Another post on these guys, but I just really don't understand what they're doing these days. The college bookstore shops were recently on the board. I don't know if they even rose to a $10 commission. There were some rural areas that I used to do regularly for $50. Anyways, they're not on the board any longer. I know that they need to be performed around the end of the semester, and that time has passed. I doubt shoppers picked up all of those shops at the low rates being offered. Don't you think the client would want the locations to be shopped? I'm assuming they weren't done unless Steri reached out to shoppers individually offering bonuses.
I've been watching their job board as well. They've been sending e-mails for a shop. The commission is at $8.00 and I really don't like doing it for less than $20. I've done it for up to $50! So even though I'll be passing right by - not doing it for $8
I haven't done a shop for them since they switched to being Stericycle. Pay is too low. When there were some shops that popped up to a decent pay rate, the system didn't allow the shop to be picked up. I wrote to them to pick up the shop and no one responded. Unprofessional. Some of the shops just aren't around anymore because the economic downturn forced the companies into not having mystery shoppers.
Interesting thought... could be. They also need to keep the other side of the business for recalls.
They are probably holding retainers from the big companies to have recall employees on stand by just in case as in peanut butter, tylenol years ago etc.
> Is it possible that they are keeping the business
> so that they can write it off as a loss?
Beware of shopping for "Expert Solutions". I've had the unforunate experience of getting burned by an msc that went out of business. It looks like Expert Solutions is headed in that direction...fast. They have lost a lot of clients and they are trying to get shops done for 1/4 of what they used to pay (presumably because they have no cash). Eventually they will go under completely and people won't get paid.
Personally I haven't seen anything worthwhile posted on their site since February and the spam emails about "urgent" shops just won't stop. What a shame. It was a great company when it was CORI.