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Intertek Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (ITRK)
Business Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Intertek – Why Work For Us?


For more than 127 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems.

We go beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; we help customers improve performance, gain efficiencies in manufacturing and logistics, overcome market constraints, and reduce risk. We’ve earned a reputation for helping our customers increase the value of their products, gain competitive advantage, and develop trusted brands. Through our services we help our clients to minimise the adverse health and environmental impact of their products and processes for the benefit of society as a whole.

Intertek is the industry leader with more than 30,000 people in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. Whether your business is local or global, we can ensure your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world. We hold extensive global accreditations, recognitions, and agreements, and our knowledge of and expertise in overcoming regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles is unrivaled.

Intertek can sharpen your competitive edge

  • With reliable testing and certification for faster regulatory approval
  • Through rapid, efficient entry to virtually any market in the world
  • With total quality assurance across your supply chain
  • Through innovative leadership in meeting social accountability standards
  • By reducing cost and minimizing health, safety, and security risks
  • By becoming a TRUSTED BRAND

Services

  • Advisor
  • Auditing
  • Certification
  • Consulting
  • Evaluation
  • Inspection
  • Outsourcing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainability
  • Business Assurance
  • Testing
  • Training
  • Validation

Industries

  • Aerospace & Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Goods & Retail
  • Electrical & Electronic
  • Energy
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Government & Trade
  • Industrial & Manufacturing
  • IT & Telecoms
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical
  • Minerals
  • Textiles, Apparel & Footwear
  • Toys, Games & Hardlines

​​A career with Intertek offers rewarding opportunities to help companies around the world develop products that are used safely by millions of people every day.​​

Intertek is the trusted advisor to many of the world’s leading brands, companies and governments, and has earned a reputation for accuracy, reliability, integrity, and technical competence. Our services take us into nearly every field, from textiles, toys and electronics, to building, heating, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, food, and cargo scanning.

In a world where a company’s success depends on its reputation for quality, safety, and socially responsible products and processes, Intertek employees make a difference.

Join the global team at Intertek and work with some of the best, brightest, and most inspiring people in the testing, inspection, and certification industry.

Who We Are: We place value on creativity, personal responsibility, and building trust in our relationships with colleagues and customers. We strive to create a productive, collaborative work environment that encourages each employee to contribute toward achieving our business objectives. We promote a culture where motivated customer-oriented employees can flourish, experience professional fulfillment and reach their highest potential. We also support our employees in their contribution to the communities in which they live.

Customer Focus: Through our industry knowledge, experience and technical expertise, we add value to our customers’ products, enhance their processes, and increase their competitive advantage. This drives everything we do. Our goal is to develop innovative solutions that facilitate our customers’ success in the global marketplace and, most important, build consumer confidence in their products and services.

Training and Development: We encourage employees to grow their skills through structured career development and training so that they can enhance their personal and professional growth and development.

Diversity: We are a diverse company of more than 30,000 employees in 1,000 laboratories and offices in over 100 countries around the world. We derive competitive strength from our employees’ cultural values and relationships within the communities in they live and work. Our commitment is to honor the individual strengths of all employees and help them reach their potential.

Salary and Benefits: We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, vacation plans and other great benefits packages in each country in which we operate.

The best way to learn about Intertek is to read what our employees have to say about their experiences working here.

Stephen Southern

General Manager; Intertek Commodities, Indonesia & Papua New Guinea

"As a truly global company, Intertek offers managers unequalled opportunities to develop their skills and experience across geographical, cultural and technical boundaries. . .resulting in greater personal satisfaction of a job done well. Operational and financial targets are set high and employees are given opportunities to achieve them and rewarded for achieving targets. "

Tyrone Cowland

Regional Manager; Intertek Minerals Division, South Africa

"I have been employed by Genalysis Laboratory Services, which was acquired by Intertek, for over ten years. I started in a very junior position and was promoted through several departments and divisions. It was through the encouragement offered to me by my superiors, the extensive resources and opportunities offered by Intertek that I have managed to obtain a senior position at a relatively young age. Intertek has supported many employees including myself in reaching a very rewarding goal in my career and I look forward to the future."

Lucina German

Administrative Manager; Intertek Commodities, Mexico

"I started my career in Intertek in February 1998 in reception at our Mexico office. Soon I was given an opportunity to be a part of the team conducting equipment audit for the Code of Conduct of Disney and the team conducting Transition Audit calculation processes for GE coordinated throughout Mexico, Central and South America. I have had the opportunity to work with global clients as coordinator of projects; now I have moved to the role of an administrative manager. To work in Intertek is the best work experience of my life and I feel very proud to be part of this great organization. Intertek changed my life in all the aspects."

Monang Pasaribu

Manager; Coal, Ores & Concentrates, Intertek Minerals Division, Indonesia

"I joined Intertek after graduating with a degree in chemistry in 1995. After three years learning analytical techniques in the Jakarta laboratory as a chemist, Intertek gave me an opportunity to become a member of the commissioning team to open a mine site Lab (Newmont Nusa Tenggara) where I was able to further develop my knowledge of chemistry and management. In 2005, the Company again gave me an opportunity as manager of their new Coal Division, to establish two coal laboratories on the island of Kalimantan. I believe that Intertek is a great place to work."

Interested in learning more about the types of work and expertise you can achieve at Intertek? Follow the Intertek blogs written on a variety of topics across industries around the globe.

Click here: www./intertek.com/blogs

Intertek Reviews

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    Pros

    Big company, stabile industry, cool opportunities to see leading edge products in the market, fun to tinker and test different products every day, interesting to understand global compliance. Good stepping stone to build your future

    Cons

    Senior leadership holds enthusiastic employees back from growing, Many have a limited mindset of only understanding their own narrow job description, Not too many lateral areas for growth (generally only vertical up the chain which takes a while). Middle management and operational management is heading in the right direction, but there seems to be a huge disconnect between higher management. The front lines workers think its all about the product, where the actions from above seem to show its more about the acquisitions and number shifting that really matters. Not a place you would spend your whole career.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a leadership development program. Acknowledge those who go above and beyond by giving them the ability to make a difference and help change the processes to be innovative. Keeping with old ways and not re-evaluating how things are done constantly through tips directly from the workers, only slowly degrades the market advantage the company had. Once good people realize their worth and understand the other opportunitie out there; it wont take long before they leave. The ability to jump to our many clients is always there. Train the employees well enough so that they can leave, but treat them well enough so they want to stay.

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Intertek Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Intertek.

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    Was interviewed and given a tour of the facility. The interview itself was a review of my experience, and a few personality-type questions. It was relaxed and laid back. Got an email offer a few days later.

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Intertek Awards & Accolades

  • Continued Commitment Award, Cathay Pacific China Business Awards, 2011
  • Large Cap Business of the Year, National Business Awards - UK, 2010

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