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Judy Miller at Ardent Is the Best!

Judy's been my scheduler for almost three years, and she's wonderful! Extremely responsive to e-mails and questions, flexible, and understanding when "life happens" and you have a problem doing a shop. Some months, Judy is the only reason I can manage getting through a report without saying, "Never again." I'd probably... Continue Reading

I Heart Ardent

Ardent is flexible with your shop dates and their feedback is always constructive. The editors begin feedback reports with statements like, "Thanks for submitting such an awesome report!" They treat shoppers more like employees than contractors. I have never felt so valued by any MSC... Continue Reading

Ardent MIA

Hi all, Are there any current Ardent shoppers out there? I used to be very active with them (including posting in their shoppers-only FB group), until recently I noticed I wasn't getting emails from them anymore. I went to the site and emailed them, with no response. I also seem to... Continue Reading

How long until Ardent approves?

I applied for Ardent 11 days ago. I have not heard anything from them. Is this normal?... Continue Reading

How does Ardent pay? Do they pay every month?

I recently did my first burrito shop for them. Do they pay via Paypal, or Direct Deposit?... Continue Reading

Beginning from at least 8/25/2015, Ardent Services Email Server is down

Hi all! Turns out that while Ardent Services have been receiving emails, they're having issues right now SENDING them out. So if you sent something to them recently, but no reply, don't worry! They have received your email. Their suggestion is to call (or text) them directly. I know one of... Continue Reading

Ardent Website Problems?

I'm supposed to do a burrito shop, but I just logged on and now it's disappeared? I made sure I logged onto their new site. Has anyone else experienced this?... Continue Reading

Ardent - Direct Deposit for only $3 today?

Did anyone else get a $3 payment? My last two months reports to the normal client are in released status. Something seems off with the accounting. I'll have to call tomorrow. Amount: $3.00 Type: ARDENT SERVICES, EPAY Date: 05/21/2015... Continue Reading

Ardent Inconsistencies

I am getting frustrated with this company regarding their burrito shops. I've done 8 of these reports so far. The editors are very inconsistent. One tells me not to mention hair color in giving crew member descriptions. I check the Ardent paperwork and sample report and... Continue Reading

Has anyone got their Ardent assignments for May?

Ardent usually gives me my monthly assignments like clockwork on the first of the month, but I'm surprised to say that I haven't got mine yet for May. I know they recently moved to new software and it's not like they're obligated to get them to me immediately, just wondering... Continue Reading

Stuck in limbo with Ardent

Ardent is posting everywhere looking for shoppers. I applied a month ago. Their FAQ is a dead end. My email address is on file and their instructions are to contact my scheduler if I lost my username and password. My application was never confirmed. Hopefully they do more here in... Continue Reading

My First Ardent Job

I was selected to attend that awesome Mexican food place training with lunch included. I'm excited! Those of you who have worked for them, is this a good avenue for me to pursue? I'm new at this. This is my second mom nth shopping. I started with iPhone apps and... Continue Reading

Ardent Services

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Have they not assigned their jobs for April yet?... Continue Reading

Does Ardent have other clients?

Does Ardent Services have other clients besides the fresh southwestern chain? The only discussions I've seen have been about that one large restaurant chain. I'm new to AS and am wondering if there might be other opportunities I'm eligible for.... Continue Reading

Ardent 1099 Frustration

I love working for Ardent. They pay the following month. Although their reports are long, they're pretty easy to do, and the pay is relatively high. However, they always send 1099s which include the costs of the meals we are required to buy. We can only write off 50% of... Continue Reading

DC Ardent training hello!

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Is the Ardent training really 2.5 hours?

If it is I hope that they have some really good information.... Continue Reading

Ardent - shopper acceptance?

How long does it take to be "chosen" to shop by Ardent? I submitted my application several weeks ago and have heard nothing back from them. TIA... Continue Reading

Has anyone ever shopped for Ardent Services?

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Correction to Ardent Comment

I did a search and could not find where I recently made a comment concerning receipt of an Ardent payment for April shops. I stated that mine was overdue, but I was confident that I would get it. AHEM, according to my bank, that automatic deposit, correct to the... Continue Reading


Have they not assigned the February shops yet?... Continue Reading


Hey, Does anyone know Ardent's pay schedule? I can't find it on the web? Thanks.... Continue Reading

Ardent Services

Is anyone having trouble getting into the Ardent website?... Continue Reading

How did you get started with Ardent services?

I would like to get setup with this company, as their client is quiet obvious and delicious. I emailed one of the schedulers a few years back and they said they did not have any available locations in my area, but she would keep me in mind. Never heard from... Continue Reading

Ardent application

Has anyone been accepted that has RECENTLY applied to this company? An email was sent out looking for shoppers in my area and they have shops that I really want to do. I applied two weeks ago but haven't heard anything. I'm wondering if anyone else recalls if... Continue Reading

A kudos to Ardent Services

I was really bummed out last night when after inputting my entire 2 1/2 hour report the site was so slow it would not save it for me and ultimately timed out. No one answered the phone at midnight and "help" was not working. This morning I spoke directly with the... Continue Reading

Ardent Services

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Most Recent mentions of Ardent Services

1) MarketForce - Three Fast Casual / (Fast Food terminated) 2) Sentry - Restaurant / Bar 3) Ardent - Fast Casual 4) RGB - Snack 5) NSS - Take-out & delivery (Botox man's pizza) 6) A Closer Look - Fast Casual AND Fine Dining once established an invisible rating 7) BARE International - Restaurant 8) Customer (Source). January 28, 2016

Ill start (South Florida): 1) MarketForce - Fast Casual / Fast Food 2) Sentry - Restaurant / Bar 3) Ardent - Fast Casual 4) RGB - Snack 5) NSS - Take-out 6) A Closer Look - Fast Casual 7) BARE International - Restaurant 8) Customer Impact - Restaurant 9) Goodwin Hospitality (iSecretShop) - Fast Casual / Restaurant 10) Confero - Forgot 11) (Source). January 27, 2016

I love shopping for Ardent. (Source). January 26, 2016

One thing I love about Firefox is the built in spellcheck featurewhen I do a report for Ardent, for example (who doesn't have a spellchecker in their reports), misspelled words and some grammar/typos are underlined automatically. (Source). January 24, 2016

Me, too! If the folks at Ardent weren't as nice as they are, I probably wouldn't do these shops. (Source). January 20, 2016

My applause goes out to Judy at Ardent Services. (Source). January 19, 2016

Ardent is flexible with your shop dates and their feedback is always constructive. (Source). January 19, 2016

I recently joined their FB page and love all the valuable information I've received. I wish more msc had FB pages like this one, but I understand Ardent is a different type of msc with only one client. (Source). January 18, 2016

Ardent is definitely still around and there is no lack of assignments with their big client. (Source). January 16, 2016

Hi all, Are there any current Ardent shoppers out there? (Source). January 16, 2016