I signed up for two of these at $14.50 each. After reviewing the manual and learning what is expected, these seem a bit daunting to me. I hope someone who is familiar with Chevron assessments can offer some advice. I was recently disappointed when I found out that I could not self-assign bonused Chevron mystery shops because I signed up to be an image auditor, and can't do both. One of the simple mystery shops paid $26, 2 gallons of gas, and $1. The image audits must take about an hour, and then I don't know how long the report will take--all for $14.50.
Anyone have an opinion on Chevrons?
I signed up for 4 of these, and I was disappointed that i couldn't do the other as well. The first one I did was awful because the employee at the Chevron was mean and not happy I was there, and the store had a lot of violations. But after I got that first one under my belt, it got a lot better.
The report can be tedious, but you will have the information from your form that you fill out onsite and leave with the store. Just make sure you check all of your pictures before you leave. I had to go back to two of the stores and re-take one picture at each one because the one I took didn't meet the guidelines. By the end of the day I was doing them in 30 minutes.
luckily in the south there is another msc that also does chevron and the
work is much less for same or more pay.
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In going over the project documentation, I found the tone of this document to be intimidating. If I understand it correctly, if I fail to catch all the infractions, then I will be removed from all --- shops. $14.50 doesn't seem like enough compensation for all this trouble. I am unsure I can do these up to their standards. I wish I had taken the mystery shops instead--but I was clueless when they called and asked me which I preferred.
"Chevron and --- personnel worked together to conduct group reviews at 25
separate Chevron locations immediately following audits performed by independent
contractors. We found alarming issues where a select group of evaluators have been
overlooking blatant infractions, including some attempts at fraud.
Missing obvious issues such as these are not acceptable and will result in immediate
removal from all --- Programs for any evaluator discovered to be ignoring standards."
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And I believe there are a couple of ICA violations there
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Can someone message me the name of the MSC that does the Chevron in the South (GA)? I am also looking for BP, Racetrack and Quiktrip. I really enjoy doing gas stations and I already do most of the other brands. However, due to rotations, I have no upcoming ones in the next few weeks.
Update: I completed the assessment as scheduled, during a severe rain-storm. The Maritz team-member told me that I could not reschedule easily, which is a problem with Chevron stations, because they have to mail you materials for each visit. The location had many non-compliant issues. I became soaking wet no matter how hard I tried to stay out of the blowing, heavy rain.
Then, when I gave the owner/manager on duty my copy of the assessment, he became irritated and said: "You found everything." I felt uncomfortable.
Now I really wish I had chosen the mystery shops for this client. The client demands a lot for $14.50, and I haven't seen any of these bonused. They might take 20 minutes to perform if there are few issues on-site, and another 20 minutes to report. With driving time to and from, materials review, etc., these shops take 1 hour-90 minutes to complete.