CAD Technician (Former Employee) – Manchester – 27 January 2018
Receiving information on track condition from surveyors and implementing changes to the core model files of the track layout, updating the General Arrangement and Vertical Alignment drawing folders using Micro Station
Producing Form B Packs of the completed drawings for distribution to Network Rail Representatives
Producing PDF folders of the of the revised principal drawings
Implementing changes on civil construction diagrams, to display revised plans for track re-installation
First real experience of rail possession works
Outside influences affecting the time scales available, and the job implications this may have
Grounds Maintenance (Former Employee) – Farlington – 11 December 2017
i would come in every morning and the first thing i would do is sign in on the time sheet, my first task would be to mix the petrol with 2 stroke oil ready for the strimmers,then i would load up the fuel,strimmers,harnesses and strimming cord.
Driver (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 4 October 2017
Come across as good t's and c's but expected to work every weekend, can't get time off. Aslef not recognised for main core drivers. Negotiations done by Rmt plant drivers. Floating rest days used to take from nights to days. Given company van but can be rostered an hour either end of long shift driving van. Lots of drivers leaving currently due to lack if quality time off. Expect to work loads of Friday nights/saturday mornings moving trains to Derby
Operative worker (Former Employee) – Everywhere – 19 April 2017
This job has plenty of things to learn and has many rewards with good pay, great bonuses, and a great way to travel the country. Good benefits and the more you learn, the better the pay. Also a good pension and a shares scheme.
Marketing (Former Employee) – Crawley – 25 August 2016
Ask the people in colas as they are all scared for their jobs even the management so they have to do quiet a lot of brown nosing to keep their jobs. Everyone has got a horror story to tell about one person or the other that has been forced out of their job and I really do think that the people who have put the reviews on here are from the PR department of the company to make Colas look good but even in my short time their I see so many people come and go on false promises and 1 of the guys from Colas has even said that he doesn't bother remembering people's names as they come and go so often so my advice is don't go and work for Colas as the atmosphere is so bad there at the moment where as everyone that I talked to said they don't know what is going on as it seems Colas don't care about their employees anymore. All scared for their jobs. How many more people lives are you going to destroy especially in S&D where I was.
Cheap lunch & some (very few) genuine people there but the rest are conniving snides
Cheap conniving snide workmates who are scared for their jobs too
HIGHWAY LIGHTING FAULT REPAIR OPERATIVE (Former Employee) – Ringmer, ENG – 3 October 2015
A progressive company with a very loyal workforce. Keen to keep all training up to date. Trusted to prioritise my workloads to ensure that any time constraints were met. No two days were the same,could be called at any time to attend emergency situations when street lighting equipment was either damaged by road traffic accidents or vandalism. Friends made in the work environment are also friends outside of work. Hardest part is the weather can be unkind sometimes and working on your own sometimes means that you don't speak to anyone until you get home. Although the work vehicle was not to used be outside of work hours,we were allowed to keep the vehicles at home, therefore not having to use my own vehicle to travel to and from work was definitely a major plus point.
No private vehicle require to drive to and from work.