Intertek Reviews

Updated August 30, 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. Great Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Pros

    Great place for development of Engineering Skills Rewarding for top performers Awesome benefits and vacation time Growing fast with potential of new opportunities

    Cons

    Strategies from upper-management constantly change. Many times new business plans are not seen all the way through. Staffing of Engineers and Technicians could improver. There is sometimes too much work for the current staff.

    Advice to Management

    Retain Engineers and Technicians. As the business is growing there has been a struggle to keep current personnel with the company.


  2. Full time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wide range of services to gain deep expertise on many different industries.

    Cons

    Not settled good enough for such a large organization

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen different ideas and care about local business context


  3. Falling Apart

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Trained personal but most have left

    Cons

    Horrible executive management and use position for personal gain

    Advice to Management

    Let the ones running company before return


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great for the experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    For new grads it's a great opportunity to gain lab experience and build your resume. There are a few good hard-working people here who really do care.

    Cons

    There's no real room for growth as career advancement is not encouraged. It's easy to get pigeonholed in a position and never excel. It's a frustrating place to work, those who deserve promotions (recognition, congratulations, thank you, etc.) never get it. Poor work/life balance; the demands of the job and non-competitive pay are just not worth the sacrifices.

    Advice to Management

    Think of your employees as more than just a number. Recognize their hard-work, dedication, and listen to their concerns.


  6. Slow working but family oriented

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Elmendorf, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Elmendorf, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, friendly coworkers, family atmosphere everyone seems to be familiar with everyone else so there's always someone to talk to

    Cons

    Slow days with no work. Poor management. Poor communication. IT is difficult to contact and is always behind on work


  7. Helpful (2)

    Surveyor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Generally good colleagues at field level and mid-managerial level. Meet people from different nationalities. Support from offices in other countries

    Cons

    Current top management (National level) cannot be trusted. Frequently uses Permanent Residency as a bait to attract cheap labour ( 457 Visa) for regional ports in Australia. Working conditions in employment contracts not adhered to. Employees frequently required to work much more hours then what stated in employment contract without overtime. Current top management (National Level) treated empolyee below as a piece of cargo. Some employee who were drained of every ounce of energy during their younger days (without extra compensation) were disposed of (like a tin food that has reached its used by date) by the current top management when they were exhausted with bare minimum compensation. The word "loyalty" is not in their vocabulary and not appreciated. Older employees are treated like "dinosaurs" and got rid of with the slightest of excuse.

    Advice to Management

    Review how employees below the level of top management are treated in Australia. They are humans with families to support. Do not treat them like a piece of disposable tin food.


  8. Intertek Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with numerous opportunities for career progression, networking, and exposure to companies

    Cons

    Bonus structure and annual increases can sometimes be hard to affect in your day-to-day job


  9. Helpful (5)

    Project Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    If you're willing to work really hard and put in the extra hours you can do well here. There are a lot of good people who work there.

    Cons

    There are too many managers who delegate all the work to those who are paid far less. If you are well-liked by certain upper management then you will get promoted whether you're competent or not. The work load is overwhelming for the "regular" employees and management doesn't know how to step in and "lead" a team to success.

    Advice to Management

    Quit promoting your incompetent friends who don't know how to motivate people or pitch in when things get hectic.


  10. Helpful (1)

    High Turnover Rate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is never a shortage of work which makes days go by fast and provides a sense of job security.

    Cons

    More people are leaving the company than being hired, so the workload is very high. Upper management has not done anything to fix the high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to find a way to keep employees from leaving. The high turnover rate has put a lot of extra work on current employees.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Senior Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    When I began working for Intertek they were reasonably generous with the continuing ed, at least in support of my credentials. This was reduced to nearly nothing by the end of 2012.

    Cons

    Adherence to Quality Systems was viewed as of much lower importance than simply processing the work orders. We got caught several times on this both by clients and regulatory personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Put competent people in management positions. Just pushing the work out the door is a self-defeating approach.



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