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Colt Technology Services Overview

London, England
5001 to 10000 employees
1992
Company - Private
Telecommunications Service
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers’ digital transformation through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ Network connects over 800 data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over ... Read more

Mission: Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 cities in nearly 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV ... Read more


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Best Places to Work: 2018 (#36)

Company Updates

  • The Colt team in Barcelona recently impressed us all by running the city’s women’s race, and look what they came across:

  • Our Colt Bangalore cricketers are great team players both in and out of the office! Good luck to them in their tournaments. #ConnectivityMatters

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Colt Technology Services – Why Work For Us?


Connectivity matters

Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers’ digital transformation through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ Network connects over 800 data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 25,000 on-net buildings and growing.

Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first, with a focus on delivering connectivity for enterprises that are global yet need local attention. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 200 cities in nearly 30 countries. Colt counts 19 of the top 25 global telecoms companies and 18 out of the top 25 global media companies (Forbes 2000 list, 2016) amongst its customers. In addition, Colt works with over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks.

An early proponent of consumerisation and on demand networking, Colt is also recognised as an innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV). Our customers know connectivity matters and so do we.
Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price.

For more information, please visit www.colt.net.

Colt is setting a new standard as a network service provider. We encourage our customers to be more demanding because we know we can handle it.

Driven by a strong challenger culture we are confident that we can meet our customers needs. We are already delivering a customer experience that outweighs that of our peers. But we demand more and want to be able to measure ourselves against industries renowned for their customer-centric approach.

We pride ourselves on the diverse backgrounds of our employees as we know it brings unique insights and true local expertise.

Our people are defined by their ability to make things happen and deliver on their promises. Colt people support their colleagues to do an exceptional job.

They like to tell it like it is, they are not creatures of habit but instead are hungry to learn more about our customers, and our business.

This is reflected in how and where we work as we offer a creative working environment for our employees across Europe, Asia and the US. Our UK office, and global headquarters for Colt, is situated in Shoreditch in London which ties in with Colt's exciting and vibrant culture.

With main European offices in Paris, Barcelona, Milan and Frankfurt plus additional offices spread across other parts of the world, Colt has a highly expansive network and gives Colt employees access to some of the worlds most vibrant cities.


Our people are defined by their ability to make things happen and deliver on their promises. Colt people support their colleagues to do an exceptional job.

They like to tell it like it is, they are not creatures of habit but instead are hungry to learn more about our customers, and our business.

This is reflected in how and where we work as we offer a creative working environment for our employees across Europe, Asia and the US. Our UK office, and global headquarters for Colt, is situated in Shoreditch in London which ties in with Colt's exciting and vibrant culture.

With main European offices in Paris, Barcelona, Milan and Frankfurt plus additional offices spread across other parts of the world, Colt has a highly expansive network and gives Colt employees access to some of the worlds most vibrant cities.

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    I have worked in several large Telecoms companies, including BT and Level 3 Communications and what I genuinely love about Colt is that the culture is more similar to a tech company than a telecoms company. There is more energy, diversity and innovation than either of the previous telecoms companies I worked for. Also being headquartered in Europe means that the work I do has genuine global business impact compared to the larger US headquartered companies like Century Link where the work you do is only a small regional extension of what is a giant american machine. Colt pay slightly above average in the market place and there are plenty of additional benefits that will help to make it an enjoyable place to work. For example, a person-centred approach to development is helping to create a true coaching culture, generous rewards and recognition helps to engage employees, and the work environment in London is fantastic with great coffee, free fruit and an amazing employee hub area with cafeteria, table tennis, pool table and Foosball. Finally, it is worth mentioning how friendly people are, even those that work in other teams that you only pass in the stairway. Joining Colt was a really positive move for me!

    Cons

    As with many telecommunications companies, delivery is the biggest challenge. Colt are lucky in that they own so much of the metro infrastructure across Europe, however even with this, the greatest amount of frustration expressed from employees comes from siloed work and resulting poor internal communication. This then results in some employees having to consistently correct mistakes made by others and in more severe cases deal with internal or customer conflict caused by poor customer service. Although this is a major challenge for Colt and frustrating for some employees, the truth is, it is no way as bad as what I experienced at BT or Level 3, and due to Colt's smaller size, agility, and quality of their talent they will be able to fix this if they really focus on it.

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Colt Technology Services Photos

Colt Technology Services photo of: Last night, 80 UK Colties took part in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge. Running 5.6km, they raised over £2500 for RichardHouseCH. Congratulations to the team.
Colt Technology Services photo of: To inspire career aspiration, our graduates built a Lego city for the pupils of the Kobi Nazrul primary school.
Colt Technology Services photo of: The team in China celebrated the Dragon Boat Festival by eating sticky-rice dumplings and racing dragon boats
Colt Technology Services photo of: Office life
Colt Technology Services photo of: Ace Connect - best performers 2017
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Colt Technology Services Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Colt Technology Services (London, England) in August 2017.

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    Two people on the panel. Questions were quite straight forward. I felt i answered questions but it seems like i had my time wasted. They said that i lacked corporate experience but employed someone without any experience in the field or "corporate " experience. I take this as an insult . Luckily i have seem they have alot of job insecurity so it was a good thing i was not successful.

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Colt Technology Services Awards & Accolades

  • Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service, Leading Lights, 2016
  • Best Application of the Year - Sports and Entertainment, Metro Ethernet Forum, 2015
  • Best Application of the Year - Professional Services, Metro Ethernet Forum, 2015
  • Retail Service Provider of the Year - EMEA, Metro Ethernet Forum, 2015
  • Wholesale Service Provider - EMEA, Metro Ethernet Forum, 2015
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