Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 14 May 2016
I love to stay up to date with my surroundings. I have learned to remain calm when dealing with emergency situations with the help of our superiors and my fellow colleagues. It is most enjoyable in achieving serving the clients with the utmost respect and complete discretion and utmost, serving them with an awesome smile. Each day is different; we could be dealing with alarms, or injured person to a person in distress on the telephone. Training new incoming employee for a post and writing incident reports. Respecting the work ethics and the chain of command.
Night Section Supervisor (Chief Warrant Officer) (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 31 August 2015
I really enjoy being a Commissionaire! I have been fortunate enough to have been promoted 5 times in the last 6 years. I have received excellent training and on-the-job instructions from really reliable and greatly experienced individuals. Where I am currently working is almost a family feeling where one guard will help another.
There is always room for advancement. There is also a lot of flexibility in the hours that you work as well. I know many students from various colleges and universities that really appreciate the flexibility in the hours that they work.
Security Guard/Escort/Switchboard Operator (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 5 May 2013
Customer service skills important. Flexible when time off is required for personal administration. Very diverse in personalities from all co-workers in seen. You are often able to work on your own and have times to know the clients on a more personal basis.
working with others not capable of job requirements
It's an OK in-between job, or a job for students or old men. There are few to no opportunities for advancement, and job security is practically nil.
Security (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 27 March 2013
A typical day at work is thus: Sit in front of three computer monitors that cycle through CCTV security camera feed. Make sure no one enters the building without express permission of the employer. Foot patrols every couple of hours or so. Minimal interaction with the clientele. Lots of opportunity for reading.
I learned that security is not a career, but a job.
Management has been shaky, but corrections have been made and people replaced, and now it's tip-top. The operation at my job-site is now extremely efficient, which is a relief and a welcome change.
There really is no "hard part" to this job, provided you have the most basic people skills and can stay awake for 8 hours with little to do.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the people I work with on my shift. They're great guys, and the employees in the building are generally very friendly and personable. There have been a few challenges, but that was mostly because the employees had come to expect difficulties from the guards; when they found that the new management and guard (me) were willing to actually help them, those difficulties were smoothed over immediately.
lots of opportunity to get caught up on my reading.
too much time to get caught up on my reading, no opportunity for advancement, not the best pay in the world.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 8 November 2012
I enjoy working with the commissionaires, but I want a career now and to have all the things I would like in life I can't work for a job that pays this low. Though it pays better then other security jobs. I am ready to start a career and not just work a job that helps me get by.
friendly employees, hard working, good training, some possible future opportunities
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 12 June 2012
The mission of Commissionaires Ottawa is to provide security services that exceed our clients' expectations by deploying the very best disciplined, experienced and trained security professionals. Duties involve patrols, access control, first aid services, creating shift reports and incident reports.
Additional duties involves dealing with clients on a daily basis, working as a receptionist, keeping office order, answering phone calls throughout the day, setting up meetings, fluent use of Exel and Outlook, data entry and displaying professional and excellent customer service.