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Contino Overview

London, England
201 to 500 employees
2014
Company - Private
IT Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable

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Contino – Why Work For Us?


Contino is one of the few real DevOps consultancies in the world.

We’re here to challenge the status quo. We work to help global organisations better adopt new ways of working and approaches to software delivery, while embedding culture change by up-skilling and empowering their people.

We’ve delivered over 200 enterprise transformation projects with some of the world’s largest brands in financial services, telecom, retail and ecommerce.

We support our customers across five key services:

- Cloud Platform Build and Migration

- Enterprise DevOps Transformation

- Data Platforms and Analytics

- Cloud-Native Software Development

- DevSecOps and Cloud Security

We’ve grown from three to 350 employees worldwide and were named one of Linkedin’s Top 25 Startups in both 2018 and 2019. We are an AWS Premier Partner, HashiCorp System Integrator Partner and a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider.

We're primed for another year of incredible growth! If you’re looking to take your career to the next level and are keen to work for a real DevOps consultancy, take a look at our latest vacancies >https://www.contino.io/join-us

At Contino, we know that if we hire the right people, success tends to follow. If we’re surrounded by great people, it brings us all up a notch.

Which is why we’ve put a lot of effort into creating a vibrant culture that attracts the right people: those with a passion for collaborating, learning and innovating. We believe that it shouldn’t be the biggest or the loudest in the limelight, but that the good people doing good work get the recognition they deserve!

What's It Like to Work at Contino?

In the IT consulting world it’s a bit too easy to slowly merge with the sea of middle-of-the-road, grey-suit consultancies out there. So we work hard to maintain a fun, open, vibrant culture of continuous improvement and focus on cutting-edge transformative projects where the best of the best will find constant challenges.

Benefits

  • Flexible working and an agile environment
  • Choose your own kit and accessories - with a budget of up to £2.5k!
  • Dedicated training plan with a £5,000 Learning & Development budget to spend on it 
  • 25 days holiday - plus bank holidays!
  • Full Vitality Benefits, DenPlan, Scottish Widow Pension, Group Life Cover, Critical Illness and Income Replacement
  • Discounted gym membership, Cycle-to-Work Scheme and other fitness benefits
  • Sanctus counselling
  • Season ticket loans and childcare vouchers
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity leave 
  • Monthly gifts or flowers and £100 on your birthday!

What's It Like to Work at Contino?

In the IT consulting world it’s a bit too easy to slowly merge with the sea of middle-of-the-road, grey-suit consultancies out there. So we work hard to maintain a fun, open, vibrant culture of continuous improvement and focus on cutting-edge transformative projects where the best of the best will find constant challenges.

Meet Hibri, Principal Consultant

Meet Katie, Chief People Officer

Meet Peter, Technical Principal


We're a people led organisation, so are always looking at ways for our employees to grow their own careers.

Therefore we're committed to help every permanent employee to build out their own personal training plan, with a whopping budget £5,000 to spend on it!

So whether it be on conferences, certifications or subscriptions - the choice is yours!

At Contino, we're an engineering lead company and we pride ourselves in leading the way within DevOps and Cloud transformation. You can check out our latest technical whitepapers, blogs and webinars below;


Whitepapers 

In today’s technology-driven world, speed, agility and reduced time-to-market are the new source of competitive advantage. Discover how DevOps is a key tool to compete against this backdrop – giving you the tools to go faster, whilst retaining a rigorous, professionalised approach to IT.

Download now >


Have you wondered how to make sure all the promises around migrating to the cloud come true? To secure the benefits of the cloud, you need to evolve your organisation and the processes by which you manage your infrastructure and applications. Explore the key considerations of how to do just that.

Download now >


Most DevOps projects fail at the first hurdle: the business. So, to avoid this happening to you, we've summarised our experience from hundreds of DevOps business cases on how to build a winning, multi-level business case.

Download now >


Webinars


Blogs 

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Contino Reviews

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    "Great culture, highly skilled friendly people and strong leadership team"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Contino full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The founders and leadership team are smart and put a lot of effort into striking a sensible balance between company commercial objectives and the wellbeing of the people.

    Contino hire some of the best people in the industry, they are smart, fun to work with and happy to go out of their way to help each other out.

    If you're good at your job and have a strong work ethic, the career progression opportunities and rate of personal growth far exceed most other organisations - I've seen Contino help promote deserving individuals over the last few months.

    The company is still small enough that you can know most of the people on a personal level and there is now a good balance between enough process to provide some structure without being too rigid and restrictive for flexible career paths.

    Contino's "squad model" is the first time I've seen cross functional teams implemented successfully in a consultancy. It's a great example of practicing what we preach to clients.

    The non-delivery (Sales and "internal") business units have significantly smarter people than those that most consultancies hire for non-billable roles - this combined with the squad-model is a huge help to project work.

    Contino seem to be consistently performing above expected targets and it's nice to work in this positive environment.

    Monthly "tribal gatherings", where the company get together for a business update and food and drinks are a great way for Contino to be open about the company direction and celebrate successes.

    Generous training budget and time off to take courses.

    The flat line management structure surprisingly works quite well because of the availability of mentors in the organisation to provide career advice and a steer for those who seek it out - hopefully this scales as we grow or the structure get's reviewed when needed.

    Cons

    There are unfortunately a small number of instances where good people's efforts do go unnoticed or don't receive the recognition and credibility that they deserve in a timely manner. I've seen a small number of people not rewarded or promoted quickly enough to reflect their hard work and improvement in skills and some leave because the company didn't address this disparity proactively enough. I do however, believe that the leadership team generally try to do the right thing, but unfortunately there is still some room for improvement in adequately feeding back good performance messages up the chain in those edge cases. The new feedback tool, Latice, is helping in this regard, but doesn't eliminate the issue.

    Advice to Management

    Continuing to care about the people and help them develop as it is what will keep the company successful.

    Try to work on the improvement point in the previous section - most companies fall into this problem to some degree but it's something to work on to remain in the upper echelons.

    Work with employees to offer shares to those who are naturally more motivated by being more closely aligned to the company success rather than just monetary factors.

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Contino Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Contino (London, England) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Approached via a LinkedIn message. Internal recruiter moved very fast through my experience, and offered a chat with a PM. I explained I am moving to the US at the end of the year and was told this would be fine and they would transfer me.

    2 days later a 30 minute chat with PM incumbent who is being promoted, not very in depth, no real probing into methodology or competency.

    1 day later, Telephone interview with senior tech, again not really probing in depth.

    1 week later onsite with junior tech, then HR Director. Was bluntly told they had no resource needs in the US.

    Over the next month Contino went back and forth without giving me any update. Total waste of my time.

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