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Intertek Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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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 12 reviews)

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

  • Work/life balance varies from job to job and site to site (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comp is decent.
    If you are part of the good ole boys network, you may have some opps for advancement.

    Cons

    No Sales leadership
    No Sales Strategy
    Account Managers fight over accounts
    Minimal opportunity for advancement
    The electrical division is reeling. Pick a strategy and stick with it for more than a few months.
    Worst culture I have been a part of.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to grow, get some real sales leadership in place. Put plan in place and execute.


  2. "Global Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    It's a very large and stable company.

    Cons

    The companies culture is dismal and it seems as if everyone is very uninterested in developing relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Change culture.


  3. "Great people, company needs work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly and respectful staff, lots of great resources for knowledge. Flexible with schedule, benefits were alright, no micromanaging of your time. Great place to get experience.

    Cons

    Company is a bit too focused on money regarding work coming in and what they are paying out. Staff doesn't get paid well enough to want to stay, so high turnover can be an issue. No solid plan for growth and responsibilities, although that's always a work in progress.

    Advice to Management

    Management, listen to your people. When you have the majority of your staff saying they have too much on their plate, they're telling you because they are concerned for the work they are putting out. If you want quality work delivered in a timely fashion, work on keeping your people happy.


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  5. "QCC Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Intertek (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many lay offs since my employment (unsure of job stability).

    Cons

    Have meet great people in this company.


  6. "Sales Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and time off

    Cons

    Monthly sales goals are not based on anything in particular and raised at any time. They do not help with client facing or building numbers. You do all your own work from paperwork to meeting with clients. All the large clients are taken by people who have been there for a while.

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire someone into a job that is not needed. Move empoloyees to where they would benefit the most. I was a very hard worker and dedicated to the company they lost a great person! But they didnt care.


  7. "Sales Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome front line people who care about what they do. A lot of leniency in roles.

    Cons

    Zero direction from senior leadership. When your see 4 directors in a year's period you understand they have no direction. There is no value to their people. And no company culture that fosters excitement to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worst ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people

    You can do whatever you want

    Cons

    Worst company ever, horrible management. Poor mans UL.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to run a company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, company meh"

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

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    You are surrounded by awesome hard working people who are willing to band together and help each other out during crunch time.

    Cons

    -HIGH HIGH turnover. Aside from a few 'lifers', most of the staff has been there less than 3 years.
    -High stress. It's constantly beat into you that "we're not making money, work harder" and we're always on the verge of losing clients. There were restructuring promises that were made where "this time consuming aspect of your job is getting shifted to a new group so you won't have to worry about it" - which never happens.
    -The hours kind of suck. 50 hours a week were normal for me, occasionally more. Eight hour days felt like I was leaving early.
    -There really aren't any raises or CoL adjustments. To get a raise, you need to leave. For that matter, in comparison to other pharma or CROs in the area, the pay is low. It's good for recent grads who work for less; they can gain experience and then get out of Dodge. See #1.

    Advice to Management

    You want staff to stay? Pay them. The way wages are arranged, the longer anyone works for you, the less we make.


  10. "engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    learn by yourself, good employees

    Cons

    companay is mean, low pay


  11. "Love/Hate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Intertek promotes from within the comapany.

    Cons

    Long hours and travel away from you family for extended periods of time. Intertek has seemed to have lost the vision for growth and continued success.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and in turn your employees will take care of your customers.



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