In this post I will use DoorDash as an example but you can do the same research for the others like Grubhub, Postmates, UberEats, Waitr and more.
Here you can see the reviews of people who worked (or are still working) for DoorDash. Indeed.com is a great source for research and reviews.
You can select cities to see what employees in a certain city think and trust me, delivery food in a big city like New York or L.A. is totally different from delivering in smaller cities.
There are a lots of cons when you go through the reviews. Most of them are legit. You have to decide for yourself if you can deal with them or if this is not for you.
The big pro is that you can work whenever you want.
Even if you don’t have a “Dash” scheduled for a certain day (with DoorDash you actually have to setup a schedule – which always can be changed later but it’s good to schedule a “Dash” in advance when you think you will have time to work) – you can always look in the app, people often cancel their “Dash” and then time slots pop up.
The cons are mostly obvious:
You have to pay for your gas, car repairs, insurance, upkeep of the vehicle, and yes, you are responsible to pay your own taxes (it’s very important to put some money aside for taxes or you will get a bad surprise when it’s tax time), (mostly) no benefits.
Yes, you have to deal with rude people sometimes (clients and merchants) but it’s very rare, Yes, many people don’t tip or only tip poorly.
There are a lot of things to consider, don’t get frustrated when reading all the negative reviews. It is possible to make good money despite all the cons, there are ways to make life easier and make more money, we will cover this in a future post.
For now just check out indeed.com and read some of the reviews and remember, what doesn’t work for others might work for you (and vice versa).