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Intertek Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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André Lacroix
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  • Work - life balance is not respected (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper management was flakey in our part of the country (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Inside Sales Rep."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation package. Corporate structure.

    Cons

    Lack of training needs to be addressed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good but not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement. Do not trust their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees more.

  3. "good but not great"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Arlington Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary. flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging. Do not trust their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees more.


  4. "inspector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Very good Salary and Benefits

    Cons

    too much working hours, work schedule unpredictable


  5. "Company Needs Consistent Management Team"

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    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Middleton, WI
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Middleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The overall work was interesting and constantly changing.

    Cons

    In the 5 years that I worked there I had 8 managers. Employees left or were fired and not replaced work just kept being divided amoungst the remaining employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Intertek - Total Quality Assured"

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    Current Employee - Inspector in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Inspector in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of time with Family
    Team work based
    Flexible hours worked
    Constant change in atmosphere
    Non - repetitive work

    Cons

    On call 24/7
    Pay is way below other companies
    Frequent Overtime freezes
    Constant Investigations on expenses
    Required to take 5 days vacation to guarantee weekend off
    Difficult to plan trips
    Work on most major holiday's


  7. "Complex"

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    Former Employee - Support Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Support Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Intertek are for the most part really great to work with! Most Supervisors are not micromanagers, as long as you work you do ok.

    Cons

    There are to many people in positions that don't deserve to be in those positions. They got there simply by knowing someone...not always fair but then again life isn't always fair.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what employees are saying

  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager/Sales Representative in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager/Sales Representative in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global organization
    Good support team
    Good location
    Employees are friendly (most anyway)
    Vacation, PTO and pay is good
    Can work remote

    Cons

    Culture is cut throat
    Leadership is inconsistent
    More about numbers and activity than people and leadership
    Operations and Sales struggle to partner in a positive manner
    Very political
    No training

    Advice to Management

    Learn to lead rather than manage. It's not about activity and micromanaging, you loose top performers when they stop feeling trusted because of micromanagement. Be consistent with the mission and vision.


  9. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Marion, AR
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Marion, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Treated like family by local management. Good working atmosphere. Talented workers. Corporate management very aggressive yet honest. Good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Management changes due to mergers in last few years created some challenges within management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all customers like they were your family and you will be fine!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Recruiting in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiting in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company:
    Benefits were ok, pay was somewhat in line with the market depending on what your position and experience.

    Cons

    Depending on your location, there was not a work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your HR, Recruiting, and focus on the people not the profit (as much). Profits drive the train, but should never be at the larger expense of people.


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