Intertek Testing Services NA

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Intertek Testing Services NA Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
54 Reviews
2.7
54 Reviews
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Wolfhart Hauser
13 Ratings

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.  

    Not a bad place overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Large, growing, stable, global company

    Cons

    They promote a lot of people from within the company if they are ambitious and willing to work tons of hours. Just because someone is good at sales, does not mean that they are a good leader. Many of the mid level management do not know how to support their people. Base salary is quite a bit lower than the competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more competitive with the pay structure

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting, fast paced job in which hard work and dedication pay off!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    It is never boring working at Intertek; every day you are evaluating and testing new and innovative products. Setting your own schedule to complete the projects you have been assigned allows motivated, hardworking engineers to shine. Consistent performance is noticed by management and rewarded in a variety of ways (Star Awards, Merit Increases, and promotions). Starting with 20 days of PTO is also a major plus. The benefits are also on par with other global companies. A positive spin on the Cons listed below is that there is room for personal growth for outstanding performers.

    Cons

    Intertek is a global company and there are many layers of management, even at the local level. As a for-profit company hitting revenue goals is a must, and engineers are expected complete projects within the allotted time. This can be stressful for unorganized or slow paced engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring hardworking, dedicated engineers and rewarding/promoting those deserving of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician III in Cortland, NY
    Current Employee - Technician III in Cortland, NY

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Room For Growth, Multiple Shifts, Stable home life. Culture among-st the techs is great.

    Cons

    Training could use some improvement - more structure is needed. Get better free coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on Refining Training and Making the Yearly reviews a little less murky.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good working environment and great stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registration in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Registration in Arlington Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful coworkers
    Laid back management
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Some employees take advantage of the laid back management by acting busy.
    Need better communication between teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to keep track of work records and find the least productive employees. It is important to hold them accountable for their slacking and office politics and remove them.
    Hire more hard-working and dependable employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great beginning, good to go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    This company gives me a great chance, it is the best beginning of my career life, I appreiciate it and never stopped learning. I like the nice people here and the company's culture

    Cons

    I think so far so good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think so far so good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall best job of my career so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA

    Pros

    ~Start out with 4 weeks of vacation and 10 paid holidays
    ~Laid back work environment
    ~Management is made up of very approachable, friendly guys
    ~Pay is very competitive with other companies in the industry. Pay is not well above average but the company is doing well enough in this down economy to at least offer you what you should be making.

    Cons

    ~The IT service desk was recently outsourced to India and the quality of assistance dropped dramatically

    Recommends
  8.  

    Overall a good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, OT, good people to work with.

    Cons

    End of the month very stressful.

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