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Not a very good company to work for
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC12 February 2018
Paladin isn't a very good company to work for, the boss is too focused on expanding his empire and doesn't care about the guys on the bottom, so that mentality is passed on to the CSM's, then passed on to the site supervisors and the shift supervisors. I'm not saying all supervisors are like this but the majority of the company doesn't care about you, the pay is low, the OT is there but you work like a dog and get paid low and don't have time to spend with family and ruin your health. Nothing gets done about supervisors abusing their authority and keeping toxic co-workers around that annoys everybody and brings down the morale of all other co-workers. It's not unionized so I guess I can't expect much but working here has been the worst decision of my life but there's nothing I can do about it for now. I suggest you find another company if you're looking for security work like SecuriGuard or G4S
Pros
Ot
Cons
Low pay, Benefits aren't that good, Management is bad
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good to start at
Security Supervisor St. Clair College (Current Employee) –  Chatham-Kent, ON7 February 2018
gets your foot in the door but difficult to move up or even get a raise. treated more like a shift than an employee. If you are looking for first time security work then paladin can help you out.
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Worst company for security
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB17 January 2018
Stay as far away from this company as you can. Hours are terrible, management is the worst in the industry. They bully you and manipulate you when they require extra shifts. Payroll is a joke. They do not follow labour standards, and that is coming from a labour board employee. No vacation time regardless how long you have worked for them. I couldn’t get one week vacation time after 3 years with this company.
Pros
Management leave you alone most of the time
Cons
Every single thing
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Fun company to work with. Great work life balance.
Health care security (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 January 2018
First of all being employeed in Health care , their Standard pay is 13 bucks an hour, which doesn't help you survive, only pays for your meals, not your rent or mortage. You cannot make a living. I wish Paladin paid better so they wouldnt be hiring so many people each week in Burnaby in that 5 day training course.
And nobody would leave and their wouldn't be disapointed employees who had bitter feelings. If the pay was atleast 15$ an hour standard for regular officers. Many wouldn't have to work that 2nd Job.
Pros
Perks, Free Uniform, Vacation pay
Cons
Low pay, more demanding work, poor benefits.
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Flexible hours, lots of overtime available if desired.
Concierge/Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC5 January 2018
The pros of this company are that there are many sites to work at and choose from. There are many shifts and overtime hours are plentiful and good people to work with. The coworkers I've worked with have been positive, supportive and easy to work with. Some people have been very enjoyable, even inspirational to work with.

Drawbacks however are the salary is on the lower side and the opportunity to move up is limited. This is due to high turnover and disorganized middle management.
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A large Canadian Company, but wages are a little low
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Niagara, ON2 January 2018
A very different branch of security working in the health care field. Not for everyone, to be sure. The shifts are all long, at 12 hours a shift and there does seem to be a lot of office politics involved.
Pros
good incentive programs for employees
Cons
low wages and long hours
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Not that good as the claim themselves to be.
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC24 December 2017
Once you commit to Paladin, you'll regret it. No benefits to part-time employees, unprofessional staff, don't care for the welfare of employee and yes, no raise.
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Good training but subpar pay
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON23 December 2017
Paladin is a great gateway job but not necessarily the best as far as a career path. That being said there are chances to grow with in the company but their pay rates are lower than average.

Paladin does however offer a great training program even if you do not have your license. They have knowledgeable staff and trainers who know the industry well. If you are new to security and are looking for a good experience and training then Paladin may be right for you.
My only real complaint is that the pay is not as good as it should be with some of their sites.
Pros
free uniforms, training
Cons
low pay
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Good company
Graveyard Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC1 November 2017
Good company overall. Slow on internal conflicts, could be better at resolving internal disputes. Good wages, fast advancement, company benefits, good corporate parties. Overall this is my favorite company to work for not because of the people but rather because of the wages, hours and the clients.
Pros
Good wages, hours, advancement
Cons
Internal conflicts, slow on resolving inernal disputes
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Great company
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 October 2017
Great company to work for overall. Just not enough opportunity for advancements. Causes a stress when a someone calls in sick, where being understaffed or not enough trained guards can cause a toll.
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If you end up at a college pick wisely
Security Operative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 September 2017
Progress: REALLY BUSY (Always needs guards. ALWAYS)
Morningside: It's chill but life/work balance sucks.
Ashtonbee: Too many medical problems there.
Pros
Hours and Benefits
Cons
Pay is low for the amount of work you have to put in.
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Excellent stepping stone to a career in law enforcement
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  St. Catharines, ON12 September 2017
Working for Paladin is an excellent stepping stone to a career in law enforcement, however, the starting wage and availability for full time hours is very hard to live on. If you need experience and/or are just starting you career in security, if you can find a full time "site/patrol" position with paladin and don't mind being paid a little above minimum wage in exchange for good experience then this is definitely the job for you. seasoned and experienced individuals looking for security may not be interested with this employer.
Pros
excellent experience, decent benefits, union, free uniform, paid license, boot allowance
Cons
low pay, long hours, minimal room for advancement
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Paladin Security is a practice job
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Prince George, BC4 September 2017
It'll teach you about working long hours and teaches you to appreciate better positions and you will learn your worth and strive for more. Good for starting out in security work
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Awsome place to work and people to work with.
Parking Enforcement Officer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 September 2017
Great place to learn to work with public and overcome stress.The management are great people and treat you with respect.I have learned to work with the public and navagate,also i learned to work with Police and that was the best part of my day.
Pros
benefits
Cons
none
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it's a good company overall
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Delta, BC23 August 2017
It's really good company to start with and you can work as much as you want. they help you with the problems you have and ask them to give you schedule that is best suited for you.
Pros
good hours
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Poorly managed
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB2 August 2017
Seems all right at first and you may get lucky and end up with a good supervisor who is not out to get you fired.

If you get a full time schedule its all right as you know exactly when you'll be working, if you're a part-timer be prepared to get calls for last minute shifts.

They do offer benefits however they only kick in after 6 months of employment.
Pros
Benefits after 6 months
Cons
Poor management, long workdays, favorism
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Like any other Security Company
SECURITY OFFICER BRIDLEWOOD MALL (Current Employee) –  scarborough1 August 2017
A good company to work for and have good benefits with reasonable pay . Selection of job locations is important and they try to get suitable locations closer to their homes for employees who commute.
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Terrible company
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 July 2017
Long hours, not enough pay or compensation for the physical abuse from patients that I had to deal with every day, for 12 hours every shift for 5 shifts a week,
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It was alright
Assistant Site Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC21 July 2017
Good entry level, OK if you want to work your way up to being responsible for a seriously sub-par work force in terms of skill. Uniforms are basically garbage and the benefits for a most part are a joke. Pay is terrible.
Pros
Work is easy
Cons
Wide range of employee skill is frustrating
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Great stepping stone job for /RNC/RCMP/ CORRECTIONS
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Mount Pearl, NL20 July 2017
The hours are long yes that is to be expected In a hospital security job. But the management there is great the stuff you learn can carry on to other jobs. The pay is good as well ,the people and staff there are welcomeing.
Pros
Good wage
Cons
Long hours
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