Intertek Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
123 Reviews

2.9
123 Reviews
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Intertek CEO Wolfhart Hauser
Wolfhart Hauser
53 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • We have the power to move into any industry sector where we see growth opportunities and the people to make sure we are successful (in 5 reviews)

  • Intertek provides good entry-level jobs that help employees build their customer service skills and teamwork tactics (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • I was denied a request to work fewer hours to improve my work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • There is no communication from management, decisions are constantly made without consultation and schemes are often introduced with no notice given (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    My check arrives on time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek

    Pros

    I've read many of these reviews and the positive ones tend to be spot on. Truly Indeed is a great place to work.

    Cons

    As a growing organization they're constantly working on ways to improve the opportunities for Its bottom line.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, flexible hours, growth opportunities

    Cons

    Stressful environment, lack of communication within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication between Intertek branches

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    This Nationally-Recognized Testing Laboratory is a high pressure place to learn fast and work hard.

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will learn testing methods, analytical thinking, and the hustle to succeed in a testing lab. You will learn a variety of equipment within your test specialty. Other test labs value employees of this company.

    Cons

    Frequent turnover prevents group cohesion. Pressure is high. Salary increases are not strongly connected to performance. Improvisation of test setups is likely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A stable command structure, stable team structure, and regimented training of new hires, would promote team spirit and overall team skill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Feels like you work for a small company, but Intertek is huge. Lots of hands on learning.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of learning, various characters, diverse locations

    Cons

    Not glamorous, offices often in awful areas of the cities or countries they operate, people are hit or miss... some "go getters" and "rainmakers", others just here for the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better at recognizing talent, and upward mobility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company & people - fast culture provides opportunity & challenges

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Intertek overall is a terrific company with great people. Working out of the U.S., I don't have interaction with headquarters in the U.K. This independence (which is the norm) provides a great deal of opportunity, as does a leadership structure which is constantly evolving. This is a good company for self-starters and those who want to impact change, given the opportunities and the very fast pace.

    Cons

    The flipside of decentralized leadership is that communication is often a challenge, including within the U.S. and its multiple divisions, as well as between different divisions and functions. This company is probably not a good fit for those uncomfortable with ambiguity and consistently evolving structure, and is certainly not a good fit for those looking for a slow pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to explore the right balance between decentralization and structured communication. Continue to survey employees and act based on the results in an ongoing fashion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place To Be

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Middleton, WI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Middleton, WI

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people and great facilities. You are constantly learning something new every day.

    Cons

    Not much help, learn as you go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work with some perks and some issues.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Work hours flexibilities

    Cons

    Average pay and no career advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    So far, so good!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A proven and respected leader in the industry of consumer products testing. The benefits are generous, especially the tuitiion reimbursement program and the initial 4 week PTO allowance.

    Cons

    Many processes are in need of improvement to increase efficiency and decrease turnover time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management, continue with the open communication and being involved/visible with all facets of the facility. Your presence and the ability to come speak with you directly is appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Intertek Testing as a career

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Fairfield, NJ
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Fairfield, NJ

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyday is different and challenging . This is a job that makes you think on your feet everyday and adjust . The daily grind is out the door because everyday is different

    Cons

    The daily challenges of making things work for the client in an ever changing enviroment can be taxing . The fact that everyday is different can be daunting to some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deeper training for all new hires would be helpful to all parties . In a customer driven business some of the technologies could more user friendly for the client .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A managers Perspecave

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    Current Employee - DSM  in  Cortland, NY
    Current Employee - DSM in Cortland, NY

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People, diverse experiences, fast pace, growth opportunities

    Cons

    training. Lack of list of go to people for problem solving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a managerial training program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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