Pros: worth it for some people
Cons: not worth it to other people
The recruiters are NOT TRANSPARENT with the job description,
They never tell you during the hiring process or during training:
1) No benefits at all: you do not have paid sick time, vacations, etc.
2) No insurance of any kind. If you get sick----sorry no check ;)
3) Everything is paid in an hourly basis, every week.
4) If something happened to your – more... car while you are working for them----sorry! next field interviewer please.
4) They have a quota that you HAVE to FULFILL: a) working part time at least TWO interviews, b) working full time 3 or 4 interviews
If you do not fulfill this they start to threatening you saying "I do not want to let you go". If you make let's say 5 or 6 interviews in a week they will love you, BUT if the next week you only did 1 or zero they hate you (They want production every week, not in average). You expect that people will love to participate for the study or for the $90.00 that the survey offers, some people are feisty, some neighborhoods are not safe, some houses are unclean, people drunk, high or smoking like crazy.
5) You are disposable, their field interviewers turnover is between 3 and 4 months.
7) In my experience, they never told me: we are looking for people who "loved" to work "only on evenings and weekends", during summer time is not so harsh, but during winter they want to be knocking doors after dark in ghettos, risking your life and your vehicle.
8) If you do not know the field interviewer job is: you receive the paper folders (and files) of every case, basically no one is expecting you, you need to go to every address and asking the people 18 year or older if they want to take the survey that offer them $90.00. Some people said, it's too good to be truth. The candidates supposedly received from Westat an invitation letter to participate, around 10% of the people read the letter, most of them don't know what you're talking about.
GOOD LUCK. – less