DigiStream Investigations, Inc.
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Decent summer gig. Will lay you off after summer is over. good for your resume if you major in Criminal Justice. Pay is solid. Will work alone. Don’t get any tickets they won’t help.
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Thriller job

Most exciting job you will probably ever work! Great company to work for if your looking for a company that gives you the opportunity to grow. Great Culture! They promote from within and your hard work does not go unnoticed with good incentives and health coverage. Your able to travel and make lots of overtime just driving

Pros

Overtime, understanding managers
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  • Time and location flexibility
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Challenging but rewarding.

Workload is difficult to manage but these are some of the most talented and professional people I have had the pleasure of working with. For the most part you work independently and have an entire office to support you in the field. Lots of opportunity here but take it with a grain of salt this industry is rough and you will love it or hate it there isn’t really an in-between. Culture is all inclusive with a number of career track-programs.

Pros

Growth, culture, bonuses, team, travel, training, per diem, company equipment and reimbursement.

Cons

Work/life balance, metrics, long days in the car.
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A good place to learn something then get out

They will work you to the bone. If you are willing to make work your number one priority in life then you will do well here. Expect to work on a seconds notice at any time at any place. You will learn at a need to know basis. They promote from within but promotions are very limited. Expect a cut throat business. Pay is based on your overtime hours so lower pay but a lot of hours.
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Dont even waste your time this compay is a joke!

A typical day is not worth your time. The pay is extremely low you will not learn much crazy hours, no room for growth your expendable they will run you into the ground. I'm telling you now don't bother with this company
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Pays 17.50 hr but requires a Bachelor's degree?

Terrible employer! Definitely underpayed for requireing someone with a Bachelor's degree for these low positions. I went to college for 4 years and there is people out working in a walmart warhouse without a degree starting off at $25 an hour. This company is disrespectful!

Pros

None

Cons

Terrible pay, work life balance, management, culture. Requires a Bachelor's degree for $17.50 an hour.
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Digistream Investigation provides those that have the desire and motivation to grow plenty of opportunity to advance.

Digistream is a great place to work. Like any other great company, the work is challenging and you must prove yourself. Be consistent with your efforts and communicate your desire to grow with the company.

Pros

Opportunity to advance, supportive management team, Holiday pay

Cons

challenging to learn the industry
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Good job if you're fresh out of college and need a job to get you on your feet and into the professional world...

But after a while you start to see in-between the lines and see that you are extremely overworked and underpaid when working for them. You could have a good team, you could have a poor team.... it all depends on who your supervisor/manager is, and most supervisors aren't the best.
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Terrible employer

I was employed very short with this employer. In the beginning, I was so stoked to have gotten company vehicle, and it's equipment's. The excitement did not last long. Schedule was never fixed, and they would assign work based on the need of the employer. Work is advertised as full-time but due to limited work you would work part-time hours. The employer's business model is pay it's employees next to nothing (this employer paid less than McDonalds).

Pros

Nothing

Cons

No bathroom breaks, Not a fixed schedule, Unliveable wage
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Great work environment

Co-workers are wonderful people you start to forget it's a job and not a college dorm (in a positive way). We had lots of company lunches and the holiday party was pretty cool

Pros

Great co-workers

Cons

Low pay
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Great Company For Hard Workers

If you’re looking to clock in and clock out this is not the company for you. They give you an opportunity to get into a really exciting line of work and give you the tools you need to run with it. It’s long hours (lots of OT), you’re always in different areas which keeps it fresh, and you’re documenting evidence that will be used in fraud cases.

Pros

Overtime, exciting cases, working by yourself

Cons

Wages, benefits, time off
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Interesting and Exciting Work and Great People

I have worked with DigiStream for some years now and there's no hiding that the work can be hard at times, and the hours can be painstaking at times on the surveillance side of the business, but that's just private investigations in general. Anyone with a great attitude and dedication to the company or tradecraft can rise in the ranks. I've been promoted to several different positions, starting as as surveillance investigator and currently in management. The company is growing consistently and there's a culture of promoting from within; pretty much all of the dozens of managers and partners started at entry level jobs at DigiStream, which is awesome.

Pros

Lots of growth opportunity

Cons

Hours can be long at times for surveillance invetsigators
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Extremely low pay, useless benefits, poor management

The only reason you should work here is if you want to get a little experience for your resume for other opportunities. You can get paid more working as a security guard. The benefits are useless unless you have serious medical issues that you deal with on a regular basis. Management will lie to your face about the same thing over an over again with no remorse. Any and every way they can save one cent, they will do whatever it takes to do so. If you stay too long with this company, you’ll end up hating a career that you know you could have enjoyed. Have a plan to move on after you get the experience you need for another job or you’ll be just sacrificing your mental health every day that goes by.

Pros

The job itself is exciting, You can teach yourself some things about the field work while slaving for the company

Cons

Bad pay, useless benefits, terrible management, overworked, not many opportunities to advance, Long hours, very hot and very cold conditions, cheap management
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Its a job.

Lots of work. Except during the winter when its part time for all investigators or if it gets slow, then they switch to 4 days a week without warning.
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Fun place to work, hard work but pays off!

Long hours, lot of overtime, can be boring at times sitting in the back of a van. Need to be a go getter and be bale to handle lot of early mornings and working weekends. Room for advancement if you put the work in.
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Horrible hours

No time for social life, no weekends off for the first 6 months, driving hours to and from work, usually 10-13 hours of sitting in a vehicle with no activity. Horrible management who blames inactivity on the investigators. They’ll put you on probation for 3 months and then in your review make it so you can’t receive more pay or weekends off.

Pros

Company vehicle, gas card

Cons

No breaks, high stress for low pay, non flexible hours, doesn’t worry about safety of workers
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Fun way to get into the world of investigations

If you’re looking for an amazing entryway into the world of investigations I would definitely recommend working here. They give you all the training, tools, and support you need to succeed.
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Tough but rewarding work

Good work environment. Management was very helpful and responsive. Need to be able to sit in the back of a van for 8 hours. Early hours that can go very late in the day. If you can handle it its a good job and you can move up internally in the company.

Pros

Management

Cons

Work/Life balance
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Bad place to work

Don't work for this company if you have a bachelor's degree. You can get a job at Target or Starbucks starting more an hour than this job. Perfect for a high school graduated looking for a job. Lot of sedentary, boring, long days inside the van. You will be inside the van for 5-16 hours a day.Summer is dangerous. It'll be 120° inside your van and the equipment they supply to keep you cool, won't keep you cool. Different start times vary from 4 am to late evening. Rare graveyard shifts.Your personal life will plummet. You don't have weekends off, you will work the days before and after every major holiday, and you won't be able to make plans with family or friendsAll the sacrifices you make are not worth the pay they give you.

Pros

They expense everything you spend for the job, they pay your phone

Cons

Unpredictable of hours, long days with no purpose, high expectations/low compensation
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Awesome management team

I worked for DigiStream for 7 or 8 months and it was hands down the coolest job I’ve ever had. The PNW management team is compiled of some of the most professional, respectful, helpful and knowledgeable people I’ve ever had the please of working for. Management speaks and treats investigators as their equals. No question is a dumb question, etc. I could go on for days but you get the point. Work here.

Pros

Company vehicle, travel, good pay, awesome management

Cons

No breaks, reports off the clock
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Very challenging career path, poor management.

Lot of hours and overtime, be prepared to not have a life outside of work. Very difficult to make any sort of plans even a doctors appointment. Management seems nice at first but very soon you learn they do not care about their employees and treat them like they're nothing.

Pros

Pay, overtime, company car is cool to have

Cons

no life outside of job, terrible management
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Based on 111 reviews

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3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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