Cofely Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Most unorganized, unprofessional and unethical company I have ever worked for!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control Room in East Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Control Room in East Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cofely full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can honestly say that there are none. Looking back I can not think of one positive experience I had with this company. Upper management, corporate, immediate management and all co-workers were all amazingly awful people to be around. The overall culture of poor ethics, low integrity and petty attitudes ran rampant throughout the company.

    Cons

    Unethical, unprofessional, mean, incredibly under managed. Most of my supervisors were incredibly under educated and did not belong in their positions. General Manager was an incredible drunk, immediate supervisor was a foreigner and vastly prejudice towards anyone other than "his own". Immediate supervisor was the most unethical person I have ever worked for. Company stealing and overbilling seemed to be an accepted practice and people who called them out on it were immediately fired.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start over.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not a bad company - no direction from the board

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Mobilisation & Transition in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Mobilisation & Transition in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People who worked there were great and put in above and beyond.

    Cons

    No direction from the board.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your employees and their willingness to work above and beyond.


  3. Unethical, Dishonest Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Dont join this company you wll regret it Dishonest Management Team Very Toxic environment.

    Cons

    Unethical management Prices are added to clients bill to make up Revenue Unsable Management People are fired daily without reason Replacement is usually friend

    Advice to Management

    Get some training in ethics and how to be professional Stop exploiting your staff and clients


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  5. Gas service engineer

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    Former Employee - Gas Service Engineer in Ipswich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Gas Service Engineer in Ipswich, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cofely full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Management are very supportive of engineers

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Too many chiefs

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Newcastle, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrator in Newcastle, England (UK)

    I worked at Cofely full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice new office, potential to get things right, majority of staff are great people and very hard working.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. Poor performers are not tackled so the hard workers have to carry them. Managers have favourites and there are cliques. Company processes are not followed properly and most s5aff feel unsupported by managers. No progression opportunities. Poor performers earn more than hard working staff.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with yourselves. Be fair to your staff.


  7. Reliable company with great people. That review is for Montreal.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cofely full-time

    Pros

    They are fast pace growing company. Great location. Some very skilled people in the direction Opportunities for young staff

    Cons

    Not an engineer company, more a technician company working within the system Lots of subcontractors in their integrated business model Not developping expertise, purchasing it I know a lot of people that left the company because they were not paid enough


  8. poor management , no prospects

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Annon in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Annon in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cofely full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    cant think of any , i got paid poorly i might add .

    Cons

    poor management , greedy ,company , will shrink the workforce down to bare minimum and heap all the pressure on existing employees . If your interested and read there business ethos they virtually tell you that is there aim , no real prospects of progression unless your willing to sacrifice your whole life .

    Advice to Management

    feel sorry for them , deluded , i would not do there job for the money they get .


  9. Helpful (1)

    Stable working place

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cofely full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large, stable company, flexible working times

    Cons

    Can't think of any obvious negatives, maybe sometimes boring atmosphere in the office, younger people might be a bit put off as it's not that agile company and things take time, no going out for s beer on Fri.


  10. Management by fear

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    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good client good location there were very few pros as the local managment ruled with a big stick

    Cons

    Top down agressive managment Management did not understan how to motivate or treat people lack of trust

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees Treat people like humans and show them some restect, top management need to go back to the coal face and talk to employees give ownership and trust


  11. Telford MOU: Concentration camp for the jobcentre.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Operative in Telford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Operative in Telford, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cofely full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Operatives are very nice and friendly people. The work is easy, albeit mind numbing, and the lack of training causes constant issues.

    Cons

    They have no interest in paying you on time, treating you like a human being, and laugh off any concerns you might have. You are treated like a number, and they dehumanize the staff on a regular basis. Zero prospects for advancement: former prison guards chosen for promotion over those with years of managerial experience, management degrees, and any real people skills (shows what kind of people they want... guard dogs, not real leaders). Zero training, and setting up employees to fail is the hallmark of this badly run company.

    Advice to Management

    Very cliquey management, any concerns or complaints are thrown out. Higher-ups will lie and cover for each other.



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