Paragon Security Employee Reviews

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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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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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working for them for half a year
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON23 May 2017
still no benefits.......
way better opportunities with other companies.....
still no full time position ...
no day shifts....
give out 4 hour shifts....
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Not the best but not the worst
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON22 May 2017
Promised more than they could deliver and management isn't very professional. They sent me to complete 3 days worth of training in Toronto for no pay and had to find and fund my own transportation which got VERY expensive. Had to pay for uniform, once on the job, the pay absolutely sucked and they expect you to be flexible and dedicated to their company only. Scheduling was a pain, they said they would work around my work/life but couldn't manage. If you're willing to look past the flaws, it's not bad.
Pros
Easy to contact.
Cons
Demanding
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Satisfactory
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 May 2017
I wouldn't recommend anyone in my personal life to work for Paragon. They are a good company, very strict with certain rules. The site I worked at was very demanding and a lot of hierarchy happens behind closed doors
Cons
Long Hours
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Awesome place to work for
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON15 May 2017
Hours are very flexible and it has a great work environment.

The team that you get to work with make everyday exciting and everyone is more than willing to teach each other. Supervisors are very good at communicating with staff and working with you to get the hours you want.

Overall I would HIGHLY recommend this company.
Pros
Friendly supervisors, flexible hours
Cons
Boring periods (expected with a security job)
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Horrible People to work with
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON12 May 2017
The job itself was very rewarding however the people I worked with were horrible especially the supervisor! There was way too much DRAMA on the team! The supervisor took advantage of one of his employees, hired her based on her looks and when he was finished with her, he had her fired because he didn't want to face the fact that he was using her while he was waiting to marry someone. A supervisor did this... and he got away with it. Oh how I wish you knew what's happened in that office you sit in.. and to the women who work here in the future, be very cautious as I wouldn't want you to be a victim either.

I'd also like to point out that these guards stay in the office watching Netflix on their phone while "monitoring CCTV", they play games on the computer, they sit around talking instead of doing their job they are being paid to do... very unprofessional. This sets a bad example to new guards and then they wonder why they can't complete their probabtion properly...

When I started working for Paragon, I was very proud of myself and had so much respect for the company... and this experience changed it all.
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Part time
Security Gaurd (Former Employee) –  Various job locations6 May 2017
Will often give you shifts on the days you specifically say you can not work. Will not specify your kind of work until last minute. Coworkers are amazing
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