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.
Administrator assistant (Former Employee) – Lake Forest, CA – July 13, 2018
its a type of job where you clock in, and clock out. they teach you on the spot but if your slow, well, better start looking for another job. most of the employees are awesome but you do have the bad ones who will try to get your fired.
Good Place to be if you are just starting your career or ready for retirement.
Lab Technician (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – June 18, 2018
Intertek is a good place to work. They provide flexible hours, decent pay and benefits. Most of the time everyone is very laid back and easy going. The organization of how everything runs is a little off but they manage to get the job done. My only problem is that this place is a time based promotion and not a work ethic based. The only way to move up is to be here for a long time (6+years) and be willing to deal with getting a lower pay than others that do the same the same job as you but with less work ethic. Or to come in with 20+ years of experience.
CHANGE CONTROL/VALIDATION COMPLIANCE MANAGER (Former Employee) – El Dorado Hills, CA – June 10, 2018
There was always something to do at Interek. I never got the chance to be bored! I love the people there and I received a lot of chances to grow my knowledge and improve my skills. I made long-lasting relationships with the people I worked with. I felt very valued as an employee.
Operator (Former Employee) – Harmarville, PA – June 8, 2018
Plant was closed with less than 60 days notice. Hq never paid into the place for them to update their supplies to keep their clients happy. I am pretty sure when they bought this place from the people that sold out after gulf They had no idea what they were getting into.
Tge shift supervisision was a joke. Engineers who didnt have to engineer? There was client interaction, that seemed like management and Engineering didn't want to deal with so the operators had to. I find that highly unprofessional when they pay for engineering usage and they're relying on us lowbrow on educated operators.
good work days face paced great working at locations in field with terminal personnel management was very good looking after employees culture was the same at /as most companies not much different schedule.. vacations,time off with family,travel
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.
Mechanic1 (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – April 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
Compliance Engineer (Former Employee) – Boxborough, MA – April 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.