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Size of company: Large (More than 500 employees)

Industry: Security

  • Overall, a great company to work for.

    The first thing everyone needs to understand is that it's Security... The whole field in general entails long hours, low pay, and extended periods of boredom. As such, security management doesn't make much more money than the front line officer.

    I've worked for various companies and have found Barber-Collins to be one of the best managed security companies. True, there is no benefits package and the room for advancement in terms of supervisor jobs is limited, but if you can prove yourself as a competent and semi-intelligent guard then you can find yourself on better and higher paying contracts. Wages range from minimum wage to $20/hour (unusual to get that rate... most high earning guards make 16.70/hour).

    They're pretty good about providing transport to out of town special events/contracts and look out for their staff. When I worked for a larger Toronto based firm, every year at Christmas I would receive a photocopied memo reminding staff of a no time off policy during the holiday... Where as Barber-Collins sends out birthday and Christmas cards to the staff.

    Start at the bottom and prove yourself, and you can find yourself working some wicked contracts for great clients.

    Posted on 31 October 2013 by Rater #5 | Flag as inappropriate

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Guess with your attitude change in income and respect are not important to you! Industry doesn't need guards who think "it's just security" or the low pay should be accepted and because "it's security" we don't deserve respect and better money !! Do the rest of security professionals a favor and quit!

Posted on 27 July 2016

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