Their answer when the affected employees got outraged... deal with it... this is going to happen whether you like it or not.

Pipeline work is a passion for those who choose to do it. SGS soured that passion and will drive great techs out of the field for good.

Don't go to work for those people thinking you'll make a decent living. You won't.
Pros
There aren't any
Cons
There's too many to list
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Productive and fun workplace
Sample Prep Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC8 May 2017
Good place to work, there is lots of room for advancement.
The managers are considerate, very hard working group of people that encourage group and individual effort.
Pros
Near skytrain
Cons
Not too many windows
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none
Geotechnical Technologist (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB18 April 2017
SGS could of being a good place to work, but do to lack of good administration has made my experience in that company as one of the worse i ever had in my entire life
Cons
long hours
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Inspection Technical Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Montréal-Est, QC8 April 2017
c'est une très bonne entreprise je la recommande a tous ceux qui cherche de la stabilité dans leur emplois,
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Evolving
Labourer (Current Employee) –  ON7 April 2017
Opportunities to learn other facets if desired. You get out of it what you put into. If you are willing to work as a team, you are treated better than those that are self serving.
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