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Crew Leader (Current Employee) –  Lakefield, ON17 April 2018
This place is a good and decent place to work at but expect to work and not be valued for the work you put into this company. Have a great day and may peace be with you.
Pros
none
Cons
lifeforce drained
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horrible
rail car loader (Current Employee) –  Nanticoke, ON17 April 2018
This place sucks. Management is a complete joke, they bring in people to run the place that have no idea what they are doing. absolutely no integrity, they say something and do the opposite. No concern to retain employees, the turnover here is bad, and its all because of management. You are never paid properly, human resources can't be trusted and when you bring up issues to management it goes in one ear and out the other.
there is a lot of favouritism, back stabbing, being set up for failure.
Pros
some good co workers, decent starting wage (still not enough)
Cons
no appreciation, terrible management, bad work environment, hard to get proper PPE
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Good co-worker less caring management
Technical Consultant (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON14 March 2018
Good co-workers try to help you learn and grow. Very helping and cooperative. Management of certain teams care less about your work life balance. One can handle an irate customer but not caring management also is like becoming a sausage in a sandwich.
Pros
Benefits are and good people to work with they teach you well and everyone is very helping
Cons
Shifts you get are linked to your ratings not with your work and personal life balance, Management of certain teams does not take action on your concerns
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Management favourites certain employees
Sample Preparation Technician (Former Employee) –  Red Lake, ON6 February 2018
Overall worse experience ever working with this company. Co workers were alright but management and supervisors lack their so called “set of skills”. Highly recommend not working here.
Pros
Able to listen to music from start of shift to finish. (Not acceptable) but they let it happen
Cons
Everything
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not a good workplace. pay little, expert too much and lots of stress, people keep leaving this company.
Chemist (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON4 February 2018
For graduated student, it is a good place to start and learn. they have lots of different product. good for new analyst to learn. but need to be ready for the push and work stress. need to work at least 15 min more every day.
Pros
no good benefit.
Cons
need work long hour sometime.
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awful!
Tailings operator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB29 January 2018
No benefits, poor leadership, only get promoted if you have thick kneepads. they mistreat their employees and expect grade A work. don't work here! Never have I ever been so disrespected in my entire working career.
Pros
you get to go home
Cons
everything
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Productive workplace
Receptionist and Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC8 December 2017
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.
Pros
Paid vacation and once a year bonus
Cons
Huge workload and it was hard to get reception coverage
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Well structured company
Grain Inspector (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 December 2017
Was once in fortune 500 companies for a reason. It's a good company. There was great coworkers and enough opportunity for advancement in any different branch you are interested in.
Pros
good people. free lunches, good hours.
Cons
24/7 means putting in your fair share of graveyard shfits. hard you schedule your life.
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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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