Intertek Reviews

Updated 15 April 2015
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Pros
  • The company is stable and offers fairly good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • On paper a good company to work for has good core values provided by the boses at the top of the tree (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • I was denied a request to work fewer hours to improve my work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • You can really expand your network quickly because of the high turnover rate (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Very Average -good for career start ONLY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are ok. Lots of inexperience around.

    Cons

    Very poor morale
    Different rules for different people. A lot of unfairness.
    People are expendable. Very Very high staff turnover.
    Bottom line is king..equipment and furniture is ancient. Something out of the 70's.
    Utter disgrace...many unprofessional people work for this company. They hire the first in so they dont get bogged down with interviews and doing their job properly.
    Promotion by attrition.
    Brains go unrewarded.
    9 years in the same role...opportunities extremely limited.
    A multinational run like a corner store..decisions made on the run and zero planning for the future at any level.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the top layers (big $$$ little input) and give some respect to employees.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Horrible

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

    I have been working at Intertek

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People in bottom levels

    Cons

    managment cannot be trusted
    low salary
    no guidelines
    no integrity

    Advice to Management

    communicate with and value operations staff

  3. Helpful (1)

    marine surveyor of more than 10 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marine Surveyor in Geelong
    Current Employee - Marine Surveyor in Geelong

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    overtime, car allowance and small friendly team

    Cons

    work overload, no back up, irregular life

    Advice to Management

    invest staff more with training, promoption and work life balance

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Lab Technician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Gonzales, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Gonzales, LA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back. Great benefits. Flexible at times. Informative.

    Cons

    Non accountability. Hours can be rough. Often doing other peoples jobs for them.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable for actions. Be more personable with employees.

  6. Composites Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Intertek as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large company with many resources and divisons

    Cons

    Highly partitions. Intertek Corporate was very different than smaller labs or offices

    Advice to Management

    Better integrate between corporate and local offices

  7. Helpful (2)

    Looks promising, but actually is not. Appearances are deceiving!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Time off policy is generous. Nice TV with satellite in the break room. Management provides Starbucks coffee. Business casual dress in the office. Lunch is always an important part of the work day.

    Cons

    Clock watching managers who adopt a "do as I say not as I do" mentality, constant interruptions with people on speaker phone all around you, no privacy for phone calls -- there are no conference rooms of offices with a door to go to, tons of useless conference calls and meetings that provide no real support just an update on how the numbers are going, no formal training or on boarding process for employees (iLearn requirements for safety don't count as teaching me how Intertek works), poor support from engineering team leads as they are too busy with their workload to support anyone outside of their current responsibility. Lots of cursing from employees in various positions. Like conversational cursing. Overall very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Have an HR person come in and give a presentation about what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in a work environment. (I don't even know who the HR person assigned to this office is?) Have repercussions for non compliance. Adopt better structure within departments and hold employees accountable for not meeting goals. Or better yet, find out why they are having issues without the conversation being an interrogation. Have some sort of process and structure for assistance for those that are overwhelmed with their workload.This office may look good on paper, but it's a mess.

  8. For start it is a good point,It has good benefits.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have good training .

    Cons

    The rate is not flexible and is the same all years

  9. I worked for BP thru Intertek.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I only have positive praise for Intertek. They were super.

    Cons

    I only wish they had more project management jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Great! Jo

  10. Helpful (2)

    Good opportunities to improve technical skills, but you won't be able to build a career there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good place to learn how to work in a GLP environment and gain technical skills in the lab. As an analyst, you can work your 8 hours and go home without having to take any work home with you.

    Cons

    The office culture here is different than most companies. Most people are friends, which is a benefit, but some employer/employee lines can be crossed that way.

    Advice to Management

    Value your hard working employees and do not base promotions off of who your favorites are.

  11. Amazing experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Research in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and amazing place to work. The management really cared about me

    Cons

    There were no cons from working at this company. I would have liked to continue working there

    Advice to Management

    There would be no advice to management at this time in regards to how they could improve their staff

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