Colt Technology Services Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Colt Technology Services President, CEO, and Director Rakesh Bhasin
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Pros
  • Not a demanding employer and a good respect for work/life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Much better salary and benefits compared to the same role at other companies (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • As such, there are no cons but the organization restructuring happens frequently (in 3 reviews)

  • No growth opportunities as the Indian SMT keep hiring their own relatives and they are the people who get the growth (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    like in games of thrones

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colt Technology Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    well paid, good benefits, nothing more to add

    Cons

    confusing management choices. business units are one against the other incompetence form the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the employees, stop beeing obsessed in apparence and not in talent.

  2. Poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colt Technology Services

    Pros

    Good possibility for promotion, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Management is awful (backstabbing, most of them not caring about employees, just on their own personal appearance).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your staff!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. I have mixed experiences working for this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Barcelona (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good benefits, good salary

    Cons

    Managers are not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Lack of direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Manager in Barcelona (Spain)

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

    Pros

    In general the salaries and benefits are better than the local market. One of the few companies where you get an annual increase and a bonus.
    In some roles the job flexibility is great (Working from home, shift pattern, etc.)
    Great people!

    Cons

    No leadership direction. We change brand every couple of years, we change values every year, we redress the same presentations every year in the hope to get it right.
    There are too many cooks in the kitchen and no chef. We spend millions trying to implement new tools and then give up half way through. So we end up with 5 different ordering systems and 3 ticketing systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a decision and stick to it.
    Stop wasting money listening to consultants and start listening to your internal talent.
    Stop buying systems built for companies bigger than Colt. Look for a start-up invest in them and get a decent end to end system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. A very competitive Network Service Provider

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    It is Business Oriented only

    Cons

    It has EMEA coverage only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no idea at this point

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Good benefits but hard to get things done

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Colt Technology Services

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Good team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Colt Technology Services

    Pros

    Excellent team, good customer focus

    Cons

    Very siloed business, lack of clear strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get teams working together more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Lost its way poor executive management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    Good pension, salary reasonable, good people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Lead Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, few pros are:
    1. Transport facility
    2. Free food
    3. Work life balance
    4. Work from home

    Cons

    Cons:
    1. Less innovative
    2. Hires over qualified people who doesn't get the kind of work for which they are meant for
    3. huge difference in salaries at the same level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate, have faith in staff and start taking risk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Junior Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    listen to what staff say they need

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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