86 employees reported this benefit
You can set your own schedule and pick up a shift to work for Instacart. However, hours are not guaranteed but Instacart requires its contractors to work a certain amount of hours each week and Sunday work is required per month.
The best thing is you can schedule your hours however you want.
While the job is demanding there is certainly a strong understanding of what priorities should come first, such as personal/family life. There is a trust among management in their employees that they can operate independently in making what decisions are best for them and company.
You can work when you want...IF there are hours available at all for you.
Working for instacart is a blast for being a college student, but they don't offer enough hours to make it worth it.
You can work when you want. But their is a system on how they give you orders. If you cherry pick you can be blocked.
You can work as little or as many hours as you want as long as you choose a two hour block, and you can cancel your hours right up to the last minute for at least 4 times before you receive any penalties. Although technically an independent contractor, you will sometimes be told that you have to spend unpaid time waiting for customers who haven't arrived yet, or that you have to accept an order you don't want that was "auto-accepted" because of an ap glitch, or that you will be kicked off shift for not accepting a certain percentage of orders.
I get to work and control when I need to take a break I can cancel hours within 6 hours frame if I have something to do
If you have a couple of hours free you can go on a trip and make some money.
I plan to work 20-40 hours a week, but can barely get a shift of two hours a week, so my income is very limited at this point! I am not allowed to pick shifts on Sunday, and by the time Wednesday comes, all shifts in my zone are taken! Very unfair!