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Intertek Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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André Lacroix
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  • Work - life balance is not respected (in 16 reviews)

  • Upper management was flakey in our part of the country (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Management review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large company lots of time off with pay benefit

    Cons

    constant change of position and titles every year


  2. "Not a great place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The job is fairly straight forward, but can become somewhat cumbersome over time.

    Cons

    There is not much room for upward mobility, and it seems upper management enjoys dangling carrots in front of potential future leaders rather than actually promoting.

    Advice to Management

    Hit the reset button, and allow some of the fresh younger talent to take the reigns!

  3. "Pretty good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Steady raises. In house promotions

    Cons

    I honestly havent had any problems with them yet.

    Advice to Management

    Your doing great!


  4. "Not bad but not great, some where in between"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kentwood, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kentwood, MI

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    good vacation plan, cool testing facility/labs

    Cons

    Constant new rules, policy changes, pay incentives, ect... Heavy work load. No work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    distribute work load accordingly. Just because you are a dedicated hard working employee does not mean you need to take the brunt of everyone else responsibilities.


  5. "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.


  6. 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.


  7. "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.

  8. "A horrible company to work for in Plano, TX."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lower management does a decent job and generally cares about their direct reports and the business.

    Cons

    1: Upper management has no idea what they are doing and morale is at an all time low with many employees looking for other jobs.
    2: Average salaries for engineers are well below the national average.
    3: Compensation structure for sales team is so far off, they have the highest turnover.
    4: Extremely low morale with no leadership.
    5: Very fast paced with exceedingly high expectations with no reward in return.
    6: No consideration for accomplishments just higher expectations.
    7: Pretty much non-existent growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Replace upper management in this lab with capable personnel who at a bare minimum understand the basics of business.


  9. "All flash, but no bang"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a multi-national corporation which bought out PSI in order to increase their construction testing market share in the US. I can't speak to the other divisions or world locations, only to the PSI side of the equation. As far as pros, if geotechnical or construction materials testing is your area of interest, plenty of opportunities exist to learn on a daily basis.

    Cons

    If Intertek feels that quality is the utmost goal, why did they downsize the quality assurance department by nearly 50% this year? And this with the feeling that they bought PSI without the slightest inkling of what PSI did on a daily basis or how they billed their clients.

    Advice to Management

    This appears to be shaping up as a public relations and recruiting nightmare.


  10. "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.


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