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Colas Rail Reviews

Updated 17 Aug 2019

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Colas Rail CEO Francis Grass
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11 Ratings
  1. "Assistant Financial Controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colas Rail full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good working atmosphere

    Cons

    a learning curve is not the best

    Advice to Management

    work on efficiency

    Colas Rail2019-02-21
  2. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colas Rail full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Investors in their people Good progression prospects

    Cons

    Can be a pressurised environment

    Colas Rail2019-08-17
  3. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager 

    I have been working at Colas Rail full-time

    Pros

    Experience in power supply and traction

    Cons

    Organization Technicality salaries Titles positions

    Colas Rail2019-06-15
  4. "CLUELESS MANAGEMENT!"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Kuala Lumpur
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    multicultural work environment, good supervisor, good office location.

    Cons

    HR so annoying, arrogant, not approachable. CEO cannot speak english properly! how to communicate? French culture too strong.

    Advice to Management

    change CEO and HR at colas rail Malaysia

    Colas Rail2019-06-28
  5. "Colas employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rugby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colas Rail full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pro's -salary is competitive , varied contracts within the company, Colas group is large so ability to move within is good.

    Cons

    Very little support and communication from senior management. Company does not seem to have a strategy. Working for Colas you will have no work life balance.

    Colas Rail2019-04-11
  6. "Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High exposure and levels of experience for young people.

    Cons

    Not the happiest place to work. Retention levels of staff are low. As with a typical railway company the people can be very stuck in their ways.

    Advice to Management

    Put emphasis on the PDR process as this can often be rushed or overlooked. It is a huge source of direction and motivation.

    Colas Rail2019-01-16
  7. "Graduate Civil Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colas Rail full-time

    Pros

    - Salary - Flexible hours - Learning Opportunities

    Cons

    I didnt find anything negative.

    Colas Rail2018-12-12
  8. "Pay well but inflexible working practices"

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    Current Employee - Commercial in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people, pay well, good locations, good at what they do

    Cons

    Very long drawn out processes, very white male dominated, very much a boys club

    Advice to Management

    Bring yourself into the 21st century!

    Colas Rail2018-09-27
  9. "Avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rugby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colas Rail full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great if you are directors best mate

    Cons

    Bullying throughout and management a joke who have no structure and no clue as to what they are doing.worst company ever, avoid at all costs unless you are related to management

    Advice to Management

    Stop bullying honest hardworking staff as a means of covering up your own inadequacy.One day people at the top will see what kind of people they have running their company!

    Colas Rail2018-09-24
  10. Helpful (1)

    "colas"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colas Rail

    Pros

    Good opportunity if you work hard and get a good team

    Cons

    Overworked meaning work life balance isnt sustainable

    Colas Rail2018-07-18
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