Commissionaires

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Commissionaires Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
17 Reviews
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17 Reviews
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Commissionaires Executive Director J. Douglas Briscoe
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  1.  

    Great Job, but not a Career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard
    Current Employee - Security Guard

    I have been working at Commissionaires full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Commissionaires is great for students. I joined in 2008 and was able to completely pay for my post secondary education. They pay above the industry average and offer decent benefits, offer free training, and provide free uniforms. They have flexible hours and many posts allow the use of a laptop during evening/overnight/weekend shifts which helped me to study while at work. Overall they are a great company to work for, but don't be fooled into thinking you can make a career out of it.

    Cons

    Management behaves in a sort of old boys club fashion, if you are not in tight with someone in upper management there is little hope for any real advancement. I have witnessed first hand poor management tactics such as claiming to be a bilingual company and then not making the training or memorandums available in both official languages. I have seen several coworkers, who's first language is French, branded as incompetent workers because management refused or were unable to offer training or health and safety information in both languages. As a result, my coworkers would have difficulty understanding the information and putting it into practice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    baddddddddddd company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Commissionaires full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the pay is good that is it

    Cons

    people sleep on the job all the time, I asked a transfer and they fired me, poor commissionaires they should choose their employees more, people are bad sleep sleep or they dont come in to work. Very bad atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none whatsoever

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Management, training.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Commissionaires full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They offer excellent training, upgrades and opportunities. Variety of places to work, usually never a shortage of hours. Benefit plan, uniforms. Company pays half of your license fee. Senior Management is very involved with training.

    Cons

    -You don't get many sick days per year compared to other employers. If you work 40 hrs/week, you only get 5 sick days for the year. If you have many health issues at all, you'll have to apply for EI.

    -Shift work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase sick day credits to match other companies.
    Offer higher pay for shift work jobs
    Give employees more opportunities to balance work/life (swing shifts can be hard on the health when you work one day shift, one day off, two night shifts, two days off. Some people may like to work all nights and others all days depending on their needs)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good professional company to work for.

    Current Employee - Security Guard  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Commissionaires full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They attempt to take care of their people.

    Cons

    Salaries are better than average for the industry but still not great.

  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commissionaires  in  Kingston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Commissionaires in Kingston, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Commissionaires part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Well managed, friendy people, open door policy or just pick up the phone. Plenty of work if you want it and room to advance.very team driven, I am able to learn many essential skills with software tools I will use throughout my career. The people were the best part of this company with many of them always happy and encouraging

    Cons

    None that i can see

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    excellent to start or finish a carrier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Commissionaires full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    easy to fit in, no thinker job, employs abour everybody with a high school diploma,

    Cons

    impossible to climb up the ladder, lower management tends to be tyrannic, no benifits paid at all, no guaranteed hours and/or salary, whatever is your strength and/or education will be ignored,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should read resume and use strengths and8or education of it's employees, should evaluate supervisors and employees to know theiur assets and optimize them, shoul treat its employees with more respect, should determines objectives more accurtely AND tell them to its employees, should have a more business knowledgeable management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Security in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Commissionaires full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a very good job for people who want to see some order in society. Must be aware of law enforcement.

    Cons

    Too long hours working to be able to do a good job for some people. In law enforcement, you cannot do a good job if you are tired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Commissionaires

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Guard  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Commissionaires full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    they will take anyone who applies, also you need to be bilingual, English and French, how some computer knowledge, good for old folks, retired people.

    Cons

    they fire the good commissionaires and they keep the bad ones there. Plus I have seen some employees steal in the premises of their work, they sleep at their work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    check their security guards I would say 30% of them are not honest they still on the premises, sexual harassment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    one of injustice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Commissionaires full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    pay and benefits not bad

    Cons

    conflict of interest in some cases and unfair in just treatment..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    worked at different positions and now am a receptionist that they consider Access control

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Access Control (Receptionist)  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Access Control (Receptionist) in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Commissionaires full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    they give us the uniforms, you can apply for different posts to work at

    Cons

    At the monent the supervisior is not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chenk in with your employees more frequentily

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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