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Colt Technology Services Overview

London, England
5001 to 10000 employees
1992
Company - Private
Telecommunications Services
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 900+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 27,500+ on ... Read more

Mission: Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 212 cities in more than 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#36)

Company Updates

  • Last week we held a tech day for 30 pupils from Central Foundation School for Girls. They took part in a range of activities to help them learn about a career in STEAM.

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Colt Technology Services – Why Work With 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.

Get to know Colt DCS

In today’s world, great businesses must be secure, resilient, scalable and, above all, connected. At Colt Data Centre Services this is our business. Colt Data Centre Services offers flexible and affordable colocation and IT infrastructure solutions. Our connectivity and colocation solutions allow our customers freedom to plan effectively for the growth of their business, knowing that their data centre strategy is future-proof.

We operate 24 state-of-the-art data centres across Europe and Asia Pacific, with plans to deliver an additional c. 10 hyper-scale data centres in new and existing locations across Asia and Europe, offering 24/7 security and local language support. We are connected to a further 530+ third party data centres across our network and are able to offer private links into the major public cloud providers. 

As the only data centre provider in the world to secure the highest M&O certification by the Uptime Institute, our operational standards are recognised as industry-leading. Data centre services is offering a carrier neutral data centre setting and new commercial and operational solutions for our customers.

Colt Technology Services Reviews

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    "Fantastic People and Company"

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    Current Employee - Service Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Service Manager in London, England
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    I have been working at Colt Technology Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been working in Colt's London HQ for over a month, having moved from a NYSE international top 100 company. The biggest impression has been made by the people that work at Colt, the working environment is extremely welcoming and supportive, I am encouraged to connect with all levels and areas of the business to learn my role and build my reputation. Colt are serious about developing their culture and values, I fully support this approach to growing any business and the bonus here is that Colt are starting from a strong position where people already possess a positive and supportive attitude.

    Colt are a medium sized company and have to work hard to compete in the telecomms market against national carriers, what really impresses me and confirms that I made the right choice in joining Colt is the drive and determination of the entire workforce to improve an already highly performing service to be the clear market leader. I'm very pleased to be investing my time and effort into a forward thinking company that is trying to innovate and improve.

    The benefits are surprisingly good for a medium size company, pay is competitive, the pension contribution is excellent and the general benefits package is as good as offered by large companies. The London office is located in Shoreditch, a very vibrant area that offers a good blend of interesting places next door to the established central London area.

    I enjoy working at Colt and see the same enthusiasm from my colleagues.

    Cons

    My only negative experiences have been tools related, from a basic level Colt don't operate an organogram making it hard to understand how people and their roles fit into local teams and the wider business, there are multiple systems that act as the source of truth which makes it harder than necessary to learn a new role.

    The London offices could win an award for the worst view in London!

    Advice to Management

    Colt are a well like service provider, that is rare and has been achieved by having great people - keep supporting staff by investing in simplifying the tools to improve the service to customers.

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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
Colt Technology Services photo of: International Women's Day
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Colt Technology Services Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    Application

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

    Interview

    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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