Intertek
2.9 of 5 95 reviews
www.intertek.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Intertek Reviews

Updated Mar 05, 2014
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2.9 95 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Intertek CEO Wolfhart Hauser

Wolfhart Hauser

(45 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Intertek offers new engineers a wide selection of entry level positions"
    in 3 reviews
  • "easy going, very flexible hours, variety of test to run, good job for someone without a degree or experience"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "I was denied a request to work fewer hours to improve my work/life balance"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Too many hours, not enough pay and absolutely no communication from management"
    in 3 reviews
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For Intertek India,Hyderabd

Senior Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou get monthly pay on time.

ConsYou can't expect much from company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsGood for freshers, Perfect timings

ConsLot of pressure, low pay, no career growth,

Advice to Senior ManagementGive proper salary hikes, hire more people to reduce pressure, give value to the employees, try to improve facilities and infrastructure to maintain certain standards within the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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About the Company

Test Engineer (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Proscompany has 127 years in testing various things

Conscompany never give importance to employees. no respect to the employees, waste work culture...

Very less salaries, even our company security guards are earning more than the employess. so you people only think about this..

Advice to Senior Managementgive importance to the employees and should provide basic salaries to the employees...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is very good. I faced new experienced at Intertek & I learnt lot from it.

Project Coordinator (Former Employee)
Lucknow

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

ProsAt the end they want to happy their employes too.

ConsSometimes it is but it hardly matters.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep working & growing like this.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Testing Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Prosits a good company,which give lots of support to employees.

Consless projects,so trying for new projects

Advice to Senior Managementno advices

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This Nationally-Recognized Testing Laboratory is a high pressure place to learn fast and work hard.

Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou will learn testing methods, analytical thinking, and the hustle to succeed in a testing lab. You will learn a variety of equipment within your test specialty. Other test labs value employees of this company.

ConsFrequent turnover prevents group cohesion. Pressure is high. Salary increases are not strongly connected to performance. Improvisation of test setups is likely.

Advice to Senior ManagementA stable command structure, stable team structure, and regimented training of new hires, would promote team spirit and overall team skill.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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What was that?

Technician (Former Employee)
Cortland, NY (US)

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

ProsGood bennies and that's all.

Cons2 years of my life I can't get back. Words can't describe the Cortland Ny office.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in fresh management. That 5s fiasco was Awwwwwful.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Large cooperation but capable people that take pride in their work.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

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

ProsThe resources of a large cooperation and the ability to implement services new or old across five continent in a single season or two. Management is fairly flat and there is an openness to new ideas and innovation. Good support for talented employees.

ConsLike a big organization there is bureaucracy and a mixture of values. Some employees take pride in their work but corruption does exist among social and environmental auditors. Lack of a "mission" focus and focus on shareholder profits creates pressure to lower standards, work auditors hard and be defensive to criticism. This makes Intertek and competitors controversial in their field as they are pulled between customers that want the minimal costs versus those that want the highest standards for social and environmental auditing. The company does take this problem seriously and work to address it, but many feel they do not do enough.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn the area of CSR flexibility and ethical missions need to be brought more attention.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Project Coordinator client load too great to offer proper customer service

Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsThe benefits package is competitive. Vacation and sick leave are good.

ConsManagement's shortsighted pursuit of profit is blind to workload of the core group of workers that make profit possible.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Feels like you work for a small company, but Intertek is huge. Lots of hands on learning.

Business Development Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLots of learning, various characters, diverse locations

ConsNot glamorous, offices often in awful areas of the cities or countries they operate, people are hit or miss... some "go getters" and "rainmakers", others just here for the job.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet better at recognizing talent, and upward mobility.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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