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Has Dataquest gone out of biz?

I haven't seen any shops for a while? I'm sad. Really nice schedulers. Fun shops.... Continue Reading


Does DataQuest allow self assignment or are all shops manually assigned by a scheduler?... Continue Reading

DataQuest: No more "investigator and associate"

DataQuest is no longer requesting shoppers write their narrative in the third person. I actually found it fun but obviously I'm happy to write in whatever style this excellent MSC's clients find most helpful.... Continue Reading

Shoutout to Kristen at Data Quest and Claudia at North Fork!

Trying to set up my monthly attempt at a New York weekend of shops was not as easy as usual, thanks to a family emergency and full hotel that had me rescheduling the date of my hotel audit twice. Kristen Alioto was amazing at rolling with me while I... Continue Reading

Data Quest crashes when pix upload ?

I have tried numerous times today to up load 2 required pictures. Correct format and they show as present. But, when I close the upload box the site kicks me out and EVERYTHING entered since the last "Save" is gone. Also, a new problem. When I... Continue Reading

Dataquest pay?

I don't see this company listed in the long list of payment schedules on this forum. Anybody have experience getting paid? (hopefully lol). How long does it typically take to get paid after you complete the shop? I don't really get this "Viewpost" payment system.... Continue Reading

DataQuest Approvals?

Anyone have any experience/insight into how dataquest approves? I just got my 2nd hotel audit through them, but each time I've gotten one there were others with the same hotel chain that they did not approve. I'm guessing it's because Im new but I got a 10/10 on my... Continue Reading


Help! I had talked with a scheduler and gotten the OK to do a hotel shop on a different date ... problem is, 2 weeks later, he never changed the shop of my date in Sassie. And my hotel shop is tomorrow! I've tried reaching out again but gotten zero... Continue Reading

Data Quest Hotel Shop

Has anyone worked with data quest before? I am doing their first shop and having difficulty reaching out to the scheduler since last week. They are not responsive on emails too. Has anyone else had such an experience. All the other MSCs I have worked with are very responsive. I... Continue Reading

Data Quest

Does anyone know what their pay schedule is? I did my first shop for them in early September and can not seem to find any information regarding the pay dates. Thanks.... Continue Reading

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Data Quest Hotel Question

Does anyone know if itís acceptable for a shopper dining alone to sit at the bar in the hotel restaurant when itís not specified either way in the data quest guidelines?... Continue Reading

DATAQUEST new payment system_viewpost

Has anyone received a payments in the new system of viewpost from dataquest? I got signed up several weeks ago and I'm waiting several large job checks. Does anyone know if the checks are coming by mail this month and starting on View Post next month?... Continue Reading

Question about Data Quest

Hi everyone. Last night I submitted my first shop for Data Quest and it already shows that it's in received status - phew! Great! I'm just wondering - I see no score or comments regarding my shop. Is this typical with Data Quest? If they are... Continue Reading

DataQuest + general hotel mystery shopping questions

I am thinking about applying for hotel shops - it will be my first time doing hotel shops, if I do get accepted. It looks like DataQuest has some arrival audits that I thought about starting out with and then possibly moving on to overnight stays in my city, and... Continue Reading

Data Quest questions

I did a shop for Data Quest in June and was wondering when I would be paid. The ICA doesn't mention payment procedures and I can't figure out how to contact the company. Has anyone shopped with them before?... Continue Reading

How to get your first shop with Data Quest

I have applied many times for a bar shop that requires that you or your guest are 21-29 years old. I qualify for this but am never selected. Any advice? I don't know how to get my foot in the door. Is this "normal" for them? Unlike Coyle, there are... Continue Reading

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Data Quest rotations

Anybody know what the rotation requirements are for DQ? Particularly hotels?... Continue Reading

Data Quest Payment

I'm scheduled to complete my first shop with Data Quest later this month. When I registered with them through Sassie, I provided my Paypal information. However, everything I'm reading online suggests that they still pay by check. There isn't an FAQ page on their website, so I'm uncertain how... Continue Reading

Data Quest sucks

I live in Texas but travels regularly to places where Data Quest has shops available such as Chicago. Joined last year and had applied for a shop every month, never received one. Those goofballs never replied any of my emails. [I]Mod note: This section of the forum is... Continue Reading

Data Quest Hotel

I'm heading to NY in a couple weeks and considering applying for my first Data Quest hotel. The one I'm looking at says it has a yes/no survey with space for comments. The restaurant is, of course, part of the eval. Does anybody have any thoughts as to how late... Continue Reading

Does Data Quest pay on time?

I did some shops for data quest in mid-February. I thought they took up to 60 days to pay. It is just past the 60 day point and I don't see anything with my shops that payment has been sent like most shops do. I am also signed up to... Continue Reading

Dataquest Payment

Has anyone received checks for January shops yet?... Continue Reading

Data Quest?

There is a hotel mystery shop in my area but the pay is so low, I hesitate to rack up hundreds on my credit card until I hear something about the MSC. Anyone?... Continue Reading

Anyone have any experience with Data Quest?

I did my first fine dining shop with them last weekend. The meal was enjoyable, but the narrative, and the way they wanted it done, was punishing. Back to fast food for me, I guess.... Continue Reading

Data Quest

Can anyone tell me how they pay? I thought I read that others were having problems getting payment so I have steered clear of them. Now I can't find where I read that?... Continue Reading

Data Quest

I did a search and only came up with one post here and a very old thread on Voliton. I am wondering if there is recent feedback for the company. I signed up with them today and did not see a way to look for shops so was... Continue Reading

Data Quest

I did an integrity shop at a major hotel Breakfast buffet. The shop was routine, same observations and questions many similar shops from other companies ask for. I think it was my fault that I did not follow up sooner for my payment. When I brought it to their attentiton... Continue Reading

Most Recent mentions of Data Quest LTD

MarketForce, A Closer Look, and DataQuest all have shops that will pay for parking, and occasionally other MSC schedulers will agree to do so if you ask and of course there are parking lot and valet shops. (Source). June 05, 2021

Dataquest paid me the DD for March shops today. (Source). April 16, 2020

Problems with SCS and GBW would not be a shock even in normal times as any reader DataQuest paid for February shops right on time. (Source). April 03, 2020

Not sure where else I would have found out, lol.[/quote] You are thinking of Dataquest. (Source). January 12, 2020

If you experience any issues logging in you can contact Data Quest at Scheduling@DataQuestLTD. (Source). November 08, 2019

To address each company specifically: 1) Prompt replies and clarifications from Dataquest scheduler, easy to follow instructions 2) Very helpful and prompt assistance from Regal schedulers both before and during shops, including after hours (can't stress the importance of it) . (Source). November 08, 2019

And then I would say Data Quest, because the instructions and requirements are very easy to follow, and they provide an adequate tip allowance, and usually quick reversal. (Source). November 08, 2019

Hello my dear friends! Could you please share your experience - what are hotel reports like for ACL, Regal Hospitality, Data Quest and HS Brands? (Source). November 08, 2019

I'm Amanda Reynolds with Data Quest, Ltd. (Source). November 06, 2019

We have a lot of fun doing shops with Amusement Advantage, Data Quest, ACL and Bare International. (Source). October 19, 2019