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Intertek Reviews

Updated August 11, 2018
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  • "Not employee friendly, poor work life balance, poor increments" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Upper management is only concerned about profit" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Report Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Intertek full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Great Managment

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice


  2. "Amazing colleague, sucky management"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people , colleague and benefits

    Cons

    Management - does not know how to keep valuable staff

  3. "Not terrible but needs work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    You can work in many capacities

    Cons

    employees not always accountable, poor salary

    Advice to Management

    Help employees find a clear path and work towards a goal alongside of them


  4. "Good experience for recent grada"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Good experience if you get to learn analytical testing

    Cons

    Management. No growth opportunities. Old equipment.


  5. "Bad management/ no training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits package. The hours can be flexible.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no proper training when you get hired. The HR department is in a completely different state. You have no guidance to your benefits package or job description. There is no guidance or leadership and they expect you to produce stellar results. The environment can be hostile and verbally abusive.


  6. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Decent insurance but not much else.

    Cons

    Low match on 401K. Lots of promises - none kept. Cut cut cut costs and no real care about people unless you are a financial person that can help cut costs.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management spends too much themselves. Cut your travel. Cut the meetings. Save the people


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Need to walk the walk instead of just talking the talk."

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    Current Employee - Project Facilitator in York, PA
    Current Employee - Project Facilitator in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the people I work with. I've had opportunity to try a variety of things, but that's mostly due to my "ask forgiveness not permission" attitude. Opportunity is there but you have to make it. 4 weeks vacation is a bonus, benefits are good.

    Cons

    Management is all about the 30-day profit window. No long term strategy and the company message changes every 30 days depending on how the numbers looked. VERY poor compensation and little growth, ~2% annual raises if that. Senior leadership talks a LOT about putting the customer first, until the rubber meets the road, then it's all about "only work for who's paying us fastest" regardless of the schedule or prior commitments. Pushing shoddy work out the door for the same of making budgets. HIGH employee turnover due to the attitude that numbers are first, people are second. Good talent catches on quickly, and since the pay isn't great, it doesn't take long for them to find greener pastures and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Actually walk the walk. You claim to be about 10x service to the client. Give it. You claim to value your employees, show them in tangible ways (read: competitive salaries and a bonus structure). This is NOT a commodity industry like Coke or McDonalds; get a CEO and senior leadership team who understand the industry and what it takes to be successful. Cookie cutter solutions from commodity markets won't work in this world.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Anonymous Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially vacation. Schedule can be flexible, some upper management are good people but overwhelmed.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Big ones would be lower than average pay by quite a bit. Plenty of people at all levels have no idea what they're doing. Senior executive level doesn't understand or care about what is happening with the company, only how the shareholders perceive us. Lots of accounting tricks used to manipulate P&L...Could go on forever.

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking long term about what will happen if all of your leadership continues to quit. Start asking yourself why you have a parade of talent walking out the door every week. Fix it.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Big Mistake"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - N/A in Arlington Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and PTO are good from the start

    Cons

    Everything!!! The office is a dump. Think about a public washroom at a gas station and that sums it up. Toilets don't work, rats in the lunch room, broken chairs, etc. No onboarding, no training, just get to work. Management doesn't have a clue. This is beyond your usual matrix organization being there are 10 levels of executives and then the actual workers. Management for the most part have no clue what the workers are doing and they don't collaborate amongst themselves. Total chaos! Also differential treatment depending on the department and more importantly the office you work in. Some locations have flex time and wfh opportunites while the Arlington Heights location makes sure that everyone is at their desk at all times otherwise "you aren't working". Worst place I have ever worked and can't wait to find another opportunity

    Advice to Management

    As you drive around in your BMW's and sit in the executive suite, you have no clue as to what the rest of the company is doing. Losing good, talented people because you guys are too busy kissing yourselves in the mirror.


  10. "Associate Project Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The team is very friendly & welcoming
    Easy to move up

    Cons

    Workload can be really heavy


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