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Intertek Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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André Lacroix
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Pros
  • Work life balance if you have the right job and boss (in 14 reviews)

  • They offer good benefits and allow you to move internally for what it is that you want to do (in 28 reviews)

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

  • Work - life balance is not respected (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Reality Unwrapped"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shift timings is the only good thing i could possibly say about this company.

    Cons

    While interview they'll give all the good insight about corporate culture and all the fancy promises like 5 days working, however once you sign the JD you'll be forced to work on Saturdays if you don't your manager conspire and do every possible thing to harass/bully you. They make you work on Saturday without any compensation. Your're advised to plan your offs for official holidays as well. On the top of it when it comes to your appraisals you get only peanuts by saying our site didn't do well this year.

    Advice to Management

    You need to have an honest approach while you're hiring the people.. Company cant get real good outputs by keeping employees unhappy.


  2. "HORRIBLE COMPANY"

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

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Benefit Packages are good if you work here

    Cons

    Upper lever management including HR are a joke and do not care about their employees. I was harassed by a manager and racially profiled by a manager/employee. Management including HR did NOTHING about it.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized and unrealistic expectations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    The company culture at Intertek is great. There is a lot of room to grow and you will learn a variety of skills quickly. Has a good benefits package. Great place to get your foot in the door.

    Cons

    The company is disorganized. Due to constant turn over and the general disorganization workloads are unrealistic greatly affecting work life balance. The pay is lackluster.


  4. "Truly Team-Oriented Environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open communication, friendliness, and a truly team oriented environment exist at Intertek.

    Cons

    Seems limited growth in the company

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the Pacific Northwest!


  5. "Business Development representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Professional and fun place to work. The culture is suitable for those who are multi-tasker and willing to work under minimal supervisor

    Cons

    Long working hour during the peak time


  6. "Intertek als Arbeitgeber"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Flache Hierarchie, Sehr gute Möglichkeiten sich einzubringen, flexible Arbeitszeiten

    Cons

    Gehalts Entwicklung, Förderung von jungen Führungskräften

    Advice to Management

    Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten ausbauen, Performer unterstützen, Entwicklung von Zielen, Gehaltsentwicklubg koppeln an Zielerreichung


  7. "Good company without any IT direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the colleagues you deal with daily are nice.

    Cons

    Current local CEO is out of touch with reality.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better CIO or CTO

  8. "Pipe Operations Cooridinator"

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    Former Employee - Pipe Operations Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Pipe Operations Coordinator in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    There are no PRO's the more you work the more you are expected to work. On vacations you are expected to take your laptop and cell phone. Check in twice a day

    Cons

    To much work
    Not enough pay
    Little to no appreciation from upper management
    No bonus for exceptional effort

    Advice to Management

    Release your stock options to provide increases to the front line people. You waste so much money on re-branding and buying a color


  9. "Engineer - Transportation Technologies (Michigan)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people that work in the lab (technicians,engineers)
    Interesting work - good diversity in projects for the auto industry, good opportunity to work on different things and learn new things as well

    Cons

    Where to begin..

    1. Management is completely oblivious to hardworking techs/engineers in the lab...they primarily focus on clients/sales, they barely care about the lab itself

    2. Overworked and hilariously underpaid (especially as an engineer - no overtime, expected to work 50-60 hours a week easy, and you have to take on multiple responsibilities that aren't even remotely engineering related)

    3. No leadership at all. Department Managers have a "hands off" approach with their teams...they delegate away managerial responsibilities such as client questions, scheduling, project management, equipment/quality management, the list goes on... they expect engineers/techs to be above average performers, to go above and beyond, but the managers themselves don't even come close to doing that...

    4. As an engineer in the lab, you will have to act as a technician, engineer, project manager, team manager, quality manager, shipping/receiving, sales support, etc...all of those roles meanwhile the actual managers don't have to worry about any of those things..they can just focus on a finance role instead of being a team player

    5. Most of the sales staff does a horrenous job quoting projects...you will have to spend a lot of time figuring out what exactly the project is because sales does an awful job of detailing anything

    if you are young professional, especially an engineer, this is a good place to get some experience for a year or 2, but you can strictly do better!. this is not a long term job at all unless you are happy being overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing so much on sales/clients.

    you do realize if you have a high number of unhappy technicians/engineers in the lab, the performance will go down, and naturally, the clients won't keep coming back..because the engineers/technicians moral has dropped very low, that will impact the work.

    Lead by example, you are managers and have a big salary for a reason...because you are expected to be leaders! show some leadership, this is by far the worst management/leadership i've seen at a company

    show the lab you actually value the engineers! stop thinking that everyone is replaceable and happy to be overworked and underpaid, show you actually care about the people that perform the actual work on these projects


  10. "Administrative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly People, benefits, and close to home

    Cons

    Intertek doesn't pay what people are worth. Degrees mean nothing to management and they frown on people that take college classes because they believe that you should be at work all the time. They give you work to do for 3 people and pay the employees very little.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth not what you want to make your bonuses. Managers should not tell their employees that that have to prove themselves to get a raise and that all you have to do is woke hard to get ahead, in fact that is not the case in today's society all we have to do is go to college to get ahead.


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