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This company pays well
Sergeant/Supervisor (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAJuly 4, 2015
Pros: Department of Homeland Security and Federal Protective Service are responsible for this company
Cons: Lack of communication
In a typical day; I walk the facilities to ensure that all security officers are accounted for and correctly performing their duties in the assigned Federal Buildings. As it relates to management; I've found that they pride themselves on making the officers as miserable as possible to include; denying any established leave, transferring officers to other facilities in order to ensure punishment on the officers and/or supervisors. The hardest part of the job is trying to deal with management who plays by their own agenda and not concerned about the officers who work for them daily.
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Clean environment
Security Officer (Current Employee), Olive Branch, MSJune 16, 2015
A typical at Paragon is monitoring security cameras.
Monitor facilities and investigate unusual activities/occurrences, maintaining high levels of safety and security.
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Only a number
Armed FPS PSO (Former Employee), Boston, maMay 30, 2015
Will never work for this company again

pros: pay* only because there is a union in place
Federal contractor

Cons: overzealous management
No room for advancement
Payroll makes constant mistakes
Claim employees are easily replaceable
Employees are encouraged to be rats
Union supporters are targeted by management
Unpaid lunches
Short breaks
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Security Enforcement
Security Enforcement Officer (Former Employee), Portland, ORMay 24, 2015
Pros: Schedule, Hours, Pay rate, paid vacation
Cons: Supervision, No health insurance, Contractor changed every 4 years
We worked on a contract for Department of Homeland Security and were paid very well for the type of work we performed. The schedule was ideal and the small amount of benefits that we had were very nice. The schedule was often times Mon-Wed: 5am-5pm and offered an amazing opportunity to spend time with family and attend appointments as needed without having to schedule time off work or call off.
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Excellent place to work accessible by metro and is located downtown.
Security Specialist (Former Employee), Washington, DCMay 24, 2015
Pros: Easily accessible by metro.
Cons: Frequent over-time if you volunteered for the over-time or didn't.
A typical day at work included meeting new people on a daily basis.
I participated in a large number of training scenarios.
Management was not engaged in the employees concerns.
Co-workers were like family and there were a number of functions participated by fellow co-workers.
Having to reprimand an employee.
The work environment was different on each day in a positive way.
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nice pace to work
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee), Columbia, SCMay 9, 2015
Protecting the people was great. I learned a lot about security as well as taught them a lot about security. Management started off great and as we lost people it got really bad.
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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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Great people to work with
Unknown (Former Employee), Chantilly, VAOctober 21, 2014
No complaints
Good people
Good compensation
Easy to get job done
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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.

PARAGON SYSTEMS Salaries

Security Officer
$42,000 per year
$21.00 per hour
Armed Security Officer
$20.35 per hour
$46,000 per year
Community Service Officer
$50,000 per year