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André Lacroix
206 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Reviewed"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great work culture, friendly atmosphere, good oppertunities

    Cons

    Lots of tasks are done very unconventionally

    Advice to Management

    be flexible

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Potential to be much better"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great Vacation time is better than most Good people work there Lots of potential Lots of overtime pay (if hourly)

    Cons

    Too much overtime expected on last minute requests Too many managers on the same level (no real chain of command) No base level improvement in long period of time Expectations of production increases with decrease in spending Negative attitudes spread like a cancer internally Monthly billing cycle that leaves the end of the month a panic Lots of internal threats and petty write-ups for everybody Employees on work-visa...

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    Advice to Management

    Take a loss for a couple months and build infrastructure that will last. Reassigning employees to internal improvement would make a huge impact in the years to come.

  3. "(Very) Poor Man's UL"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Team Lead 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    There aren't many. If compliance testing is your thing, or you happen to be at one of the lab's where advancement opportunity is actually available, it's probably ok.

    Cons

    This company likes to purchase other companies and then does a terrible job of integrating them into the larger company. They don't know how to grow organically. The adage "You can have it fast, cheap, or good" doesn't even apply here: You often don't get it fast and you usually don't get it good. It may be cheap--cheaper than UL. But you get what you pay for...

    Advice to Management

    Enter a new line of work.

  4. "Department Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great real world experience into leadership and running a fast pace business

    Cons

    Doesn't have a work life balance

  5. "Overall 'okay' at best"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    4 weeks of PTO, 5 after 5 years if you can take it.

    Cons

    Poor leadership from upper management that trickles down. Middle management is better but over worked.

    Advice to Management

    Don't stretch yourselves so thin. Find good people, trust them, don't try to manage 70+ direct reports.

  6. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Arlington Heights, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay for what you are doing

    Cons

    no real sense of accomplishment at position

  7. "Cool challenges"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Varying challenges demand smart thinking plus hands-on expertise

    Cons

    Workplace culture can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Increase focus on growing employees' skills.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Lacking Innovation and Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good and time off is generous. The mid-level leadership and teams are hard working and dedicated. It is a good place to start a career and make connections in manufacturing where you can later move on to a more stable environment.

    Cons

    Intertek is quickly falling behind competitors in talent and resource development. The same ideas are recycled every 2-3 years, short sighted budgeting, and unethical non-payment practices are the reason why managers get burnt out and vendors cut ties with the company; the power has even been shut off in the lab by the utility companies when customers are present for testing (no kidding). Andre' and the executive team...

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    Advice to Management

    The testing industry is tough, and if you keep falling behind you will keep loosing your tech-savvy talent to your competitors. Investment is long overdue.

  9. "generally i recommend intertek for all entry level engineers."

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    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    friendly staff, responsible manager, good salary

    Cons

    you have to work on weekends

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible employer"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Interesting business and some good people

    Cons

    Leadership is awful and company is poorly managed

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