Intertek

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Intertek Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 114 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Intertek CEO Wolfhart Hauser

Wolfhart Hauser

(51 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • We have the power to move into any industry sector where we see growth opportunities and the people to make sure we are successful(in 5 reviews)

  • Intertek provides good entry-level jobs that help employees build their customer service skills and teamwork tactics(in 4 reviews)


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

  • There is no communication from management, decisions are constantly made without consultation and schemes are often introduced with no notice given(in 3 reviews)

114 Employee Reviews
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    Overall, a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIntertek has a diverse environment and allows for learning by doing within your own position. There are opportunities for growth if you happen to have the right management.

    ConsManagement oftentimes cannot perceive you in any role other than the one you currently hold so transferring to another team/division is not offered or an option. There is a lack of clear communication from management, realising that some topics should not be divulged in their entirety, but employees left to their own imaginations as to the reasons for organizational changes will always assume the worst.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should be tasked with writing reviews for their employees - stop using irrelevant employee self review forms as the basis for annual review.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unfortunate

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros4 weeks vacation starting, worked with some decent people

    ConsNo formal training, "Sink or swim" mentality, no mentoring

    Advice to Senior Managementtrain your new people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Their decision to outsource finance because it was just cheaper for them to do so they didn't care about their employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswork-life balance was ok

    Consno training was offered and no room to grow

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of management, communication and skilled employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPension scheme is good. If you like surprises work here as the management decisions will constantly surprise you.

    ConsThere is no communication from management, decisions are constantly made without consultation and schemes are often introduced with no notice given. Salary is appalling most likely because they employ unqualified and inexperienced people which drives salaries down. Management is disorganised and appears to make decisions based on the toss of a coin. Working environment is very unpleasant, lack of facilities for staff. Lack of respect for staff. Appraisals are a joke with everyone given the same 'grade'.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou might like to consider communicating with your staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits and office space
    Corporate

    ConsPay
    Uneducated coworkers
    Cliques
    Don't care about employees
    Too focused on hitting quota
    High turn over rate

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost managers are morons that are barely college educated

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Senior Test Engineer (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsProfessional company, with some team building events in the passed. Cuts now mean there will be no team building, which is bad not only for last years team (who are a little torn apart) but for new recruits.

    ConsSome of the staff are not as professional as they need to be (as they are in other departments).

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to change

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Heartless team

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay, benefits and flex time.

    ConsVery erratic management style and male-dominated.

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    Looks good on paper

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy going atmosphere,reasonable salary.On paper a good company to work for has good core values provided by the boses at the top of the tree

    Consunsociable hours,lack of training for staff,few prospects for advancement,Its the type of company were there isnt the standard of treatment for staff,and there isnt the same continuty of work practices at various site that they own

    Advice to Senior Managementstandise operation procedures across the company.create a standardised training procedure across the company.Not to rely on more experienced staff to train new starters it doesnt work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great atmosphere

    Science (Former Employee) Manchester, England (UK)

    ProsThe 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).

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementIncrease the salaries, Introduce benefits and bonuses for better motivation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My check arrives on time.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI've read many of these reviews and the positive ones tend to be spot on. Truly Indeed is a great place to work.

    ConsAs a growing organization they're constantly working on ways to improve the opportunities for Its bottom line.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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