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Chess ICT Overview

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Alderley Edge, England
501 to 1000 employees
1993
Company - Private
IT Service
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Chess was founded in 1993 by David Pollock and named after his two eldest children Charlie and Jessica (he now has Tallulah too). Originally selling gas, electricity and water management device Smarflush, Chess soon moved into reselling telecommunications when the market ... Read more

Mission: To Be a Great Place to Work and Great Place to Be a Customer.

We employ good people and help them find their Great - we want each of our 563 people to feel valued and cared for while maximising their potential.

Chess ICT Reviews

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Chess ICT CEO David Pollock
David Pollock
87 Ratings
  • "A unique culture that cares about it's people as much as it's customers!"

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    Current Employee - Partner Support Airtime in Borehamwood, England
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    I have been working at Chess ICT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have never been in a company that values me for me. I have no degree and my previous career of 13 years was completely unrelatable to telecoms and technology for many companies. Not for Chess! They saw the skills that I had and how they could be applied to what they do. The charity culture is very unique, raising thousands every year. I find that inspiring. The care they out into every customer is also something of exceptional value. Having worked for a huge company in London who felt that they could lose a few to gain a lot, Chess don't see their customers and partners in that way at all. I truly love what I do and don't dread Mondays or 'live for the weekend'. That's something I never thought i'd find again. I also love that you leave your work at work so the work life balance is spot on.

    Cons

    Only downside is parking at head office! Seriously, that's all I've experienced. I wouldn't even call that a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Keep supporting your people and customers as you do. Don't be tempted to change to follow anyone elses path.

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Chess ICT Interviews

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burnley, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Chess ICT (Burnley, England).

    Interview

    Interview held within 48 hours of receipt of CV. Great intro with potential manager. Standard questions nothing out of the ordinary as this is essentially to sound out capability and suitability. Had second interview with Head of Sales immediately after, more challenging with probing into personality and previous experience. The questions are direct however not rude in my view.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your hardest sale and why?   1 Answer
    • What was your best sale and why?   1 Answer
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Chess ICT Awards & Accolades

  • Digital and Customer Excellence, O2, 2017
  • Million Makers, Prince's Trust, 2017
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