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Great Company, but super low wages
Health Care Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC9 August 2017
Different hospital different managers. Some of them are very reasonable, and some of them are just bunch of idiots.

They train you well, but don't pay you what you deserve.
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Good workplace
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON3 August 2017
everyday is a new learning experience to work for paladin security. I've worked at many sites for Paladin and has never had any problems with the management.
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Poorly managed
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB2 August 2017
Seems all right at first and you may get lucky and end up with a good supervisor who is not out to get you fired.

If you get a full time schedule its all right as you know exactly when you'll be working, if you're a part-timer be prepared to get calls for last minute shifts.

They do offer benefits however they only kick in after 6 months of employment.
Pros
Benefits after 6 months
Cons
Poor management, long workdays, favorism
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Like any other Security Company
SECURITY OFFICER BRIDLEWOOD MALL (Current Employee) –  scarborough1 August 2017
A good company to work for and have good benefits with reasonable pay . Selection of job locations is important and they try to get suitable locations closer to their homes for employees who commute.
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Exploitation, No Support , No Security
Healhcare Security (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC29 July 2017
Paladin suffers from work culture chaos. They pay you 13 CAD/ Hour but takes sap out from your bones, specially in hospital security jobs.

There is no support system where you can talk about your issues or someone guides you, helps you in understanding the system.

If you are married, having a family - this is not a job for you- this is not a career. You can work her, get trained and then work somewhere which is easy on you.

Scheduling sucks....!
Pros
one of the best
Cons
not a career, not enough hours to handle your life.
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Hated working for them
Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB25 July 2017
Company was just developing during the years I was there for. Great people were often looked over and although they say they promote within, they don't really.
Pros
I got experience
Cons
The company as a whole .
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Would Not Recommend
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 July 2017
This company is completely selfish and they pay you crumps for 100% expectations on effort, and simply doing your job. They suck, there are worse. But they're not even close to top 5.
Pros
Promotion
Cons
Very selfish company
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Terrible company
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 July 2017
Long hours, not enough pay or compensation for the physical abuse from patients that I had to deal with every day, for 12 hours every shift for 5 shifts a week,
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It's good work
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Victoria, BC23 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.
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It was alright
Assistant Site Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC21 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.
Pros
Work is easy
Cons
Wide range of employee skill is frustrating
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Great stepping stone job for /RNC/RCMP/ CORRECTIONS
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Mount Pearl, NL20 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.
Pros
Good wage
Cons
Long hours
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Rollercoaster employer
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB20 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!
Pros
Good client
Cons
Low wage - long hours
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A good place to get your foot in the door
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Kamloops, BC20 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.
Pros
will pay for your best license
Cons
too much micromanaging especially statistics
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Guaranteed to never be laid off
Security Guard -multiple locations (Current Employee) –  Red Deer, AB20 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.
Pros
No shortage of work to be done.
Cons
No two sites are alike and some can be slow.
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Good workplace & people to work with
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Red, Deer Alberta18 July 2017
Good people to work with, good work place. Get to meet interesting people and work in different locations. Would recommend working at this employer.
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Great place to manage
Client Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 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.
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Work/Life Balance; Always on call
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sometimes
CUSTOMER SERVICE (Former Employee) –  Ottawa South, ON17 July 2017
I also was working as a Driver and also as a Bo-tie-Ambassador the bo-tie-ambassador wasn't a fun one in certain site of the hospital but I manage to have fun
Pros
none
Cons
none
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Client Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 July 2017
decent place to work was there for 4 years, only left do to better opportunities. id go back to paladin in a heart beat if given the chance. go paladin
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A security company with a lot of pride
Security Guard/Site Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON14 July 2017
Paladin has been very good. While most shifts are the typical 12 hour shift work there is opporunities to grow and have a flexible shift.

Managers try but the pressure of the industry can lead to difficult situations. Honestly the hardest part of the job is the hours.
Pros
paid breaks
Cons
Long hours
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Good company
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Ontario10 July 2017
Average security company salaries
Usual 12 hour shifts
Constant possibilities of career advancements
No delays on salary payments
Use of Force and NVCI training
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