Security Guard (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 28 November 2017
They're always hiring new guards, because there's always a need for security and because a lot of people quit. Training is good, and everything seems fine when you're first hired. As long as you're willing to work long and weird hours they've always got a position for you... if you get a good manager/dispatcher. If you don't you can go days without work, even after repeated requests for more work/hours.
Easy relaxed job with good training.
you're screwed if you don't get a good dispatcher.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Brantford, ON – 26 November 2017
As a security guard I am responsible for the security of the client property and staff. Responsible the controlled access to the premises. Patrol plant to insure all areas are safe and clear of any hazards Monitor CCTV Report any infractions to Management.
Security Guard (full-time) (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 November 2017
lots of work but its overnight mostly and the pay is min wage the hardest part is being transferred to a different site if you get a complaint or someone doesn't like you i learned to always do the job correctly so i won't be held responsible if something goes wrong.
coordinator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 October 2017
Amazing place to wok, nice staff and I personally learned a lot working here. hardest part of the job was to be able finish tasks on time as their were strict deadlines. most enjoyble part would be working at different locations
Security Guard Operative (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 September 2017
What I love about working as a security guard in a condominium is that I am constantly conversing with the residents and faces everyday. I enjoy getting to know the people and they are the ones that makes this work environment comfortable. I'm constantly learning how to talk and handle various types of people, which I believe to be very important when your working as a guard. This workplace is very team oriented, I am not just working with guards but also the cleaning staff, management office, and even sometimes the police on certain situations. The hardest part about the job is dealing with emergency situations, such as a flood or a fire. The reason being is that you have to focus on keeping residents calm but also at the same time focus on the emergency at the same time. These situations were very stressful but of the amount of multitasking that had to be done, but it is in these stressful experiences that helped me learn the most.
The experience working in a condo and the people you meet
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 September 2017
its a good place to start your career in security. A challenging job and advancement in security career. The good thing in Paragon is, if you take your five day security course in their academy, they will hire you on the spot.
Security Site Supervisor (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 August 2017
Schedulers are really bad. Schedulers make it a priority to make your life real bad, they never help you at all and treat you like garbage. Have absolutely no manners on how to speak to staff. Client service managers are similar. The client pays company $23/hr and they pay the security staff $12/hr. And you do all the work, talk about being unfair!!!
Liberty Village Condominium Concierge (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 August 2017
Your typical duties of a concierge is to offer exceptional customer service even though you think it is a security job. Well it's not. You provide customer service to residents of building, to the management team and your employer as well as the superintendent and other contractors coming on site.
Concierge/Security Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 August 2017
This is the worst company you will get ever to work in GTA, Mississauga or elsewhere in Canada. Paragon treat their employee as Numbers and many times they will not give you hour's or they will keep you for roaming concierge.
They will pressure to work and may not get off time in long run.
Paragon Security treat their employee with pressure and disrespect
Dispatcher at Vaughan Mills mall (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 24 July 2017
Hires racist managers. The people working the office treat you like a number and not a person. My first day on the job, i had no training and was instructed to work at 1 man site with no memo book. When I asked them to work at a specific place the would give me the run around and avoid me.
Low pay, lack of training, little training is not paid, will fire you first chance they get
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 July 2017
If you seek part time employment, expect random hours, expect to travel to various worksites around the GTA. most of your duties will include sitting on a chair watching a door, standing in front of a door, or opening doors. Alot of contractor escorts, you might even get to sit inside of an elevator for 8 hours.
Full timers have to walk around more and write notes frequently, be intimately familiar with keysets and cards. Sometimes you may have to do some actual security stuff. Be prepared to work nights for a couple of months.
All this being said, the company isnt all too bad to work for at least in my experience. Most of the time you are being paid to stay awake and sit down, or walk around.
Security Concierge (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 July 2017
It is a poor company with poor management style, no chance of advancement anytime in your years to come, poor pay, benefits or any advantages. Only work here if you cant get anywhere because they sure will take you.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 July 2017
Their adds promise so much, but even if you have education and experience in security and law enforcement. They will offer you a low pay job, which contradicts their false adds. Plus they are always hiring must be because no one wants to be there.
COURT HOUSE SECURITY OFFICER (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 11 July 2017
If you have some experience in the field, Paragon has some great sites to offer. Obviously it can also be a place to gain more experience. Great place to work if you are looking to become a police officer.