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PARAGON SYSTEMS United States Employee Reviews

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Compared to over a dozen federal contract companies, these are the worst.
PSO (Current Employee), Los AngelesMay 1, 2015
Pros: Federal contracts general pay a decent wage in order to attract well qualified individuals.
Cons: Bad work environment
Management is taught at every level to treat the people on the next level down as if they are criminals. It's an environment of mistrust and miscommunication. Everyone is worried that the folks they are working with, for, or are supervising will throw them under the bus. If you report or request anything through your chain of command, you are mistreated for rocking the boat, and the message that your manager gets across to you is that any contact with them reflects negatively on you.

If your federal contract transitions to these folks, keep your head down, your mouth shut, and hope that the contract quickly changes hands again!
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Protective Security Officer (PSO) (Current Employee), Columbus, OHMarch 9, 2015
Really hate this place. Some people like it, just not me. I like speanding time with my famiy. and here its work anytime anywhere kind of place. you could work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift all in the same week. and be in 5 different citys
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SECURITY
Security Officer (Current Employee), Stennis Space Center, MSFebruary 24, 2015
over all keeping work place safe running radar, daily badge check in as well as keeping the peace writing badges for daily visitors
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Fun/ Worked With Great Guys
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee), MarylandJanuary 19, 2015
Pros: great pay depending were you work
Cons: long hours
Long hours per day up to 12 hour shifts. Worked with great guys at the supervisor and security officer level. Not to much room for growth in the company and hard to be promoted.
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see previous
Control Center Sergeant (Current Employee), Baltimore, MDDecember 8, 2014
Respond and dispatch communications for the complex, monitor alarm system panels and CCTV activities, take essential details for all incidents, decide on the type of response needed ,dispatch all appropriate staff to incidents, advise and report weather and hazardous conditions, assist with elevator enclosures and 911 emergencies.
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Security Officer (Former Employee), Bangor, MENovember 6, 2014
You are just a number to this company. Management on any level could care less about you. Been told many many times that you ar replacable & if you don't like it quit! Only thing good is the pay.
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Stable and challenging work environment.
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee), Chicago, ILSeptember 24, 2014
The job varies day to day. High stress environment and little reward for your effort.
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Poor management
Construction Surveillance Technician (Former Employee), Bellevue, NESeptember 18, 2014
The people that work there were great learned a lot. The company could be ran better at the upper management level.
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security (Former Employee), washington DCAugust 22, 2014
Cons: management
Horrible company, constantly misses payroll and CEO is always being sued
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Decent Pay
Security Officer (Current Employee), Bangor, MEJuly 27, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: little room for advancement
Decent pay for amount of work performed. Solid group of co-workers. Little room for advancement in management.
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Working and providing Security Protection
Contractor Federal Armed Protective Officer (Former Employee), Atlanta,GAJuly 1, 2014
Pros: working with federal agencies and enforcing rules and regulations.
Cons: not able to provide citation to distrubance clients
A typical day at working at a Federal building were busy. I learned every Federal building has different rules but all falls under Title 18. Management was really great about helping with any disturbance with the clients/customers. I worked with 20 individuals maintaining and providing security. My co- workers and I conduct check of individuals property when entering the Federal building. The hardest part of the job is seeing a co worker hurt from individual who are needing the assistance with a mental disability. The enjoyable part is proving the assistances to others.
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Great to work for, better communication needed !
Protective Services Officer at Homeland Security (Current Employee), Washington DCJune 25, 2014
Provide access control, provide Emergency Medical Services to visitors and employees at a Level 5 facility.
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I worked at Department of Defense building in North Chicago, IL. for Paragon Systems.
Federal Armed Security Officer (Former Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 8, 2014
Pros: friendly personal at the work place
Cons: when you call an employee on the phone and the employee is not at their desk, and there are visitors waiting for them at the security desk to be signed in for their meeting.
I did security rounds in the building every 2 hours, and also checked all exterior doors at the outer buildings.
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A great job a great company
Armed Guard (Federal) (Former Employee), Tacoma, WANovember 11, 2013
Paragon is a wonderful company to work for. You will not be sorry.
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Good Company
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAOctober 14, 2013
Pros: working with people
Cons: advancement, management on local level unprofessional
Good Company to work for I enjoyed working with Paragon. It gave me the understanding of working on government contracts. Very interest job.
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Ok company could be better with management that cares
Armed Federal Security Officer (Former Employee), GeorgiaAugust 23, 2013
Pros: pay
Cons: management is poor at all levels of this company
The management and the corporate office doesnt care about the employees.
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Productive and enjoyable
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee), Columbia, SCAugust 13, 2013
Supervisors were trained and used their experience to make good decisions. The joy of this job was ensuring that employees were safe everyday.
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Management limited
Armed Security (Current Employee), VermontAugust 13, 2013
Pros: pay
Cons: no breaks, management team lacks skills
The management team is unaware of proper company policy and procedures. Swept complaints of harassment and sexual harassment/assault under the rug instead of investigating complaints.
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long hours of standing in one place, but simple job.
Armed Guard (Current Employee), Columbia, SCJune 17, 2013
Pros: good pay and flexable hrs
Cons: limited to only 36 hrs a week due to not wanting to pay overtime.
Typical work day consist of checking id, bags, ect.
Helping people find where they need to go and securing the building.

June 28, 2013

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Good job bad managment
Physical Security Officer (Former Employee), Norfolk, VAMay 17, 2013
Pros: benifets and pay
Cons: managment
Enjoyed the job and working with the community but management treated the workers unfair and made working for the company not good

PARAGON SYSTEMS Salaries

Security Officer
$45,000 per year
$21.70 per hour
Community Service Officer
$50,000 per year