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Updated Jul 23, 2021

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3.0
41%
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43%
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Intertek  Chief Executive Officer André Lacroix (no image)
André Lacroix
410 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Work Environment, Good Work Culture(in 54 reviews)

  • "Competitive pay and good benefits(in 52 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "People in upper management not good(in 57 reviews)

  • "High turnover and Less promotion opportunities(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Cool job!

      Jul 12, 2021 - Chemist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Taught me a lot about the petrochemical industry.

      Cons

      No real cons, it was a great experience.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Quality that matters

      Jun 16, 2021 - Chemical Technician I in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They care about what they do in terms of satisfying the customer, they give a lot of overtime and incentive to do well, there’s room for growth within the company, it’s a family oriented job and family members work together, and it’s a great learning experience if you need lab experience

      Cons

      The management is a little disorganized right now and things can get very overwhelming at times with malfunctioning instruments and lack of appropriate staff. However, they’re doing their best to make everything more orderly and get back on track with production. Personal life balance is hard to manage due to all the overtime needed of being understaffed, but I enjoy it because it allows me to contribute.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Went to defensive coordinated insurance, and wage freezes for years

      Jul 12, 2021 - Technical Lead 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generous vacation pay and holidays

      Cons

      For 2021 went to defensive coordinated health insurance. Since 2019 pay has stagnated for entire department. Merit increases are based only on company as a whole's performance, not individual, or department. Raises without a title change are essentially non-existent. Leadership change in the last few years has made this company all about the dollar, rather than more employee friendly as in the past.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Fairly good management

      Jul 17, 2021 - Senior Staff Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working conditions. Located all over the country and international locations.

      Cons

      Low salaries. Stock options only to the top managers

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Going Downhill

      Jul 10, 2021 - Electrical Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Very flexible on scheduling -20 vacation/sick days on hire with 2 floating holidays -Paid holidays

      Cons

      -Never expect to get promoted or move up unless you threaten to leave -Pay under what other jobs of the same title do -Supervisors vouch for those that they like to run things regardless of experience in a department. Placement in positions typically skip over those that are more qualified. -Refusal to hire employees or promote from within to fill vacant positions but instead spread responsibilities around with no increase of salary.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Intertek - Overall a Great Place to work! ( 4G/5G Sr. RF Test Engineer "AKA - LTEMASTER")

      Jun 15, 2021 - Senior Associate Engineer in Lexington-Fayette, KY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1.) The RF conformance area in which I worked when I was at Intertek always had the latest in RF & RRM test Equipment ( A large amount of revenue was generated from my area). 2.)Great Vendor support from Rohde & Schwartz. 3.) You are always learning and growing as a Test Engineer, 4.)We got to see the new hand held devices ( smart phones, tablets and laptops) before most of the public saw them. 5.)Always plenty of work to do. 6.) The department Head was very fair and professional 7.) Great benefits/ Four weeks vacation from the start 8.) Got to see and learn the ins and outs of the 5G and the environment before most of the world did. 9.) Met some of the most intelligent people @ Intertek 10.) Met some really great RF engineers from all over the world!

      Cons

      1.)Communication was always an issue, difficult to get information or at least in a timely manor. 2.) Your career path was limited to who you knew not what you knew. ( This is very common all over America) 3.) Very under-staffed/ Workload not evenly distributed among the department 4.) Training was scarce/ had to beg for it. 5.) A lot of what I like to call " Born Managers and born Experts". Do to the lack of staff/ management a lot of Test Engineers would promote them selves to some fake lead position and pretend they were in-charge instead of helping with the workload.( This is also very common all over America, especially when there is a lack of supervision and maturity among the staff) 6.) The very valuable Engineers were not able to utilize all of there vacation time/ days very long. Missed my Brother's birthday 8 years in a row, ( Never once did I receive a thank you from middle management)

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent Pay Good Experience Alot of Work

      Jul 1, 2021 - Chemical Technician in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Intertek will allow you to gain much experience and allow you to build your resume in many ways just make sure to ask. They pride themselves on safety and Quality Assurance. Hard workers get promoted. Management team does the best they can.

      Cons

      Long Work hours and under paid for the amount of work required. Raises are based annually at inflation or under inflation rates. Human Resources are not on site. Higher ups seem to lack updates and innovation for this facility.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      It was okay

      Jul 16, 2021 - Accounting Intern 
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      Pros

      Flexible hours, workload was minimum

      Cons

      A lot of technical issues

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great stepping off point

      Jun 18, 2021 - Automotive Engineer in KenTownshipood, MI
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      Pros

      Excellent benefits package. 20 days of PTO to start per year prorated for the first year depends on start date. 10 paid holidays per year. Easy to call in without consequence if you don't abuse it and you get your work done.

      Cons

      Corporate culture of a publicly trade company. It's all about the money and many tiers of management.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Horrible work culture, near zero growth opportunities

      Mar 7, 2021 - Safety Engineer in Arlington Heights, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generous PTO and benefits, most of my coworkers were easy to work with. Never had to work more than 40 hours a week.

      Cons

      Where to begin... Management needs better structure and more realistic expectations of when their workers can get things done on time. Constantly throwing tasks in our faces and expecting them sooner than possible while already knee deep in other projects is a recipe for disaster. There are no incentives to go above the bare minimum of work due to lack of bonuses or raises more than 2-3% a year for inflation. A real slap in the face. Lots of dumb rules at this office too. No eating at your desk or throwing TRASH in the TRASH can at your desk (apparently there's rodents...?). No recycling bins in sight either. During covid, we were remote for the first 3 months, but execs thought it would be better to come back to the office because it would "look good". Fast forward a few months later around the holidays and we're getting emails each week that someone in the building tested positive for covid. When one of the coldest winters Chicago had for a while came, and restaurants were closed, many employees resorted to eating in their cars since eating inside was not allowed. For a company that prides itself in sustainability and safety, it really falls short when it comes to the employees. Guess it only matters when profits are involved. I cannot in good conscience recommend this place as somewhere to grow your career. Unless its your first job and you need experience or are desperate because no one else is hiring, look elsewhere.

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