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Intertek Reviews

Updated May 26, 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)

  • Respecting and pretty lenient work environment it was (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    the benefits are good for full-time

    Cons

    horrible and very disorganized the company is going down and imploding on itself


  2. "High turnover"

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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

    Good benefits to start. On a local level there is a high sense of camaraderie.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape/redundant processes, almost no compensation/promotions offered for hard work. Very little upward movement available. Overhaul of upper management still somehow ended up as an Old Boys network and trickles down to all of the labs in one way or another

    Advice to Management

    Start rewarding your employees for their hard work. If you don't do anything to fix your retention then you will lose all of your talent and all of your success. You are nothing without a hardworking team. Intertek is great for training their employees for them to take their skills elsewhere.


  3. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent base pay, good benefits

    Cons

    No training. No support. No direction. High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Put in a formal training program and have easier access to engineers to obtain quotes for sales process. Engineers are overworked and have no time to assist sales in quoting process.


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  5. "Stepping stone company. Dont expect any respect"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits provided by the company are pretty good!

    Cons

    -Engineers are treated very poorly here. Essentially you are the production line and account managers/sales get all the glory.
    - Management only has your back if you get in good with them otherwise don't expect any support.
    - Almost no training provided and was still reprimanded when I missed a deadline
    - Sales people will consistently complain about you
    - Stress not worth the pay

    Advice to Management

    Please provide better training


  6. "Fantastic company and staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    The staff is really welcoming and helpful!

    Cons

    Some employees do not go the extra mile, and management does not push them to.


  7. "Supervisor"

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

    Pros

    A great company with team work

    Cons

    We are a 24/7 company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good company if you push yourself for the opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big company, stabile industry, cool opportunities to see leading edge products in the market, fun to tinker and test different products every day, interesting to understand global compliance. Good stepping stone to build your future

    Cons

    Senior leadership holds enthusiastic employees back from growing, Many have a limited mindset of only understanding their own narrow job description, Not too many lateral areas for growth (generally only vertical up the chain which takes a while). Middle management and operational management is heading in the right direction, but there seems to be a huge disconnect between higher management. The front lines workers think its all about the product, where the actions from above seem to show its more about the acquisitions and number shifting that really matters. Not a place you would spend your whole career.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a leadership development program. Acknowledge those who go above and beyond by giving them the ability to make a difference and help change the processes to be innovative. Keeping with old ways and not re-evaluating how things are done constantly through tips directly from the workers, only slowly degrades the market advantage the company had. Once good people realize their worth and understand the other opportunitie out there; it wont take long before they leave. The ability to jump to our many clients is always there. Train the employees well enough so that they can leave, but treat them well enough so they want to stay.


  9. "positif"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ticket restau, RTT et prime de fin de stage a

    Cons

    Horaires tardives et volume de travail important, peut pas se concentrer sur les missions

    Advice to Management

    feedback


  10. "Great facility, lacks management support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    World class equipment and facilities.

    Cons

    Lack of management support to the employees.


  11. "Project Facilitator"

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    Current Employee - Project Facilitator in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Project Facilitator in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for growth as it is a large company. Very into getting employees involved with company marketing.

    Cons

    Too concerned with the bottom line with little concern for customer relationships. Work is piled on to employees with no incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Better raises to show appreciation for the hard work the employees do.


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