Intertek

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2 people found this helpful  

Growing company that has its hurdles

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Engineer in Plano, TX

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

Pros

Growing company, excellent benefits. The company gives you a good amount of time off.

Cons

Work load is significant at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of those who take care of you.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Unstructured management, Unstable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Salary, telecommuting, vacation negotiable based on experience.

    Cons

    Management unfocused and unable to provide consistent direction. Employees are numbers. Financial targets pulled out of the air with no basis in reality. Rampant acquisitions creates chaos and instability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue about what is really going on in your recent acquisitions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    A very odd company. My nightmares have stopped and I sleep better now that I no longer work at Intertek.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Employee in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    An interesting company that offers a great service.
    Good amount of PTO offered to new employees.
    Company has a decent reputation in comparison to other NRTL's.

    Cons

    An appearance of outward diversity but this company does not foster a culture of inclusiveness.
    Sometimes openly hostile towards foreign-born employees.
    The phrase " you're lucky to have a job" has been said to me more than once.
    A very conservative, rigid, cold company trying pass itself off as a warm, fun workplace.
    Company does not behave as a good corporate citizen in their communities. Employees are not encouraged to volunteer, recycle, or give back in any way.
    Narrow-minded good ole' boy mentality runs rampant throughout the company.
    Management will often use abusive and vulgar language towards an employee without repercussions.
    Promotes a culture of degradation and humiliation.
    Competitive culture and not team-oriented nor supportive.
    Most managers are men, and the evidence suggests that they prefer to tap other men on the shoulder when it's time kick an idea ball around or promote someone.
    They give you a ton of vacation time and will work you so hard you'll need every minute of it.
    As a male employee it disturbs me to see how few female's work at Intertek. Female employees are disproportionably under-represented in managerial, engineering, and technical positions.
    There are a lot of people that have been at the company 10+ years and a lot of people that have been there less than 1. Not many in between.
    There's a 9 in 10 chance you will end up working for a manager who believes themselves to be a genius but actually rates high on the Autism scale.
    The only reason a person would subject him or herself to staying Intertek for a long time is that they have lost all confidence in their skills and abilities or are a part of the small few that are compensated fairly.
    You will pay heavily for your work VISA sponsorship.
    The workplace's are a gray cubicles, out-dated, dreary purgatory.
    You will work hard very hard for very little compensation or reward.
    HR aka "The firing squad" are ghosts unless you do something wrong. When you do speak to them, they are unfriendly, unhelpful, and for the most part unresponsive, snarling corporate robots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster a culture of inclusiveness. Reassess the qualifications for managers. Just because someone has been there a while doesn't mean they know how to lead. Stop hiring creative, kind, energetic people if all you want are drones who can follow orders.

    You will be replacing employee's at a record pace if this behavior continues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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