I applied with Guest Check and was contacted directly by the President about my qualifications in the hospitality industry. He asked for a full narrative of a high end restaurant or hotel shop and wants a phone interview.
Yes, I have worked for them. They require detailed and extensive narratives. The pay is not the highest I have seen, but it is not the lowest either. They have both restaurants and hotels/resorts and I believe one other non-hospitality related client (could be wrong on that - they used to have it though). The hotels and resorts tend to be pretty high-end. And one of their properties is probably my favorite shop ever. They pay on time. They are professional and supportive. I would rank them in my top five favorite companies. Most of their work is done via MS Excel/Word -although they do have a software system that they use for a few jobs.
Yes, they are very professional and expect very detailed, well written narratives. The requirement for a sample narrative and a telephone interview is SOP for them and for some other high end companies in the hospitality field.
Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel
Great company! I received an e-mail from the prez, too, but no phone interview was required. When I was assigned my first shop I had a phone debriefing with Stacey (wonderful lady!) and I was off and running. Assignments are doled out monthly by e-mail, so there is no job board or self-assigning. From time to time, I do not receive assignments, and other times I am contacted in the middle or end of the month for cancelled assignments from other shoppers. They pay like clock work and are very fair. Top 5 for me!