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Intertek Reviews

Updated 13 Nov 2019

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2.7
39%
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Intertek CEO André Lacroix (no image)
André Lacroix
255 Ratings
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  1. "Alright Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Intertek part-time

    Pros

    Big company with a big brand name

    Cons

    If you have no skill it will be very hard for you to move up the ladder

    Intertek2016-04-22
  2. "Marine Surveyor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, great colleagues, salary paid on time.

    Cons

    Salary, benefits and career growth

    Intertek2019-02-25
  3. "Very bad management of Sydney laboratroy"

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    Former Employee - Chemist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Do what ever you like. If you can make managers happy, you can do anything you like.

    Cons

    Hard work with bad outcome. If you believe you can survive by working hard, you are wrong. Intertek has lots of almost independent business units. Those units managers make themselves looking like KING. If they are unhappy, no matter what job you can do, you are nothing. They do not care because they can cheating customers. For example Sydney laboratory release fraud testing reports to customers, even its staffs do... not do tests.

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    Advice to Management

    Cheating is Intertek natural ethics.

    Intertek2019-02-08
  4. "Brisbane - Avoid at all cost"

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    Former Employee - Chemist in Eagle Farm
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good entry level job to get experience- don’t stay longer than 6 months

    Cons

    Huge staff turnover Management lies about salary ranges leaving large differences between people doing the same job Constant empty promises from management Extra hours not paid and expected to be on call 24/7 Management is only interested in their Bonuses and nobody else matters. Avoid the company to save yourself the stress

    Advice to Management

    Have a proper salary structure and ladder instead of just paying your favourite employees double what others are on, even though they are in the same role.

    Intertek2018-10-10
  5. "Great international support, but Australian market hard to crack"

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    Former Employee - DC Surveyor in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great support from head office

    Cons

    Struggling to crack into Australian market

    Intertek2017-09-29
  6. "Awful : The worst in my experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None apart from a permanent job

    Cons

    Wages are terrible, admin support non-existent, Superintendents have no idea how to run a lab. Negative attitude of the Superintendent filters down, lays blame to staff and steals ideas from experienced members. Do not work here if you value the boss' integrity.

    Advice to Management

    You are the reason for poor attitudes and even worse conditions.

    Intertek2017-09-11
  7. "Great organisation"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek

    Pros

    Good salary and network building options

    Cons

    Small Melbourne office and always cutting down staff. Need to move interstate to survive with company

    Advice to Management

    More presence in Melbourne loosing many great people due to the forced moves .

    Intertek2016-09-21
  8. "Analytical Chemist"

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    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was hired to create a new coal testing facility and was given reasonable flexibility to select and setup equipment that I felt was required.

    Cons

    The culture of my particular office was quite poor. There were no professional development opportunities or interest in the goals and hopes of employees from management. Management were very reactive to situations and rarely appeared proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Take more interest in the long term development of employees; good staff members left quickly when they realised that Intertek was not a place to progress their careers.

    Intertek2016-09-13
  9. "Not disclosed"

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    Current Employee - Not Disclosed in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly team, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of career development opportunities. Too many layers of management. Lack of collaboration and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Offer genuine career development opportunities.

    Intertek2016-08-04
  10. "Avoid at all costs!"

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     in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek

    Pros

    Was a good career start. Some good people and colleagues around. Got to travel a bit.

    Cons

    Almost everything. There was on respect at all from management therefore no one respected them. The CEO would visit other offices maybe once every 5 years and never once even said hello to the employees. Management is absolutely atrocious - no care whatsoever for any employees and were extremely secretive about financials, state of the company etc. Socialising was frowned upon which made it difficult to enjoy your... working environment. Very high staff turnover, very low pay and disgusting offices. Management were extremely unethical and would keep money wherever they could even if they were meant to be paying it out to an individual. I would see members of the Business Development team playing Chess on their computers all day but still remain a part of the 'boys club' (management). DO NOT WORK HERE.

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    Advice to Management

    Honestly, there is absolutely nothing management can do unless they replace themselves.

    Intertek2016-03-16
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