Comment – January 24, 2015
I wrote the review posted on 1/4/2013. Here is an update: I worked on a second study and had a different field manager (direct supervisor). Not a good experience.
I was assigned to do field visits that were 35-50 miles away from my home, and my field manager complained about how high my travel costs were, as if they were my fault.
The field manager would also complain about interviewers being unproductive--yet insisted we have either team conference calls or one-to-one calls every week, during which she had little to say of importance and was obviously trying to fill up an hour of time on each call. This field manager needed to learn to lead by example.
Being a field interviewer can be an interesting experience, but as with most jobs, it depends on who your supervisor is.