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  1. "Great part time work"

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    Current Employee - Ambassador in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Ambassador in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dishcrawl part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lean a lot
    Fun Job
    Start Up

    Cons

    Compensation is low
    Salary
    Part Time Work


  2. "Great idea, poorly executed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Ambassador in Columbus, OH
    Former Intern - Ambassador in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dishcrawl as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with local businesses

    Cons

    Since the owner lives in California, along with the rest of her management team, there were numerous times when "her way of doing things" could not work in the Great Lakes region. There was absolutely no accommodation for snow
    days/blizzard conditions for example...events were expected to go as planned, no "excuses" Pay was low compared to the time put in. .

    Advice to Management

    Listen to regional managers. Different areas call for different strategies.


  3. "Dishcrawl Embassador"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ambassador in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Ambassador in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Self starting, learn how to manage a budget, your time, ability to work from home

    Cons

    So much work for barely anything, they expect you to do so much for a tiny percentage of the cost. You have to do everything from PR, sales, budgeting, talking to owners, calling, emailing, tracking. You are a mule for them.

    Advice to Management

    Make the pay fair- there was no reason to work for this company if you needed real income to survive in an expensive city that is able to sponsor a company like Dishcrawl


  4. Helpful (6)

    "This was a panic-attack inducing waste of my time and money."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ambassador in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Ambassador in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dishcrawl full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn how to use Twitter from a business standpoint.

    Cons

    No base salary, little to no money after that, crazy expectations, pyramid-scheme like business model. As ambassador, you put together a dining tour completely for free for five weeks. Don't expect more than 30% of the commission, EVER. That all goes to Dishcrawl HQ in California, when all they do is "coach" you (read: tell you to be more active on Twitter) over Skype.

    If your first tour succeeds, then they start expecting more and more of you—more dining tours in more neighborhoods, and you'll incur lots of travel costs if you live in a big city like me that you'll never be reimbursed for. Next comes huge events like "Neighborfood" and "Taco Camp" that involve even more restaurants getting paid even less money, and you'll also be expected to find venues with cash bars for free, free tequila sponsors, etc.

    Perhaps the worst part of this business plan is that they expect you to "launch" Dishcrawl in your city without so much of a dime of paid marketing or promotion, meaning it's your job to find newspapers, blogs, TV and radio stations, etc. to promote your event (again, for free). Even in a bigger city, you'll eventually run out of outlets to pitch this to—and then how are you supposed to sell tickets and get the word out? Twitter only gets you so far. The company will make you feel like this is your failure, and I personally also felt like I was letting the restaurants down, because they get a tiny profit margin and barely any promotion, even if the event sells out.

    The ticket price is a good value for customers, and that's where the positives end. Oh, and headquarters is made up of a small handful of people who seemed almost brainwashed by the CEO, they have an aura of being outwardly kind but are absolutely cold and unyielding beneath the surface.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink everything in your business model, and pay your employees. You're a novelty that wears off quickly, and you're neglecting that fact at your own peril.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Company growing too fast for it's own good."

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    Former Employee - Ambassador in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Ambassador in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dishcrawl part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for networking in the food industry, some social media marketing training

    Cons

    Long hours minimal pay -ambassador does all the work bringing in the money for the company and makes next to nothing. False promises when hired with zero follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront when hiring instead of preying on people looking for real work. There is no opportunity to make any money without hosting huge events which is impossible the first few months. Don't promise that there is salary and partnerships in the near future when that is clearly not true. You should offer more of a percentage to ambassadors and really provide paid training like advertised.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Fun at first, but things get really bad really quick!"

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    Former Employee - Ambassador in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Ambassador in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dishcrawl full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule
    - Lots of responsibility for the unexperienced
    - Progressive dining events are a cool concept

    Cons

    - Terrible management
    - Events are not well thought out
    - Unrealistic expectations
    - Horrible pay (If they even pay you)
    - Company is blind to its own faults and unwilling to accept constructive criticism or adapt
    - Unhealthy company culture
    - Zero job security

    All in all they abuse their employees


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Guaranteed hours of work with no guaranteed pay."

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    Current Employee - Ambassador in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Ambassador in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dishcrawl full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really awesome concept, fun social job. Casual company culture. Work from home.

    Cons

    5 weeks of UNPAID training.No base pay. Have to put in many hours of work with no guarantee of being paid. .Work for 30% comission for your first event and 50% thereafter. No Benefits. 10-99 independent contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a base pay to Ambassadors, pay them for training.


  8. "It's a daily experience and everyday holds a new and interesting threshold"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dishcrawl Ambassador/Business Operations Analyst in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Dishcrawl Ambassador/Business Operations Analyst in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dishcrawl full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible
    Convenient
    Room for improvement and moving up in the company
    Allows creative thinking
    Independent tasks
    Friendly co-workers
    Fun!

    Cons

    Can be a little time consuming but so worth it, if you're up for it!

    Advice to Management

    The management has really been there throughout the beginning process to train and help push me in an independent direction. They push entrepreneurship and look for self-motivated individuals that can push themselves in a successful direction for themselves and the company. They love hearing about your creative ideas and help you reach the goals you see yourself hitting. Love the constant motivation and inspiration on a daily basis! :) I would advise you to continue it!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "All of the opportunities & challenges of a start-up!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ambassador
    Current Employee - Ambassador
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dishcrawl full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A PT job with a lot of fun, food & freedom, and the opportunity to make a ton of great new connections in the restaurant and media community. As a FT employee, you have the chance to contribute at every level of growth, the sky is the limit! The team is super talented, and you will learn new things from your coworkers everyday!

    Cons

    You will work hard - this is a start-up, not a 9-5 corporate job. But if you are passionate about the concept and want to be a part of something big from the ground floor, you will love every minute of it!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make adjustments as you prepare for amazing growth!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great concept, very very poor execution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ambassador
    Former Employee - Ambassador
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dishcrawl full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The concept is beyond great, the training is well thought-out, for a start-up, but could use improvement. Overall, the experience garners experience in many areas of business.

    Cons

    Too many to mention!!! For prospects the most important thing to now is that you are expendable, all your hard work will most likely be for nothing because you will get chewed up and spit out and also that your compensation is minimal, therefore unsustainable.

    Advice to Management

    Focus in specific target markets to strategize growth.
    Re-think certain aspects of the business model, operations, and management.
    Put your employees first, open and honest communication goes both ways.