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I was called by a recruiter, first Talked the the Director on a Tuesday for a good little while. He built up the company and the position. Sounded like I was a good candidate. Got me and the wife excited as the position is in Hawaii. Followed up on Sat. He said a decision would be made the following Tuesday. That was nearly 2 weeks ago. If I didn’t get the job, ok, but is it really to hard to just tell me that? It’s Leadership 101 and just good professionalism to keep people informed, whether positive or negative. Disappointing in that concept alone.

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Been working for them for over a year and haven't received a raise..to be honest since the company switched from Keypoint to perspecta my lay has actually decreased

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As soon as I wake up in the morning I get instant anxiety thinking about all the work I have to complete..working from home can be rewarding but with this job it feels like my job never ends..you wake up thinking about work..you go out in the field and work..and then you go home and do some more work

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You will have difficulty at this position if you don't have any prior history in report writing, interviewing. You will also have difficulty if you are not organized and work with little to no supervision. Like any new job, there is a learning curve and this Company understands that. there can be pressure to complete work in a timely manner, but the biggest issue with that is contacting subjects and sources.

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Yes, and if you leave before then you agree to pay almost $9,000 back 800-900 a month until paid off. They may prorate the fee based on the amount of time worked.

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There is no separate sick leave. It is accrued PTO

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Not worth the amount of work you have to do. Other contract companies pay better.

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It does not.

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It took 23 weeks to get a favorable clearance and now I'm waiting for a start date.

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If you mean the company's internal background investigations, I cannot answer, though it tends to take a week

If you mean Federal government, it can take a few weeks-a few months to get an Interim clearance or Public Trust granted. To receive a Final granted Secret clearance is normally a year, but more if your background is more complex. TS/SCI/poly can take even longer than a year as in-person interviews, sometimes multiple with the same references, may be required.

If your contact forbids work on an Interim clearance, you cannot work on the contract until final. If you are granted interim clearance & later denied final clearance, if the contract requires a clearance & Perspecta has no other positions available to transfer you into, you should expect to have your house terminated

Please note that the 2nd paragraph is the responsibility of the U.S. government. Perspecta is only a sponsor and is not responsible for how long the Feds take to clear or not clear you. It's also your job to be as honest, accurate as possible, & ensure your references respond to all investigators ASAP.

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