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I have been working at US Investigations Services full-time for less than a year
Pros – Great pay for someone who has just graduated or separated from the military, standard healthcare, great overtime opportunities.
Cons – Leadership seems very disconnected with employees, work can get monotonous.
Advice to Senior Management – Try to spend more time with employees; more than a 30 second conversation every 2 weeks.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2012-10-29 20:12 PDT
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I have been working at US Investigations Services
Pros – 1. Clearance
2. Company Car
3. Company gadgets (laptop, GPS)
4. Investigative /government client experience
5. Great Co workers
6. Travel (depending on your location)
7. Flexible schedule
USIS hires great people. You will really like your coworkers. Management policies could use some improvement. Overall, I am glad that I have worked for USIS because straight out of college, I knew nothing. I had no transferable skills other than what I got in school. USIS put me out there in a suit with a badge, and I learned as I went. I got to travel on detail, which I enjoyed. I have been sent to Anchorage, Honolulu, Boston, Denver, and Virginia Beach, just to name a few, for a month at a time. That was neat. I liked my local managers, generally speaking. I feel like I panned the company in the survey, but there are a lot of nice things about it, and I did get a lot of experience interviewing people in every setting and circumstance imaginable. If you are a college grad looking for experience, or perhaps a person who really wants/needs a flex schedule, then this is a good place to work. If you are a mid level professional looking for growth opportunities and a good salary then I would say look elsewhere.
Cons – After working with this company many years, I think success is very narrowly defined. There aren't a lot of ways to be successful. There are only two major career paths, investigator or management. You either produce in massive volume as an investigator to stay an investigator or produce in massive volume as an investigator in order to earn the potential for a team lead or district manager position. I was able to get onto a new contract that USIS was staffing for Research Analysts, which involved alot of the same skill sets as investigator, and that has done wonders for me in terms of my marketability to other companies and/or government employers, but there aren't alot of contracts for Research Analysts or similar positions. Also, I do not feel that I was ever appropriately compensated for the work that I was doing. Other companies seem to pay more.
Advice to Senior Management – I think there is a gulf between upper management and employees. It would be nice if employees could feel that management is doing what is in their best interests, but so often, that does not seem to be the case. There is definitely the sense that USIS is putting "butts in seats" and not making much of an effort to train, prepare, improve, or grow its employees. USIS does not seem interested in retaining employees long term.
2010-06-17 22:13 PDT
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