Security Guard (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 27 March 2017
Management is very disorganized and lacks constant communication with their employees. Management is also often rude especially when they call you last minute hoping you'll pick up a shift. Lack the ability to provide some sort of set schedule or rotational schedule to make the life and work balance better and easier. Salary is a good place to start however won't be enough for a career. Get to deal with a large diversity of different people daily on the job and helps expand knowledge with the public.
Desk Guard / Concierge (Former Employee) – Downtown Toronto – 25 April 2017
Like many jobs, who you are working with is much more important than where you are working or what you are doing. Many of your duties can be mundane and monotonous, but good teammates can make you day.
Former Security Officer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 April 2017
What can I say? Your treated like gold and told the world when hired. However your treated like a number and nothing more with Paragon. The training is decent, however the Management is brutal. Very low standards and professionalism is shown when dealing with issues.
Whatever the issue is they will do what is convenient for them. If you need a job its ok, however be aware of empty promises. I would advise any one looking to advance themselves professionally to look elsewhere. Low pay for an company that calls themselves professionals.
If high turnover rate, low pay, low moral on sites are what you seek, then Paragon is your company.
Lack of advancement, low pay, quality of life outside of work
Consierge (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 8 March 2017
I worked for this ridiculous rip off company as a consierge at a residential condo.
The training was a joke, they teach you to follow "the post orders" and when you do the correct thing the site ppl get rid of you, although you are doing what you are supposed to do. They send you to another site.
The residents are miserable people hard to please, not to mention if there is a fire alarm and you trying to do what you have been train for and to put up with all the nonsense !
Just so you all will and should know the pay is a big joke, minimum wage to work for this company
I would give it 0 stars cause that what they deserve, and like a job agency all they want is your $$$ !!! BEWARE PEOPLE GET A BETTER JOB...YOU GONNA REGRET!!!!
SECURITY GUARD/CONCIERGE (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 March 2017
I work at Kilgour Estate 1, a condominium north of Eglinton on Bayview Ave. This is the first site Paragon gave me. I worked the swing shift and got switched to afternoon within 4 months. Very quiet and good environment. I have been here for a year now and its fine.
Security Concierge (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 March 2017
They offered me a job right after the end of my training in a very prestigious condominium working overnights. All the residents loved me and I did my best to accommodate them. However, working nights, and not being able to sleep well during the day, made me extremely ill. I provided Paragon with doctor's notes indicating that I was unable to work nights any longer. Therefore, I asked the management for a day job, but they offered me a job in a horrible building- without proper training, to replace a very diligent employee that had worked for them for years. I refused to do such an immoral thing. And shortly after that, the management dismissed me for being unsuitable for their company.
Site Supervisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 February 2017
Its amazing how you can benefit from working in security at Paragon . Working there had taught me to develop outstanding skills from interpersonal skills to problem-solving abilites . Management is understanding and always listening to new suggestions and complains . Sometimes , dealing with the public can be stressful in Security but Positivity is always the answer and in most cases it pays off.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 February 2017
The advancement is very limited and liability is 100% yourself despite the fact that a union deducts from your paycheck EVERY time. Hours are fixed/varied without any say & pay is severely low in security industry vs. the potential of what you may deal with.
Licensed Security Guard (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 7 February 2017
-patrol hallways and report any issues -good communication skills -friendly management -everyone got along well with each other -constantly paying attention to everything coming over the radio -conversing with people on campus
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 December 2016
It is the worst to place to work, no opportunities. Their employees are just their hoard of cash pickers who make them good money but they can't even pay the employees a competitive salary. They are the worst, the management sucks, everything is a big joke to them.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto – 22 December 2016
They're low paying, low benefits, they treat you bad at certain sites. Some employees talk behind your back, and otherwise shows no respect to the new guys. Stay away from Paragon if you want to have a better job in Security.