Concierge (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 October 2016
Very Chaotic management with scheduling. Need to be over 60 hours weekly to get overtime. The rest of the management is very positive and they do want you to advance. Mobile supervisors are great as well
No social life if you get night shifts on weekends
Security guard (Current Employee) – Richmond Hill, ON – 22 December 2017
Not bad of a company to star of with, but they do not care about thier employees. They do not keep on track at sites nor with uniforms, missed some pay and did not get payed on the day i was supposed to. Good luck Pillar
Just another security company with lots of hours and low pay
Mobile Supervisor (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 November 2016
These days Pillar is just another security company. The industry is just one big company with different uniforms. When I first started with Pillar they were great to work for. It was like a family, mind you they were much smaller then. Today there have been many changes from from a managerial standpoint that have turned it into just another business. You make a mistake and you're out. Like every other security job there are always lots of hours available to work with minimum wage pay. I guess the only bright side is that you get benefits after your three month probationary period.
Security (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 October 2015
If you want to get paid $11-12 an hour and work 88 hours every 2 weeks with 12 hour shifts on the weekends and working with high turnover guards then this is the company for you. Do yourself a favor and apply to other security companies in the industry that start you at $13/hr with no security experience if you have a decent amount of customer service like Forest Hill Group, First Service Residential, etc. Pillar security gets condominiums that pay about $15k a month for 24/7 guards. Out of that they need to pay the guards and their overhead which in turn means site supervisor making $14-$16 and guards make $11-$12.
sleeping at night during night shift
low pay, working weekends, no job advancement, worst sites that have constant drugs, escorts, etc.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 July 2015
management is unorganized. they once forgot to pay us all. there is no confidentiality,. every all staff members are gossiped about by management and mobile supervisors et. al. many guards hired are inexperienced, many have questionable communication skills. there were ample uniform supplied. co-workers were great, team environment achieved, tons of experience with the public, site management. finding relief after doing a 12 hour shift because some called in sick was always a problem: high turn over and inexperienced guards
sites were easy to access. Mobile supervisors respond to emergency calls.
no pay increases, no room for advancement, no job security
Security/Site Supervisor (Former Employee) – Canada – 7 August 2012
Conducted property patrols, controlled keys for contractors, cleaners and security guards, monitored security cameras and other systems. Coordinated tasks and responsibilities with company and property management staff. Learned a lot about fire alarm and security systems, supervisory skills and improved customer service skills.
last placement was close to home.
did not like dealing with verbally abusive visitors or residents on a daily basis.