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Colt Technology Services London Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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Colt Technology Services Chief Executive Officer Carl Grivner
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  • Constant change of direction leave staff wondering if they know what senior management know what they are doing (clearly they don't) (in 10 reviews)

  • Too many changes in the work space (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Heading in the right direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Colt Technology Services as a contractor

    Pros

    Flexible working culture. Nice new offices. Management trying to move things in the right direction in terms of defining COLT after some years going in circles, trying to do to many things.

    Cons

    Still too much working in silos though management aware and attempting to resolve.

    Advice to Management

    Get people working across/outside their current area to broaden empathy/understanding for the challenges faced by other areas of the business


  2. "Great ambitions held back by legacy business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colt Technology Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing metro network assets in more than 40 global cities.
    Right vision for the future of network services
    Exceptional CEO

    Cons

    Constant leadership changes at top
    Execution far behind the strategy
    Legacy business and network is constant distraction from vision

    Advice to Management

    stay focused and execute on the vision
    get control of petty politics and conflicts driven by the past
    put budget behind innovation

  3. "A 25 year old company with start up mindset"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Programmer Delivery Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Programmer Delivery Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colt Technology Services as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Colt is a really, really cool place to work. An industry best kept secret. The office, the people, the goals and ambition are all great. Culturally Colt has an ambition to be the most customer orientated business in the industry and really stand out from the crowd. The people employer by Colt really live and breathe this in the way they deal with tasks, projects and each other day to day. I really enjoy working with Colt and see that they will achieve great success.

    Cons

    The agile approach to transformation might not be for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep everyone in the loop with whats going one behind the scenes, Its exciting stuff!


  4. "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - IT Audit in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Audit in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bunch of people within Colt which allow you to help out in any way you can, across all functions should you want to.

    Cons

    Some management can be very short sighted and only look within their team, missing the bigger picture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to, and help engage with staff when they have advice/ideas, even if you say no, as this helps them feel more welcome, rather than just your robot.


  5. "Good, fair employer"

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Tax & Treasury in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President, Tax & Treasury in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, good supportive colleagues, company moving forward

    Cons

    Nothing in particular; generally positive

    Colt Technology Services Response

    Jul 5, 2017 – Talent Delivery Project Manager

    Thankyou for taking the time to let others know what it is like to work at Colt Technology Services. We really appreciate your comments


  6. "Game of Thrones"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work- life balance and the people who work at colt make it bearable

    Cons

    constant change in leadership teams..for a company thats 25 years old it hasn't really achieved much

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the bravado and accept you need to start with a blank page

    Colt Technology Services Response

    May 22, 2017 – Talent Delivery Project Manager

    Hi -We are really sorry you feel this way and would welcome discussing your feedback. If you would like an offline confidential conversation please contact us at shareyourfeedback@colt.net


  7. "Challenger culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, mix of cultures, good energy and room to develop yourself!

    Cons

    The people who are moaning all the time and >10 years in the same role and don't understand a company adapting to todays standards.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the energy!

    Colt Technology Services Response

    May 22, 2017 – Talent Delivery Project Manager

    Thankyou for taking time to leave a review. Its good to let others know what a great place to work Colt is.

  8. "Great colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Colt Technology Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very talented people
    Great package and benefits
    Increasingly structured and roadmap for simplification

    Cons

    Too much change
    Too political

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the politics and reward according to achievement not perception or personal favour

    Colt Technology Services Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Talent Delivery Project Manager

    Thankyou for your review and the time taken to let others know what it is like to work at Colt Technology Services. We genuinely value your view.


  9. "A Great Opportunity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Risk and Assurance Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Risk and Assurance Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colt Technology Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of experiences and opportunities if willing to embrace the Colt culture. Great visability all the way up to Senior Management. Friendly environment where we are challenged daily. Associates are given responsibility from the start and can take ownership of projects.

    Cons

    None which are obvious, however there are always the abrasions when not everyone embraces the culture change.

    Colt Technology Services Response

    May 3, 2017 – Talent Delivery Project Manager

    Thankyou for your review and the time taken to let others know what it is like to work at Colt Technology Services. We genuinely value your opinions....


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Things move too slowly, political environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Centre Services in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Data Centre Services in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    some really helpful and intelligent people,
    senior management team is excellent
    strong financial backing

    Cons

    Mid management gets messy and too many people are ready to throw each other under the bus for personal gains.
    Most people are more concerned about their career progression than achieving company goals
    Too many processes and hurdles to jump before you can actually do your job
    Too bureaucratic - things move way too slowly and delay timelines
    Referring back to earlier point about inadequacy of the mdi management - the progression is very slow in the company - impossible for a junior employee to get a respectable pay rise or job progression because the managers never support as they have also been stuck at their job for a long time
    Training and development is actually discouraged because of budget cuts (that happen every month).

    Advice to Management

    Please see through the mid-management level politics and encourage progression within the company. A lot of hardworking bright people have been victims of the politics and pushed out of the business for someone else's progression. Encourage mandatory development training.

    Colt Technology Services Response

    May 3, 2017 – Talent Delivery Project Manager

    Thankyou for your time taken to leave a review. We genuinely value your view. If you would like to discuss this further please do email us at shareyourfeedback@colt.net - we will be happy to... More


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