Instacart Employee Benefit: Reduced or Flexible Hours | Glassdoor

Instacart Reduced or Flexible Hours

Updated Oct 26, 2015

86 employees reported this benefit

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Employee Comments

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  • May 21, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Altoona, Pennsylvania

    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.

  • Apr 30, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Full Service Shopper in Brooklyn, New York State

    The best thing is you can schedule your hours however you want.

  • Apr 07, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Saint Louis, Missouri

    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.

  • Mar 24, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Personal shopper in Dallas, Texas

    You can work when you want...IF there are hours available at all for you.

  • Jan 18, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Instore Shopper in Lake Mary, Florida

    Working for instacart is a blast for being a college student, but they don't offer enough hours to make it worth it.

  • Dec 31, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Shopper in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    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.

  • Nov 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Full Service Shopper in San Francisco, California

    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.

  • Sep 13, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Personal Shopper in Riverside, California

    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

  • Aug 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Full Service Shopper in Rochester, New York State

    If you have a couple of hours free you can go on a trip and make some money.

  • Jul 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Grocery Shopper in Chino, California

    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!


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