Intertek Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 9 Dec 2020

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Profit uber alles"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pretty good banter with the shop floor staff. Those in charge seem happy for people to take on different tasks so the work can be quite varied day to day. Health and safety record pretty good, though I think that's down to luck and employee efforts rather than effective control measures. It's very easy to get away with doing nothing if the mood strikes you

    Cons

    Profit seems to be the only concern of management. No formal training. Informal training is very much "watch then do". Very little communication between upper management and employees. Wildly unequal pay, seemingly unconnected to competence. No communication between sites within company; everyone works in a bubble. It's very easy for everyone else to get away with doing nothing if the mood strikes them.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Financial organisation masquereding as a scientific & technical company"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people working at Intertek, although many will have joined a smaller company then since taken over by Intertek, but these people keep things afloat and you can learn a lot from them. Depending on which sub-company you work for and how its doing financially it can be a good place to get a year or two on your CV if you're starting out.

    Cons

    Upper management is poor and bloated in size and orientated around constant upwards financial reporting than running anything. No career progress for new joins.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Administrator"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    flexible working, working across the globe with many wonderful people.

    Cons

    The upper management is appalling. A real drive for profit but with out valuing or appreciating staff.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Carry on Chaos"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pros about working for Intertek are that you have some decent people who work there , and the holiday entitlement is okay

    Cons

    The advice to middle and upper management is make everything at all your offices generic every office thinks it king of the castle. The mentality of the hole group needs to change it either put up or do one . If you rise an issue which you think is relevant to job you are told that you have bad attitude , Most regional offices are run by supervisior's and mangers who rely on threats and intimidation, Whilst there I witness a supervisior threaten an employee with physical assault managers respone was it your word against his.Unless you are going to be homeless and destitute run a million miles from this company

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "I wouldn't recommend"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location, co-workers, self-paced, minimal micro management

    Cons

    No work-life balance, overworked, underpaid, no support from upper management, favoritism,

  6. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Micro managing and poor company culture"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Extreme micro-management. Ridiculous amount of sales team conference calls pushing aggressive, thoughtless sales tactics. Upper management doesn’t communicate across the board and is very pushy/rude. Abhorrent company culture due to upper management. Very solemn. It’s like working at a failing company that is desperately trying to make sakes a promote a used car salesmen mentality. Very poor COVID care in place. Basically they don’t care and upper management can contain themselves in their office while you’re fair game to the virus.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good starter job"

    3.0
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    • 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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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Bad company to work for"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in Essington, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    No real pros about this branch.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. You are a number, not an employee. HR department never really solves employee problems.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Just another corporation"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intertek full-time

    Pros

    4 weeks PTO to start (prorated your first year but still reasonable)

    Cons

    Intertek only looks at numbers and keeps acquiring smaller businesses without putting the work or the money in to assimilate them all. This causes blocks in workflow from with technical issues coming up regularly. The acquired businesses simply slap on the “Intertek” tag and keep doing business as they have been, despite some very sketchy things in the works. Executive management turns a blind eye as long as it keeps numbers up so they can tout about their great, non-existent leadership. Redundant meetings amongst a select few are abundant. Customers are only cash cows and have reports put on the back burner since their business is already coming in. Appropriate equipment (sometimes including for safety) is all dependent on budget that is spent on things that are not necessary. Quasi-HR can be helpful but it’s really a toss up. Also, they really lowball you if they can get away with it. I understand competitive pricing but it’s insulting what they offer you and lie to your face. At least there is opportunity for growth with the number of offices available but this also depends on if management likes you or not, regardless of skills. Tons of empty promises and uninspiring tirades from upper management. If this is what you’re looking for, welcome to Intertek. Disclaimer: position may or may not include screeching manager.

  10. "Fair Place to work at"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemical Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and management

    Cons

    Communication sometimes gets lost from upper management to supervisors

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