Intertek Employee Reviews about "high turnover"

Updated 30 Dec 2020

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  • "Most staffs are inexperienced, high turnover rate(in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Analytical Chemist"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Melbourn, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broad range of experience in GMP environment Good experience for HPLC/Inhaled Pharmaceuticals Secure Job

    Cons

    Low pay and high turnover makes staff feel replaceable Rapid deadlines can cause high stress and being coerced into unpaid overtime for all staff . Managers have sometimes broken down in meeting crying, other team members will be seen staying hours late every day without compensation.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Account Manager"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent base pay, good benefits

    Cons

    No training. No support. No direction. High turnover rate.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Scientist"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Melbourn, England

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

    Pros

    - Nice atmosphere - Young workforce

    Cons

    - Low pay - High turnover - Unclear career progression schedule - Poor training

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  4. "Not a permanent job"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    The job is simple and easy to learn

    Cons

    High turnover rate, rotating shifts and low salary

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good starter job"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and simple work. Client oriented work.

    Cons

    Disconnect between employees and upper management. Old equipment. High turnover.

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  6. Helpful (8)

    "Chaos, extreme travel, poor management, impossible deadlines"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intertek full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Paid time off, health benefits

    Cons

    Every month, the cycle repeats: you're given a multitude of projects to complete in one single month. Roughly 80-90% of those projects will involve travel, potentially over the weekend. If there is a chance that a product would be noncompliant, you're required to basically screw the client over by billing them for half (or more) of the work done, and issuing a non-compliance letter so that you can move on to another project as quickly as possible. Everything is about money, and for some bizzare reason, the entire office is constantly missing the budget target even though almost all employees work 60+ hours per week. Did I mention that the engineer is the person responsible for handling billing of that work as well? Because yes indeed, the engineers are responsible for not only an insane load of project work, but also billing, quoting and selling (endless sales calls), reviewing other engineer's work (which takes large amounts of time), mentoring and training (which is typically poor quality due to lack of time). All this, and everything closes out every month, so you better get it all done in those 4 weeks! Then, the cycle repeats itself, leaving no time for recovery or to catch up in any way once you get behind, but you will be aggressively reminded that you are behind and need to catch up. Thus, resulting in engineers working 60+ hours per week. No reward is given for all of this unpaid overtime, it all just starts again at the beginning of the next month. Between traveling for 7 weeks straight, and multiple weeks of working 70 hours, the work/life balance is non-existent at Intertek. Most people end up only staying for 2 years. High turnover rate in both engineers and managers. This creates lack of expertise in certain standard categories, and lack of training only adds to this problem.

  7. "Too many changes in work schedule"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of benefits, such as medical Different types of allowances

    Cons

    Changes in working hours Too many OT hours Lack of manpower, understaffed Most staffs are inexperienced, high turnover rate

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not for the faint of heart"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to different types of products. Travel opportunities. Chance to meet with industry specialists.

    Cons

    Incompetent management - from upper level managers all the way down to immediate supervisors. No basic decency when it comes to dealing with employees; complete lack of inter personal skills. Inhumane work hours and expectations. Narcissistic attitudes of senior level engineers. Frustrations with dealing with processes that are counter productive. Pressure on billing to produce substandard work. Yearly raises are pitiful for most. Extremely high turnover. No work life balance.

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  9. "No comments."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment and Work Life balance.

    Cons

    High turnover and Less promotion opportunities.

  10. Helpful (6)

    "Good if you dedicate your life to this job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had somewhat flexible hours and could work on the road

    Cons

    High turnover in management, poor compensation plan, little/no support in guidance for becoming successful, work around the clock, impossible to hit monthly targets and therefore get commission.

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