Intertek Testing Services NA

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Updated June 17, 2015
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  1. Great learning experience and had a great team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Operation had significant autonomy to develop culture and execute on exceptional customer service

    Cons

    Very poor N.A. leadership and low compensation for most positions.

    Advice to Management

    - Establish a solid strategic plan and drive that through each of the operations
    - Truly value your employees
    - Stop political agendas


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician I in Cortland, NY
    Current Employee - Technician I in Cortland, NY

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

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

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Is zero star an option?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

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

    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 Management

    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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Organic growth does not exist. Bad upper management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    20 days of PTO. Average Pay. No micromanagement by GM's or Project managers. Good office culture.

    Cons

    Too many "Old Faces" and no new blood. President's direct reports who are SVP's and VP's have been around for 20+ yrs and he complains about not having new people. Why don't you talk to them instead giving your lectures to poor project managers and engineers.

    Personal growth does not exist in this company. You only get promoted if you work in Chicago or were working with the president when he was a sales person at Inchcape. Everyone from Inchcape is a VP or SVP.

    Advice to Management

    To grow your business you need to hire sales people, spend money on Marketing and hire qualified engineers. Without a strategy you cannot grow the business and our vision should be long term. Stop measuring success based on monthly revenue and look towards the next 5 years. Whether you are in the oil & gas, minerals, aerospace, chemicals or wireless business the Technology is always changing and we have to change with it.

    Stop relying on info provided only by the SVP's and look for more info/guidance from GM's who are working with the clients everyday. SVP's only hold internal meetings and never external meetings. DKL is a good example.


  6. Helpful (1)

    team lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    never a dull moment because there is always something to do
    fast paced
    benefits
    flexibility (if you are good at what you do which comes after a couple years if you last)
    meet many different people and clients and how to deal with upset clients

    Cons

    company is going no-where fast
    only way to move up is to wait until people quit ahead of you (which always happens)
    company lacks engineering experience and does nothing to retain those key individuals
    senior and upper management only care about the numbers with little care for employees at the bottom
    its a 30,000 employee company that feels like a start-up
    you are treated like an orange making orange juice and once you have given up all your juice you feel empty and thats when people start to look for more jobs

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Accountants running operations


  7. Helpful (1)

    good temp gig

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Plymouth Meeting, PA

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

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

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere, down to earth coworkers

    Cons

    absolutely no advancement, work can be done by a middle schooler (no challenge whatsoever), low pay, very unmotivated environment.

    Advice to Management

    we see you trying to weed out the people who don't work OT by mass hire and mass fire.


  8. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    The entire company needs a top to bottom change.


  9. They only hire the best, don't micromanage, and make them comfortable.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global IT Support Engineer in Saint Rose, LA
    Current Employee - Global IT Support Engineer in Saint Rose, LA

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

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

    Pros

    The attitude of sincere teamwork, support, and the people who work here are committed and dedicated and work overtime voluntarily for free because they want to contribute to our goals.

    Cons

    Absolutely none. The way the managers in the East Gulf Coast region run their business is perfect, and employee morale is exceptionally high.

    Advice to Management

    To the East Gulf Coast managers, don't change a thing. You guys are great!


  10. Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time

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

    Pros

    Ability to work independent; personal development if desired

    Cons

    Excessive hours, poor management, work-life balance is non-existent


  11. Mixed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    20 days paid time off. Benefits are pretty nice. The learning environment is very diverse.

    Cons

    Your work-life balance is terrible

    Advice to Management

    personal growth



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