This is the first job I've had where I'm treated with respect like an adult. Management is actually awesome and they're really understanding and want to do everything to help you succeed at your job. I've been here long enough that my coworkers feel like family and we get together usually every couple of months and have ping-pong tournaments and go out for drinks or something fun. Another plus is that you don't have to buy your own equipment or use your own car, everything is provided to you by the company and you're trained by experienced investigators who are your peers.
With that being said, there are some downsides to this type of work. It's stressful, there's a lot expected of you, early mornings long hours, spending 8+ hours a day in a van, if it's hot out well you're going to be dripping sweat and if it's cold out, you're going to be freezing. You will be coached and receive constructive criticism on your footage because the company has really high standards for footage. But let's be honest this job isn't for the faint-hearted or someone who's nervous about following people around who don't know they're being followed. It's a job for risk takers and people who don't want a normal 9-5 desk job.
I love this job because yeah it's tough work, but I'm supported by my coworkers and management and honestly the adrenaline rush from catching a claimant breaking their restrictions is the best feeling.
All expenses paid, equipment provided for you, management is understanding and communicates well, teamwork encouraged
Early mornings, long days, stressful at times