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 (Former Employee) – GTA, ON – 28 April 2017
Paladin is a holding pen for security agency prospects. The work is very dangerous for very little pay, but the teams can be great to work with. Management is very client focused and will likely sideline your jobs as punishment leaving you with unstable work hours.
Good Work Crew
Dangerous, Long Hours, Bad Pay, Unsympathetic Management
Security Guard At Greater Niagara General Hospital (Current Employee) – Niagara Falls, ON – 27 April 2017
Colleaques are great. We back each other up. Long Hours, upgraded skills through online courses at Paladin Security. Work days 12 hr shifts 2 weeks of days and two weeks of nights. Every other weekend off. Work in hospital enviroment where we can have different situations we can deal with.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Kelowna BC – 14 April 2017
Paladin Security is one of the worst companies I have ever worked for, management is micro managing everything even what you wear under you uniform and they threaten their employees constantly with write ups.
Healthcare Security Officer (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 12 April 2017
The St. John's office is 98% more concerned with how the profit margins are than how their employees are treated by the client and client staff. Half of the security staff hired had no previous experience in security let alone health care security
90% Medical benefit coverage
Lack of leadership, absolutely no employee support at all
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 7 April 2017
Although this is my current job I am personally feeling under utilized. I will not knack the company for receiving numerous training opportunities such as first aid certificates. I am currently working the graveyard shift from 11pm-7am where I feel underutilized, especially with my knowledge and experience of dealing with clients.
SENIOR SECURITY OF SITE (Current Employee) – Windsor, ON – 5 April 2017
considering you need a college diploma I get paid very little. I do all the work at my site and I make no more than a person who has their ninety days in....interesting....no incentive to do a good job.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 April 2017
Paladin Security is ridiculous. The management at Paladin (Edmonton Branch) is far worst then anywhere I've worked in my life. I have witnessed employees gossiped about, made fun off and rated by management personally. They seem great at first but all goes down hill fast! Ask anyone who has worked there for a lengthy time.
***If you are looking at this company like many others are for policing experience, look elsewhere.(Trust me, exemption of City Centre Mall)***
Not many... if you end up here look for a new job ASAP!
Horribly run branch in Edmonton. Stay away. Far away.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 29 March 2017
The first time i applied on this Concord Security and now it's Paladin security,because they already take over the Concord now.The people around me or my co-employee and they are nice co-worker and even my Supervisor too,they are helping each other.
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.
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
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 9 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.
Flexible, organized, caring
Long distance shifts with no travel, food or parking coverage