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Paladin Security Group

Size of company: Large (More than 500 employees)

Industry: Security

  • Let me begin by saying that Paladin Security is not a bad company to work for. I have read over a lot of comments and it bothers me that some of the people complaining can't spell. I cannot speak for all provinces but the Ontario division is pretty good. I've been with Paladin for almost 3 years now and it has worked to my benefit. I was a casual when I needed to be and the varying shifts at different locations gave me knowledge and experience. I've done everything from MHO, patrol, parking enforcement, special events (movie premieres, victoria secret) and corporate (current full time). Once I decided to try full time upon completing school, there were many opportunities available. I advanced through the ranks due to hard work and dedication.

    On a different note, people forget that a security company can only pay you as much as the client is willing to spend. Also, I find it odd that people complain about pay but are most likely the lazy or incompetent employees that have gotten fired. If you put in the effort and show initiative you will not go unnoticed.

    Finally, there will always be room for improvements for any company but managers do fight for their guards. Sometimes it isn't Paladin you need to impress, it's the client. Remember that.

    Posted on 14 December 2012 by Rater #75 | Flag as inappropriate

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Based on what I know and see in the industry, not just this company, those guards that complain the most, those that trash a company the most, are the ones caught doing what they shouldn't be doing. Albeit, there are those that do their job, and are dedicated that get caught up in irregular management follies. Certainly no company is perfect, and the security industry has it's downfalls with administration and leadership. Some are better than others.
I can safely say I know of several employees that were making decent wages with a firm in Toronto, working at community housing contracts, and did everything possible to not do their jobs. Sleeping, derelict of duty (not completing required patrols), lying in notes (or not completing notes), false reports, incomplete investigations, turning a blind eye to criminal activity on site, mingling with criminals and residents and letting many things slide. When they are called up on it, told they will be removed to another site, they raised a stink and threatened to quit.
Why shoot the hand that feeds you? All because you didn't get your own way?
If you are making $22 and hour plus benefits, do you job. By the book, follow rules and you set yourself up for something better down the road.

Posted on 11 December 2014

Sounds like you may be talking about the wrong company, I have no issues with Paladin and have never had issues being paid.
When I started we didn't get paid for the pre hire training but I also didnt have to pay for it either.
Now I have been here a while I have recently re-done my first aid and got paid for it.
So not sure where your coming from but its not the same for everyone.

Posted on 28 December 2012

"Also, I find it odd that people complain about pay but are most likely the lazy or incompetent employees that have gotten fired."

Mmmhh seems to me you're making an unsubstantiated assumption.

Posted on 15 December 2012

It should be clear to anyone that Paladin Security, the Wendy's of security services is using websites such as ratemyemployer.ca and Glassdoor as part of an online communication strategy and as a means of neutralizing legitimate criticism. If you can't see through this I don't know what to say.

Posted on 15 December 2012

I have to poke fun at your spelling prowess. You complain about guards who can't spell, yet you make spelling mistakes in the first paragraph. It's a true performative contradiction which defeats your ad hominem argument in a beautiful manner.

As a hard-working, dedicated, highly motivated and highly trained guard currently working for Paladin Security, I would advise job-seekers to look for employment elsewhere.

The Pros

- The majority of my colleagues are a pleasure to work with.

- Great sites.

- That's it?

The Cons

- The unpaid training!!!

- I am owed hundreds of dollars in overtime. That money will never reach my pockets.

- Thanks to a turnover rate that will make your head spin, they will hire you if you have a pulse and if the uniform fits.

- In desperate need of better management.

- Communication between upper and lower levels is inadequate and sometimes nonexistent.

- Benefits?

- "Paladin Security offers top industry wages"?

- Please, pay your employees on time.

- Don't promote guards without previous payroll experience to a crucial role such as... payroll administrator.

- Show more appreciation and be more supportive.

- A company culture that encourages CYA - covering your ass.

- Monitoring of employees with site cameras.

- Supervisors are asked to enforce rules they break themselves on a daily basis.

And so on and so forth.

Posted on 15 December 2012

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