Cadent Gas Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2020

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2.7
33%
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Cadent Gas CEO Steve Fraser
Steve Fraser
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  1. "fulfilling career"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Cadent Gas full-time

    Pros

    great collegues with vast expeirence

    Cons

    a lot of travelling up and down the country

  2. "Avoid"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gas Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadent Gas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There aren't any to mention

    Cons

    New contracts for new employees (Alot less money)

  3. "Some great people, getting better at culture"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadent Gas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Generally friendly place to work, good work life balance

    Cons

    Held back by inward looking culture and will to update processes

  4. "Leadership has no clue"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Coventry, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cadent Gas full-time

    Pros

    Good location, nice people and decent benefits

    Cons

    Leadership has no clue, focusing just on cuts

  5. "Strong focus on development"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Hinckley, England

    I have been working at Cadent Gas full-time

    Pros

    Supportive management and strong focus on development

    Cons

    National company therefor limited international opportunity

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Cadent G"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadent Gas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people you work alongside Nothing else

    Cons

    The company want current contractors on this new contract. You're expected to do the same job but for less money. Take away your London weighting and you're on £9 odd an hour. You risk your life day in and day out for £9 an hour.... and if you work out of Goswel you have 3+ hours of travelling a day. Managers want you to work by the book......when it suits them. When you try to work by the book they then want you to cut corners to save them money. Cadent G is also a pretty looking zero hours contract. Once you complete your annualised hours, you're then on "overtime rates" but the company can tell you to stay home if they dont need you, which no doubt they'll do. You go to work with the intention of going home unharmed, but on the off chance you hit a cable, they want your blood. They need somebody to take the blame in order for them to escape any consequences. And when you hit a cable, nobody does a simple welfare check to see if everything's okay physically and mentally. There is no work/life balance whatsoever. You work from 8:00-18:00, so leave your house at 7:00am and get home at 8:00pm. In this current climate with mental health problems on the rise, you'd think the company would help you keep your mental health in good working order. But they dont. If you're looking to join Cadent, I'd advise you look somewhere else. It's a sinking ship.

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  7. "engineer"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadent Gas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good pay and good work life balance

    Cons

    Poor senior management except CEO

  8. Helpful (1)

    "No work life balance"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Ero DRIVER in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cadent Gas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job is easy enough to do

    Cons

    Low pay Long weeks Call outs Cant have holiday when you want No communication Different manager every year No drop security

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Cuts, cuts, cuts"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Repair Engineer in Stockport, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cadent Gas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Brilliant lads to work with on the gangs

    Cons

    Cuts to wages means I’ll be risking on life and limb for not much more than minimum wage Annulised hours means I’ll be stood down in the summer have to excessive hours in the winter and can be forced to stay on with no extra pay. Also sleep time doesn’t come of your bank hours! HSE need to check it this is legal. Managers are constantly coming and going, when you do get a good manager don’t get used to them, they’ll soon be off to another department Cuts have had a detrimental effect on the tools and PPE we use makes our jobs harder Management are quick to scrutinise if something happens ie cable strikes, we don’t go around deliberately hitting cables. If you do accidentally hit a cable and you don’t die, be prepared to be investigated, dragged into the office and have the book thrown at you!

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  10. "Good, loyal company to work with"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Hinckley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cadent Gas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Understanding with personal issues Salary Working hours - flexibilty Training

    Cons

    Sometimes stats are more important than the people

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