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About the company

  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $30m to $130m (CAD)
  • Industry
    Aerospace & Defence
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Security Guard (Full Time) in Okanagan, BC
on 27 October 2021
Company constantly in flux
In the time I was with CommBC, I had, over a one year period, 3 changes in direct Supervisor, and observed a pretty robust turnover in Senior Management. New employees seemed to be hired on a “warm body” model. This defect was compounded by an EXTREMELY poor training process, ie. none at all in many cases. Good people thrown into unknown situations where some managed to swim while others sank - real waste of potential. The “warm body” hires just disappeared without a trace after a shift or two.
Security Guard in Dartmouth, NS
on 17 November 2021
Absolutely HORRIBLE
If you enjoy being stabbed in the back by coworkers, peers, management and senior executives, then this is the right place for you! CYA doesn't apply here, since you will be used as a scapegoat and found guilty for anything they concoct. CNS will have plausible deniability in any and all circumstances. You're employment will be routinely threatened, regardless if they tell you you are safe from any such threats. You're not even "just a number", you are cannon fodder.
Guard in Nml
on 13 November 2021
Positive atmosphere
Working with the Commissionaires was a great opportunity from the first day. They provided a 14 day training course in cooperation with Manitoba Justice and once completed a job site was found
Security Officer in Bedford, NS
on 11 November 2021
If you’re looking for stability financially, or mentally, don’t work here.
To say the least, I would never recommend here to a friend.Getting started they make it sound like you’ll have a regular position, but almost everyone starts on “detail 85” which is on call, going into shifts blindly, often with minimum wage and horrible sites, and sometimes ridiculous tasks that you’re unaware of until you’re there. (4+ hours walking for rounds in a 12 hour shift,) and sometimes seriously unsafe. You’re not valued as a human here, you’re just a warm body to shove where you’re needed, no matter the personal consequence.Shifts are almost always 12 hours, you’re expected to work overtime, but they use a loophole so they don’t actually pay you for the overtime hours. I know this sounds pretty negative, but nearly everyone working here is visibly miserable. Dispatch is stressed, overworked, and disorganized, and so are the other employees you interact with. Veterans are usually prioritized for getting the good/regular shifts. Which is fine, but if you’re not a veteran and needing the money, you can expect to be on detail 85 for at least a year or 2.I did not feel respected here.I am usually a realistically positive person, but quite frankly, the way this company handles itself and their employees, is disgusting.
Commissionaire in Ottawa, ON
on 10 November 2021
Do you like sitting and doing nothing?
Your typical day at work consists of sitting down at your desk, waiting 8-12 hours, then filling out 3-4 sheets of paperwork. That’s it. That’s your entire day. Rotational work sucks the life out of not only you, but any hopes and dreams you have of having a hobby. I used to play sports 2-3 times a week. I was not able to commit to any sort of schedule, and therefore couldn’t play anymore.Career advancement? Extremely difficult and not something you want to get into. For younger people? Impossible. If you’re 18-24 and want to go anywhere in this company, give up. It’s not gonna happen. Sgt’s and Cpl’s are your middle man to speak to upper management. You won’t speak to management unless they want you to.Yearly “raises” are given out at the beginning of April depending what section you’re in. These “raises” are roughly about 13 cents. If you’re just a commissionaire, you will not be making a living wage. Day shift is king compared to rotation. Everything they want is given to them. Rotation shift is constantly understaffed and not listened to.Your concerns go unheard, communication is a joke, and upper management (Captains) use intimidation tactics to try and catch you slipping up, or to make you make mistakes.

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Interview is easy
Process takes about a day or two

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Just a normal interview questions.

Shared on 4 April 2019

Extremely basic knowledge. Can you look at this? Can you tell me what you see? Do you know not to leave when on duty? Okay good.

Shared on 27 September 2018

They ask the basic questions plus a few more

Shared on 16 August 2018
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