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Colas Reviews

Updated Sep 13, 2019

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3.7
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Colas CEO Hervé Le Bouc
Hervé Le Bouc
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "voiture de fonction, projets interesants, bonne ambiance(in 12 reviews)

  • "L'Ambiance de travail y est excellente(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "charge de travail importante ainsi que les horaires(in 10 reviews)

  • "pas assez de collaborateur dans diverses fonctions administrative et chantier(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colas full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and good people

    Cons

    Long hours and long days

    Advice to Management

    Good Management

    Colas2018-07-11
  2. "ISS - some of the right ideas, none of the bandwidth for execution"

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Theres some of the "Rockstar" IT culture - fun parties, no dress code, lots of food in the office - Low barrier to entry, perhaps a good start for getting into IT/software/tech in general - If the support desk still has the same manager as when I was there, She was absolutely fantastic, did a lot with a little. She was under-appreciated.

    Cons

    - Classic "IT is a cost not an opportunity" attitude, which sucks if you work at ISS. Low resources for actually learning the job, high pressure on everyone there. - A big appetite for talking about innovation, not a big appetite for risking actual innovation. Was told "crazy start up stuff" (like Python, lol) wasn't relevant. - You have to make your own trajectory. Wasn't sure what to learn to advance in the... company. They seemed to just accept that support desk was high turnover, and that they couldnt do anything about it. ew. - Weak worklife balance and vague expectations caused me to break down mentally. To what extent it was the job, my immaturity, my crazy brain, hard to say. But it was allowed to grow to a point where it was a problem.

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in learning and growth! Sit down with upper mgmt and explain that you cant get the most out of tech without taking significant risks and making real investments. Teach iterative thinking and development, get their heads out of their .... erm.... get their heads out of the clouds and set expectations reasonably.

    Colas2019-08-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "A real IT shop wanna be"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Colas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation policy. Good coffee! Trying to put processes in place.

    Cons

    Chaotic , very political and hostile work environment. HR policies are liken to a mom and pop shop. Managers shoot from the hips. Developers doing production support. Partially run by contractors who documents nothing of any kind.

    Colas2019-06-27
  4. "It’s all business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big budgets for executives & senior-level employees

    Cons

    Making money for the board & executives is their number 1 focus.

    Advice to Management

    Better bonuses for non-executives and non-managerial staff

    Colas2018-07-06
  5. "Summer Intern"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colas for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Comp and decent hours.

    Cons

    Management was disrespectful, careless, and lazy.

    Colas2017-08-21
  6. "Great Company and Getting Better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colas really does take great care of their employees. The benefits are great and, if you apply yourself and are willing to move, there are opportunities all over the world at Colas.

    Cons

    In the US, the pay is a bit lower compared to similar jobs around the country. However, the benefits and work/life balance, as well as company loyalty, balances the scale.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward in modernizing internal processes and benefits as well as external innovation.

    Colas2017-03-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    I have been working at Colas

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule, and good pay.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement

    Colas2015-12-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to call home"

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    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Greenwood Village, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The hours are predictable and you will not be overworked. The people are a lot of fun, the atmosphere is pretty laid back and informal.

    Cons

    Despite the company's large size, there isn't much room for upward mobility. The US-based IT dept is just too small.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Colas2015-10-20
  9. "good company"

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    I have been working at Colas

    Pros

    smart people, lots of company exposure

    Cons

    small company atmosphere (con for me)

    Colas2015-06-30
  10. "Sully Miller Contracting"

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    Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colas for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you're part of the country club culture you will rise within the organization but if you are not, good luck. The French influence is good and bad. The good first....they value their natural resources (aggregates, equipment). The bad...they don't value their people.

    Cons

    As I commented above, they run a country club environment.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the country club culture in Sully Miller.

    Colas2015-06-22
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