Paladin Security Employee Reviews

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Poor management with no support
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Truro, NS25 March 2017
I worked in a hospital setting with this company. The hours were long, often working 16 hour shifts. The pay was awful, 11.50 an hour to be attacked, spit on, bit, and often needing to engage in going hands on with violent patients. Also there was constant issues with security and other hospital staff with security being asked to carry out tasks which were not part of the contractual duties. Head office offered no support when dealing with such issues which caused a hostile feeling working environment with other hospital staff. If you needed to speak to someone in head office for anything it was nearly impossible.
And if you quit before your 6 month time period there is a 500 uniform fee which they will take from your paycheck. I left in March of last year and still have not received necessary paper work from this company. You are very much on your own when you work for Paladin. The only good thing that came out of my time there was meeting the other security officers that I worked with. They will become your lifeline while you work there, and you will learn the importance of trusting your co-workers.
Pros
security that you work with are great.
Cons
Literally everything else job related
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Long Shifts
Hospital Security Guard (Current Employee) –  St. Catharines, ON18 March 2017
Long shifts
Little pay
Poor Upper Management and no real communication
Terrific co workers
Good experience
Excellent Training options
Offers full time part time and Casual hours fro many locations
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Terrible management, low pay rate
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NS13 March 2017
i can only speak for the Halifax branch as i have only ever worked at this one and i personally think monkeys could run it better. The management does not care about their employees and make lots of promises that are not kept, the take advantage of new people and put them in extremely uncomfortable situations and doesn't both to even check to make sure everything is okay. Annual raises are promised and when the time comes for the raise and evaluation employees are told "The company cant afford to give their staff raises" .... This place is a joke and then they wonder why people do not take their jobs seriously
Pros
4 days off
Cons
long hours, poor pay, terrible management.
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Encouraged learning of the specifics of security
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB10 March 2017
I see this company encouraging growth both in its management and in its employees. It will continue to improve its services as it seeks feedback from employees and clients.
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Organized, professional, flexible
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC9 March 2017
The company is generally good. At times shifts are called off in the middle of work hours without compensation. Most of the on call staff gets shifts in Vancouver and travelling early morning on weekends is not possible because of unavailability of transit.
Pros
Flexible, organized, caring
Cons
Long distance shifts with no travel, food or parking coverage
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I worked there at the museum, OK for temporary job
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC8 March 2017
guard the BC Museum at different times night/days was very interesting job, I had a chance to get familiar with the guts of this place as well as the archives.
the job was good
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Not recommended.
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS8 March 2017
Management WILL pick and choose favourites, and ostracize the rest. Hours are reasonable, however unfavourable as I often was required to stay up to 16 hours a shift multiple times a month.
Pros
Healthcare Environment
Cons
Management faults, inequality for workers
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Never a dull moment.
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON7 March 2017
Paladin is known on resumes and highly looked at for specific career moves in and around the field. e.g policing and corrections are a huge move for a lot of employees.
On the other hand the staff are extremely under paid for the work environment they are expected to deal with on a daily. Also overwhelmingly understaffed and remainder of the staff are over worked to cover for lack of.
Pros
Great learning curve for corrections or policing
Cons
rate of pay/benefits and work hazards
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The best company I've had a pleasure to work for
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS1 March 2017
*Halifax, NS Branch*

I can honestly say that this is one of the best companies I have had the pleasure to work for. Upper management truly cares about their staff. The upper management listens, and will help when they can. However, some field management/supervisors are quick to pull out their written warnings and report you, without your side of the story.

The company offers quite a lot of benefits for their employees. The only reason for the 3* for the Salary/Benefits is due to the low amount of raises handed out to employees. Whether it's been a year, or multiple years, it seems like they don't want to have to pay more out to their employees.
Pros
Management, Benefits, Atmosphere, Co-Workers
Cons
Pay
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Mature and Reliable
Security Sites Supervisor for ATCO (Former Employee) –  Calgary AB28 February 2017
A good mature,steady, reliable, long time supervisor/management employee fit for a Security company going forward. Ran(7 years) the whole southern operation for ATCO Frontec Security before it was sold to Paladin which I stayed for another 7 years.
Pros
putting in a productive/good days work
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not great to work for
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS28 February 2017
this company was ridiculous they pay min wage basically for you to get punched kicked spit grabbed bite and so on for 11 to 12 bucks an hour. also do not ask for good reference because the don't believe in that. I worked little over a year for them an they don't appreciate anything . not worth the time or money investing in this company.
Pros
nothing
Cons
lucky to get a break, expect to get assulted by clients and verbally assulted by managment
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Terrible work environment and a high turnover rate.
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC26 February 2017
See above. No one stays here long, the pay is terrible for the duties you have to deal with especially in healthcare. You always have to watch your back with people on site level and higher ups because they will try to stab you in the back.
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Excellent
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB23 February 2017
great job for advancement great people different enviorment everyday very challengeing great advacment in this enviroment
Pros
excellent
Cons
none
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Good place to work
Security Agent (Current Employee) –  Kelowna, BC22 February 2017
I enjoy working the 3 or 4 12 hour shifts and then having 3 or 4 days off each week. the people are good to work with but there is not much room for advancement.
Pros
work alone
Cons
no back up for difficult situations
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Very disorganized
Mobile Zone Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 February 2017
Terrible company to work for. You always work past your hourse due to the fact they do not have enough man power to cover shifts.
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Productive work environment
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Niagara Falls, ON15 February 2017
High Demanding job with low income wages, very active environment, 12 Hour shifts, Always alert use of sense, at times stressful Physically demanding most of the time.
Pros
got to meet a lot of people
Cons
Low wages
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Didnt Enjoy anything
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 February 2017
Conduct patrols around the site. Have to write in my notebook frequently. Always sign in and out of work through the phone.
Pros
no pros
Cons
barely any shifts
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They hire everyone and employ no one
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB5 February 2017
Hire everyone that walks in the door and then you sit and wait for work. Unsafe work conditions alot of the time and major harassment from male Co workers when you finally get hours.
Pros
Not physically demanding
Cons
No scheduled hours
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it's a good company
Operations - Senior Operator (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC1 February 2017
It is a good company to work at. They give lots of hours. They are accommodating students and lots of vacation time. Managers are nice people and the HR department cares a lot.
Pros
lots of OT
Cons
lots of OT
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Job was sometimes fun and the management at times were good.
Secuity professional (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 February 2017
A typical day at work involved doing regular patrols to make sure the site was safe and secure or driving to different sites doing the same thing.
I learned how to be observant and be in constant communication with my colleagues and debriefing them on important information before starting their shifts.
Pros
Job was flexible
Cons
Management wasn't always good
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3.3
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