Cordant Services
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Not the best but definitely not the worst.

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As far as security companies go they were not the best but a far way off the worst, as with most security jobs the pay was poor hours long and management and support non existent.

Pros

Paid on time

Cons

long hours, stressful and no support.
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Cordant

They are the worst company to work for and pay rubbish and never give pay rises and they loose all there staff cause they can't keep contracts for there stores or premises
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productive and fun

Was ok but usual security jobs as they expect you to work all the hours without having or expecting you to have life outwith work,staff were good, hours long so became boring and repetitive,management were not to bad
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Horrible

Management have no people skills and blackmail bribe and threaten you to do shifts.Really bad place to work, constantly short staffed.

Pros

Steady pay

Cons

Management
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Shocking company - stay well clear!!!!

Management in Glasgow have no idea what they are doing. Treat staff appallingly. Pay department also no idea what they are doing. Constantly underpaid. HR also no idea what they are doing. They ignore all emails and don't answer calls when you are looking for advice, yet they expect a quick reply when they are asking. Whole company is a sham!

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything mentioned above!
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Would not work with them again, they say one thing and do the opposite

Interview was ok but you are told one thing and they do the opposite, training is poor/ or none at all, your left to work things out for yourself, breaks are poor

Pros

None

Cons

Don't get told the truth / lack of communication /
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Security

Did not like the company hour and phone you last minute to ask come on shift and change your day last and over the worst place to work and I would not work there again
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Could be better

Manager non existent for Glasgow area has to come from Newcastle not helpful does not understand the difference in culture between Glasgow and south questionable

Pros

Great team mates in Glasgow

Cons

No problem solving deal with it yourself
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Better than most ive worked for

This is my second employment with cordant and since my first term of employment with them I've seen a vast improvement with the way the staff are dealt with. I am now in my 10th yr and throughly enjoy working with the company. Ive seen the implementation of many systems for the safeguard of security and store staff. Like any firm the hrs can be a bit erratic but it is a security firm and that's to be expected .
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Long hours

Working as Mobile Relief officer I cover a number of sites across Scotland. This means that I can be working at busy or quiet sites depending where I'm sent.

Pros

Different sites

Cons

long hours
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One of the worst security companies out there

This bunch of muppets will turn a blind eye to bullying (guards, supervisors, managers and clients), guards sexually harassing staff (one guard actually followed a female member of staff in to the toilet and kept his job), guards verbally abusing supervisors etc. but refuse to complete a survey and they remove you from site instantly and refuse to offer you any work.... then sack you for being AWOL

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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shocking company

i workrd for this company 7 years and to be fair the first 5 or 6 years were fine. then it was called advance but when then changed to cordant it went downhill rapidly. the manager i got was totally inept and out of his depth clueless and surrounded himself with his favourite guards and gave them the msjority of hours available. you get left with one shift a week sometimes 2 if your lucky. you get rung up just a hour before a shift starts asking you to do it or sent miles away to do a shift with no travel costs. when you try to contact your msnager he is never available as he ignors your texts or calls. you will find the managers bend over backwards for the client ie tesco and agree with them and never support you. if you do go work for them you hsve been warned so on your own head but my advice is to stay away from them as they will hang you out to dry

Pros

wages on time

Cons

poor management and not enough hours to kive on
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Bad news

This company is bad from start to finish,I worked for them for six years and would be sent one place only for management to Send me another.job might say 40 hours or over but don't believe what the advert says.take my advice and don't touch this company with a bargepole

Pros

None

Cons

Bad company
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Absolutely horrendous company to work for, nobody from manages actually cares about the workforce

Anybody that even thinks about working for this mob must be deluded, dont even waste your time attempting to get a job with this company, would be a big mistake

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Not enough regular shifts

When I started it seemed that the shifts were readily available. This soon dried up after a week or two and there seemed to be no effort made by the team to find me regular shifts. This job is not suitable for anyone who has a family to support and bills to pay as the income poor and you can go weeks without having a shift.
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Poor Management

Useless company. Was told I would be working in my local area, shifts for that were few & far between. Spent most of my time outside my local area. Get no money for fuel even when 1 store I worked in was nearly 2 hours drive each way. Was doing Mobile Relief but never got a fuel card, so lost a lot of money each month in fuel. Get called up on your day off to work extra shifts. More than once had a shift finish at 22:30 at one site & they wanted me to be back on duty at another site for 06:00 the next day. Slightest problem & the managers start an investigation & don't listen when you raise issues with them. When you need to speak to a manager they're always unavailable.

Pros

None

Cons

Poor Management
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Not Good

Stay away if you can one of the worst companies out. Constantly telling you what you want to here. Don't stand up to their clients even when they should

Pros

Paid ontime

Cons

Everything else
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Don't even entertain them

Worked for cordant for 2 weeks says it all really try to get hold of your manager was impossible but dare call in sick he would phone you even turned up at my home threatening me so told him to stick it

Pros

None

Cons

None
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Absolute Disgrace of a conpany

I have been in Security for over 25 years and this has to be the worst company ever I have just had to my job with them due to illness I was due 3 days wages and 3 days training money which the company has taken back from and left me penny less the disorganisation of the management team is frightening the bow down to client requests and don't think of there employees rights I would advise anyone before working for this company ever

Pros

None

Cons

None
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Worst company around and terrible management.

I unfortunately chose to tupe from another firm over to cordant and its been the worst company and group of people I have ever worked with. Management are sometimes impossible to contact when really needed and control room staff are utter cu**s. Pay is rubbish and you have little to zero social life.

Pros

Nil

Cons

Long hours terrible pay terrible management
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Don't

I changed over from another security company when cordant took the contract for the store I work in in October. still to experience good handling of any time I request help from management. Rarely hear from management unless they need something and when you need something done they suddenly disappear.

Pros

Left alone

Cons

Same shifts week in week out
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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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