Security Officer (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 13 April 2014
I worked for Paladin for a year and 4 months. I quit yesterday. I had them as a part time weekend job. I Was asked by my other job to work a day I normally work for Paladin. Now with this stupid company Paladin, seeing I used to work weekend nights. It was hard to take off. So it got to the point I asked my Co worker, the one who relieves me to work a different time than normal. He agreed. 2 hours before he was to come in he told me he wouldn't be coming in any longer. Then I had to get mobile to come in. Took 2 hours waiting. I pretended I was sick. When I left, the mobile went into the work computer and pulled my history and my conversations on Facebook. And the used them to argue that I have pretended to be sick. Yes that is true but they invaded my privacy. Tomorrow is Monday. I will be calling the labor board about this issue. I don't care about the job Cuz it was the worse pay ever. STAY AWAY FROM PALADIN.
They don't care about you. I had no life working for them. I worked 1 year straight and when I was eligible for vacation I was only allowed 4 days. I called in sick instead. I'm telling you stay away.
I quit, I quit, I quit, got to yell at management
Everything, pay is terrible, Co workers try to get you fired, managers don't care, They don't give you stuff when you need it. Can't take a day off.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 20 August 2017
Notices their employees more and takes steps to show that. Access to more advancement in other positions through the company. The hardest part of my job is keeping the patience for people that lose their vehicles in the parking lot. Since this happens every day. The most enjoyable part of the job is riding my bicycle outside and in the parking lot. I learned to be consistent through this job. And to always be professional towards patrons, and also during evictions, but at the same time making my point clear to the individual I am evicting.
Noticed by the company more and sometimes bonues
We handle a lot more outside our scope of practice sometimes
SECURITY OFFICER (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 14 August 2017
A typical day is to report 15 minutes before your time as your post requires a bit of a walk. Patient watch requires patience and keen eye for detail plus a caring attitude as most patients are in pain both physically and mentally. The need to record in details on the activity log sheet the activities of the patient can assist /give the nurse in-charge a different set of eyes in looking at the patient. Access control and asset protection are two activities that needed much attention as you are dealing with environment and members of the community. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you meet a lot of interesting people.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 23 July 2017
I only work at the RBCM. This work is enjoyable and rewarding. I get to work with interesting colleges and meet interesting people every day. I get to see many parts of the museum that the public never see. Every now and then I have to deal with problem people but that is part of the job.
Assistant Site Supervisor (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 21 July 2017
Good entry level, OK if you want to work your way up to being responsible for a seriously sub-par work force in terms of skill. Uniforms are basically garbage and the benefits for a most part are a joke. Pay is terrible.
Great stepping stone job for /RNC/RCMP/ CORRECTIONS
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Mount Pearl, NL – 20 July 2017
The hours are long yes that is to be expected In a hospital security job. But the management there is great the stuff you learn can carry on to other jobs. The pay is good as well ,the people and staff there are welcomeing.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 July 2017
Work there for sometime. Good experience but wage very low. Good manager when there was one. Staff at main office give run around to me and colleagues.no answers!! always call 2am or 3am for shifts and dont take no for answer! Lots of open shifts but hard for them to pay ot. Will pay ot at lower wage instead of higher. Never see my manager anymore. Work constriction site and client is nice to us but some site not the case! Job not difficult but must be done to best of ability to keep client happy. No client - no site - no job! Very hard to take time off if sick - no staff to work for you!
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 20 July 2017
A typical day involves doing a lot of logging onto different programs and doing a lot of paper work. Paladin has many many contracts and the type of work you do depend which contract you end up on. Management requires you to keep statisics about the exact time spent doing various tasks so they try to micromanage everything. The culture varies widely depending on who you are working with. The hardest part of the job is keeping up with the paperwork. The Most enjoyable part of is pay day.
Security Guard -multiple locations (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 20 July 2017
The field of Security is one where unemployment rates won't follow you, so you are always guaranteed to have a job even when the market goes down. It also helps develop your ability to work independently or as part of a team. The job though is still not without its challenges; many will claim that it's easy work, but those who work the field for long enough will find it's not as easy as it seems.
Client Service Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 July 2017
I spent nearly 3 years as a Client Service Manager with the Edmonton branch. I had the opportunity to work for and along side a lot of excellent security professionals. From the CEO to the VP to the Director there was no shortage of security expertise.
What seperates Paladin from other security companies is the level of customer service provided. This was sometimes a down side as it did interfere with the work/life balance. Clients and staff alike knew they could reach you whenever they wanted even if it was relatively minor. Had the opportunity to manage an variety of excellent security professionals.
The company truly cared about the well-being of staff and exemplifies being one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. Even though head office was in Burnaby there was never difficulty in corporate expectations being disseminated throughout the company.
The company has one of the most extensive OH&S programs that is national and truly cares about their staff working safely and being safe at work. Had the pleasure to work with a wonderful variety of clients all who had unique needs. Wages were in line with industry standards. The company also valued hard work and promotion from within.