Star Security & Investigations Employee Reviews in Hamilton, ON

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great place for beginners
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON20 March 2018
Got to do a lot of cool security jobs such as security a football game, always room to grow and hours are ok if provided with lots of work. lots of shifts provided in summer months.
Pros
football game security gigs
Cons
not always guaranteed a lot of hours so money kind of sucks
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Don’t bother.
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON19 February 2018
Star Secuitry is a bottom of the barrel security company, because of this their management is comprised of the most moronic knuckledraggers you will ever have the displeasure of working for. They will pay you minimum wage (when they actually get your pay cheque to you in time) for standing in the sun for 8-10 hours with no water and a hat only if you’re willing to pay for it.

The interview process is a joke. If you have a pulse Star will hire you on the spot without a second thought. This may explain the state of their management. Save your time and your mind by finding a different security company to work for, perhaps one that cares even a bit about what they do.

Also be warned that if you quit they will ‘convientely’ forget and call you at odd hours to work shifts despite not being employed for many months. Star Security, you can get hired but you can never truly leave.
Pros
Nice bright neon uniforms. The worst in security.
Cons
See review.
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Terrible management
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON20 January 2018
They don’t follow through with any promises, you can mess up no show for shifts lose the company contracts and still be employed the “scheduale manager” as he calls himself is an idiot
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not bad
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON15 January 2018
you just got to do your job and you will do well and they will give you lots of shifts, and the other workers are nice to you if you are nice to them.
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Most FUN and Accommodating JOB
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON1 June 2017
I can honestly say that this job has been the best job I have ever had. I can create my own schedules and I get paid to be at the BIGGEST concerts and sporting events. The Management are all amazing and super friendly. The pay is above what most make in the security industry so that is also a bonus.
Pros
Everything
Cons
Not knowing what event to work
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very boring
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON30 April 2017
was treated like a pilon the whole time. pay was too cheap, breaks basically weren't allowed because of shortage of staff. and not easily able to communicate when needed. no radio given to myself
Pros
none
Cons
no breaks sometimes
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Good place to start for experience
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON27 March 2017
Could make more opportunities for advancement for their employees.
Higher pay rate would be appreciated, even individuals with years of experience in the security industry are getting paid minimum wage.
Good company to start with for that security experience in a variety of different settings.
Not a company that would be beneficial to maintain a career within.
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Fun workplace
Field Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON16 February 2017
Working with star security was probably the best experience ill ever have the opportunity to work. I was very fortunate working with a lot of A list talent being their Close Protection.
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Fun latge scale events and concerts
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON11 October 2016
The company is good to work for with the large events. There is always something interesting to do for work weather it is working Football games or a concert outdoors. There is always something going on that makes for an Interesting shift.
Pros
Events, travelling to different cities to work events, good co workers, job experience
Cons
Long hours, no regular schedule, no benefits, sometimes unfavourable work conditions.
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It's Okay . . .
SECURITY GUARD (Former Employee) –  Hamilton24 May 2015
People at Star Security? great personalities and awesome to hang around. Like any other security firm, it's long, sometimes boring, repetitive. Star Security has that, but more. Star Security is an event security company, meaning most of the time you will be working at the Tim Horton's Field for the Tiger Cats, concerts, events, all that stuff.
Great opportunity for Security career.
However, there is an issue of inequality and favouritism.
Pros
Great opportunity
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