Paragon Security Employee Reviews

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No place to grow
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Downtown6 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..
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Wonder full company to work
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 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.
Pros
Free Piza on Fridays
Cons
none
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Guard (Former Employee) –  Warehouse14 January 2019
Typical security company that has extra training to help you advance in other fields. Fire or Mental Health courses you can take for free at their head office
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worst place if part time
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  North York, ON14 January 2019
if your full time security guard then they are good. but if you are a part time then they wont even treat you as a employer. you get a new uniform every year.
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A recent review of Paragon.
Floor Guard (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON14 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.
Pros
Work at your own pace.
Cons
Negative work enviornment
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Poor management
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 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.
Pros
None
Cons
Alot
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Fun working enviornment
Patrol Security Guard - One York (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 January 2019
This company is great, as well as the coworkers are easy to get along with, and upper management are great, motivated people who have a passion in security
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its an ehh company
Team Leader/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 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.
Pros
schedule - that depends
Cons
no growth, minimum pay, heavy politics, incompetent management. they will always try to low ball you when you leave the company. beware
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Great company
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON19 December 2018
loved working here also, very fleixible hours and easy to work with people. had to leave due to complications with location of job site and managers were unable to accomdate unfortunetly
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Flexible and reliable job
Co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 December 2018
The management is good and very helpful of employees. Also, they made sure employees felt like family while dealing with each other. It was a good experience.
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Love Paragon
Security Site Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 December 2018
Paragon is the company to work for. They will take care of you. They will give you hours. Their management is Flawless. Their way of handling employees is just great. Love working for Paragon.
Pros
Everything good about this company.
Cons
I did not experience any cons as of now.
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Ok for Night Owl Students and Retirees
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON12 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 you
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Pros
Easy
Cons
Long hours, low pay, terrible union, disrespected by public
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Decent
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON11 December 2018
I've heard there are better companies out there, but they are decent. They offer training courses (unpaid), work is good but highly site dependent. Not bad overall.
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Not a real job
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON10 December 2018
You work rotations that don't fit everyday life often going 3 weeks without a weekend. the work is easy and comfortable, however the shifts are long and the pay is minimum.
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Best place to work
SOC - Full Time (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 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.
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Bad executive team
Security Guard (Full Time) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 November 2018
Went into the company being told there was endless amount of space to grow with the company but every time i i talked about trying to grow they would tell me they really only hired me for one thing
Pros
the guards are all friendly
Cons
management doesn't care much for low tier guards
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Mostly static job with reactive situations
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 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.)
Pros
Free Coffee
Cons
12 hour rotating shifts
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Excellent training on the job
Condominium Concierge (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 November 2018
Team leader,supervisor and colleagues are easy to work with,learnt more on field,and management always got your back.Growth in the industry is well encouraged by team leader
Pros
Great management
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Good
Security Guard Floater (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 October 2018
Boring and easy jobs are available with paragon if you want. Easy to get the job if you have your security license and your frist aid and cpr. Walk in interview.
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great job
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 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.
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