Intertek Testing Services NA

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Intertek Testing Services NA Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
54 Reviews
2.7
54 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work environment and work pace (in 4 reviews)

  • 20 days PTO when you start, laid back work environment, and some good people to work with (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Excessive hours, poor management, work-life balance is non-existent (in 3 reviews)

  • As long as you went to high school with managers you do not need to have knowledge or skills (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Set-up to Fail

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Test Technician in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than an year)

    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
  2.  

    Work Culture

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Elmendorf, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Elmendorf, TX

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some of the brightest people.

    Cons

    No career advancement, morale could be low due to threats of lay offs, end of the month revenue push

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and they would jump through the roof for you, threats do not work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and work pace.

    Cons

    Bad salary and management. No chance of growth.

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  5.  

    A great Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Team Leader
    Former Employee - Engineering Team Leader

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Making Clients and employees a priority

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say, never had an issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the present culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked there for about half a year, it was ok.

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    Former Employee - Tester in Blue Bell, PA
    Former Employee - Tester in Blue Bell, PA

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -relaxed dress code
    -people are diverse
    -stress free work, you can do as much or as little as you want

    Cons

    -no advancement
    -they tend to keep the work horses and fire the people doing a ok amount
    -extremly high turn over rate, by the end of my 4 month period half my coworkers were gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -none. high turnover and low pay is the name of the game in this industry. learn who your loyal workers are and who the mercenaries are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great beginning, good to go

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    This company gives me a great chance, it is the best beginning of my career life, I appreiciate it and never stopped learning. I like the nice people here and the company's culture

    Cons

    I think so far so good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think so far so good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highest percent of unhappy people

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  9.  

    Ok starting Job due to pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back environment, with no one to measure metrics. This allows anyone who works there to act busy and get paid. 4 Weeks paid time off was pretty nice as well.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, High school Drama. There are a few internal teams and none of them know how to communicate with each other. If the company had good communication it would be a much better place to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees and stop showing favoritism.

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

    Not Good. A life lesson in self-humiliation.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA

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

    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
  11.  

    The environment of Intertek

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Too concerned with putting things in the correct boxes. Not all projects meet the typical definition which leads to missing deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are scared for their positions and you need to listen to their needs and try to work towards relieving the stress of the day to day insanity. Need to balance the work/home life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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