Intertek Testing Services NA

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Intertek Testing Services NA Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
20 Reviews
3.0
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Wolfhart Hauser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work environment and work pace (in 4 reviews)

  • 20 days PTO when you start, laid back work environment, and some good people to work with (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Excessive hours, poor management, work-life balance is non-existent (in 3 reviews)

  • As long as you went to high school with managers you do not need to have knowledge or skills (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Safety Test Technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Perfect benefits, good salary, could be flexible schedule, room to learn and grow up professionally, supportive team

    Cons

    Company recently changed managers. New managers cannot run business smoothly, provide laid-offs, try to reach quantity, not quality, people cannot stay in company for years: they start to look for a new job in 3-4 years, otherwise company laid-off the most paid and experienced employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support loyal, experienced employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Land of opportunity, if you have the drive a lot of growth potential
    - Wide range of positions and roles
    - Successful public company
    - Little management oversight, free to make decisions

    Cons

    - Poor training
    - Limited management interaction with direct reports
    - Revenue drives the company at all cost
    - Be ware of the Intertek location, very wide and inconsistent between locations
    - High turn over rate
    - Does not value employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intertek could be a great company. Intertek spends a tremendous amount of time on its image and understanding the market. Unfortunately Intertek falls short in providing the tools necessary to it employees to meet the clients expectations. With more guidance from upper level management Intertek could truly affect change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good work life balance
    -Global company
    -Knowledgable colleagues

    Cons

    -Poor compensation
    -Political environment for sr. management
    -Difficult to move up in the company
    -Disconnect between sr. leadership and its associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to nurture younger employees, limit politics, better salary

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning experience and had a great team

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

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Operation had significant autonomy to develop culture and execute on exceptional customer service

    Cons

    Very poor N.A. leadership and low compensation for most positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Establish a solid strategic plan and drive that through each of the operations
    - Truly value your employees
    - Stop political agendas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    team lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    never a dull moment because there is always something to do
    fast paced
    benefits
    flexibility (if you are good at what you do which comes after a couple years if you last)
    meet many different people and clients and how to deal with upset clients

    Cons

    company is going no-where fast
    only way to move up is to wait until people quit ahead of you (which always happens)
    company lacks engineering experience and does nothing to retain those key individuals
    senior and upper management only care about the numbers with little care for employees at the bottom
    its a 30,000 employee company that feels like a start-up
    you are treated like an orange making orange juice and once you have given up all your juice you feel empty and thats when people start to look for more jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Accountants running operations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work independent; personal development if desired

    Cons

    Excessive hours, poor management, work-life balance is non-existent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Mixed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    20 days paid time off. Benefits are pretty nice. The learning environment is very diverse.

    Cons

    Your work-life balance is terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    personal growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked there for about half a year, it was ok.

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    Former Employee - Tester in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Tester in Blue Bell, PA

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -relaxed dress code
    -people are diverse
    -stress free work, you can do as much or as little as you want

    Cons

    -no advancement
    -they tend to keep the work horses and fire the people doing a ok amount
    -extremly high turn over rate, by the end of my 4 month period half my coworkers were gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -none. high turnover and low pay is the name of the game in this industry. learn who your loyal workers are and who the mercenaries are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ok starting Job due to pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment, with no one to measure metrics. This allows anyone who works there to act busy and get paid. 4 Weeks paid time off was pretty nice as well.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, High school Drama. There are a few internal teams and none of them know how to communicate with each other. If the company had good communication it would be a much better place to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees and stop showing favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The environment of Intertek

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Too concerned with putting things in the correct boxes. Not all projects meet the typical definition which leads to missing deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are scared for their positions and you need to listen to their needs and try to work towards relieving the stress of the day to day insanity. Need to balance the work/home life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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