Surveillance Investigator (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – August 1, 2013
Was very misinformed during field training and orientation, travel and extensive, tiring, and constant. Was not told that initially during training. Job is not just in Atlanta area, its in the entire southeast. Wasn't told that during training and orientation. Also Poor communication between managers.
Field Investigator (Current Employee), NY area – July 1, 2013
Pros: go home early a lot
Cons: not steady hours
Current employee seeking to provide an honest list of information to anyone thinking about this position. This is a GOOD job, it's a job. Training is great, in field or on the job training can be limited, learn alot by just doing it. No career advancement unless one of the above managers leave and you are highly qualified, or if you are highly qualified – more... and want to move to Raleigh NC to work in an office, which is a really nice environment/w friendly people. You work solely alone and human interaction in your work life is virtually non exhistant and limited to minutes a day phone calls. Neighbors call the cops on you while conducting surveillance. Some people like to harass you and think you are up to no good in the community. You have to lie to claimants when you call them on the phone and pretend your someone else, also required to lie to their neighbors to get info from them on your guy. The company provides you with good reliable information to get the job done. It's best to have window tint on your vehicle, which the company gives you most money for, but you get pulled over by the cops because of it. If your full-time, you don't really work steady full-time days because a lot of clients have a protocol to break off if nothing is going on, happens a lot. And work slows down in the winter time. You get paid min wage for everything unless you are sitting on a case. You sit ALOT in a car and cant get out cause the whole neighborhood is watching you. You idle your personal vehicle for hours a day to stay cool or warm, and the vehicle allowance just supplements what you could make doing something else, cause pay is not that handsome. You cant leave the case to get something to eat. you go number 1 in a bottle, number 2 in the woods at times in bad situations. The company it's-self is good, the people are great who work there, and reasonable. You wake up every day at 4:30 am usually everyday to make it to your case on time. Cases are a reasonable distance. I like it though, but not a solid career choice for someone in their prime years. – less