Work wellbeing score is 72 out of 100
3.3 out of 5 stars.
Write a review

Commissionaires Employee Reviews

Review this company
Job Title
Canada1,001 reviews

Ratings by category

3.2Work-life balance

Sort by

Found 1,001 reviews matching the searchSee all 1,024 reviews

Interesting job, underpaid

Indeed featured review

The most useful review selected by Indeed
The job was interesting and unique. The training wasn’t difficult and new information was always being provided. The pay could have been better and was a major factor for many moving onto something else.
Was this review helpful?

Not that great

Short staffed, poor benefits, disorganized management. Just like any other security company. The training department is excellent, and there are good people who work there.
Was this review helpful?

Insights into Commissionaires

Based on 440 survey responses
What people like
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose

A good one

What is the best part of working at the company?They listened and made sure we had everything we needed.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The only issue I had was getting staff willing to workWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?It was more like a family when everyone worked togetherWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Fast paced but organized. Good communication
Was this review helpful?

Perfect general job

In my role as a security guard in a tranquil work environment, my typical day at work is characterized by a sense of calm and responsibility. My primary duty revolves around access control, ensuring the safety and security of the premises. While the pay may not be exceptionally high, it is satisfactory for a supplementary job.Through this experience, I have learned the importance of vigilance and attention to detail in maintaining a secure environment. This job has honed my ability to handle access procedures efficiently and respond to potential security issues promptly.The management has been supportive and responsive, fostering a positive workplace culture that values professionalism and teamwork. The camaraderie among colleagues and the clear communication from superiors have contributed to a harmonious work atmosphere.The most challenging aspect of my job is the potential for monotony, but the peaceful surroundings compensate for this. What I find most enjoyable is the opportunity to contribute to a secure and serene environment, knowing that my role is crucial in maintaining it.Overall, my experience as a security guard in this setting has been positive, with an emphasis on security, teamwork, and a peaceful work environment.


People and environment


No pay increase
Was this review helpful?

Lieu de travail fort agréable dans un lieu touristique et milieu de villégiature. En résumé je recommande !

Un travail valorisant dans un climat de respect.Puis ce lieu est fort agréable, étant donné que la clientèle est en vacances , donc la bonne humeur est au rendez-vous. Parfois comme dans n'importe quel emploi nous pouvons vivre des situations un peu stressant , mais en général c'est très bien.Bref je recommande l'agence les commissionnaire pour celui où celle qui recherche un emploi dans le domaine de la sécurité. Je recommande l'agence les commissionnairescar comparativement à beaucoup d'entreprises de cet taille elle demeure structurée et possède des contrats interressant dans plusieurs régions du Québec.


Lieu de travail enchanteur


Travail extérieur malgré la temps qu'il fait et la température
Was this review helpful?

Rate your recent company

Share your experience to help others

Avoid certain regions

Do not work for this company if you fall under their Kingston division. They will charge you an arm and a leg for a uniform and do not keep a good rapport with clients.
Was this review helpful?

This job is not for everyone, but is ideal for someone who is looking for part-time work or for working into their retirement.

What is the best part of working at the company?Flexible schedules. Good working conditions.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Lack of long-term dependable work.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Good team motivation in many cases but not all.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Observing the behaviour of potentially bad characters within the transportation industry.
Was this review helpful?

Good company, good people

Great company to work for. The management usually always has your back when things go rough. Lazy security guards ruin the look of the industry. If you do good work, good will come to you.
Was this review helpful?

Good company.

I really enjoyed working at commissionaires. They are professional and a strong business. They do treat non-military employees poorly compared to ex military. Just the facts. I did well and was proud to work there but some of the old guards sure resent that if you’re not ex-military. When I mentioned that to a superior I was dressed down and given a month patrolling a garbage site. Luckily my original sites manager kept asking for my return. I dis well & enjoyed it.


Nice uniforms, steady work.


Poor treatment, resentment from some ex military.
Was this review helpful?

High pressure workplace

Coworkers made the place really good, while management can make or break the morale. The work itself is manageable however it could get busy at times.
Was this review helpful?

Good place to wrom

The job has good pay, and good people to work with. I just wish there was more hours for me to work. I only work 10 hours a week, so I wish they were able to give me other duties so that I could get additional hours.
Was this review helpful?

It’s a good plate from to boost your career in security field

What is the best part of working at the company?It’s good to work with Commissionaire, good company having good contracts. Employees can get maximum hours. Wages are average but they have jobs. If you want to join security as your career so it’s the best option for you.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?I didn’t find till now any unusual stress level but overall off course security job have some stressful stuff What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Work environment is quite friendly, the shared values, attitudes, behaviors, and standards, all above average What is a typical day like for you at the company?It’s all about the customer service, handling situations, de escalate situations especially when you are in a kind of heavy traffic areas
Was this review helpful?

Not an enjoyable company to work for, especially if you are a Veteran

What is the best part of working at the company?Nothing comes to mind!They appear to have lost site of their Social Mandate which is to provide good jobs to Veterans.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Not being supported by Management or provided with a Safe Place of Work.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?To many Managers and “Want-to-Be” Managers.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Poor support from the management.
Was this review helpful?

good coworkers, very poor management

expect 12 hour shifts and having to explain why you need a day off. Management is a poor excuse and wont look out for you, expect to have to defend anything you do and to be treated like dirt.
Was this review helpful?

Cela dépend de votre lieu de travail

La direction est à l’écoute.Pour le travail, cela dépend de votre lieu de travail. Qui est très varié chez les commissionnaires.
Was this review helpful?


Clicky and watch your back. They will quickly remove you other than fight for you no work days no vacation days. Had to get days off. They will quickly leave you with out work.
Was this review helpful?

You can never be so desperate for money to work for this company

The only decent experience was the interview. Interviewed by a normal person, had a laugh and so on. Every other thing about this company was frustrating. The management wouldn't pick up phones, wouldn't send the emails they said they would, they failed to simply schedule me for a virtual orientation and when it was sorted out, they didn't send a link to the meeting until the 15th minute after it started. No one ever as little as apologized for their incompetency and for wasting my time. AND, when I completed onboarding (almost had to beg them to do their job in every step, but finally), they started offering shifts that I didn't sign up for! Completely different than the job I had applied for! This company will only add stress to your life and waste your time, guaranteed!




bad management, bad scheduling, pay lowest in the industry
Was this review helpful?

Not a permanent career path

Very low ceiling. Understaffed. Bad management. Hours are terrible. Schedule is constantly switching between night and day shift. The people you work with either have half a brain or are so old they could be dinosaurs. Would not recommend as a main source of income.
Was this review helpful?

It's a good place to work

The pay is a bit more then minimum wage but still not enough to live but it's a fair wage for this job Some of the job can be stressful and fast paste but my location right now is relaxed and good for any level of person.


Long hrs
Was this review helpful?

Good experience

Pros: Management is great at scheduling around life events. Pays decent. Good exposure to the industry.Cons: Management at HQ in Kingston could be more efficient. Employees can show up whenever they want. With no consequences.
Was this review helpful?

Good workplace, very toxic environment

Majority of the time you feel like walking on eggshells up there. Most of management could careless about the people. The job itself is great, but very toxic supervisors and co-workers that ruin the experience; nothing gets done about it. Some supervisors prioritize other people for work. I wouldn't suggest working there.


Was this review helpful?

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Commissionaires. Our community is ready to answer.Ask a Question

Overall rating

Based on 1,024 reviews

Ratings by category

3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

Compare Commissionaires with

  • Companies
  • Commissionaires
  • Employee reviews