Intertek Testing Services NA

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Intertek Testing Services NA Reviews

Updated 1 October 2014
Updated 1 October 2014
48 Reviews
2.7
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    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good work life balance
    -Global company
    -Knowledgable colleagues

    Cons

    -Poor compensation
    -Political environment for sr. management
    -Difficult to move up in the company
    -Disconnect between sr. leadership and its associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to nurture younger employees, limit politics, better salary

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting, fast paced job in which hard work and dedication pay off!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is never boring working at Intertek; every day you are evaluating and testing new and innovative products. Setting your own schedule to complete the projects you have been assigned allows motivated, hardworking engineers to shine. Consistent performance is noticed by management and rewarded in a variety of ways (Star Awards, Merit Increases, and promotions). Starting with 20 days of PTO is also a major plus. The benefits are also on par with other global companies. A positive spin on the Cons listed below is that there is room for personal growth for outstanding performers.

    Cons

    Intertek is a global company and there are many layers of management, even at the local level. As a for-profit company hitting revenue goals is a must, and engineers are expected complete projects within the allotted time. This can be stressful for unorganized or slow paced engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring hardworking, dedicated engineers and rewarding/promoting those deserving of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to Work For

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician III in Cortland, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Technician III in Cortland, NY (US)

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Room For Growth, Multiple Shifts, Stable home life. Culture among-st the techs is great.

    Cons

    Training could use some improvement - more structure is needed. Get better free coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on Refining Training and Making the Yearly reviews a little less murky.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Bureaucratic, with a "top heavy" management structure. Many non-producing staff members that seem to make extra work.

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    Former Employee - Investigator in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Investigator in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of meetings and a lot of time expended to go over how the company is doing. Some times you get a lunch for attending

    Cons

    They teach you how to be a corporate employee (learning how to fill out the forms, and orienting to the corporate organization), but not how to do your job. Everyone is too busy doing their own projects to be able to be of any assistance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of most of the non-producing managers, or else find some paid work for them to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience and had a great team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Operation had significant autonomy to develop culture and execute on exceptional customer service

    Cons

    Very poor N.A. leadership and low compensation for most positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Establish a solid strategic plan and drive that through each of the operations
    - Truly value your employees
    - Stop political agendas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Is zero star an option?

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Menlo Park, CA (US)

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team you work with is good..

    Cons

    HR sucks
    Salary is not paid on time, always late
    Work hours are extreme, you are just expected to work as robots
    management is only to increase the stake holders money
    no benefits to the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pls pls be little less into money making
    it is not only sales who is imp to your company, the actual revenue source are the engineers
    pls be good to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Poor company to work for. Manager picking apart there top performing employees just so they don't have to give raises.

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    Current Employee - Technician I in Cortland, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Technician I in Cortland, NY (US)

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working hours can be made flexible. Benefits are also quite good.

    Cons

    Way to many chiefs and not enough Indians. We have 7 layers of management in my department alone that do absolutely noting while the engineers and technicians work themselves to death.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of the people that are making you wealthy. More appreciation, less finding fault to avoid raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Organic growth does not exist. Bad upper management

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    20 days of PTO. Average Pay. No micromanagement by GM's or Project managers. Good office culture.

    Cons

    Too many "Old Faces" and no new blood. President's direct reports who are SVP's and VP's have been around for 20+ yrs and he complains about not having new people. Why don't you talk to them instead giving your lectures to poor project managers and engineers.

    Personal growth does not exist in this company. You only get promoted if you work in Chicago or were working with the president when he was a sales person at Inchcape. Everyone from Inchcape is a VP or SVP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To grow your business you need to hire sales people, spend money on Marketing and hire qualified engineers. Without a strategy you cannot grow the business and our vision should be long term. Stop measuring success based on monthly revenue and look towards the next 5 years. Whether you are in the oil & gas, minerals, aerospace, chemicals or wireless business the Technology is always changing and we have to change with it.

    Stop relying on info provided only by the SVP's and look for more info/guidance from GM's who are working with the clients everyday. SVP's only hold internal meetings and never external meetings. DKL is a good example.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    team lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    never a dull moment because there is always something to do
    fast paced
    benefits
    flexibility (if you are good at what you do which comes after a couple years if you last)
    meet many different people and clients and how to deal with upset clients

    Cons

    company is going no-where fast
    only way to move up is to wait until people quit ahead of you (which always happens)
    company lacks engineering experience and does nothing to retain those key individuals
    senior and upper management only care about the numbers with little care for employees at the bottom
    its a 30,000 employee company that feels like a start-up
    you are treated like an orange making orange juice and once you have given up all your juice you feel empty and thats when people start to look for more jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Accountants running operations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    They only hire the best, don't micromanage, and make them comfortable.

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    Current Employee - Global IT Support Engineer in Saint Rose, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Global IT Support Engineer in Saint Rose, LA (US)

    I have been working at Intertek Testing Services NA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The attitude of sincere teamwork, support, and the people who work here are committed and dedicated and work overtime voluntarily for free because they want to contribute to our goals.

    Cons

    Absolutely none. The way the managers in the East Gulf Coast region run their business is perfect, and employee morale is exceptionally high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the East Gulf Coast managers, don't change a thing. You guys are great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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