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coordinator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 October 2017
Amazing place to wok, nice staff and I personally learned a lot working here. hardest part of the job was to be able finish tasks on time as their were strict deadlines. most enjoyble part would be working at different locations
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Excellent working environment.
Concierge/Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 October 2017
Paragon security is a highly professional security company that gives it employees a wonderful workplace experience. Also, opportunities to grow along with the job and learning experience.
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Great Learning Experience
Security Guard Operative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 September 2017
What I love about working as a security guard in a condominium is that I am constantly conversing with the residents and faces everyday. I enjoy getting to know the people and they are the ones that makes this work environment comfortable. I'm constantly learning how to talk and handle various types of people, which I believe to be very important when your working as a guard. This workplace is very team oriented, I am not just working with guards but also the cleaning staff, management office, and even sometimes the police on certain situations. The hardest part about the job is dealing with emergency situations, such as a flood or a fire. The reason being is that you have to focus on keeping residents calm but also at the same time focus on the emergency at the same time. These situations were very stressful but of the amount of multitasking that had to be done, but it is in these stressful experiences that helped me learn the most.
Pros
The experience working in a condo and the people you meet
Cons
unfair pay wage
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productive but low salary
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 September 2017
its a good place to start your career in security. A challenging job and advancement in security career. The good thing in Paragon is, if you take your five day security course in their academy, they will hire you on the spot.
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Asset Protection Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 August 2017
Great company I have worked for at the time, the best environment, exciting projects, nice people, very diverse culture, unbelievably diverse and good pay.
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Bad work culture thanks to Schedulers
Security Site Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON20 August 2017
Schedulers are really bad. Schedulers make it a priority to make your life real bad, they never help you at all and treat you like garbage. Have absolutely no manners on how to speak to staff.
Client service managers are similar.
The client pays company $23/hr and they pay the security staff $12/hr. And you do all the work, talk about being unfair!!!
Pros
you have a job
Cons
low pay, rude schedulers and unfair Management
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Average
Liberty Village Condominium Concierge (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 August 2017
Your typical duties of a concierge is to offer exceptional customer service even though you think it is a security job. Well it's not. You provide customer service to residents of building, to the management team and your employer as well as the superintendent and other contractors coming on site.
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Worst Schedulers and Management
Concierge/Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 August 2017
This is the worst company you will get ever to work in GTA, Mississauga or elsewhere in Canada. Paragon treat their employee as Numbers and many times they will not give you hour's or they will keep you for roaming concierge.

They will pressure to work and may not get off time in long run.
Cons
Paragon Security treat their employee with pressure and disrespect
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Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON14 August 2017
My experience with Paragon has been a positive one.
The management have been supportive of the staff and there is room for improvement and professional growth.
Pros
Free coffee and cookies in all the offices and meetings
Cons
long hours and low wages
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Avoid at all cost
Dispatcher at Vaughan Mills mall (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON24 July 2017
Hires racist managers. The people working the office treat you like a number and not a person. My first day on the job, i had no training and was instructed to work at 1 man site with no memo book. When I asked them to work at a specific place the would give me the run around and avoid me.
Pros
N/a
Cons
Low pay, lack of training, little training is not paid, will fire you first chance they get
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Not a bad starter job, better than fast food.
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 July 2017
If you seek part time employment, expect random hours, expect to travel to various worksites around the GTA. most of your duties will include sitting on a chair watching a door, standing in front of a door, or opening doors. Alot of contractor escorts, you might even get to sit inside of an elevator for 8 hours.

Full timers have to walk around more and write notes frequently, be intimately familiar with keysets and cards. Sometimes you may have to do some actual security stuff. Be prepared to work nights for a couple of months.

All this being said, the company isnt all too bad to work for at least in my experience. Most of the time you are being paid to stay awake and sit down, or walk around.
Pros
schedule flexibility for part timers.
Cons
hours, pay
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A place to to work out of necessity
Security Concierge (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 July 2017
It is a poor company with poor management style, no chance of advancement anytime in your years to come, poor pay, benefits or any advantages. Only work here if you cant get anywhere because they sure will take you.
Pros
Nothing!
Cons
Everything!
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Waste of time
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 July 2017
Their adds promise so much, but even if you have education and experience in security and law enforcement. They will offer you a low pay job, which contradicts their false adds. Plus they are always hiring must be because no one wants to be there.
Pros
None
Cons
False adds
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Good Sites
COURT HOUSE SECURITY OFFICER (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON11 July 2017
If you have some experience in the field, Paragon has some great sites to offer. Obviously it can also be a place to gain more experience. Great place to work if you are looking to become a police officer.
Pros
Stepping Stone
Cons
pay rates
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Growing Fast
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Mississauga or Brampton11 July 2017
Company is growing slowly. It has different sites such as commercial and condominiums. Staff is professional. It has two offices one in east and the other in west.
Pros
Paid Lunch
Cons
Limited Hours
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good place to work
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 July 2017
some time is very busy.learn lots of new things. I learn the different system of computer use. Enjoy meeting different people.the hard part of work winter time patrolling the parking lot.
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regukar day at work
Site Assistant Supervisor (Former Employee) –  downtown toronto10 July 2017
overall was fun working with company and group but the point is all others need to understand that security guard at residential and basically other places are just following rules that confirmed and transfer from management and security desk just enforce them not create them so please be more understanding the situation and do not give hard time to them. if see the person in security uniform it does not mean they have no education or from poorness starting this job. there is lots of educated security guards that have no choices other than do this job.
Pros
fun, teamwork and professional
Cons
deal with angry customers(or residents) who think you are only there to give them hard time
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Not a bad company compared to other BS security service provider
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON28 June 2017
Overall Paragon is not a bad entity to work for you how to sharpen your survival skill. But the weakies and the young smart ones don't
stay long they disappear once opportunities arises.
Pros
Management staff are helpful. Olga, the lady in charge of uniforms is a great help.
Cons
Cronies circles.
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Fun workplace
Guard (Former Employee) –  75 east Liberty13 June 2017
Fun workplace I was concierge the residents were wonderful people but the management was disaster there is no money in security its waste of time and sometimes it can be risky so it's not worth it there is lots of other opportunities out there
Pros
None
Cons
Waste of precious time
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Drama company
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Never a fixed one28 May 2017
They say they have a lot of work but never got full time
Only care about is the price for their uniform
Make a lot of drama , about the job and the company but in fact it's fake
Some times I get 3 or 4 hours shift only , this company is for certain people who get all the benefits but others are to do the shot part for them
Also you end up working for about 7.5 an hour , as they deduct money for uniform , union , taxes , not a promising thing
It's good as a start to make your way to other better companies
Some people there are real a** ***** !!
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Short hours
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