Intertek Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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André Lacroix
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Pros
  • 20 days off a year, good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Good company to make relations with employers (in 5 reviews)

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

  • They intend to make your firing hidden in their high turnover (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Intertek

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Duluth, GA
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Very beneficial

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Competent Managers Great people Good pay Great benefits

    Cons

    Better work life balance Better locaton

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  3. Excellent Growing Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Given every opportunity to succeed

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sustainability in Kentwood, MI
    Current Employee - Sustainability in Kentwood, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (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 Management

    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Looking forward to growing with Intertek!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Administration Specialist in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Business Administration Specialist in Arlington Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (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 Management

    Review the IT ticketing process.


  7. Intertek - New Employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Lake Forest, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (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 Management

    Recruit good talent.


  8. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (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 Management

    Implement more programs to promote interaction between Intertek branches.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Intertek - I.T.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (4)

    It's ok

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

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice staff, really friendly atmosphere

    Cons

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Descent pay with flexible schedule but very stressful and overworked

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Billing Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, occasionally work from home, gained good experience

    Cons

    Stressful, tight deadlines, massive work load, no communication

    Advice to Management

    Try better communication techniques and don't overload employees



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