I found an advertisement in the paper from Paragon promoting that they are looking for security guards. I called them to ask for more information and they had told me that they will answere my questions only in person and so I booked an appointment with a recruiter. When I arrived I noticed a person arguing with an employee of Paragon demanding his money back. I though nothing of it at the time because I thought to myself that I am only here for a job and not here to do any business with them. After filling up their application, I went into a room with a fat white made who sweated a lot. He sat me down and asked me if I wasted my time going to any other scams. I told him I found only training schools online. He told me that they were all scams and that only Paragon had real jobs. He than promised me a job if I spent $500 on training and licensing. I told him I didn't have that type of money and asked if I could pay it back on a payment plan. He then to my surprise asked if I had friends that I can call or he can call for me to borrow the money from them and started to apply alot of pressure on me to buy. He then looked at the emergency number I placed on my resume and asked if he can call that number. I was so embarrassed that I begged him not to and gave him my credit card that I only used for emergencies. He charged my card and told me I had to be in class the next week before I can even ask him about the rate of pay.
I asked other people about Paragon after I left and they said that Paragon tells their employees that they treat them with respect but its all lies. I was told I will never make more than minimum wage and that management fires everyone after two weeks so they can replace them with new graduates. I called my credit card company to cancel my charge. A few days later they called me saying that they will criminally charge me and sue me if I didn't give them the money in cash. I called a legal expert and he called Paragon to clarify what they had said. They denied everything and said that I was confused.
Don't go to Paragon. Go to a college to get your training.