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Typical British Company
Account Manager - Industrial Sector (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, NJMay 18, 2018
Five managers in eighteen months, and your "popularity" with management mattered all too often more than your performance. All too often, if they wanted you to have a family, they would issue you one with your comp plan and luggage. Excellent labs and staff though! LOTS of driving.
Pros
Autonomy...Plus...Intertek was Family!
Cons
Management by Whim rather than Objectives.
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Great place to work
Measurement Technician (Former Employee) –  Houma, LAMay 16, 2018
Upper level management cares about their employees, but also their families especially. Willing to work with you on specific work hours and rotational schedules to meet your specific family needs.
Pros
Company gatherings with food and games for the family
Cons
None
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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXMay 5, 2018
Intertek was. by far the best company to work for offered great benefits and vacation time . Also wonderful to their employees. Appreciated them for their hard work.
Pros
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working here was pretty cutthroat
Mechanic1 (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXApril 26, 2018
A typical day consisted of welding,plasma,cutting,drilling,and plumbing.While working for Intertek i learned how to use a plasma cutter,a bit on the tig welder.and a lot on plumbing and fabricating.The hardest part of the job in my opinion was the hurry up and wait part.the engineers would try to get a hold of the client and we would have to wait for a response.The clients would take up-to 2 weeks to reply.I would have to say that the most enjoyable part of the day is the end
Pros
Employee perks was definitely a pro.
Cons
Intertek has a tendency
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Big Company
Compliance Engineer (Former Employee) –  Boxborough, MAApril 25, 2018
The company is very reactive, so employees should be expected to put out fires, and roll with the punches. It seems common for employees to feel like they are here for the paycheck and getting through the day, while using this company as a stepping stone for further advancement because Intertek absolutely will not advance you if they do not have to (ie. found another job). There also appears to be favoritism towards certain groups or individuals within the office. With that said, Intertek also boasts a lot of flexibility for working hours (except for positions requiring client interaction) and offers more than a fair share of PTO, even for new hires. If you are looking for that first job, or something with limited responsibilities, Intertek is a great fit.
Pros
Above average PTO time even for new employees
Cons
stepping stone
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Good atmosphere for work.
Accounts Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Arlington Hts, ILApril 21, 2018
Global company to work for. Employees are good. Flexible working Hrs., Not far away. Good diversity. Free lunch sometimes. Big cafeteria. One division gets more advantage.
Pros
Free lunches often.
Cons
Nothing
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Great stepping stone
RF ENgineer (Former Employee) –  Lexington-Fayette, KYApril 18, 2018
Some team members are great others a lazy and slow, pretty usual for a workplace.
Management puts out fires and is slow to move on large issues that create bottlenecks.
Pros
Use contacts to find a good position
Cons
No advancement opportunities
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Good food truck.
communications, Order Picker (Former Employee) –  York, PA 17406April 9, 2018
Great place to work. Good benefits and job balance. Great vacation time but pay is lacking. May job offers are accepted but start with in house opportunity first.
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This is difficult to explain
QE/ Auditor (Former Employee) –  Based in Grand Rapids,MichiganApril 8, 2018
My job started as a Quality Engineer, which really was not an accurate description. It morphed into an ISO-9001 auditor position. This meant I was on the road auditing 6 days a week.
Pros
Get to see a lot of companies and process's
Cons
Gone 6 days a week
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Fun or crazy busy
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) –  Romeoville, ILApril 5, 2018
Feels understaffed. A lot of good intentions from management, but certain conditions make goals unattainable. Poorly maintained equipment and dust/dirt everywhere. There's always work to do, and sometimes not enough staff to do it. Plenty of opportunities for overtime, but it might happen at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Mostly hardworking and friendly personalities. Recognition of excellence is lacking.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
Less family time
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Very unpredictable
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Blue Bell, PAApril 5, 2018
Intertek was okay while trying to complete my bachelors degree. The job was very unpredictable, because the company relied heavily on their contract with Microsoft . Once that contract ended, the job situation became volatile and very unstable.
It is not definitely a place to build a career from.
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Intertek was great
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Menlo Park, CAApril 5, 2018
Intertek was a great place to work. They provided me with the opportunity to travel and relocate when it was needed. The combinations of a good base salary with the opportunity to make more was definitely a good fit for me.
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It was always an adventure working up in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
Oil Field Chemist (Former Employee) –  Prudhoe Bay, AKMarch 27, 2018
Great job working in Alaska. Worked on the Prudhoe bay oil field collecting samples satisfying state and Government requirements. We had a small group of lab chemists and a small group of field chemists that worked side by side collecting and analyzing oil field samples.
Pros
Overtime hours and time off!!
Cons
Missed out on home activities
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It's okay at Intertek.
Chemist - Oil (Former Employee) –  Essington, PAMarch 23, 2018
The lab is in bad shape. Hood vents are horrible so you're constatnly breathing in fumes from the chemicals and oils they deal with. Management is really bad as well... You bring up problems you're having with whatever it be, other employees, home issues, or just need a day off to relax, they don't care.
Pros
Pretty Relaxed
Cons
Poor pay, Management, On Call, Lazy people
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Difficult Senior Management
Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 21, 2018
All levels of senior management in constant battle of superiority all being led by margin and growth without people in mind. Company is now being ran by finances, and not by people who know the business.
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Horrible place to work
Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Arlington Heights, ILMarch 19, 2018
Intertek purchased PSI in November 2015. They paid to move us
from Oakbrook to their facility in Arlington Heights. Longer commute,
and poor management made it hard to go to work every day.

After being there 4 months, they let a bunch of us go and said
they were cutting back and our jobs have been eliminated.
Pros
Friendly Employees
Cons
Bad management
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anyone can work but no one likes
Engineer (Current Employee) –  U.SMarch 11, 2018
anyone can work but no one likes. Poor management, poor lift work balance, has to work overtime. No any future plans. Engineer role but work like a technician.
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Lack of focus on good employees and a work/life balance.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  IllinoisMarch 9, 2018
Lack of flexibility and work/life balance. Overtime requirements have no regard for personal life schedule. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with other employees that feel the same way and finding comfort in knowing we were all in the same boat. The company has some excellent managers and some terrible managers. The hardest part of the job is the demands and pressure. The most enjoyable part of the job was some of the fellow employees that became friends.
Pros
Fellow employees and occasional free lunch
Cons
Flexibility / Over-Time Requirements / Work-Life Balance
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Fast paced, but competitive environment
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Lake Forest, CAMarch 8, 2018
Intertek provides a very fast paced work environment. Usually high stress and can sometimes feel like the projects you manage are all on you when in reality others drop the ball. It needs to improve on company culture and the OC location needs improvement on employee morale.
Pros
Commissions, Pto, work on your own time
Cons
Management, work culture
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Productive work environment working with the same group of guys for the last 19 years
Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Gretna, LAMarch 8, 2018
I work with multiple clients (Chevron, Shell, Valero, etc.) on a daily basis, and do loss control on the product they trade. The tasks I perform for them ensure they are getting what they pay for and reporting to them in a timely fashion, day and night.
Pros
Comfortable work environment
Cons
On call 24/7 for dispatch
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