Professional Service Industries Intern (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – April 1, 2018
I really liked working at Intertek, PSI. At first, as an intern it was very difficult to get into the swing of things and to know what i was doing, but one of my mentors was very patient with me and after a few weeks, I was able to make huge contributions to the company while also gaining experience.
CAD Designer/Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Kentwood, MI – November 15, 2018
I produced good work that was on time. Intertek had an event whose attendance was mandatory, but this was poorly explained. I was docked a half day as a result of my failing to attend. I told Intertek that I disagreed with the disciplinary action, but I would do whatever they needed me to do. My manager showed me how to change my timecard, I did so, and went back to work. The next day, I was labeled a "poor fit" by a young lady who had never met me, and I was fired that day.
High turn-over means there is no real sense of "seniority"
Worked as a Contract Inspector Inspecting in the Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and sometime Tennessee. Inspected shipment and containers shipping to Sudia Araba, Nigeria ect. completed the document for the country the product was shipping to. Completed the Container Log and provided to Interteck to review and send to the Importer once approved, Intereck issued the certificate of Conformance for Customs clearance. I was payed per inspection worked ;load was based on Inspection. Left to take Sr. Quality Engineer I with Black Diamond Consultants at Zimmer.
Very good learning opportunity but with few opportunities for growth and few incentives not only economic but motivational. Personally if you spend 2 years working consistently giving 100% of yourself without growth, it is hard to maintain your motivation, it becomes boring.
Anon (Former Employee) – Arlington Heights, IL – October 14, 2018
They paid "OK", but it wasn't enough to deal with the awful culture of the company. They value shareholder profits over everything, and have boasted increases followed by mass layoffs. You will only get promoted if you are within a specific clique within the office, and relational politics are toxic.
Lab Technician (Former Employee) – St. Rose, LA – October 4, 2018
A typical work day was testing products in a rush time frame. ALWAYS understaffed. CALL INS on off days and even when you’re not on call. NO LIFE. ALWAYS BUSY. Management was the worst. Supervisors have NO LEADERSHIP skills. Lowest paying lab compared to other companies. No team work, employees were always out to get one another. Never can move up due to the high turn over rate and the training and the hiring process is horrible. WORST PLACE EVER!
Productive, good inter relation in terms with work with other employees.
Lead Petroleum Inspector (Former Employee) – Savannah, GA – September 25, 2018
Have learned a lot of things as far as vessel surveying are concerned, acquired new knowledge on shore tank calibration by physical method. Paid mileage, hotel accommodations, meals during outside work base assignments.
Engineer (Current Employee) – Cortland, NY – September 18, 2018
You get the opportunities to get to know new products from the manufacturers and always get exposed to new technologies. Project span varies a lot and sometimes it can be a challenge because of the scheduling. Overall not a bad place if you are looking for a progressive learning place. But on the downside, compensate, benefit and promotion are not competitive.
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – Saint Rose, LA – September 13, 2018
You have the opportunity to learn more testing methods than other labs; however, shift work completely kills your job/work life balance especially since you are on call on your off days. You never really feel free to make plans and live your life.