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Shipping and Receiving (Former Employee) –  Cochrane, ON18 August 2018
Worst work environment I have ever worked in. No leadership or proper training. Wages do not do justice to the amount and type of work you do. Schedual hours are way too long for the type of manual work you do.
Pros
Free bbq
Cons
Extremely pourly managed
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Great job if you don't like your life
Inspector (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC14 August 2018
Hourly wage is getting pretty close to the minimum wage (You make a decent pay as you work 80 hrs/week). You are NEVER home during high season and you don't know your schedule in advance. Managers treat you like they own you and you are nothing more than a tool for them. Depressing and toxic work environment at the main office. Favoritism and nepotism are the key to advance in the company.
Cons
Long hours, repetitive/mindless/boring work
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Dysfunctional management, terrible salaries,
Technical Welding Associate (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 July 2018
(Specific to the Ludwig Welding Consulting Group)
Management treats every employee as disposable trash. Communication throughout management is inexistent. Be aware that you will NEVER receive a raise above 2%, and the odds of receiving them are slim to none. Facilities are poor and outdated. Daily work tasks are a struggle to keep up with on regular time, and company will not pay for employees overtime. Constantly dealing with dissatisfied customers and clients.
Pros
Company pays/reimburses for certificates and training
Cons
Management, Salary, Benefits, Career Advancement, Facility
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Environement de travail possitif
Ingenieur métallurgiste (Current Employee) –  Québec City, QC23 July 2018
Dans mon métier, on est toujours entrain d'apprendre et cet aspect qui me fascine et permet de chercher plus. Travailler en métallurgie c'est un défi et il faut l'aimer pour le faire. C’est ma passion.
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SGS Canada has no organization in the company
Finance/Payroll Analyst (Former Employee) –  Lakefield, ON20 July 2018
People can get fired after years of services if they feel they can save money somehow. Very poor management. Most staff do not stay too long. A few staff have stayed for years due to a secure job. My job was moved to Mississauga without much notice. Be careful
Pros
Money ok Bar B Q lunches
Cons
Long hours, poor management, poor company structure
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Corporate Slavery
Oil, Gas and Chemical - Site Lead (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS29 June 2018
Extremely poor management that goes against corporate values.

If your french and have no morals, don't value human life (your own or coworkers) SGS might be the place for you.

Management will do everything they can do avoid being productive and when they do "accomplish" something it's a total disaster for you and your clients.

If you need assistance or direction on the disaster they created no one will get back to you, best luck would be to call the Montreal Airport and ask for Raf.
Pros
30, 000 if they get you killed on the job
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Horrible place to work
Quality Control Manager (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 June 2018
Typical day is doing welder testing, procedure development and consulting.
Management is horrible, raises are never more than $0.40/hr. Horrible work environment with a sky high turn over rate
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Terrible experience
Tech/specialist (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 May 2018
This place is a terrible work environment. Management is extremely inefficient and childish. Coworkers are great, guy gave little motivation. Good place to learn the basics but basically a small stepping stone for a career. Do yourself a favour and avoid this place , it's an STD.
Pros
Parking
Cons
Operations manager is petty and ignorant
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Great job security, good people. Benefits are terrible
Terminal Operator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 May 2018
Worst benefits imaginable. Pay is a lot better in Western Canada for the same position. Overall the safety aspect of the job is amazing. Management is terrible and there’s not much room to move up within the company.
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Arrogant Senior Management and Incompetent HR
Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Sarnia, ON19 May 2018
OGC Management is completely out of touch with the workforce and will only tell the customers what they want to hear, but all the time lying to them
Pros
None.
Cons
Unskilled Management.
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Worst company in the Maritimes.
Lead Hand/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS24 April 2018
This company is a joke. No benefits, shady work practices and safety is no ones concern. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. Saw alot of human rights violations as well.
Pros
Free travel
Cons
Everything else
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Good
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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Great place to work.
HVAC / F/S Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB10 December 2017
Great place to work, fun . Supervisors that wanted quality for the customer and would help the technicians obtain it. Always flexible Lost MEM contract to corrupt competitor at Oil Sands mine.
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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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