I worked for them for three months and then got offered a better job. They charged me ~$3000 since I already had a clearance and then pro-rated the months I worked so I ended up paying them back ~$2200. I couldn't find a lawyer here in South Carolina who could tell me if it was legal or not so I just decided to throw in the towel and pay them back. I guess I still ended up ahead money-wise than if I hadn't worked those three months.
I found Keypoint to be an OK job but I think after a few years it would get really boring. Unlike many other posting about Keypoint, I had an awesome field manager who was one of the best bosses I've ever worked for. But alas, not much room to grow as a career as you top out at Level 6. That's the main reason I switched jobs.
Do you get to keep your clearance???
You will owe $625 a month that you leave before your one year mark.
Check with your state's labor laws, speak with a labor commisioner or labor attorney. In many states, for example CA, the company would NOT be able to enforce any contract for training reimbursement because it violates the states labor laws. This is because the training is REQUIRED for the position, therefore they can NOT seek reimbursement. Also, reimbursement violates "at-will" employment practices if your state has this as part of their labor laws.However if it was optional training courses say to advance your career with them, then theu could seek reimbursement but the cost of training has to be calculated with how much time you stayed with the company afterwords vs how long the company was "requiring" you to stay.
If you really want the position take a deep through look at ypur states labor laws, if they are not allowed to collect reimbursement for required training, go ahead and sign the paper so you can get the position and if you decide to leave before a year advise the company of where in the labor law for your state it states they can not collect. If they try to take you to court, IMMEDIATELY contact your labor commissioner's office. They will usually represent you for free and get the case dismissed. Big corporations LOVE to prey on people who do not know their rights and local laws. They get away with so much unless you stand up for yourself. It is a good idea to get a good understanding of your state's labor laws anyway that way you are prepared for any company you work for. Know that you can stand up for yourself while employeed and take the employer to court. They can NOT fire you within a certain time frame (6 months in CA) otherwise it is considered retaliation and they will be fined and owe you money.
As somebody who did not pass the security interview and therefore never did any training, I've recieved an email for Training Cost Adjudication payments demanding over $4,000. Does anybody have any insight on this?
If you fail, no. They even used to ask if people thought the job was a fit, and give an option to leave, but they don't do that anymore, for obvious reasons.
I honestly had another company recommend failing to me, so I could get out of the requirement and join them. (sadly, that person got fired from the company they were working at, so this wouldn't have panned out if I did it...)
Answered - Field Investigator (Former Employee) - Kansas City, MO
No, fortunately they did cover that, and now people see that I have that clearance and it does help, This is why I cannot understand why they would just DROP PEOPLE BY THE WAIST SIDE. With no regards to how it affects them and their future.
Answered - Criminal Background Investigator (Former Employee) - Maryland