Intertek Testing Services NA

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Intertek Testing Services NA Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
44 Reviews

2.4
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  1.  

    Is zero star an option?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    Pros

    The team you work with is good..

    Cons

    HR sucks
    Salary is not paid on time, always late
    Work hours are extreme, you are just expected to work as robots
    management is only to increase the stake holders money
    no benefits to the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pls pls be little less into money making
    it is not only sales who is imp to your company, the actual revenue source are the engineers
    pls be good to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor company to work for. Manager picking apart there top performing employees just so they don't have to give raises.

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    Current Employee - Technician I  in  Cortland, NY
    Current Employee - Technician I in Cortland, NY

    Pros

    Working hours can be made flexible. Benefits are also quite good.

    Cons

    Way to many chiefs and not enough Indians. We have 7 layers of management in my department alone that do absolutely noting while the engineers and technicians work themselves to death.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of the people that are making you wealthy. More appreciation, less finding fault to avoid raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall bad experience! The hiring process was horrible, the company culture is bad, and they do not honor a two week.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    Pros

    The benefits are good but the pay is mediocre for the area

    Cons

    It is a very unprofessional environment
    Account Managers fight over accounts in the cubes
    Inadequate training is provided to new team members with little support
    Almost everyone who works at Intertek is unhappy
    Lack of effective commination
    I wish I headed the warnings on glass door as they are all true

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire company needs a top to bottom change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Set-up to Fail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Technician  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Test Technician in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    No perks, no promotions, no values.

    Cons

    Getting Equipment and lab ISO 17025 certified. It took over a year dragging their feet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create an environment of success for employees and custmers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unethical management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None. Really the worst place I have worked in my 20 yr. career.

    Cons

    They layoff people off every Christmas to ensure they keep their jobs. Heartless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some morals. Manage people. Set realistic goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highest percent of unhappy people

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    Pros

    The company has a strong customer focus. It is interesting in the range of services and the variety of markets they service.

    Cons

    Employees treated like dirt.
    Very high turnover rate.
    Management are, for the lack of a better word, mean.
    Absolutely NO life work balance. They use the excuse of being global to expect you to answer calls and emails any time on the day or night.
    People work long days and then are expected to do more work at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How can you be effective with such a high turnover rate? Start to treat people well and there wont be a line of people running to leave to UL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Good. A life lesson in self-humiliation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA

    Pros

    None other than PTO. No education required -- I guess that's a perk.

    Cons

    There's not enough space to write it all. Incompetent management. Improper practices. Nepotism. Ridiculous outdated and non-integrated software tools. Bad work ethics. Inability to properly integrate acquired labs. In-fighting between labs which compete for work. Rampant turnover and layoffs undermining any attempt to do a good job. Call or email someone today and next week they might be gone. Growth at Intertek is from acquisition...and when it slows, look out....heads will roll....and odds are it will be yours, even if you weren't the cause. Worst company to work for. Leaves you with that sticky used car salesman feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for management. They should all be fired -- ALL of them.

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

    Groton BOYS Club looking for managers

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    Current Employee - Associate Engineer  in  Cortland, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Cortland, NY

    Pros

    vacation time, benefits, client communication, and non-management co workers

    Cons

    If you do not live in Groton or belong to the boys club there is a ceiling over your head. If you do live in Groton or belong to the club opportunities await you! No experience, skills, or backbone needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step outside Groton and look in. Well respected techs and engineers are leaving. In return, leaving you with a Smith Corona.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Employer To Date

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not one pro about this company.

    Cons

    Work load was far too much. Management not appreciative of the amount of overtime put in. Disrespectful employees. Favoritism based on race was very common. HR did nothing to remedy office problems. People come and go from this office for countless reasons. There is no work/life balance and you can forget having a social life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to all employees and treat them the way you would like to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Engineer with degree

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Cortland, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cortland, NY

    Pros

    lots of work and many hours 50-60

    Cons

    too many non degreed engineers and techs.........company is only interested in money and not integrity or professionalism
    As long as you went to high school with managers you do not need to have knowledge or skills...just be able to bill customers whether the testing was performed or not! sad but true!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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