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Intertek Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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André Lacroix
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Pros
  • Respecting and pretty lenient work environment it was (in 27 reviews)

  • Work life balance if you have the right job and boss (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Bosses under pressure from upper management to make high revenue (in 24 reviews)

  • Work - life balance is not respected (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Inspector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Petroleum Inspector/Site Manager
    Former Employee - Petroleum Inspector/Site Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was able to take truck home. Lots of travel to nice places.

    Cons

    Upper management was flakey in our part of the country. When things started to get rocky they dropped the reigns and watched us struggle.


  2. "Laboratory Chemist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Chemist in Marion, AR
    Former Employee - Laboratory Chemist in Marion, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay.
    Exciting Environment
    Learning multiple testing standards

    Cons

    Long hours
    Unpredictable hours (Have to be on call from time to time)

    Advice to Management

    Schedule someone on the weekends and get rid of the on call.


  3. "Technician I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Worldwide organization with a lot of connections

    Cons

    Pay scale is very low for the industry


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  5. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, no micro-management, company doing well as a whole

    Cons

    Communication - sometimes it can be hard to get a straight answer from anyone


  6. "Human Resources Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Location, Successful, Benefits, Great People,
    Corporate Environment

    Cons

    Distance from Home
    Very Quiet
    Not very flexible with hours


  7. "Poor management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Cortland, NY
    Current Employee - Test Technician in Cortland, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is good opportunity to learn from some very smart people.good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Company is very short sighted. Does not invest in the facilities or the people.The Equipment is outdated and pieced together from junk. Its all about getting the tests completed so we can charge the clients, whether it is done correctly or not.It is a quantity not quality culture.It is a good place to learn a few things and then move on.


  8. "It opens opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    I was able to travel on business for field testing and learn through hands on experience.
    They give you enough responsibilities to challenge yourself and allow you to be fairly independent.

    Cons

    There are lower salaries on average

    Advice to Management

    Disperse annual raises to those that deserve it instead of 2% across the board


  9. ""Lab Technician. Just do it and don't ask why.""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You got paid company holidays.

    I really don't know what else to say.

    I hated going to sleep knowing I had to go to work.

    Cons

    Ridiculous hours.

    Rotating schedule.

    Taking a day off when you're sick was a super inconvenience to everyone.

    LOW PAY!

    Horrible managers who only care about results and NOT YOU.

    BROKEN EQUIPMENT!

    Horrible laboratory environment.

    HORRIBLE TRAINING.

    ONLINE TRAINING IS IRRELEVANT.

    Coordinators don't care about you. They care about results.

    TRAINING is not about WHY but HOW you do something and WHAT to report.

    Never reimbursed for expenses!

    Advice to Management

    I really don't know what to say. It was just a horrible experience from HR all the way to training.

    It sucks that clients have a non-experienced, badly trained, employee, behind the wheel doing all the test methods for a very important job(s).

    Never will I recommend this company to anyone.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It is what you make it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Can learn a lot
    Little micromanaging, great for self motivated people

    Cons

    Very little leadership and short sighted


  11. "AVOID - Keep looking"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Brand name, some good people

    Cons

    Good people will leave for better opportunities, void of competent management, be prepared to fund your own expenses as reimbursement may take 2-3 months, no training, chaotic environment without definition of roles or responsibilities, crazy demotivating goals and commission structures, poor culture, many very unhappy employees

    Advice to Management

    No point to providing advice as they are not interested.



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