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"Overall best job of my career so far"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Lexington, KY
Current Employee - Engineer in Lexington, KY
Recommends

Pros

~Start out with 4 weeks of vacation and 10 paid holidays
~Laid back work environment
~Management is made up of very approachable, friendly guys
~Pay is very competitive with other companies in the industry. Pay is not well above average but the company is doing well enough in this down economy to at least offer you what you should be making.

Cons

~The IT service desk was recently outsourced to India and the quality of assistance dropped dramatically

Other Employee Reviews for Intertek

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible place for an engineer or technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cortland, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cortland, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    160 hours of PTO, 9 paid holidays which works out to 30 days paid vacation, just as long as you don't try to use this on month end or popular holidays

    Cons

    Terrible management, especially HVAC performance. Terrible morale issues, The technicians know that they are just doing whatever they can to produce regardless of quality. Its all about month end revenue. The manufacturers hate the place, and do not like traveling to economic depressed cortland ny. If you are a new engineer out of college this might work for you because you do not know anything different yet, But to the experienced engineer this place is a joke. and more like office space. Stay away if you can help it. The pay is terrrible for what you do, and the pressure for revenue is rediculous. The petty crap that is allowed to happen there just flushes out the good employees and all that is left is the garbage and socially inept. I have never experienced anything so horrible in my proffesional life and I have been in the industry for 12 years.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the good ole boy managers, pay your engineers and technicians better, perhaps the turn over will not be 50 percent for engineers and technicians. This is the truth people. Nimer get rid of the old managers and put some new blood in there.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The experience was bad. Everyday was a challenge communicating with sales and senior engineers."

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Fairfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Fairfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience as far as working with worldwide safety standards. Working there builds excellent background knowledge in an area of engineering that not many people have experience in.

    Cons

    No support from anyone. No one takes the time to sit down and explain things to you. Not enough time is provided to adequately complete projects which causes everyone from sales to the reviewer to have to take short cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate a little more on "SAFETY certification testing" rather than rushing projects just to be able to "bill" at the end of the month.

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