Contemporary Services Corporation

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Contemporary Services Corporation
Contemporary Services Corporation
3.8
1640 reviews
Contemporary Services Corporation Ratings
3.8
Average rating of 1640 reviews on Indeed
3.8Work-Life Balance
2.9Pay & Benefits
3.3Job Security & Advancement
3.5Management
3.7Culture
Headquarters
17101 Superior St. Northridge, CA 91325
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
$100M to $500M (USD)
Industry
Consulting and Business Services

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 Average SalarySalary Range
284 salaries reported
$16.09
per hour
$8.00-$25.05
20 salaries reported
$16.28
per hour
$8.10-$24.45
39 salaries reported
$16.64
per hour
$8.30-$25.75
18 salaries reported
$20.94
per hour
$10.45-$31.45
26 salaries reported
$19.73
per hour
$9.85-$29.60
Salary Satisfaction
51%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 2126 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

Contemporary Services Corporation Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Contemporary Services Corporation

2.0
Security Guard | Los Angeles, CA | Jul 5, 2021
Management/Employee Relationships Could Be A Lot Better
The great thing about working for CSC is that you get a chance to get paid for working at various sporting and entertainment events that you would otherwise need to buy a ticket to attend. The downside is that supervisors/managers need training on how to engage with employees. Most of the managers believe that yelling and screaming at the guards assigned to their deployments is the way things should be because they were treated like that before they got promoted. During the day of events, things are always chaotic to the point that an inside joke has been created as a result of everything being in constant disarray. Advancement is a joke because of the constant presence of favoritism and nepotism. Good employees do not get promoted based on their merits. Basically, if you kiss enough butt of certain individuals in upper management, then you may get promoted. However, you will lose your dignity and respect. It's not worth it. I'm not suggesting that you don't work for this company. The best thing is to not let this company or any other company be you only source of income. This company mostly provides part-time employment so you will need to have another full-time job in order to earn a decent living. Lastly, I seriously suggest that anyone that doesn't have a guard card get one immediately after they are hired. Guard carded employees and especially supervisors will get more opportunities to work than the non-guard carded employees.
ProsChance to work a variety of sporting events and concerts
ConsManagement, Pay, and Advancement
1.0
Event Manager | Nashville, TN | Jun 18, 2017
Supervisor, Event Crowd Management
Generally in charge of 3 to 20 ushers, depending upon event. Bridgestone Arena is one venue, along with Nissan Stadium, MTSU, Vanderbilt, Belmont, UK, Riverfront Park, where we would be held accountable for ushering, ticketing, and security. I did this for over ten years. I learned very much about security, as we were given specific training courses in order to protect patrons and ourselves/employees during highly visual events. I very much enjoyed helping people and being able to answer questions and assist to the best of my ability, and I thorough enjoyed the comraderie amongst the workers - we were quite a close-knit "work family" and generally "had each other's back." I enjoyed the opportunity of being one of the "back stage" people and knowing the ins and outs of the events. For ten years, even though I worked extremely hard and gave 150%, the job was always fun. I would say the hardest part of the job started when new management came in. The present branch manager is a very poor manager, although his position was given to him by the then co-branch manager. He has no communication, is very weak, and does everything possible to avoid conflict instead of taking care of business. He has his own personal agenda and shows it in every way possible, despite who he cuts or how. Not manager material at all. In fact, I believe he was let go from his previous managerial position before CSC. Again, not a respectable manager to whom you can address issues. Only has
ProsFun, energetic, helpful, recognized as someone with knowledge
ConsBranch Manager
2.0
Security Officer | Cleveland, OH | Apr 4, 2017
Decent part time job for supplemental income
A typical day at work is anything but that! This company has landed a number of contracts for sports and entertainment venues in and around the Cleveland area. We also travel to various cities in the Midwestern region of the country. Once the shift starts, it's generally a random pick of people by any given supervisor and we head to a designated area. The essence of the job is crowd control. Dealing with tens of thousands of people who are out to have fun and generally under the influence of some kind of alcoholic beverage can be challenging. I have to be vocal and openly visible to deter any patron or employee who may be trying to break the rules. In my five years there, I have never received a promotion. Management is not the best. Generally, I am not involved with some of the unpopular decisions they have made, however, I do recognize areas of improvement for both management and employees. The culture is actually pretty decent. My coworkers are generally glad to perform their duties. Most of the time we are working outside of a stadium or arena to collect tickets, report suspicious activities, identify people who are inebriated before entry, as well as basic crowd control. The worst part of the job has to be standing on your feet sometimes 10-12 hours a day in the rain, sleet, snow, or blazing sun! The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting sports players and entertainers up close and personal.
Prosfree travel, discounted or free lunches (either or), being in the middle of all the excitement
Consshort breaks, work regardless of the weather conditions
2.0
Security Guard | Los Angeles, CA | Jan 12, 2020
Great for anyone with a gap in employment
There are no set hours or guaranteed work. You would work different venues with different managers every single time. I would suggesting getting to know a couple of managers and being cool with them though. This company also discriminates women, since women are not allowed to work on the fields. Some of the men are a lot more out of shape than the women there. This also goes for the forum. At the forum the company plays favorites as to who gets to work inside and who gets to work outside. The pay is mediocre and can range from $11 to $14 an hour. This company is more of a "who you know" rather than "what you know" type of place to work at. If you know someone up high you will probably get to work a better position. The company should know better too when it comes to pay. They clock people out every 15 minutes. So, for example If you finish at 12:20 PM they will clock you out at 1215 PM instead. There are times some managers will speak to you in a condescending manner or as if you are a child. This is not okay and very unprofessional. At some of the venues you now have to wear an ugly, uncomfortable yellow vest that looks like it was stepped on, run over by a car and just overall dirty and disgusting. With that being said, if you have not worked in a while, want to get back on your feet or just need extra cash. Do not expect this to be a career. If you are looking for a permanent job, look elsewhere. On the plus side, you only have to work once every 6 months to keep your job.
5.0
Security Guard | Nashville, TN | May 7, 2013
Fun and exciting place to work. I have enjoyed my position although, the pay is not much.
Overview: Usher, Ticket taker, Security, monitor crowds during football games, graduations, concerts, Hocket games etc. Scan public for contraband Typical day at work: Get report from general manager of rules and regulation, report to assign post, help customers with directions, scan, search for contraband. Stand for long period of time, monitoring and observing crowds. Making sure all rules and regulations are followed . Notify proper authority in case of disorderly conduct etc. What you learned: This job required alot patience which, I have learned. Management: Maintaing order during a event. Your co-workers: Work extremely well with co-workers. This job requires you to work with different co-workers each time you work. You must know how to get alone with other in other to work this job. I work well with others. The hardest part of the job: If I had to pick one thing, I would say; standing in one area for long periods of time. However, I have manage this well and find it not to be a problem. The Most enjoyable part of the job: Meeting new people. I enjoy interacting with the public. This job does not discriminate. You may meet people from all over the world(mostly Nashville folk).
Pros20 Minute breaks are allowed during each shift
Consagain, 20 minutes break with no health care benefits. This is a PRN position(part-time).
3.0
Security Officer | Fresno, CA | Oct 3, 2019
Part-time jobs technically Per Diem. No gauranteed hours.
Cons: The management plays favorites, run the risk of dying because of sleep deprived or texting CSC employees that drive the out-of-town transport vans (and almost crash them by driving recklessly on highways), "Constant State of Confusion and Chaos" is the running joke for the CSC company name acronym, many incompetent supervisors, travel time is not compensated. Obviously any security job runs the risk of injury by others (either by being targeted or when breaking up a fight, etc.). Most shifts consist of bag checking and using a metal detector wand to search for contraband at events (can be boring at times or overwhelming at other times and many angry/drunk/disrespectful visitors to festivals and concert venues). Pros: There are a few good professional and down-to-earth supervisors that are you might be luck to work with some shifts. Per-Diem pay for going out of town anywhere from $15-25 (the amount is often inconsistent). Only need to work 1 shift per 6 months to be considered an active employee. Company will pay for Nevada guard card if employee agrees to working at least 3 shifts in Nevada. Most of the co-workers are cool and good workers but there are certain groups and individuals who can't be trusted because they are incompetent, liars, or are just plain lazy.
5.0
Staffing Supervisor | Atlanta, GA | Jan 16, 2018
Exciting Work eviorment!!
Working for Contemporary Services Corporation is fun, exciting and you get paid to pretty much work events that are hobbies for most people. I love music and concerts, arts and artists of all sorts and this company pays you to work concerts, your favorite sports teams and other large venue events. Weather working as a ticket taker, usher, roamer or field/floor security working for this company puts you right up front and center to enjoy whatever that particular work day may bring. although these events are entertaining and lots of fun, the required positions efforts and certain level professionalism to be attained is VERY important. Because most of the entertainment that the guests are there to be a part of, it is critical to take whatever position serious to assure the safety and good time of all artists and patrons during the event gatherings. Employees need not get too carried away with the recreations of the day or forget they're there to do an important job that speaks to the comfort and professional assurance of celebrities artist and event guests as well.
Prossee all sorts of events and get paid to work the events and interact with guests and artists alike
Conslong hours in extreme tempatures, must have healthey endurance attainable level of professionalism
4.0
Event Staff | Pensacola, FL | Feb 25, 2020
Enjoyable part time or side job
I enjoy working with CSC. They seem to have a issue with enough staffing I have noticed. There are no incentives to make one want to sign up for a shift. I think if they provided more incentives for employees to work then they would do better with staffing rather then complain not enough employees signed up. You sign up for shifts you want, usually 4-15 hrs available per week. Usually nights and weekends. You can expect to be outside in cold/heat/rain most shifts. You are provided a light windbreaker jacket. You will be assigned different jobs and that is nice to learn more about the company and all the parts of it. Not a long term job or somewhere you would stay if you did not need extra side money. There doesn't seem to be many advancement opportunities. You may be able to see events occasionally and that is nice. Don't expect to be able to see much though. It appears the longer you have been there, the more easier or simpler jobs you are assigned. I like my supervisors, the manager and district manager. They are all nice people. It's nice to work with people like them. It makes everything just a lil more enjoyable. Probably won't stay with company long as I can make more money doing other side gigs but it's nice to work here still occasionally. I like that I can sign up for the shifts I want.
5.0
Security Officer | San Diego, CA | Jul 16, 2017
Plenty of work available, shapes itself to your own hours.
Working with Contemporary Services Corporation is very satisfying. If you're like myself, being somewhat physically gifted (height exceeding six feet, good strength, broad shoulders) you're able to make a good living with very little trouble which seldom occurs. (But never never!) You'll end up working in teams with coworkers whom you'll be able to make bonds with and look out for each other. The hours might be long, since you'll be onsite from prior to the event beginning to after the event ends. The supervision and management is willing to work with you, so long as you're willing to work with them. They will occasionally bus you out to neighboring communities and even paying you (double)overtime depending on how long the event lasts. My favorite aspect of the job was being able to be at sporting events and get the occasional glimpse while on break. The hardest part might be finding comfortable footwear and/or tending to back pain from frequently either standing at your post or walking in a patrol. Overall, a very enjoyable part-time job!
ProsOccasionally free lunches, breaks, possibility of (double)overtime, health plans
ConsRisk of bodily harm (rare), backache, taxing on stamina, loud noises, exposed to weather
5.0
Security Officer | Indianapolis, IN | Jun 3, 2012
It's a fun job, but too many people complain when the know it's part-time seasonal
I've worked at csc for 2 years. To be fair here, Csc has orientation before every season starts. During that orientation they will tell you this job shouldn't be your primary means of income. They have a lot of retirees and people that have full-time primary employment. For everyone to complain about benefits excetra, there is no part-time employment, especially seasonal, that provide benefits and high rank of pay and so on. Management has been good to me here in indy. At some point, you need to observe and pay attention to what's going on around you. I have had some supervisors that didn't inform me properly on what needed to be done. But all in all I was smart enough to ask and keep looking for answers... Not afraid to make a decision with my best judgement. And yes, I have worked long hours standing, walking, sitting... In the sweltering heat, blistering cold... It cleary states on the application and asks are you able to do these things... Yes or no. To be honest, there are some that work very hard... A little more pay would be nice... BUT... They make it very clear, this job shouldn't be a means of primary employment.
Prosfun environment, get to travel, meet and see celebrities
Consnot a lot of pay, seasonal

Questions And Answers about Contemporary Services Corporation

How often do you get a raise at Contemporary Services Corporation?
Asked Mar 24, 2022
Every year
Answered Nov 15, 2022
Every 60 days
Answered Nov 1, 2022
What is the promotion process like at Contemporary Services Corporation?
Asked Jan 20, 2021
Simple
Answered Nov 25, 2022
Favoritism
Answered Nov 14, 2022
What is a typical day like for you at Contemporary Services Corporation?
Asked May 8, 2020
Very busy
Answered Nov 26, 2022
Standing post Observe and report
Answered Nov 18, 2022
What is the best part of working at Contemporary Services Corporation?
Asked Dec 6, 2019
The freedom to choices the day you want to work
Answered May 10, 2022
The people who worked there
Answered Apr 30, 2022
On average, how many hours do you work a day at Contemporary Services Corporation?
Asked Sep 26, 2016
It depends.. you think you are going to leave at 8 but a CSR will flip you a deal 5-10 minutes before your end time and your stuck doing order about 15 minutes after you leave. This company created a very toxic environment.
Answered Apr 25, 2019
8 or until the job is complete.
Answered Nov 30, 2018