Intertek

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Intertek Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
140 Reviews
2.9
140 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is stable and offers fairly good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • On paper a good company to work for has good core values provided by the boses at the top of the tree (in 5 reviews)


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

  • You can really expand your network quickly because of the high turnover rate (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Descent pay with flexible schedule but very stressful and overworked

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    Current Employee - Billing Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Billing Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, occasionally work from home, gained good experience

    Cons

    Stressful, tight deadlines, massive work load, no communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try better communication techniques and don't overload employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Have a great review for Intertek

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    Current Employee - NDT Inspector in Hattiesburg, MS
    Current Employee - NDT Inspector in Hattiesburg, MS

    I have been working at Intertek as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Great work place
    Travel
    Pay
    Light work

    Cons

    Away from home
    Not time off
    Long hrs
    No medical insurance
    Traveling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice staff, really friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    No career growth, most likely will be doing the same for the rest of your life

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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    Intertek - I.T.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    Intertek - New Employee

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Looking forward to growing with Intertek!

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    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 (less than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Given every opportunity to succeed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sustainability in Kentwood, MI
    Current Employee - Sustainability in Kentwood, MI

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

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