Cordant Services
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No progression,minimal wages

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Don't recommend unless dying for a job,poor management, no direct answers,no where to easily report incidents,no where to add expenses,fired right before furlough scheme started so I don't get enough help during another lockdown. When emailing manager about a question he started talking about How he has a life outside the job when i just wanted an answer when he's available,wasn't telling him to reply at 10pm,absolute low life

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Typical Retail Security

Basically after getting the job nobody bothers with you if you do job correctly. However if you don't there are some retail staff that will speak behind you to your manager.

Pros

You are on your own

Cons

Have to deal with rude and racist customers
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  • Sense of belonging
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  • Trust in colleagues

It is very welcoming and productive work place.

The Manager is very helpful and understadning. I learned time management skills, due to working as Security Officer. The best thing about the job is the envornment and colleagues.

Pros

Big breakroom and cafeteria

Cons

no free refreshment i.e. tea or coffee
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Is good place to work

I worked for them nearly 10 years never had any issues I wouldn’t say is the best is all right the pay is not good but they never bother you as long as you do your job
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Minimum wage

Dont have respect for any companies paying minimum wage especially for those who are in the business for long time. It s a modern slavery , really shame
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Avoid at all cost

Mangers and control room are disgusting don’t care about you treat you like slaves I wouldn’t recommend any to work with this pathetic company look else where

Pros

None

Cons

Long long hours
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no

A typical day would be driving to sites making sure the site was secure. New thing come up every day to do. management was ok at times. Workplace was a hit and miss hardest part of the job was that i could not plan things at home. There was no enjoyable part of the job.

Pros

no

Cons

Short sometimes long
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Absolutely poor company

Worked for Cordant wouldn’t recommend this company to anyone no communication with ur line manager poor all round. And the wage is poor and the stuff u gotta do stay away from the company!!

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Nothing
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Shocking

They do not care at all about you as a member of staff or person. Treat you like a slave and pay the minimum possible while aiming to drain the maximum out of you. Never seen a company as bad in my entire life. Your treated by the client your based at as a worthless dogsbody and all rubbish runs downhill to you and you receive zero backing from your employer as they just aim to keep the client happy and treat you like less than nothing. If you dont like it leave, is what you get. Then your expected to bend over backwards at the drop of an hat. Avoid at all costs if you have an option to do so.
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A professional company

i am happy to work for Cordant security as it is very good company. i have developed my skills and learned a lot through my experience of working as a security guard.
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Bad place to work

When i applied for this role they told me it was 40hours a week minimum little did I know not once did they give me 40 in a week not organized at all they can call u 20 mins before a shift and say can u come and get angry when u can’t make it because you’re out lack of communication with managers my manager didn’t reply to me until there was an incident that happened also they don’t stick up for there security guards if any tesco staff member says anything about you you will be automatically banned without a fair investigation.the only reason I gave one star rating is that u couldn’t give 0

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Freedom of choice and work pattern

The work is their. All be it mum wage..apart from that you can work and earn as much as you like..don't like the venue? They will swap that for you..don't like earlys? Then work the lates..they are and have always been ok with me..

Pros

Flexable work choice

Cons

Rate of pay
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dont have job culture/ modern slavery

I dont have any respect for any company paying the minimum wage ..Cordant dont have any work ethics ... They can pay good salary but its a slavery , really shame for a such big company to treat people in this way....
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good place to start your security experience!!

This company is a good firm because they always pay on time and have alot of work for everyone. easy to get permanent sites and plus dealing with clients are easy once you have mastered the company policy. the hardest part of the job is getting through to the managers of the firm and head office. (lack of communication)

Pros

good team at the site

Cons

no communicaton with management.
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Not good place to work

worked as a security guard (relief) for over 13 months and was kept moved around .Never got a permanent place of work and manager was not very helpful. you couldn't really plan anything in your life ahead and wont recommend anyone working for them.
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funn working, but on bank staff

i only work as a bank staff, and the job is not consistent and the workplace culture is very poor, and i only work on afternoon shift, and the management was so poor

Pros

No free Lunch

Cons

Less hour, Part time
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Not a good company.

A typical day consists of logging on to control room, standing at lectern at viewing CCTV and patrolling the premises to prevent shop theft. They will want you to work 48+ hours a week and you will receive calls on your days off to attend shifts. Supervisor will not answer calls in you need contact him. You need to tell them about holidays 1 month before. Only positive is that they pay punctual.

Pros

Pay on time

Cons

Very Long Hours
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No human contact with Cordant Security

You log on each day, by phone, to a voice recognition system, & can queue for hours, to get through to a human being (the Control Room, or Personnel.)

Pros

None

Cons

Unsocial hours (evenings & weekends)
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Dreadful company - appalling manager

If I could put zero stars, I would. I have never worked for such an incompetent company in my life. I resigned after two and a half years because I could not stand their nonsense any longer. After signing my permanent contract on 11/12/2013, I never saw my manager again. He breached contract on at least five occasions but was never made to uphold the conditions of the hearing. I never ever found out what my Key Performance Indicators were in the whole two and a half years. I never received any training and I never even got access to the company's online system because my manager had to authorise it and he never did so. The uniform was a joke. I spent the whole of my time with them, wearing a shabby uniform of the old company, because the new uniform the manager sent (six months late) did not fit. I informed him of that the very same day but he never responded. Even after I left, they caused trouble for me. They fined me £250 for not returning my uniform on 8th April even though they had only asked me to return it on 6th April. It also took me over a month to get them to pay me what they owed me. If you want to work for minimum, flat rate pay, even on a Sunday night, you want an incompetent manager and you don't want any further training or back up, this is the job for you, Good luck!

Pros

None

Cons

Minimum wage for maximum hassle.
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hardworking

have enjoyed working for cordant got on with people where I work I do 8 hours shifts looking out for shoplifters, locking up and opening up of the premises make sure all fire exits are safe and secure
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Overall rating

Based on 515 reviews

Ratings by category

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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