Transport Supervisor (Current Employee) – Colas – 11 December 2018
They are not loyal to employees that have worked there for many years, they like to find ways to push people out then change the job role and readvertise, Cornwall quarries is very much who fits in and family orientated managers like to hire their family members in the business. Managers delegate work all the time whilst doing nothing, poorly run place.
Groundstaff (Current Employee) – Cardiff, Cardiff – 5 December 2018
If you want to be the YES man then you should definitely join Colas Rail. My experience has been, that if you question or query a management instruction (if you're lucky enough to get one that makes sense} then you risk your livelihood! Decent managers are few and far between, the majority look after their own interests and protect themselves with the power. Senior management tend to take the word of lying and manipulating middle managers who are not fit for purpose. I can only say that if the current trend continues, Colas Rail will go down the pan....
I was working as a warehouse and production operative at Colas in Warrington since June till September in 2018 and 2017. I was responsible for operating production line, orders and general warehouse works.
Highways Operative (Former Employee) – Chester – 1 August 2018
Overall colas is a good job which comes with lots of benefits you they put you through different courses, you get to travel the country see different places, you work as part of a team to reach certain targets.
Enjoyed working for this company for 3 years but was poorly run and had reached my peak. No sick pay was a big factor in me leaving also as this is very hard to avoid in certain circumstances and i never had the support when i became very poorly and was hospitalised.
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