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Updated Jan 21, 2021

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3.6
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Instacart CEO Fidji Simo
Fidji Simo
56 Ratings
Pros
  • "flexible schedule, can listen to music during job(in 223 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours working for Instacart while I build up my videography/photography business(in 208 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "First come first serve in getting batches so you have to consistently check your app(in 203 reviews)

  • "Rating system, wear and tear on vehicle(in 88 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Intern

      instacart

      Jan 19, 2021 - Summer in Eden Prairie, MN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      flexible schedule, can listen to music during job

      Cons

      repetitive work, unreasonable customer requests, poor communication

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    2. Instacart - Shopper | Division of Instacart
      3.0
      Former Employee

      Instacart (Part time)

      Jan 14, 2021 - Graduate Student in Boulder, CO
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      As a student this is a great job because it has a flexible schedule that changes on a weekly basis. Pay is decent and you get paid on a weekly basis which helps if you're working this job because you're on a tight budget.

      Cons

      The app itself for employees needs a lot of improvement. It's glitchy and the programming can allow for errors and unfair detrimental marks on performance metrics. The performance is based on speed ("x" seconds per item) which is easy to hit if you have a big order (30+ items) or standard (off the shelf) items. If you have a small order (often 1 item orders come in) it's impossible to find the item, check out, bag, print labels, and stage the item in under 60 seconds which gives you a bad mark. If you have a small order (under 10 items) and even 1 or 2 of those items are specialty (juice bar order, hot bar food, meat or deli counter, and bulk items) you run into the same problem. The app and the speed metrics don't account for store size (larger store, more running around and more speciality sections available) so employees at large stores tend to look bad compared to instacart teams at really small stores. As the in-store shopper, if there's an issue with the delivery (heavy traffic causing cold items to melt or warm items to cool, any possible damage in transit, or bags forgotten at the store or in the car etc.) the missing items and complaint goes to the shopper, even if it had to do with the delivery. As a tech company, Instacart has a lot of programming issues to resolve.

      8 people found this review helpful
    3. Instacart - Shopper | Division of Instacart
      4.0
      Current Freelancer, less than 1 year

      Good

      Jan 12, 2021 - Instacart Shopper in Portland, OR
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible schedule, good tips, relatively simple work

      Cons

      Taxes, picky customers, lack of shopper support, rating system, poor pay

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    4. Instacart - Shopper | Division of Instacart
      4.0
      Current Freelancer, less than 1 year

      Easy but boring

      Jan 12, 2021 - Instacart Full Service Shopper in Denver, CO
      Recommend