Security Guard (Current Employee) – Victoria BC – 22 April 2014
Paladin covers your full security training including all fees except for fingerprinting. The work is relatively easy and they will work with you to provide the best hours for your needs.
Management is good overall, and the fact that you can work in both solo and group/public areas helps keep things different and ever-changing.
On the downside the security industry is based on who bids for a contract for the lowest amount of cost to the company needing us which seems to be put all the way down the line to the guards wages being the lowest of any security company in the province (making it even tougher to live since even at 40 hours per week living in BC is cheque to cheque at best.
Pros outweigh the cons overall which is why i will stay on with them unless i find something full time with much better pay.
easy job tailored to fit your life, uniform and all training provided by company
low pay, no benifits and not enough hours to live on
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Manitoba – 23 June 2017
I've been working at various sites with the company and some of them are awful some are quite nice. Company's management is irresponsible at times and doesn't seem to care much about guards, but it doesn't matter all that if you get a good site supervisor. Really flexible hours and scheduling, great for a part time work.
High Profile Security Officer (Current Employee) – Nova Scotia – 17 June 2017
This is a great job if you are looking for experience and a job to pay the bills, the contacts that the security company has are hospitals and NSLC. The shifts are 12 to 16 hours at length for hospital and 4 to 10 for NSLC shifts and also opportunity for special events such as port of wines and dragon boat festal being their main two .You have the opportunity to work with RCMP, Paramedics, Healthcare staff, Porters, ,Morgue workers, Kitchen staff, Mental Health, Mobile Crisis, Triage, Charge nurses, HRP, NSLC cashiers. Main goal of job is provide safety and security, access control, patient assists, verbal conflict resolution, and most of all Customer Service. No experience is needed to join company, no promotions are given to people with education, all employees treated as they don't know anything The security officer is paid the least amount the company can get away with which is a little more the minimum wage clients give company $25.00 for hospital security staff but company pays less because their contracted not union-ed. Many workers will ask pay but it is confidential as in any job, and workers believe security officers should be paid a reasonable rate for what security officers go through in a regular shift and hours put in. The Security officers you meet on any site are great, awesome people to work with. Management is hard to talk to in for them and the hiring process is done by one person, work is passed on to other officers who don’t get paid to do set extra task, and growth of the company comes down to who you know and connections you have with management. Schedulermore... will call you for shifts more than 5 times a day even if your answer was no the first time. Paladin security is low staffed so they will use occupational needs and move you to different sites as you have no say if they pay and give you the same hours you normally should of had unless you get put on a NSLC shift then they will take money away, because they don't care for employees they are just pawns to be handed off to clients. Management will lie to your face and tell you if your shift ends that you must stay until someone relieves you or you will be punished, which is incorrect if you tell them that labor board will be called they will pretend nothing was said. Company will put blame on officers whenever possible and write written warnings, for anything. Step on the wrong foot or find out something that could put management in jeopardy you will be put on the no hire list. There is no complaint system in the company, any issues are brought up to one person in management and are normally thrown out. Promotions are given by decisions of person not experience or commitment to company. Evaluations are not given and recorded, there is no performance reviews unless it’s for something bad, or for a person with connections to management, record all conversations and get acceptance of shifts, contracts in writing or by email and save it as management tend to lose, forget or take away shifts contacts or promotions, all training with paladin is paid by employee, training before hire is not paid, policy and procedures are changed regular to fit management needs, Uniform is to be picked up by guard even if you have no transportation and live outside the city, paychecks half the time will be incorrect and take weeks to get back to you, Vacation time is not told by management if your approved or not, but will pay 3 hours if you show up for shift and you’re supposed to be on vacation, . No paid Breaks. Overtime is never approved unless it’s the last option, do have the ability to ask for more money to come in a shift if they really need you but max they will pay out is $18.25 and possible $21.50 for special events. Vacation request need to be asked months before. No sick days. Benefits are given out to full time workers over 48 hours a week with expense of $13.40 each pay check paid by employee and only covered for 50% Medical, and Dentistry.less
great teams, lots of experience, great for resume, lots of hours, work with different departments, mental health experience, great resume builder, self ability to learn and become a better speaker and conflict manger
no breaks, management is for self, vacation need to be set out months before, No sick Days, minimum wage
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 12 June 2017
under paid for years I applied for full time positions several times to find that they where given to family members of the management staff that had just started with the company not a fan of these people at all
The management at Paladin security relies highly on favouritism when promoting from within. The communication from Management, to supervisors down to everyday workers is absolutely horrendous and it is a shame this company considers itself one of the top security company's in the industry. The screening process upon hiring is almost non-existent as they are always understaffed and will hire almost anyone to fill all their available positions.
Security Supervisor (Former Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 7 June 2017
every day was different and guaranteed to be busy i learned a lot in the way of professionalism Management was always willing to try to accommodate various scheduling problems and any errors that occurred the hardest part of the job which was in a hospital would be seeing the amount of people whom were in a bad way the most enjoyable part was knowing that I made a difference
long hours, on call alot, tiring shifts, short turn over
SECURITY GUARD (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 June 2017
it was good, could've have been better. the management had no idea what they were doing. If your looking for minimum wage job this job is chill. If your looking for security a pylon with a camera attached would be better.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 30 May 2017
Very little motivation. managers tried to find fault with employees so they could look good to the boss. I eventually had to get back monies from them through the Employment Standards as they were horrible at paying employees the correct amount for overtime ($4000!)
Mobile (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 25 May 2017
Terrible, even worse since they bought a Concord. Too many staff (especially in mobile), terrible management that don't communicate with staff, and too high expectations for the pay. High turnover rate for a reason.
Good coworkers who are in the same boat trying to get out
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 23 May 2017
I enjoyed working at Paladin. It was a great experience working with them, but it was difficult to find shifts some times that worked with my preferences. It was a great experience and I gained lots of skills, however, it was not really my desired field to work in.
Parking Attendant (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 8 May 2017
It is a good place to work. The management is pretty good most of the time. Keep to yourself though, gossip spreads likely wildfire. Make sure if you need a doctor note from injuries or being sick, that they refund you your money. Its in the contract.
SECURITY OFFICER (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 6 May 2017
Low wages for all the work. There is opportunity to advance if you work hard, but when starting out so low wages makes it hard to keep the job or give it the attention it needs because you need to work 2 jobs to keep up.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 May 2017
They did not seem to have things under control. Did not enjoy working for the company and would not suggest it to anyone else, as the experiences I had they did not seem to know what they were doing and everything was a mess.