Security Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 November 2017
I worked for this company for nearly 2 years. Currently a college student.
Pros: - Very flexible company. I was a floater (someone who picks up random shifts) my entire time with the company. There was a period where I didn't work for 4 months (no contact with the company either). I called them one day for a shift and it was as if nothing happened. I guess it's because they're so big that they don't recognize you. They (almost) always have shifts that need to be filled. - Never messed up my paycheque. The process for being paid is very simple, unlike other security companies, who often do mess up your pay. - Supervisors almost never came around. This made the job much more enjoyable. I can count on one finger the amount of times they came by. And all of those sites were high profile sites. Anything not high profile they almost certainly won't come around.
Cons: - The most well known sites aren't very good. At those sites you either have to stand the entire time or literally just sit there. The company does have good sites but you have to ask around. This is why I recommend making friends with a scheduler. Trust me, they'll help you out if you're willing to help them. - The pay is not good. Unless you're a full time employee, the pay is almost minimum wage or a little above it. - Schedulers can be very hard to reach. Some of them will flat out ignore your calls if they don't like you. My favourite scheduler also trained new employees, so sometimes he wasn't in the office that day, and I either had to call the next day or deal with the other schedulers.
If you'remore... looking for causal work, then I would recommend this company. If you're looking for a career in security, this might be a start but the chances of advancement are slim.less
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Sudbury, ON – 12 January 2017
Love everything to do with this company. I have worked for hospitals, Mayors, police, and with a lot of people. A lot of shifts when I worked. There was day shifts and night shifts. Patrols were great and the desk jobs as well. I don't have any negative words to say about the company
Security Guard/Concierge (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 December 2016
No work life balance your just a number my way or the highway kind of company. Uniforms are terrible someone else has worn it and you have to pay for it ,lousy shifts .Like every other low paying job they expect the best but aren't willing to be flexible on anything.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 22 December 2016
Hours are not good or stable and they give you a hard time taking time off even when you have legitimate emergency reasons. Pay rate is awful, barely livable wages. Definitely would not recommend people to come here.
Retail Security Guard (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 December 2016
Typical days at work are slow depending on the site and time of year, mall locations are obviously busier in summer months and around holidays. Learned nothing. Management is nearly impossible to get in contact with if there is an issue. When there is an opening for a site closer to home they wont give it to you. If you commute by public transportation do NOT work for this company.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 December 2016
One of the Best jobs I've ever had and worked with people from all over the world. Very rewarding job. Miss working up North and if I had the opportunity to work with this Company again I would with no hesitation.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 December 2016
I am a new immigrant and for me not much is available in the market. Security is a good start. I am thankful to the organization for their confidence in me. Learn lot of things, help to build my Canadian experience.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 December 2016
This is probably the worst security company to work for, they have real pride treating their employees like slaves, and management has no clue what they are doing. Do not work for this company they will leave you in pain.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – London, ON – 17 November 2016
Daily work is somewhat repetitive Good job to do Not much room for advancement Majority of employees start as part time Full time is one of the only few advancements Being pulled up to a supervisor position is rare Good co-workers Good work environment Most of management is great to deal with