I applied for KGS as a full time employee (not contractor) BI job around 3-4 weeks ago; just this week had a phone interview form the recruiter, who passed me to the next phase, a 'video' interview. Third is an in-person or another video interview, then the formal job offer.
A little background on me- ~recently retired police detective, and have been dabbling part-time as a private investigator for the last year. As a PI, 99% of the work is for ambulance chasing lawyers finding someone to sue. It is not something I want to keep doing, so I'm looking at options, including OPM work.
I would be starting at the bottom as an investigator at Keypoint, Level 1. Payrate is $17.34 an hour. .54 a mile reimbursement plus any parking/tolls/etc paid biweekly.
Recruiter mentioned OT is available 'iff approved by supervisor'. She also admitted the workload is tremendous.
I'm not afraid of hard work, as long as the goals are realistic and attainable, but I refuse to work 50-60 hours a week for 40 hours pay. Glassdoor and Indeed reviews of this job and KGS are absolutely terrible!
So, for anyone actually working there, doing this job, is it really that bad?
A couple points of hesitation for me- once the job offer is made, I sign a contract saying I'm goint to work for them upon completion of my own BI, which can takje 4-6 months 'or longer'. Once BI is started, if I bail, I owe them 5 grand repayment.
After BI, I get scheduled for the next available 2 week long virtual classroom, at home, then go to Colorado for next available 2 weeks in class. Again, these classes can be several weeks out after being hired. Pay starts upon beginning virtual class.
If offer is finalized in February (her estimate) BI may be done as early as June, or as late as August or longer, then off to class or finishing classes in October.
Once working, another contract is signed committing to 12 months with KGS or there's a $7.5 grand repayment for training costs.
I know this is the nature of the game, but I just see a lot of red flags on this- 10 months to start working a job is a long time to wait to then find out what the job actually is doesn't seem quite right.
Any insight from someone actually working there now would be awesome.