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Good Company
Front Desk Guard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 April 2018
I really good company overall. It also gave me good experience. The company was really bad at scheduling people the last minute. But I learned a lot and made new friends.
Pros
Well organized
Cons
Bad scheduling
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Great company to work for
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Welland, ON12 April 2018
Only been working for Paragon for a few months but from what I have seen it is a great company. Very fair and the training is fantastic. Management is awesome.
Pros
Room for advancement
Cons
Pay could be a bit more
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productive and organized
Concierge/Security (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 April 2018
it was nice to work with paragon. Had few issues with the company regarding pay. ( given less hours pay ) The hardest part of the job is to get a hold of company staff.
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A Lot of Smoke and Mirrors
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Commerce Court/First Canadian Place23 March 2018
When you first arrive at Head Office Paragon, it looks very professional. However, unless you are selected for a flagship property, you will be working for very low wages and expected to work on a moments notices, is is a good thing if you're not concerned about work life balance and want the overtime. If you are at a flagship property, you will have to continually deal with transient guards with no site training, a low level of personal pride and professionalism and lacking the required equipment. Paragon is always hiring, due to the high turn over, this is usually based on the fact that after a very short while (unless you are new to the country and have little command over the english language) you discover there is something better out there.
Management is liken to used car salesman, lacking in leadership skills but filled with many promises (beware what's really behind the smile).
Advancement within the company is impossible as there is limited room, if you have any skill you will be stuck and remain exactly where there want you, not where you wish to go. If security is an industry you wish to follow, contract security companies are not in your best interest, in-house and municipal positions offer better pay and the respect as a person you deserve. Trust me, you will not find it with this company.
Pros
They offer free cookies while on course
Cons
pretty much everything else
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Meet many diverse and interesting people.
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 March 2018
Because of the nature of being a security guard posted in downtown Toronto you come up with many different situations. I've had these following situations, on various shifts: bomb scare; suicide attempts; assisting a assault victim; getting rid of a unclothed guy in the adjacent dog park (and this was at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon!). And more...
Pros
Friendly tenants who give gifts.
Cons
Low pay and long shifts.
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Productive
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 February 2018
• Maintain environment by monitoring and setting building and equipment controls
• Prevent losses and damage by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures; restraining trespassers
• Maintain organization's stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements
• Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
• Provide a friendly environment
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paragon
Security Officer Concierge (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 February 2018
Improved communication skills

"Friendly staff and free training"

"They are fantastic at making you feel like you have nothing to worry about now that you have found a good company"


"Low pay, low employee/coworker competence, low skill level job"

"Promise of part time becoming full time but have heard that this does not happen"
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security
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON14 February 2018
Deal with contractors on a daily basis.
Exciting because you never know what is going to happen during the shift.
Active Job, balance desk time and on foot.
Dealing with Emergencies and disturbances throughout the shift.
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12 hour Nightshift
Full-Time Tactical Division Guard (Former Employee) –  North York, ON25 January 2018
On a usual Night-Shift period, I would clock in and begin my patrols throughout the building, wrote notes and surveillance on cameras. I also continously repeated that throughout the night until noon. I learned to use my time wisely and work with late hours. The hardest part of the job was the late hours and balancing that with my family life but i did what i had to survive. I did enjoy working with other guards and dealing with problems to protect our community.
Pros
Various hours and time period
Cons
night hours
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Survival Job
Security Mobile Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 January 2018
Paragon is a great company for anyone from student to someone who is almost retired and wants to survive.

However the company does not have enough opportunity and room for growth.
Cons
Too much politics
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Great Place to start
Security Site Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 January 2018
Great way to get training and experience if you are starting off. Not great in the long run, mediocre benefits, no pay raises unless explicitly requested.
Pros
Good starting experience
Cons
Not a long term career company
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Flexible shift
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON27 December 2017
It was a great experience working with paragon. Being in the industry for about four years, it really does depend on how much you are willing to stay in a industry to BECOME a law enforcement officer. Salary does depend on the site and the team you are under. 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.
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Depends
Shift Lead (Current Employee) –  Leslie, ON23 December 2017
Being in the industry for about two years, it really does depend on how much your willing to stay in a industry to BECOME a law enforcement officer. Salary does depend on the site and the team you are under is like a lottery, you may get a good team but maybe with a bad scheduler or a bad team and a blessed scheduler. Take this as a JOB nothing more.
Pros
Flexible Hours
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Paragon provides good training
Security Officer Mississauga, Brampton, and Barrie (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON22 December 2017
The company is good, but sometimes, it can be a struggle to get a permanent gig.
There is some room for advancement, but I don't know where.
The management is good, but there is little progress as just guard.
Pros
supportive managment
Cons
few hours and low pay
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Professional security company
security guard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 December 2017
Security company that provides security guards to several business industries.
Good working conditions.
Provide free training.
Always hiring.
Flexible work schedules.
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They're always hiring...
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON28 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.
Pros
Easy relaxed job with good training.
Cons
you're screwed if you don't get a good dispatcher.
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Basic Security Duties
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Brantford, ON26 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.
Pros
Use of company store
Cons
Low pay
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lots of over night shifts
Security Guard (full-time) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 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.
Pros
working alot, learning the city
Cons
low pay, low job security
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Great Company
Site Security Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 November 2017
Enjoyed working for Paragon had great sites but every site I was sent to contract was lost within few months, CSM's were pleasant to work for the scheduling department was good too.
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concierge
CONCIERGE (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 October 2017
great company for student and newcommers to gain canadian work experiance no room for advancement, if you are new you will be required to work nights and 12 hour shifts on weekeds
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