Changing Investigation Companies

Has anyone else been in this situation or can you offer any insight… I am an investigator that switched companies. I thought the grass was greener on the other side with a different company. A recruiter talked a big game and lured me over. After two months with the new company I’m realizing I should have stayed where I was at. The new definitely makes me appreciate the old! Here’s the issue: I left the first company before I had put in my year with them and still owe them some money for paying back the training costs. Has anyone else been in this situation or similar and went back to an old company? If so, what was your experience like? Thanks for any input!

Just curious, When you jumped to the new company, they didn’t offer you any sort of sign on bonus to cover the cost of what you would owe the first company? I only ask because before I hit my year mark I had recruiters offering me money to pay what I would have owed if I left my current company. I doubt they would take you back if you owed money, but then again I’ve never heard of anyone coming back after they’ve left. Maybe you can ask and see if you can come back as an independent contractor?

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That’s a bummer, but you’re right…lesson learned. I’ve thought about switching companies but after reading this message board it made me realize that no company is perfect. So far my company has been pretty good to me

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Has the old company actually made efforts to collect from you on the training costs?

My advice, don’t leave where you are unless you personally know someone that has been with a company for at least a year and is willing to tell you how the company works that you’re interested in. I’m finding most companies won’t break it down for you and tell you a lot. They’ll answer questions generally speaking but it isn’t enough to really gauge the differences.

You got a notice and didn’t act on it? May I ask why? You owe them money but want to go back? You said you left early. How early is early

Perspecta is the only company that would require a guy to payback their training costs for a job that someone only makes $17,50/hour to start. That company is just a jewel to interact and do business with. They are probably trying to recoup money out of their Investigators training costs so they can pay for the whistleblower lawsuits they have going on currently against them.

Due tell!! Whistleblower?? Speaking of contracts does anyone know who got the census bureau contract

Have you thought about responding to the email indicating that you would be willing to return to work for them in exchange that they “forgive” the debt?

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Google lawsuits related to that company…

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Well here’s a couple of class action lawsuits Keypoint has been involved in and the whistleblower lawsuit:

This should wet everyone’s appetite for awhile. Chew on these malfeasances by Keypoint (now Perspecta) for awhile and then ask yourself…why would I continue to work for this company or ever consider a return to work for this company? This company should be booted off the OPM/NBIB contract for their grievances and contract fraud as portrayed in the Reed whistleblower case but for some reason OPM/NBIB continue to do business with them. My only hope is that the new agency (Defense Counterintelligence & Security Agency (DCSA)) wakes up to these grievances and dishonesty and comes to their senses and decide to no longer do business with them. We need companies on the new DCSA contract that will treat the Investigator workforce with professionalism and not like a mangy old mutt that it kicks to death in the corner and threatens them all the day long. Keypoint’s (Perspecta) poor behavior in the BI industry has gone on for way too long and is a pattern of misconduct and pattern of deceitfulness and dishonesty all because they have deep pockets and rule with an iron fist. This is very unhealthy for the BI industry as a whole because they own or have access way too much of the contract and inventory so many are forced to work for them to access inventory for work. Based only upon the Reed whistleblower case by an upper level
manager working in Integrity Assurance (let alone the many other lawsuits brought against KGS), Keypoint needs to be removed from the contract or at a very minimum a cleansing from within of upper level and middle management for their dishonest business practices and blatant contract fraud.

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I’m at the doctors office and need a good read! Thanks

Amazing they’re allowed to continue on their contracts…

Interesting, especially given that KeyPoint/Perspecta has about 70% of the NBIB/OPM work.

I worked for all of these companies over the years. EVERY ONE OF THEM abuse there Investigators. It’s mental abuse and even on the weekends you are thinking about this. There is no life-work balance. I am in the middle of looking for a career change, obtained the education for it and just working on my certifications. For anyone looking to work for any of these companies, run away! it may be great working for DCSA, but when you have a private company working for profit, national security goes on the back-burner. They can tell you all they want the “mission” is critical to National Security. If it was so critical, why are you putting profit BEFORE National Security? The mental abuse inflicted on the investigators is out of control. I speak with many investigators and ALL of them are looking for new employment. The job itself and the work performed is extremely vital to our country’s security, that’s the important part of the job. The ONLY issue I have with this position is the private companies and how they treat their investigators. They are fully aware the workload assigned is unrealistic in the time allotted to do the work.

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