Intertek Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Lab Technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Gonzales, LA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Gonzales, LA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back. Great benefits. Flexible at times. Informative.

    Cons

    Non accountability. Hours can be rough. Often doing other peoples jobs for them.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable for actions. Be more personable with employees.

  2. Composites Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Intertek as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with many resources and divisons

    Cons

    Highly partitions. Intertek Corporate was very different than smaller labs or offices

    Advice to Management

    Better integrate between corporate and local offices

  3. Helpful (2)

    Looks promising, but actually is not. Appearances are deceiving!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Time off policy is generous. Nice TV with satellite in the break room. Management provides Starbucks coffee. Business casual dress in the office. Lunch is always an important part of the work day.

    Cons

    Clock watching managers who adopt a "do as I say not as I do" mentality, constant interruptions with people on speaker phone all around you, no privacy for phone calls -- there are no conference rooms of offices with a door to go to, tons of useless conference calls and meetings that provide no real support just an update on how the numbers are going, no formal training or on boarding process for employees (iLearn requirements for safety don't count as teaching me how Intertek works), poor support from engineering team leads as they are too busy with their workload to support anyone outside of their current responsibility. Lots of cursing from employees in various positions. Like conversational cursing. Overall very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Have an HR person come in and give a presentation about what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in a work environment. (I don't even know who the HR person assigned to this office is?) Have repercussions for non compliance. Adopt better structure within departments and hold employees accountable for not meeting goals. Or better yet, find out why they are having issues without the conversation being an interrogation. Have some sort of process and structure for assistance for those that are overwhelmed with their workload.This office may look good on paper, but it's a mess.

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  5. For start it is a good point,It has good benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have good training .

    Cons

    The rate is not flexible and is the same all years

  6. I worked for BP thru Intertek.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I only have positive praise for Intertek. They were super.

    Cons

    I only wish they had more project management jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Great! Jo

  7. Helpful (1)

    Mobile phone tester

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Sorry, have to say pretty much no

    Cons

    Hired a lot contractor based on hours. Seems only 15% employees are formal. You came in the morning and manager told you go home because no job for today!

  8. Amazing experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Research in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and amazing place to work. The management really cared about me

    Cons

    There were no cons from working at this company. I would have liked to continue working there

    Advice to Management

    There would be no advice to management at this time in regards to how they could improve their staff

  9. Helpful (2)

    Good opportunities to improve technical skills, but you won't be able to build a career there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good place to learn how to work in a GLP environment and gain technical skills in the lab. As an analyst, you can work your 8 hours and go home without having to take any work home with you.

    Cons

    The office culture here is different than most companies. Most people are friends, which is a benefit, but some employer/employee lines can be crossed that way.

    Advice to Management

    Value your hard working employees and do not base promotions off of who your favorites are.

  10. A good stepping stone.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Textile Scientist in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Textile Scientist in Arlington Heights, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most employees were very good workers and a joy to be around. The work was never dull. Management does listen to you, and is somewhat flexible. It's a huge international company with a very nice diverse employee population.

    Cons

    Typical problems: Too much gossip, some lazy employees that pass the blame. Very old equipment that broke all the time. Computers running Win 98, ME, 2000. Very slow to repair or get new parts. Unrealistic expectations of how long the work takes to complete. Communication is a big problem. Don't expect Over-Time. It's extremely rare, but when it happens you'll be working 14 hr days.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions are based on the extreme needs of the company, and only at the beginning of the year. Management is slow to do anything. I found it difficult to know exactly what was expected of me in my position. I'm surprised this lab-location stays in business.

  11. work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Executive Quality Assurance
    Current Employee - Executive Quality Assurance

    I have been working at Intertek

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    coworkers are more like family.

    Cons

    Not enough hours and not enough work

    Advice to Management

    more incoming work

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