Intertek

www.intertek.com
Employer Engaged

Intertek Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
160 Reviews
2.8
160 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Intertek CEO Wolfhart Hauser
Wolfhart Hauser
62 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Back stabbing, self preserving managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Can't really think of any REAL pros. Made some good friends I guess is one.

    Cons

    No respect for the workers bees, the managers take all the credit and all the bonuses for your hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You aren't that important and if you'd appreciate ALL employees you'd be surprised how much better it could be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you work here, you'll regret it !.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemistry in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Chemistry in Leicester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Free Parking, 45 minute lunch break, warm building.

    Cons

    Lacks workable structure.
    Slowly descending into obscurity over last 5 years.
    Out performed by other testing laboratory's.
    Current outlook very uncertain.
    Evolving from testing lab into parcel handling depot!!
    Managers give instructions they later denied, they micro manage all departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop going for 1 hour walks with other staff on company time !
    Stop making valued hard working staff redundant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bait and Switch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Intertek

    Pros

    competitive pay and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Leadership needs to give directions to employees before assessing an employee as a failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Do Not Work Here? It Will Suck EverynPiece Of Life Out Of You.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

    I have been working at Intertek

    Pros

    Looks good on a CV. If you are prepared to be a puppet and do as you are told (including breaking the law) it will suit you.

    Cons

    Every other imaginable thing. Treatment, package, pay, working hours rtc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bullying
    Stop threatening
    Stop treating people as disposable
    Promote capable people
    Fire the bullies not the bullied
    Start listening
    Buy a dictionary and look up the word decency
    Accept there has to be a work life balance for the staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • 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

    Pros

    Good People in bottom levels

    Cons

    managment cannot be trusted
    low salary
    no guidelines
    no integrity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate with and value operations staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great for a Stepping Stone but don't stay long

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Plymouth, MI

    I worked at Intertek full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Medical and Vacation Benefits were good. There was a diverse amount of work to and if you were willing you could learn a lot. Great place to do some professional networking and make some good contacts.

    Cons

    High employee turn over. A complete lack of competent management. The month to month budgets make for a very stressful environment. This company doesn't learn from past mistakes and keeps on making the same ones. Management will steal your ideas and take credit for them. Most managers are lifers who can't work anywhere else because they lack the skills to do so and lack the skills to lead and manage. There is a compete lack of concern for employee safety and environmental protection. Management is so scared to loose their jobs that they only care about meeting the numbers that they need for the month and doing things safely doesn't help with those numbers.
    There is poor opportunity for growth and the management seems to be threatened by those who want to improve themselves. There is a complete lack of leadership and respect. So often your tools or equipment were stolen. Also be prepared to be stabbed in the back as no one takes responsibility for their actions.
    The HR department is a complete mess and has people who don't know how to do their jobs and only seem to come for a visit when they are firing someone. You shouldn't fear your HR department and it seemed like we weren't important enough to help.
    Last but not least as a salary employee you are expected to work insane hours with absolutely no compensation. You get PTO days which include vacation and sick days so there is no help there. Intertek doesn't pay near the industry standards for the positions that they have so be prepared to be overworked and underpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with it. This company has so much potential but Upper management is so focused on the $$ an not on efficiency or bettering processes. Your lower management shouldn't be so scared to do their jobs that they drag the company down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    I couldn't wait to get out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Leatherhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Leatherhead, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    If you really don't go and beg for work, you can just sit in a corner doing nothing all day and you will still get paid. Management will ignore any unacceptable behavior as long as you make money for the company.

    Cons

    I spend over 6 months doing "ABSOLUTELY" nothing before I was provided with any sort of training. Management have no clue of what they do. I had to go begging for any sort of work or training. There were days where I literally fell asleep staring at my laptop all day but having nothing to do.
    Management has zero knowledge about engineering procedures and values. "Experienced" (old fashioned) engineers refuse to adopt to new engineering requirements and management never takes any action against this. Use too many short cuts to increase revenue and by-pass standard requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a back bone to take necessary action when needed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Accountability of Managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Project Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Intertek as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    You can meet many great employees and really expand your network quickly.

    Cons

    You can really expand your network quickly because of the high turnover rate. Either the good talent get scooped or find a better job or their contract is ended. The people that remain at the company are those that have never tried to get a job elsewhere. Very cliquey staff make internal politics a nightmare. Overall, everyone is very unhappy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new director is very good. But the management that was handed to her needs a major makeover. Some of the Project managers are very good. Some are VERY bad. None are held accountable for their actions, or lack of actions. If you want to get good employees, invest in an HR consultant to assist with the hiring process. Making hiring decisions based on the opinions of Senior Staff members and other Temps is both uneducated and unprofessional. Also, please tell the PM/PI and staff to at least wear something nicer than a T-Shirt when interviewing people that are coming in wearing suits and dress clothes. The first impression given is that of "we don't care".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    not valued

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator in Leatherhead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrator in Leatherhead, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    FSTE 100 company might look good on one's CV. There are no other Pros for here.

    Cons

    terrible non existant management
    stupid 'yes men' directors
    pay disparity
    employees not valued at all
    no communication
    no progression opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intertek

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, and good location

    Cons

    no health benefits at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Intertek? Share Your Experiences

Intertek

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.