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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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2.0
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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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4.0
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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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3.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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3.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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relaxed and well balanced
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 October 2018
the place was always good to work at. I had fun meeting new people at various job sites. Though Night shifts were considered to be relaxed, I found it hard cause I preferred meeting new people at the job site
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3.0
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good experience and knowledge learning
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 October 2018
I had a good experience at paragon security. I was there for a few years. I recieved my first security job with paragon. They are a good company, but i feel like theres no place to grow or move up with that company. Its a good experience when your first looking for a job to gain experience, but not when your trying to move up with them for a better position.
Pros
good employees
Cons
no chance to grow
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Paragon Security
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 October 2018
A day:

Low pay, mediocre benefits, a union that can be good or bad or nothing at all. Abuse from clients and people, don't be surprised in this field.
Pros
Co-Worker (Sometimes)
Cons
Low pay. mediocer benifits, abusive people and work environments sometimes
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they are ok
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON1 October 2018
paragon is ok, however i dont know what els to say, they are just ok in their work, i really dont know what els to say, other then life is ok with paragon
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Cheap Security Company
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Diffirent locations through GTA26 September 2018
This company is a good staring company as you begin your journey withing security field as they hire you right the way. They charge WAY TOO much for their uniform that will need fixing or replacement withing month or two(cheap). So they make money even before you start as you sign papers with them. The pros is that they have good training classes and O.K- HR department, but the other things such. The other things such as to provide you better pay after probation and giving a reasonable distance to travel from your home to work as they always give you the furthest location possible. Training is good paycheck and job security is not as they can fire you if you are sick for more then 3 days or always late within your probation period which is make sense. My rate is 3/5 Stars.
Pros
PROS are good training and HR.
Cons
CONS : bad locations, poor personnel change, poor uniform quality(expensive).
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5.0
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Great company
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Niagara, ON24 September 2018
Great management, workers and atmosphere. always a great time going into work. everyone is treated fairly with respect and the team always works together to get the job done
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3.0
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Great place to start
Site Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON17 September 2018
Great company to start security with. provides training and support to staff. Slightly disorganized in scheduling but it is common in security. Constantly changing schedules can be hard to keep up with
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4.0
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its good
Assisting people (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 September 2018
The company its good, providing a detail how to work as a security guard and how to assist people and the management always looking out and reliable so far.
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Sometimes they mess your payment but its rare
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long hours
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON2 September 2018
they send you to sites as long as you can drive to them even if it is a hour away and the supervisers need a additude check love to boss you around and talk down to you much like the beginning of the movie Full Metal Jacket
Pros
long hours
Cons
low pay
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5.0
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Excellent Management
Client Service Manager / Locating Commissioner (Current Employee) –  North York, ON31 August 2018
Very happy to be part of this team. Having had roles that were largely unsupported, this is a very refreshing change.
The teams are skilled in their fields and everyone displays the same mindset.
Having defined roles and clear expectations leave little room for ambiguity. That in turn then leads to successful teams.
Pros
Supported completely, Sr Management believe in employees
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Average
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON26 August 2018
Working there was okay, as work itself wasn't bad, but the pay sucked as they only paid minimum with very fewer opportunities for advancement. Overall experience was average.
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