Cordant Services
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Low pay, Easy job, No progression, Pushy staff/management.

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On the downside minimum wage, long locations, pushy management-''My way or the highway'' mindset. Minimum wage. They advertise ''up to'' 8.72-9.50. They pay minimum wage-only on rare exceptions and after long negotiations they attempt to higher your salary, so don't have high expectations. Commission based company-They take a commission on your salary so don't want to increase your pay, as they are reducing their salary. Send you to long locations. They pressure you to travel to long distances as a 'ONE OFF'. If you EVER agree, BIG mistake, they'll keep asking you to go. (Best advice-NEVER EVER agree to a long distance shift, stay local.) Overall work was good, when working with a partner security officer. Management never shows up and never see them after starting employment, unless perhaps you get into a disciplinary. Everything is over the phone as a security officer. Can be fun as a job/long hours standing at the podium with occasional patrols off the store. Some stores more shoplifters than others. Your regulate your own breaks-store staff/management are observing-snitch on you if you take too long (Don't understand the meaning off ''Mind your own business''/ Way too intrusive off what other people are doing.) Usual day-Come in on-site, phone Cordant to sign in/or they phone you. Stay on the podium, monitor CCTV, patrol. Break 1 hour for a 8 hour shift or 2 half an hour breaks. Finish shift. Staff ring you to cover other guards who are absent/far shifts (Don't pick far, or management will keep picking on you.) Good as a temporary job if you can't find - 

Pros

Easy Job.

Cons

Low pay, No progression, Pushy staff/management.
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Awful - AVOID if you like to be able to afford things and have a social life

Cannot and will not pay holiday properly, clueless management, operations managers are no better. No development or advancement opportunities at all. Handbook states that the company will help train its employees but when you ask for it you will not get it. Hourly rate is less than everyone else on site and will not go up. They will ring you up on your very few rest days trying to bully you to come into work for no incentive, There is no work life balance with Cordant I would advise you stay away.

Pros

The people I worked with made it bare-able for the time I was there

Cons

Ridiculous hours, Awful management, will harass you to cover shifts on your few days off.
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I am very happy working for Cordant

Very good company to work for, communication is key to success as is any other job. Very good structure and good support from managers and colleagues. I would recommend Cordant as a very good employer
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salry and training

should fixed hours for staff give enought notice to go work as needed should pay little more than NMW because security jobs has lots task and responsiablity. employer should every month or every 3 months come and check security staff how are they doing and if they need and support with training or any other enquriys bbookin
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never have a problem

Iv work for this company for three years did not have any problem with the company just a supervisor who tries to abuse his power but overall not bad they pay on time they are some good supervisors but the bad ones spoil it they are not bad compared to other
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Poor

Poor company to work for , they employ poor staff and do not comply or care about their clients I have had first and experience of this and do not agree
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Good hours

Good hours if you want to do but over all no respect, no regard, poor pay and too much travelling. Too much lies, never fulfill what ever they say don’t believe them. But yeah few of them in Cordant you could say yeah they are helpful but otherwise the whole management is messed up.
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Minimum wage for maximum hours

Pretty disappointing for such a large company, had zero training from the company and put into a site where had numerous staffing issues which affected my own role.

Pros

Contracted hours

Cons

Sick pay
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Worst company to work for

They promise you guarantee hours but the hours you actually get are a joke. You have to travel more than 50 miles instead of 20 miles radius that you are supposed to be covering, you don't get paid for the travel costs and your managers couldn't care less. You are supposed to be available 24/7. even after finishing your 12 hour shift you get calls from control that they need someone in 4 hours. If you don't do it, it gets recorded in to your company's profile and than you are not offered any jobs for a while. Worst company I ever worked for avoid at all costs

Pros

None

Cons

lack of hours, not getiing paid for your travel expenses
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easy work if you know what youre doing

i have been in the company for 3 months now and i really enjoy it for the first month i had to work all over birmingham and now i have been given a permanant site and am really happy, also alex is a great manager best.

Pros

paid lunch

Cons

pay is a little less
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Great people to work for

Cordant security is a very good company to work for. Managers are great and control room is also good. I had to leave because my dad was ill but loved working for Cordant Security.

Pros

Paid breaks, good hourly rates, great manager

Cons

Sometimes long hours, to be expected with security work
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Was a decent working environment

They're a good company to work for, I would recommend working for them. I have met some really good people at this place and along with that I have gained a lot of experience and qualifications.

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Work environment
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Based on 515 reviews

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2.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.2 out of 5 stars for Management
2.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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