Intertek

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Intertek Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
122 Reviews

2.9
122 Reviews
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Intertek CEO Wolfhart Hauser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • We have the power to move into any industry sector where we see growth opportunities and the people to make sure we are successful (in 5 reviews)

  • Intertek provides good entry-level jobs that help employees build their customer service skills and teamwork tactics (in 4 reviews)


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

  • There is no communication from management, decisions are constantly made without consultation and schemes are often introduced with no notice given (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Average -good for career start ONLY

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    marine surveyor of more than 10 years

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    Current Employee - Marine Surveyor  in  Geelong
    Current Employee - Marine Surveyor in Geelong

    Pros

    overtime, car allowance and small friendly team

    Cons

    work overload, no back up, irregular life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest staff more with training, promoption and work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Lead in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    Good company for any fresher

    Cons

    Not many growth ops after 3-4 years stay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Right Leader to the Right Domain with Right Domain experience would help growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader - Toys and Customer Service  in  Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader - Toys and Customer Service in Leicester, England (UK)

    Pros

    I was really lucky and had the oportunity from the very begining to create the role into what I wanted it to be. My role was so varied from really focussed customer delivery, visits to new, exisiting and potential clients all the through to supporting my thirst to learn more from a technical perspective.

    Cons

    With the greatest of respect, some really technical people aren't necessarily great people people (and this remains true even in my job with a different company). Many of the senior colleagues in the business were there (both internal promotions and externally bought in) for technical expertise rather than leadership which was sometimes a miss. The approach at that time to HR issues were a little more generous than other employers. The MD I had when I left was pretty awesome guy though - completely about people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to how you can inspire the team through leadership and possibilities rather than a pure technicain viewpoint. I only left because succession opportunities were limited due to my need to be based in the Midlands - it was such a hard decision to leave and I do still miss it there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    busy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    multiple products to work with and execute

    Cons

    no support from and proper documents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    arrange proper training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Flexible, revolving door

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, very flexible management.

    Cons

    Too flexible, limited leadership, no growth or development of people..

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    UX Design

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer

    Pros

    Decent pay.Allow Work From Home

    Cons

    Job subject seemed a bit dry for a creative person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Tech II

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Texh II  in  Cortland, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Texh II in Cortland, NY (US)

    Pros

    Good vacation time & pay.

    Cons

    They want you to think they are quality driven but its all about the money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many Chiefs & not enough Indians.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Intertek has a diverse environment and allows for learning by doing within your own position. There are opportunities for growth if you happen to have the right management.

    Cons

    Management oftentimes cannot perceive you in any role other than the one you currently hold so transferring to another team/division is not offered or an option. There is a lack of clear communication from management, realising that some topics should not be divulged in their entirety, but employees left to their own imaginations as to the reasons for organizational changes will always assume the worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be tasked with writing reviews for their employees - stop using irrelevant employee self review forms as the basis for annual review.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    This is not a good place at all

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Cortland, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Cortland, NY (US)

    Pros

    PTO = 4 weeks. Okay benefits. And that's a rap.

    Cons

    There is not enough room. Managers who are friends with lab owners that sold out to Intertek or that grew up within the lab sold to Intertek. No competence -- from the top down. It's horrible. No women. No minorities. If you read this and go in for an interview -- take a GOOD look around. Who and what do you see? Outdated lab equipment. Better equipment exists within the companies they do testing for -- than at their own facilities. If you see a bunch of great reviews...think, did HR write them. Read a lot of reviews and read between the lines. Only take a job here if you are absolutely desperate. It's like selling your soul. You will never be the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to go. You need to hire people who actually have "real" degrees. Not associates, not a GED, not an online degree -- a real degree. And if you are going to tell your customers hey this guy over here is an engineer...make sure academically that the guy really is an engineer, not an engineering tech, not a former EMS driver....but a real engineer. Anything short, is a lie. And yes, I know -- I am an engineer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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