A Closer Look Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Run by Great People"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A Closer Look part-time

    Pros

    Working from home! Flexibility of work hours. Getting first pick on shops

    Cons

    Pay can be low when starting out, but I've been working for ACL for 3 years now (shopping for 20 for them) and make a fair wage.

    A Closer Look Response

    November 7, 2018Director of New Business Development

    Thank you for your feedback!

  2. "Top Notch"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at A Closer Look full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home, caring owners, many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Hard work and dedication are requirements but are well worth the benefits

    A Closer Look Response

    November 7, 2018Director of New Business Development

    Thank you for your feedback!


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Run far far away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scheduler 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at A Closer Look full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at home anywhere in the united states.

    Cons

    You will always be working at home. No days off ever low pay for the hours worked. They expect 7 days a week 365 days a year. If you complain they give you harder areas to work. High pressure negative environment. I honestly can't say anything positive.

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  4. Helpful (7)

    "Not Worth It"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at A Closer Look part-time

    Pros

    You can work from home

    Cons

    Basically everything. Schedulers have no days off not even 1. Expected to work 7 days a week 365 days a year. Responsible for "selling" shops to the shoppers for no pay reimbursement only.

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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Management does not care what staff or shoppers have to say"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at A Closer Look

    Pros

    As Editor: Working from home As Shopper: Getting free stuff, they sometimes forgive mistakes

    Cons

    As Shopper: 1) reimbursement amounts are sometimes low and sometimes not even enough to cover what is required 2) very few shops offer payment on top of the reimbursement 3) the shop search engine sucks and has not changed in 10 years, so it is far more difficult to find shops than with other companies (for example, no map option) As Editor: 1) expected to attend unpaid meetings 2) no positive reinforcement 3) the difficulty of metrics increases 4) odd working schedule with not as much flexibility as one would think 5) expectation to coddle bad shoppers as if they are customers

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  6. "IC Scheduler"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IC Scheduler 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at A Closer Look part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working from home, flexible schedule, close-knit group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Some work can be difficult when trying to fill shops in remote areas.

    A Closer Look Response

    November 7, 2018Director of New Business Development

    Thank you for your feedback!

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good work from home opportunity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at A Closer Look

    Pros

    Great people, flexible schedule, remote work

    Cons

    IC not an employee, pay structure is low

    A Closer Look Response

    November 7, 2018Director of New Business Development

    Thank you for your feedback!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A Closer Look"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at A Closer Look full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Close-knit family atmosphere; stable company with 20+ years in the industry; good employee benefit package; promotes from within; a lot of opportunity for the right people willing to put forth the effort; a good amount of flexibility for Independent Contractors.

    Cons

    More Independent Contractor positions than employee positions available.

    A Closer Look Response

    November 7, 2018Director of New Business Development

    Thank you for your feedback!

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