Commissionaires

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Commissionaires Reviews

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Commissionaires Executive Director J. Douglas Briscoe
J. Douglas Briscoe
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    NOT FOR LONG TERM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Commissionaires full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    CEO & COO are the best gentlemen to work for. Very understanding. You cannot ask for better head bosses. These 2 gentlemen have my respect 110%.

    Cons

    Some contract managers need to keep their comments to themselves. Not be your so-called friend one minute, and be your enemy the next.
    Some detachment commanders are to young. Some like giving guys s*$t, but not the girls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are getting more and more civilians than vets. You need to look at better compensations. EX: short term disability, & pension. This way you would have more long term staff. Like myself. The (one reason) why I left, is there is no pension. Otherwise I would still be there.

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Commissionaires Interviews

Updated Dec 7, 2014
Updated Dec 7, 2014

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Commissionaires.

    Interview Details

    I applied via the Commissionaires website, and was contacted about a week or two later to come in for an interview. The interview process was fairly straight forward, standard questions regarding strengths and weaknesses, and why do you want to work for us? Bilingualism and previous military service are very highly sought after as they work for many Government Offices in Ottawa. After the interview was completed I was asked for references and to complete a questionnaire. They contacted me the following week and told me I would need to complete their week long introductory course, and if i passed I would be given a job offer. The course is extremely easy for anyone with half a brain. They really play up the "we are always watching and evaluating you aspect", and encourage you to always be punctual and study hard. However, one student in my course frequently showed up late and even got busted sleeping in class and still got an offer. After the course is completed, you are assigned a post or put on the "spares" list, meaning you have to call them to see if work is available. They outfit you with your uniforms, several shirts and 2 pairs of pants. You also need to obtain a license from the province, which they reimburse you half the cost.

    Interview Questions
    • Very standard questions. This is very much an entry level position, which is why they offer a free week long training course.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They assign you a permanent post or have you on a "spares" list where they call you to fill in at various locations. If you like working at a certain location, you can ask the manager to keep you in mind if a position opens up there, which is how I found a permanent post.
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Website www.commissionaires.ca
Headquarters TORONTO, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1925
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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