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Updated Nov 1, 2021

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Found 2,171 of over 2K reviews
3.2
49% Recommend to a Friend
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Found 84 of over 2K reviews

3.2
49%
Recommend to a Friend
46%
Approve of CEO
Intertek  Chief Executive Officer André Lacroix (no image)
André Lacroix
685 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Good benefits and pro.(in 111 reviews)
  • "Some great people and local(in 110 reviews)
  • "There's nothing good about the company now and you will see some good colleagues struggling to find some job outside of this company in Singapore.(in 59 reviews)
  • "Work life balance is good there(in 35 reviews)
  • "good work environment and most of my coworkers feel like family.(in 25 reviews)
Cons
  • "Lots of politics and poor management(in 165 reviews)
  • "low salary and most of staff not friendly(in 80 reviews)
  • "low pay and boring and tedious(in 70 reviews)
  • "No training or time set aside to learn how to do the different things required for the jobs.(in 54 reviews)
  • "Upper management is poor and bloated in size and orientated around constant upwards financial reporting than running anything.(in 52 reviews)
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  1. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good place to start, not ideal for long term employment

    Aug 18, 2016 - Laboratory Technician 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There are many opportunities to learn new skills and work with a variety of different types of products and industries. This is essential for new college graduates. Transferring between offices can happen if positions are open. Benefits are great, ample paid time off and very good health/vision/dental insurance.

    Cons

    Please be aware of how the company is set up. Basically all of the offices were incorporated into the company after previously being independent. This produces a corporation that does not communicate or cooperate well internally. As for employees, there is no incentive to stick around. Training is severely lacking. Promotions are few and far between. Raises are minuscule. Initial pay is below industry average. Pressure is put on upper management to make the most money possible. This limits precious resources for employees and creates headaches for site directors trying to get essential equipment. The pressure is put on every level below upper management creating a central focus on the cost of everything. Supplies, overtime, new equipment, equipment repairs, site repairs, etc. Work/life balance varies from job to job and site to site. Be prepared to get things done even if it means working over time or being on call.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Micro managing and poor company culture

    Oct 12, 2020 - Business Development Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Competitive salary. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Extreme micro-management. Ridiculous amount of sales team conference calls pushing aggressive, thoughtless sales tactics. Upper management doesn’t communicate across the board and is very pushy/rude. Abhorrent company culture due to upper management. Very solemn. It’s like working at a failing company that is desperately trying to make sakes a promote a used car salesmen mentality. Very poor COVID care in place. Basically they don’t care and upper management can contain themselves in their office while you’re fair game to the virus.

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    4 people found this review helpful
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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Financial organisation masquereding as a scientific & technical company

    Aug 26, 2019 - Scientist in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There are some great people working at Intertek, although many will have joined a smaller company then since taken over by Intertek, but these people keep things afloat and you can learn a lot from them. Depending on which sub-company you work for and how its doing financially it can be a good place to get a year or two on your CV if you're starting out.

    Cons

    Upper management is poor and bloated in size and orientated around constant upwards financial reporting than running anything. No career progress for new joins.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A stressful environment and not enough career advancement

    Sep 10, 2016 - Senior Tax Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Flexibility at work though your individual boss can make that against you if they want to.

    Cons

    - No career trajectory. - Poor management as employees are treated with disrespect. None of the upper management really cares about who is coming and who is leaving. - Huge turnover of employees and middle management creating information gaps.

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  6. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Carry on Chaos

    Jan 19, 2016 - Chemist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The only pros about working for Intertek are that you have some decent people who work there , and the holiday entitlement is okay

    Cons

    The advice to middle and upper management is make everything at all your offices generic every office thinks it king of the castle. The mentality of the hole group needs to change it either put up or do one . If you rise an issue which you think is relevant to job you are told that you have bad attitude , Most regional offices are run by supervisior's and mangers who rely on threats and intimidation, Whilst there I witness a supervisior threaten an employee with physical assault managers respone was it your word against his.Unless you are going to be homeless and destitute run a million miles from this company

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Technician

    Jul 25, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I will be as lengthy as I can to prepare anyone who wants to work with such a large international company. I have been given extra responsibility and have been paid pretty well. I think the strongest benefit that they have is 160 Hours of vacation to start with the company. They do offer tuition reimbursement programs for full-time or salaried employees but you have to stay at the company for 4 years to not have to pay anything. They have 10 Holidays throughout the year and the fluctuate sometimes. They include New Years day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, 2 Days for Thanksgiving, 2 Days for Christmas. The other two fluctuate throughout the year (AKA floating) and this year it was the day after New Years (It was on a Friday) and New Year's Eve.(on a Thursday). The work can significantly vary and no two days will ever be the same. I feel like upward mobility is extremely feasible. I get to travel occasionally which can be a plus because they also offer per-diem for out of town visits (45 dollars per day) and pay for your hotel and flight. Overtime is also just as easy to get if we have work you can always be given overtime.

    Cons

    My con and others cons can be different based on where you are in the company. I have a lower totem pole job so I don't have much to worry about involving sales etc. I just need to make sure the work is done in a timely manner and that the client is always happy. The con for me is the lab gets quite hot during the summer (over 90 degrees sometimes). I also get stressed out when there is so much work that the lab is stretched thin. It really drains you somedays. On the benefits side the 401k/Roth401k match is a joke for such a large company. They match up to 6% and of the 6% they match only half of what you contribute. I got dollar for dollar match up to 6% at my last job. It takes 4 years to become 100% vested which is kind of a long time. The options within the 401k/Rot 401k are also not that great most are Bonds (lower generators of income with a terrible rate of return). I think the medical is kind of expensive. dental and visual are a waste of time at this company also if you have any pre existing conditions. Obama care may have made it so you are approved but it didn't regulate the price you pay. Intertek 'perks' are nothing more than a colorful garden variety travelocity and Orbits or Restaurant.com and Groupon for other things. I can't remark on the other benefits such as legal advice, counseling and Adoption Assistance programs. It is also such a large company that the upper management loses touch with what is going on in different areas of the company. But that also makes upward mobility possible so I guess that is a Catch-22. The 2% raise was a slap in the face. I think 4% would more closely show gratitude but beggars cannot be choosers.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0