Cogent Staffing
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An uncaring agency

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I accepted what I was led to believe was a temporary to permanent position it lasted 1 week and 4 days where I. was the victim of sexism and replaced with a man when I complained to the agency they said they

Pros

None

Cons

Totally uncaring and not bothered
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Relax and fun atmosphere

Productive and easy to use the information contained within this agency. Informal introduction to information you get a sensible response from them. Relax atmosphere at interview
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don’t go near

employed to clean up for 2 days then no more work made to clean up in a dusty warehouse sorting pieces of paper out because they has special people coming in to look at the state of the warehouse so a quick clean up job for agency workers and then tell them there’s no work left after 2 days

Pros

none

Cons

the lot of
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Avoid completely

Don't care about you treat you horrible bad job placements bad pay speak to you like you are nothing don't give much information about placements other than where they are avoid

Pros

None avoid

Cons

Everything
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Good environment

I like to do work with cogent staffing. Environment is very healthy and relaxed. They take care of their worker very well. I am happy with their behaviour.
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Terrible

Don’t know where to start, they called and sent me to a company called niko - never been to agency to meet them, bad health and safety and no pay received - no answer to phone/emails. Avoid
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Not very professional

Recently been employed by Cogent, the pay where i work is good and the job is barely bearable . However when it comes to being told if ill be working the next day, they're not very good. It started great with being informed every day but 2 or 3 weeks in it became very lacking and feel like ive basically been forgotten about with the exception of two or three days. However im not even being told that im not needed and feel very in the dark about my current employment status.
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Worst ever

Very poor firm to work for promise you the world but give you no work for weeks on end and then offer you maybe 4 or 5 hours if your lucky...keep away from at all costs
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Always on call, happy to help, wage always paid on time and the right amount.

A very active and reliable agency, I was found work in a few days and have been working for 3 months plus, turn up every day knowing they've placed me somewhere i can progress. The work is solid and i have been able to make the most out of the experience and any discrepancies on pay have always been sorted on the day if not the day after which has helped me a lot. Thankyou to the entire team for helping and always helping me to sort my holidays out on time when needed, much appreciated. I'd tell anyone to accept the jobs they offer as the work is always there's for anyone who's willing to work hard.

Pros

On call and helpful

Cons

Phone often engaged.
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Manager

Placed by Cogent Staffing in a senior manager role and found the process seamless from start to finish. Highly recommend them for anyone looking for work
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Brilliant Place to work

great place to work, would recommend if looking for work and to contact the Halifax office further your career. Recruit for Industrial and Commercial roles
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run away

worked there for about 3 weeks, even came out the day after boxing day. the job its self was ok but I noticed not Meany of the same faces were around long which is not a good sign.

Pros

non

Cons

you are expendable
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Warehouse operative

Applied for a 37.5 hour a week job. First day I arrived earlier than some other workers, then was told I was not needed. Was then told I would be contacted at 4 the same day to "book" me and 3 others that had been sent home for the next days work. No text or phone call came, didn't for the rest of the week. Obvious they only want people to fill in for full time staff, still advertising these jobs as full time even though there's no full time work available unless your lucky. One of the worst agencies.

Pros

Not having to work one day a week

Cons

Lies from the start
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Lies

Give you an option of shift 6-2 8-5 3-10, few weeks later call you in but want you to work 1-5 which isn’t a full shift. After doing a week there being told if you hurt yourself in anyway let us know as it’s manual lifting which was done. Was paid for one week and for the week I did after was told I needed to do a time sheet???? What time sheet this was never said. Then didn’t get work for 3/4 weeks, get a text to say can I work 1-5 but takes me an hour to get to work and an hours wage to get there hmmmm it’s not even a full shift???? I’m not lifting 30-40kg bags for £20 for 3 hours work. Informed I had a doctors appointment so couldn’t be there until 2/3 never got back to me. Waste of time and space, not worth doing the hours of work and type of work for minimum wage! Also usually ask you to work 1-5 say, but will message you at about 12.45 to come in so you’re already losing an hour before you’ve started!!

Pros

None

Cons

None responding to messages
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Avoid!

I was promised 3 months work which would lead to a full time contract with the company 3 weeks later I was told I was no longer needed! Avoid this company at all costs!

Pros

None

Cons

Con Artists
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Official response from Cogent Staffing

6 March 2019
Thank you for the comment, although we try our best we can not predict clients will loose order's and therefore have to stand staff down. The intention was for the work to go permanent.

Do not get a job here.

AVOID. The staff are rude. Was told it was a full time job. Wrong! By far the worst place I have worked. I do not reccomend this job for anyone. You also only receive one break thought the day for only 5 minutes

Pros

Nothing.

Cons

Bad staff
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Avoid at all costs

Totally misled about this job. I was told it was full time - lie I was told it was £9.39 per hour - lie it’s minimum wage I was told I would do rotating shifts of 6-2 2-10 and 10-6 - lie all I ever got given was 8-5 I was told after 13 weeks the company I was working at would take me on permanently - lie And the amount of times I went in only to be told to go home because I wasn’t need was a joke. Stay away

Pros

None

Cons

See above
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Awful

They lie to you and the stuff they say doesn't make sense and they seem to think you're stupid enough to believe the ridiculous lies. I would avoid these at all costs.
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Busy at all times,fast pace, and focus

Cogent Staffing have COUPLE of sites which theory are contracted to. They help and support there employees and select the suitable for candidate,I was in Clothes:In this job you have multi jobs to undertake keeping in mind the correct labelling, hangers,product, sizes etc. So the main work is always checking you have done your job correctly as your work will be counted automatically on counted. Staff at Cogent Staffing are very friendly and helpful. Manager himself is kind and very supportive.
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Con artists

Cogent advertise jobs that do not exist in order to fill up their books , they then give people insecure day to day work and threaten them with no other work if they don’t accept. They talk to you as if your a criminal, the staff have no normal social skills and bully staff

Pros

Non

Cons

As above
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Based on 20 reviews

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2.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.5 out of 5 stars for Management
2.6 out of 5 stars for Culture
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