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

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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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I have a background in investigations, so I really enjoy this type of work and knew I enjoyed it coming in to the role. If you have never worked independently, the lack of office mates and in person contact with co-workers can leave you feeling lonely. Investigations are interesting and there is a 2 week investigator school you attend. There is plenty of support, but it does take about 8 months to catch on.

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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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Never. Pay cuts are their response to raises.

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Only if contractually required. Or NDA or IP legally bound. Such as a contract or procurement or sales and proposals person. Otherwise, no

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The mission I support is a great one. I am excited to go to work and do something productive and important. However, most days I am "encouraged" to find work outside my mission scope. If there is so much additional work to be done, more workers need to be hired.

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It is a very slow process. There is a huge backlog of investigations. Once the process starts, it goes very quickly.

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