Senior Supervisor (Current Employee) – 315 Front Street West – 30 January 2019
I have been with Paragon Security for almost 1 year as it is a new contract. In the beginning we have had our ups and downs but we have managed to iron them out. We are approaching our second year and looking forward to a another great year.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Downtown – 6 February 2019
Working here is worse place to be.. Director is not paying attention to professional guards..they think that know everything and favorizing their people.. can't advance here despite I have 20 years experience..
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 January 2019
it was a great place to work, my typical day at work was to do patrolling, keeping eye on suspicious things, greet and guide visitors and check their id. watch security cameras Write shift end reports.
The best things was team work and the worst thing was using stairs for 14th floor building during patrol.
Floor Guard (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 14 January 2019
As an employee from 2016- 2018 I can honestly say that this job was fun, but extremely strenuous, if you need a job for exp. good place to start. However the politics in the office is very difficult to cope with, and furthermore if you are not favored by certain individuals within the security business it is very difficult to advance. Do not treat this job with too much care. The more you dont care the better you are off. Also the pay rate is diffrent of you are part time versus full time. FT/$15.75 vs PT/$15 after probation. Probation period is three months and you are paid minimum.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 January 2019
You're just a number here. They don't care about you. They make it seem like it's such a great place until you realize stuff. You're better off working for other places. Why work security for companies that offer you so close to minimum wage? & the scheduler's beg you to take shifts.
Team Leader/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 January 2019
do not expect much from security companies, especially Paragon. they will advertise 18 plus an hour, after you go for interview ask about what they advertised, and they will tell you that position is no longer available, however a minimum pay and no growth position is available. of course if you don't have much options you will go for this. they will also try to pay you short when you leave the company. i have 6 years of supervisor experience, yet i work with a supervisor that is incompetent with little to nothing experience on that position. also politics is heavy for Paragon, they will employ they're friends for security director positions even tho they are not qualified for the job. hence why people leave site.
schedule - that depends
no growth, minimum pay, heavy politics, incompetent management. they will always try to low ball you when you leave the company. beware
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 12 December 2018
I worked at Paragon for just under a year from various "floater sites" (random sites the scheduler books you in for usually the day of) and at a permanent position at Durham College/UOIT. Pay is pathetic at $14/h, when you get hired you are to pay a ridiculous uniform fee (ballpark of $300+) which you will be deducted in your pay, and will most likely keep getting deducted AFTER you've already paid it off so make sure you keep track of your paystubs. Also if you work overtime do not expect to get paid for it, again make sure you check your paystubs and your hours. I would recommend you document every shift you work to properly account your time. Still it is a very easy job very common with students as it's an easy way to get the odd shift into your school life. Would not recommend for a career. This is simply a "bum job" as I like to call them. Clock in, do your patrols, make sure you don't fall asleep. Job can be very lonely depending on which site you are place, whether that's a good thing or not is up to you. Just make sure you have a book. Even though in my time working here I never got into a physical altercation with somebody, the job can be uneasy at times depending on your location. Also you are immediately placed into a union that will never stand up for you (they actually hung up on a coworker of mine twice) but will never forget to take the money from your pay.
Honestly most of this review is bad because it is a pretty lame job, but if you're just looking for a job to get in some long hours quickly, this is most likely your best bet.m; as long as they pay youmore... for them.less
Long hours, low pay, terrible union, disrespected by public
SOC - Full Time (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 November 2018
Paragon is one of the best security companies I work with. They even offers you competitive wages depending on the sites. They even offers you different sites if you are not confident about a certain site.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 November 2018
Patrol interior and exterior of building, sit at concierge desk and greet tenants, Logging deliveries and contractors into Shipping and Receiving Log, respond to any emergency(medical, trespassers, etc.)
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 October 2018
If your looking to start your career as a police officer or immigration or anything like that then this is the job you want. Paragon is a great place to work at and is good when it comes to public safety you'll definitely learn a lot from them in terms like discipline and the importance of being early for your shift not just on time. Pay is great as well the more you know (ex.online training) and the longer you stay the more you get paid. My overall experience with Paragon was great.