Intertek Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
123 Reviews

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123 Reviews
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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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    Intertek - I.T.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You are not stuck working the same thing over and over. You get to work on different projects and try new things. The company will provide training that is needed and takes great care of the employees. Also have a big group that you can reach out.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are thrown onto a project that you don't know anything about and they expect you to handle it like you've been working on it for a while. Not too bad, but does offer some challenges. Also, the timelines are sometimes too quick. You are expected to get 2 weeks of work done in 1 week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just know that work done is fast, cheap and has good quality: pick two. You cannot have all three.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for with an incredible outlook and growth opportunities!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Company is quickly acquiring small to medium businesses which makes for a challenging environment, full of opportunities. Good ideas are always heard by management. Usually work on multiple projects at a time, thus keeping things interesting. Accomplishments reflect pay. Great work environment, co-workers are fun and motivated.

    Cons

    Not the type of place for someone without initiative. Training philosophy is more 'on-the-job learning' rather than formal classroom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement more programs to promote interaction between Intertek branches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intertek - New Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Lake Forest, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Great Benefits, room for growth, challenging work, get to test new products, learn a wide variety of technology.

    Cons

    If you don't like report writing, this job is not for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit good talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Looking forward to growing with Intertek!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Administration Specialist  in  Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Business Administration Specialist in Arlington Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    Intertek is a very large company giving employees many opportunities for growth. They encourage learning and even continuing your education. Benefits and pay were on point!

    Cons

    I have not been with Intertek long enough to really see any cracks in the system; However, the IT ticketing process can be improved to ensure timely results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the IT ticketing process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Given every opportunity to succeed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sustainability  in  Kentwood, MI
    Current Employee - Sustainability in Kentwood, MI

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

    Pros

    Great for entrepreneurial minded people who are team oriented
    Great clients to work with
    Hard work and dedication is recognized and rewarded
    Above average pay and reward system

    Cons

    There are negative people in every company, especially companies this large so navigate around them and succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to new forms of employee engagement opportunities and continue to coach employees to their passions. In such a large company our employee's dream job exists already within our structure.......make sure your helping your employees get there, in turn creating a pathway for more successful candidates. Positivity is cyclical

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Growing Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth. Quickly growing and expanding company. Profitable company.

    Cons

    Has some growing pains that they are going through but there is some great management working through all this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward with plans to improve and develop talent within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very beneficial

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Recruiter  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Recruiter in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Intertek

    Pros

    Competent Managers
    Great people
    Good pay
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Better work life balance
    Better locaton

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intertek

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at Intertek

    Pros

    Great company that is changing the industry. As a FTSE 100 company. We have the power to move into any industry sector where we see growth opportunities and the people to make sure we are successful.

    Cons

    While the compensation is very good, Intertek has a habit of focusing on percent over quota without including weighting factors like total revenue or industry vertical as a points of recognition. Top sales people are not typically recognized by management to the organization or individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intertek is very lean on management. There are only three levels between sales and the NA President. Some employees may seek more directions and feedback. Others strive and achieve great things within a culture of entrepreneurship and self-development.

    Approves of CEO
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    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader - Toys and Customer Service  in  Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader - Toys and Customer Service in Leicester, England (UK)

    I worked at Intertek full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I was really lucky and had the oportunity from the very begining to create the role into what I wanted it to be. My role was so varied from really focussed customer delivery, visits to new, exisiting and potential clients all the through to supporting my thirst to learn more from a technical perspective.

    Cons

    With the greatest of respect, some really technical people aren't necessarily great people people (and this remains true even in my job with a different company). Many of the senior colleagues in the business were there (both internal promotions and externally bought in) for technical expertise rather than leadership which was sometimes a miss. The approach at that time to HR issues were a little more generous than other employers. The MD I had when I left was pretty awesome guy though - completely about people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to how you can inspire the team through leadership and possibilities rather than a pure technicain viewpoint. I only left because succession opportunities were limited due to my need to be based in the Midlands - it was such a hard decision to leave and I do still miss it there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Science  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Science in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Intertek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The team was great and everyone was really friendly and supportive. We were busy most of the time but I have never felt rushed or stressed, there was always a minute to have a quick chat with colleagues or have a laugh. The job was quite varied and if you were up for some challenges or trying out smth new, you could have a chance to do so. It was great that we could come and leave any time considering we do our 40 hours a week (but hours could also go over to future weeks).

    Cons

    The salary wasn't high enough comparing to similar roles in other companies. There were no bonuses to motivate employees, there were no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salaries, Introduce benefits and bonuses for better motivation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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