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Fast-paced with good work environment.

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Management changes in the past few months implemented a new culture with better salaries and production bonus. Shift rotation are based on department needs and length can be 8, 10 or 12-hr.
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Company benefit and overtime

very exhausted work environment and shifts are another concern.physically challenging work. benefits are good. free coffee but work environment is very toxic also there is no work life balance.
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Poor management, low pay

Tasks are very repetitive that causes strain on the body, didn't learn any skills, difficult to get approved time off, management seem stressed and unfriendly.


Safety shoes, prescription safety glasses.


Repetitive tasks, difficult to get vacation approved.
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*WARNING* If you have any experience, don't work here

Brutal! Tasks are simple and repetitive, high work load, lunch and break often not taken/given. No teamwork, problem solving, or advancement, do not work here unless you are desperate or as a first job. Any chemist with any self respect left.


Reimbursed safety shoe


long hours with no overtime, work weekends, no advancement, mundane tasks, no team aspect
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Poor health and safety

Super higth risk and poor health and safety. Low income offer for high risk job. Company does not really care about safety protocols and quality they pretend.


There is too much over time


You might want to go back home sonner and notvalways posible.
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Worst place ever to work. It is a high risk job. It only pay minimum wedge, poor management, SGS does not care health and safety of workers.

Worst place ever to work. It is a high risk job, only pay minimum wedge, poor management, SGS does not care health and safety of workers. They do not provide adequate PPE




Care ofvyourcgealth do not work at this place ever.
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Please consider about it seriously

This is a really toxic company. Stressful environment and heavy workload. Worst of all, they don't care about you. None of my college was happy about the work here. They do 6-month contract with an extension which means the probation period is one year. They're doing that because they think they're a big company and will make your resume look good. Please don't get confused by their title, SGS is a big company but it's important who you're working with and what your daily job is.


co-workers are lovely


toxic management, heavy workload, very repetitive
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Low pay with bad management team

People are working hard, but the wages is very low which is next to minimum pay. The benefit is efficient. Worst thing is the management, there is no direction and lack of planning. often over sold their capacity and let staff and clients suffer. And management do not understand the need and not able to help with constructive idea, to aid work level which make goals difficult achieve.


Ot, flex hours


Long hours, forced OT, bad management, and low wages
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Productive workplace

I liked working at SGS. Management was good and I learned a lot of new skills. I liked that they were supportive of people taking courses. They paid for me to take my Level 2 First Aid, WHMIS, and a Safe Driving course.


Paid vacation and once a year bonus


Huge workload and it was hard to get reception coverage
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this company is going to dead now

it is multilabs now and has lots of department. This company no workplace culture at 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.


nothing, right now sunrun each year free register.


no salary raise, benefit going down, no Christmas party
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Productive and fun workplace

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.


Near skytrain


Not too many windows
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Stay the hell away

Poor and indecisive management led to many layoffs within the department and the cutting of hours for contract employees. If you are permanent full-time they will not cut your hours. Personally in my case, if the work is slow and the department is not making money, they cut your hours with only one day notice. Got used and bounced around because I was on contract. Attended department meetings only to be told to go back to work 1 minute in. Worst lab I ever worked at and I have been around


if you like to be treated unfairly


low wage, constantly shuffled around, cut your hours, no leadership from management
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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