Colt Technology Services Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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Colt Technology Services CEO Rakesh Bhasin
Rakesh Bhasin
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Pros
  • Work life balance and new learnings (in 29 reviews)

  • Good salary packages and working environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • business units are one against the other incompetence form the management (in 3 reviews)

  • no cons as such except very frequent restructurings (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Colt

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Colt Technology Services

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

    Pros

    Overall a good bunch of people. Lots going on so varied opportunities for career development. Good work life balance. Flexible benefits system allows you to purchase extra leave or add extra to your pension etc if you wish to.

    Cons

    Lack of corporate focus. Too many half completed initiatives. Lots of talented people who are not recognised or utililsed to their potential.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritise what you want to achieve and ensure sufficient resources are applied to those targets. Trying to do too many things results in none of them being done properly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Continuous change, but never really moving forward

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    Former Employee - Director Level in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director Level in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Colt Technology Services (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, some industry respected subject matters experts, service delivery really committing to customers, flexible working (although this was dependent on your individual manager).

    Cons

    Divisions working in silos, poor senior management, trying to 'bespoke' everything for customers made extra work for lots of teams. Chasing revenue, even if no margin in that business at year end. Lack of corporate identity.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify things, processes, systems.


  3. So much potential ...

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

    I have been working at Colt Technology Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits
    Work/life balance is good

    Cons

    Too much continual change with no positive outcome

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CEO


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Perhaps Colt has had it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Colt Technology Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good people. Off shore team (India) very capable (more could be off shored).

    Marketing/sales function seemed to be rising to the challenge of attracting more business.

    I would recommend Colt if you need a job. For younger career orientated folk there are inevitably some opportunities to stepping stone into another telco.

    Cons

    IT and related technology seemed to be at odds with the commercial needs of a cash conscious company in a tough low margin market.

    A lot of deadwood in the UK characterized by basic errors promoted by 'internal experts' as best practice.

    It is unclear why Colt as an organisation would be attractive to a major player e.g. no incentive for a major player to buy up capability they already have access to.

    Current, CxO level management lack the competencies, courage and conviction required to meet the challenge ..... in fairness can an organisation of the size and pedigree of Colt feasibly attract the caliber of an innovative inspiring leader who can steer the company to a hugely profitable and innovative organisation.

    So perhaps Colt's best strategy is muddle through with the crumbs from the table, making modest profit along the way for the mid to long term ?

    An apt analogy is "Colt is a small fish living in a large pond over populated with predators ..... whether extinct, on the endangered list or evolving further up the food chain ?"

    I leave you to do your own research and reach your own conclusions.

    Advice to Management

    Time to wake up and smell the coffee and accept that perhaps the people that have driven down the road to get Colt to where it is today need to be replaced. Needs a serious look to see if Colt as an organisation can grow it;s share price or is it time to accept that it is operating at it's potential.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits but hard to get things done

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Colt Technology Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic pension scheme, very generous. Decent salaries. Good benefits package. Flexible working and working from home both possible.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and politics to deal with makes it difficult to get things done. Slow to adapt to change. Too many layers of management.


  7. Good team

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Colt Technology Services

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent team, good customer focus

    Cons

    Very siloed business, lack of clear strategy

    Advice to Management

    Need to get teams working together more


  8. Lost its way poor executive management

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst - Sales & Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst - Sales & Marketing in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Colt Technology Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pension, salary reasonable, good people

    Cons

    silo'd working, ineffective executive management, too many senior managers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and put a considered strategy in place, then fund it's implementation


  9. Junior Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Junior Account Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Colt Technology Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good place to work with nice people staff and colleagues
    good support from staff
    financially stable company that has been around for 20 years
    strong network in Europe & London

    Cons

    processes for getting things done is slow
    market change is also a slow process but Colt is in the best shape that it has been in since it started

    Advice to Management

    listen to what staff say they need


  10. Good company to work for, good products, growing organically and likely to become major.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst - Sales & Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst - Sales & Marketing in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Colt Technology Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative company, cutting out voice slowly and concentrating on more profitable products. I have no doubt the future looks good for Colt.

    Cons

    Slow on market change but have changed recently, looking better than it has for years. I would like to be here for the next ten years.

    Advice to Management

    Management is a bit pedestrian, but the workforce is full of good people.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Specialist

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

    I have been working at Colt Technology Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits that's all what's left . Can't really say anything else positive.It was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    To many "managers". Hours for "work from home" need to be looked at.Staff moral at all time low.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the your employees.Be honest with them.Admit your mistakes.



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