Reception/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Coquitlam – 27 June 2017
Was told to hit the road 3 weeks short of my 3 month probation period. No reason given other than "we are re-aligning this position within the company" Apparently all lies. When I asked if there was something I had done wrong I was told no. The lads in the labs are nice guys but this is a giant, multi-million dollar global corporation that makes you jump through hoops to work there, only to be kicked to the curb after doing everything they asked me to do. Terrible treatment.
Internship (Former Employee) – Intern – 29 January 2017
My experience at Intertek was outstanding. Working with professionals enhanced my knowledge in my field. My day would generally begin with a hot cup of coffee and end in the same way, people were very generous and full of enthusiasm. The cafeteria was the stress buster with all kind of food and playing space. Nothing was hard in my work schedule as I had professionals to guide me in my every step. I did learn a lot from them be it professionally or just the fun facts. They had Fridays as leisure days, often people would be dressed in casuals and had picnics outside the office and would go for lunch. I had fun working with them.
Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 9 August 2016
I worked at the Saskatoon location and it was awful. The pay was horrible and so was the job. Working in the lab there were NO safety precautions and there were many incidences. I didn't feel safe working here and I didn't enjoy it one bit.
Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 25 June 2016
You would have to be pretty desperate to work for unprofessional underpaying company as them. If you don't believe me check how often they post the same jobs. High turn over is a red flag in my opinion! I am speaking from previous experience at the Saskatoon site. Terrible management too!
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Canada – 20 April 2016
A typical day was putting out fires, never a proactive approach to business. Poor and inexperienced upper management with little support. Upper management sharing back check details and playing with peoples lives with no regard. Lots of politics and BS. Lots of policy bending "on a case by case basis" Unfair Management and HR to boot. Lots of employees working under the desks of others because they are afraid to lose their job. No job security.
Generally, the work is interesting and there is always something new to learn. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lack management support and team work. Employees goals are not well defined. Company is revenue oriented more than people oriented.
Inspecteur et chargé de rétention (Former Employee) – Montréal – 5 May 2015
Cueillette et Réception des échantillons, Prise d'échantillons dans les citernes Navires, camions, barges, etc.), Gestion de la rétention suivant la nature des produits, les exigences clients et réglementation, Évacuation stocks vers les slops, Enregistrement et classement des divers produits en rétention. Préparation d'échantillons de nickel
Very physical, fast paced employment, I have worked shift work and days.The management was fair and benefits were excellent. The people were the most enjoyable part of the day. Co-workers and working with the customers.
Everyday i got to see new and intresting products. It's learning and fun.
Electrical Lab Technician (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 August 2013
MY work routine is to review, test any kind of electrical, HVAC products in accordance with the electrical safety standards. I have learned here to work with all different kind of measuring equipments, Temperature, Hydraulic and Pneumatic devices. I have to manage all the equipment calibrations and maintenance records. My co-works are great, we work as a team. Sometimes hardest part of my job is to apply standards for some new different product. Most enjoyable part of job is testing and setups.