Castleton Technology FAQ

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17 English questions out of 17

4 April 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Castleton Technology?

Pros

- Fast-growing company and a wonderful place to work! - The culture at Castleton is the best, everyone loves what they do. - The managers are always willing to help and will take time out of their day to connect with staff - Values individual opinion - Looks like in safe hands in terms of executive leadership

Cons

Nothing right point of time

The managers are always willing to help and will take time out of their day to connect with staff

4 April 2019

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29 October 2018

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Castleton Technology?

Pros

The business strategy is spot on. Castleton will grow and be profitable. There are a couple of professional people within the senior managment who know how to communicate with people. The employees pull together despite team mates coming and going.

Cons

Everyone at Castleton used to love coming to work. Then the new leadership took over and destoryed that morale and team spirit Castleton once had. Employees went from being family to merely being numbers. People who had been there for years simply vanished overnight. New starters were lasting a month or less. There is a clique and if you don't fit you are expected to be quiet and complete your work. Whilst those within the clique are promoted. There is never any praise or recognition of a job well done but make a mistake and you a threatened with your job. From the top down a laddish culture has been created, where sexist comments are laughed at and monday morning begins with how much everyone drunk over the weekend.

Advice to Management

Treat people like people.

The business strategy is spot on.

29 October 2018

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4 April 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Castleton Technology?

Pros

- Excellent onshore-offshore relationship, both for software and remote infrastructure service. - Leadership team looks after employees in many ways including career growth with new opportunities and challenges. - Good work life balance. - Work environment is very transparent and friendly.

Cons

Good Processes and practices need to be shared across different verticals

Advice to Management

Continue connected to staff

Leadership team looks after employees in many ways including career growth with new opportunities and challenges.

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4 April 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Castleton Technology?

Pros

- Great team onsite-offshore in for Infrastructure support. - Can learn new technologies and use my technical knowledge - Suggestions are getting considered - Focused leadership with a sensible vision - Opportunity to grow personally as well as professionally

Cons

There is a room for improvement on technical training

Opportunity to grow personally as well as professionally

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8 February 2019

How are promotions handled at Castleton Technology?

Pros

The queue at the exit door contained some gifted people who I respect a lot Software services showed a genuine improvement in organisation and mobility

Cons

One thing they'll be very keen to tell you during the interview stage is that there is a significant amount of travel involved. What they won't tell you is that travel is unpaid and is to be performed out of working hours only. Enjoy those evenings driving high and wide across the UK with no additional pay. Expenses don't cover lunch or tolls, you'll have to take the longer route home after a busy day if you don't want to pay out of your own money. You are contractually required to opt out of your right to the working time regulation, so if you get home from a customer at 2am, you still start work at 9! Enjoy your first day at Castleton where you will notice the jaded and utterly defeated people who are greasing the cogs. Don't worry about not fitting in, you'll feel this way too by the end of your first week. The driving force of the company is to sell, with little care for anything after-sale. Don't take my word for this, if you get the job you'll get to experience customer attitude soon enough. There's a massive bullying culture here, mainly that comes from the directors. Only friends of the directors get meaningful promotions, they are aggressive and rude to the majority of staff, and attempt to control things in a disruptive way. Managers come and go from this place in a matter of a few weeks or maybe a month or two. Appears that behaviour from the higher-end of the hierarchy make it uncomfortable enough for them to want to move elsewhere PDQ.

Advice to Management

Change nothing. I sincerely hope the continued actions of the directors and the business culture leads to everyone I've ever cared about, or even merely greeted in passing through a hall one time, will find something better.

Only friends of the directors get meaningful promotions, they are aggressive and rude to the majority of staff, and attempt to control things in a disruptive way.

8 February 2019

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