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Energetic.
Security Guard (Former Employee), Fort St John, BCApril 12, 2014
Pros: flexible job environment
Cons: rough time when work outside
Totally an energetic one. they try to keep details in each every things. Could able to understand about the security/guard culture. And even though that was a temporary one monetary benefit was high.
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Fun
Security Guard (Current Employee), Toronto, ONApril 7, 2014
Worked alongside management and security contractors during procedural and physical security reformations, Monitored fire alarm panels and DVR’s
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Security Agent (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABDecember 5, 2013
The reason I wish to leave, is because of the lack of organization.
I worked 5 twelve hour shifts in a show with two days off. Within those two days I was off, Garda called at 1am, and 3am about shift changes.
I had to wait 3 months before I could get two shirts to call my own, I have yet to get a stab proof vest.

Gloves, a duty belt, and boots were – more... not provided, I had to use my own.
No pays have been consistent to date. I have been short of hours paid.

I did work with good people on site, and I was glad to put my skills to work. – less
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Lots of places to work
Security Officer (Former Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 12, 2013
Pros: easy to go to a new locations
Cons: some bosses were bigoted
Many places to work as well as different locations. Nights were hard since it was very quiet. Enjoyed making different routes during patrols.
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A security job
Security Guard (Current Employee), North York, ONJuly 3, 2013
Pros: neat and clean job
Cons: long hours
I am actually posted at TJX Canada from Garda. Therefore I know more about TJX Canada than Garda
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Challenging and rewarding work environment
Detention Agent (Current Employee), Montréal, QCJune 11, 2013
Pros: diversity of tasks performed daily and pride in helping people
Cons: last minute schedule changes, not being able to plan home life
Every day is different and you need to be awake and aware at all times.
I honed my skills of thinking on my feet and problem solving.
Management is opened to staff input and comments.
My co-workers are as culturally diverse as the clients we serve.
Hardest part of the job is the scattered hours.
Most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that you get – more... to help people solve their challenges. – less
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GOOD AND EXCELLENT WORKER
SECURITY GUARD (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONMay 28, 2013
Pros: break for lunch
Cons: not enough hours and minimum wage
I WAS ASSISTANT-MANAGER AT 7-ELEVEN FOR ELEVEN YEARS IN OTTAWA,ONTARIO FROM DEC.1998 TO DEC.2009.
THE REASON I LEFT WAS THE 7-ELEVEN COMPANY MOVED
OUT FROM OTTAWA THEN IN OCT.2011 I JOINED GARDA SECURITY COMPANY.NOW I HAVE MOVED TO EDMONTON
FOR OPPORTUNITY.I HAVE ALBERTA SECURITY LICENSE.
EVERYDAY WAS FUN TO WORK AS SECURITY,LEARNED THE
LAWS,GOOD MANAGEMENT,CO-WORKERS – more... SOME WERE NICE,
WHEN AFTER 12 HOURS YOUR RELIEVE DOES NOT SHOWS UP,WHEN I TRAINED A NEW EMPLOYEE. – less
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Gardien de sécurité (Former Employee), Sherbrooke, QCApril 17, 2013
Pros: different contract
Cons: long hours, night, variable schedule
Pretty neat job as security guard, low risk
however management was poor
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a typical day at work
Central Services/Security Dispatch Officer (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABMarch 18, 2013
Pros: co-workers where nice to work with
Cons: wage could have been better
Working with Garda was all right but I did not find that the pay was good for what I was doing
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great environment at airport
Screening Officer (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONMarch 3, 2013
Pros: many shifts to choose
Cons: unruly passengers/clients
Great people and staff.
managing team is always have your back pushing you to work harder
nice atmosphere
open space
flexible shifts
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Enjoyable experience with great passenger interaction
Screening Officer (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MBFebruary 25, 2013
Pros: paid breaks
Cons: early hours
A typical day at work would consist of screening passengers and their belongings. I have learnt many valuable skills such as excellent customer service and extreme attention to detail. I enjoy my job however the management team is quite weak. I enjoy the interaction with my co-workers as what we do is a team effort. The hardest part of my is working – more... very early hours of the day and still being completley aware of the surroundings. With Security you must be vigilant at all times. The most enjoyable aspect of my job is meeting a wide variety people on a daily basis. You never know who you will run into. – less
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Fun workplace with great people
Armed Guard Team Leader (Current Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 10, 2013
Pros: great salary
Cons: long hours
Co-workers are really nice and management is very helpful. The most enjoyable part of the job is traveling and meeting new people. It is not a regular 9 to 5 job; you have a specific start time but due to many factors such as traffic and weather condition you never know what time you will finish.
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Big company.
Pre-board Screening Officer Level 3 (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABJanuary 25, 2013
Again, it's a security company contracted by CATSA for pre board screeing in an airport. It should not be contracted out because it is again about customer service and security has little to do with the job.
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screening officer
Screening Officer (Current Employee), calgaryJanuary 12, 2013
Pros: benefits, lots of ot you can sign up for
Cons: lots of rude older women on the am shift....watch out!!!
Good benefits, management could be worse, the pay is ok I wish it was better, everything is seniority based ex. Shift bids...vac bids...the hours are horrible and there are a lot of rotten apples who are still employed because of the union.
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friendly enviornment
Dispatch/Control Operator (Former Employee), Toronto ONDecember 11, 2012
Pros: spoke to different people on a daily basis
Cons: rotational 12 hour shifts.
The workplace was sufficent for the job required. The work envoirnment was friendly.
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Professional
Security Supervisor (Current Employee), Peterborough, ONOctober 14, 2012
Pros: independence - team work
Cons: headquarters and supplies - 2 hours away
Unionized. Great starting pay for this line of work. Lots of overtime.
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GOOD START
SECURITY GUARD (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, ABOctober 10, 2012
Pros: free accom.
Cons: cheap
Good company to start at the oil sands. They dont pay much but good job securement if u want to work a long time
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Very Leanient with time off for many reasons
Security Officer (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABOctober 10, 2012
Pros: very friendly crews at my site
Cons: we do about 6 different jobs on a daily basis.
Standard security procedures, pleasant working environment with several crews. Shift work is rough on some days, but overall bearable.
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Interesting place to work at; meet new people
Team Leader Screening Officer/ Supervisor (Current Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 27, 2012
• Trained and mentored fellow screening officers
• Assisted emergency personnel (police, bomb squad, paramedics) with incidents that resulted in aviation threats
• Collected data and completed operational shift log reports
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it is a ghetto industry which pays its people poorly to maxamize profi
Security Officer (Former Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 27, 2012
8 - 12 shifts, learned little other than uses skills I trained for, management is typical of a ghetto industry.My co workers are fine but than I work alone, as we all do..boredom is the hardship and sleep deprivation. There is no enjoyable part when dealing with the lower rungs of the food chain

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