Lots of Autonomy. The worst thing is the inconsistancy in the amount of work.
(SIU) Field Investigator (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – October 12, 2018
My dad used to say that if it was all fun they wouldn't pay us to do it. Sometimes it is very busy to the point of being overwhelming. Other times it is very slow. Hard to budget and pay bills. Upper level management is top notch. Very professional with high expectations. Like many places, mid-level management can be hit or miss.
Lots of autonomy
Unexpected lack/loss of hours work. Some mid-level managers are bullys.
Private Investigator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 14, 2019
The only time you get paid the promised $20+ an hour is only during investigation hours. Your report writing time, driving time, and any other time you dedicate to work is paid at minimum wage. Report writing templates are constantly being changed as well as the policy of how to perform surveillance depending on the company. It’s nearly impossible to keep up. You’re also expected to write the samerepirt several different ways and submit each of them. There is no such thing as working smart, not hard. You work very hard for no reason.