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@Man of Mystery wrote:
I am curious to hear what people think about Intellishop. I don't mind being held to a high standard. But it seems to me that they don't necessarily pay all that well, they ask for a lot of description and often make you provide narratives by category and then again provide a full narrative at the end. They seem overly critical in their report evaluations and when I tried to write to them to give feedback and get a clearer understanding I was pretty much told that if I don't like it I can shop somewhere else.
Now I am completely open to the idea that maybe I just have not submitted my best work to them. But I don't recall experiencing so much negativity from one company and am just curious if others have had different experiences with them?
I usually only do their bonused shops because I think their basic rates are too low. I have done a few car sales shops for them and found the surveys narrative heavy. I usually get 9s and 10s on my reports, but had the last second to last one bounce back to me because I neglected to provided a final narrative that detailed the visit from start to end. It was pretty much a cut and paste job from other parts of the survey because the visit was already broken into divisions for greeting, sales, test drive, price. My last car sales job I did was submitted at the end of last week. So far nothing back from the editor, but we'll see...
I mainly work for IntelliShop for the convenience store shops, since there's so many of them in my area. The schedulers I worked with for those shops have been absolutely great and reasonable! I even planned out a nice $200+ route of shops this weekend, with just their shops alone! Can't wait to stock up my food and drink stash in my office next week from those shops.
Otherwise, I never really touch any of the other shops they offer, in my area. The food comparison shops were not bad either, but the food shops I've seen from them recently doesn't appeal to my taste at all though.
Tarantado????? I know what that means in my language.
My experience with IntelliShop has been completely atypical based on what I've read in threads here.
I have never had a report that I submitted returned for any reason.
I have always been paid on time for the shops that I've performed for them.
With rare exceptions, I have received 10's for every report I've submitted. The exceptions have been 9's.
When I've needed to contact schedulers, they've been helpful and extremely responsive.
I accidentally flaked on a shop last month. I sent an email to the scheduler as soon as I realized what I'd done, and she allowed me to do it the next day instead.
I'm really glad that I didn't let the reviews I read before signing up for IntelliShop scare me away. I have them to thank for my success, since they made me focus more on writing the narratives than I might have otherwise. The only thing I really don't like about IntelliShop is that they don't have a lot of shops I'm interested in right now. I really enjoy the tire company phone shops, and I'll occasionally take an oil change shop when my car needs it and I don't feel up to changing it myself, but that's about it.
It's not a piece of cake if Intellishop REFUSES your digital audio recording, done exactly to their specifications! You, the mystery shopper, end up NOT getting paid, period. they're good at that...