Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 4 November 2017
There is a reason everyday in Vancouver(probably most other cities) the radio airwaves are full of Skipthedishes,ads recruiting food delivery drivers. The promise of a flexible schedule and paid weekly sounds great. And yes it is true, but the bottom line is you are lucky to make the minimum wage.
You are not an employee you are an independent contractor. So you are responsible for taxes paid, you car costs, fuel , insurance and repair and incidentals like parking meters.
Not every customer tips and most are not overly generous with tips. The fee you make for deliveries is very low and most times hardly covers your cost of driving from your location , to the restaurant and then to the customer. Then there is your time. You actually never get compensated for it.
Management is young and suspect. You are not well treated and really there are no benefits working with skip.
Courier (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 November 2017
When you are on job the least thing you want your dispatcher to being an as. If you say no to a job because it's a less pay. He gives you sht on that plus stop giving you new orders. I hate the system where we have to coordinate with dispatcher. It should be simple delivery from pick up to drop off. No middle man like dispatcher. Plus they should increase the job pay like Uber Eats Because the gas prices are rising day by day in Ontario they need to understand that.
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 November 2017
you pick your hours, its very easy to drop shifts and some people tip really well. most people tip not much and its a far drive and a bad building to park at and they dont give the buzzer and arent answering the phone and youre waiting in the cold holding a bunch of food that you made like $6 on and wasted 45 minutes and a bunch of gas. but its ok.
Driver (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 October 2017
they have flooded Calgary with too many couriers, now getting a pickup is like winning the lottery. you will be lucky to make 60$ in an entire day minus gas expenses. I spend 80% of my shift waiting for a pickup. the more couriers there are the less money you make. not worth it.
Good way to earn money when unemployed or need a flexible part time job
COURIER (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 October 2017
This job is for people who are struggling finding a job at the moment or for those people who needs a flexible job. Being able to pick your own shift and choosw when you work has been really helpful. Its great if you have a fulltime job and is looking to make extra money.
Downside for this is you cant make this into a fulltime. If no one orders, you dont get money. Not reccomended for people whos looking for an actual job.
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 October 2017
Been working for these guys for a month now. The app is reasonably well organized. Call centre support is friendly enough. Flexibility is nice.
Pay is very low.
The base per-delivery fees don't cover minimum wage, leaving you relying on tips. In a sprawling city like Calgary, a deliveries can take a while because of how far away people are from the restaurant they order from. In a 3-hour shift, I usually get 5 deliveries, which pay between $5 and $9 per delivery AFTER tips. And then I go pay for gas and wear on my vehicle.
I've been told the call centre in Winnipeg pays minimum wage, so the guys answering phones are doing better than the drivers, but not much.
Best to avoid working for these guys until they can at least offer minimum wage.
Courier Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 28 August 2017
I worked for these guys for about 2 months, started out ok in the beginning as i delivered in the city where I live but as they add new cities around mine to their company they would send me deliveries that would mean me driving to the next city over and delivering back to my own city and most time it was for very little money, when you refuse then they play games and act like spoiled brats, not giving you any calls for the rest of your shift. Save yourself the hassle and frustration, get a hourly paying delivery job.
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 August 2017
You will never know your supervisors, they will never know you. They will leave you hanging out to dry, and when you try and contact them, they will be silent. It could be good work, but to management, drivers are NOTHING, and get treated as such. Know your city well, know your route well, because sometimes you will be on your own with hot food, and sometimes no way to contact the client (because they won't answer their phone) See if a delivery like that, which pays $3.74 is worth it.
Courier (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 2 August 2017
There are enough reviews here from couriers that I don't have much to add there except to comment on the insurance issue. If you are doing deliveries with your car, you must have delivery insurance. It takes no more than telling your broker to change the rate group to delivery and paying a slightly higher premium. Otherwise, no, of course, your vehicle would be rated for leisure and to-from an office so you could end up being very very sorry. There's a big difference when you are putting 100 km on your car every day vs. commuting 5 km each way to work.
Couriers are treated like commodities, but this is improving a bit.
Employee (Former Employee) – Head Office – 23 July 2017
SkipTheDishes has the lowest morale of any company I have ever worked for. They treat their employees as if they were machines and expect them to constantly grind out work day after day without any sort of reward. They don't pay well and the most of the management is very young and thoroughly inexperienced. I would not recommend working here.
Courier Driver (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 31 May 2017
Tried this out as I thought it would be a great way to make some cash before we moved. Their app glitched out and the guy on the courier chat made me feel like garbage cuz of their issue. I asked them to cancel my shifts due to the app not working and they didn't so I was given an unreliable status in their network. Paid 75$ to get my delivery bags and used them twice. Was given 20$ dollars back. They said it would be a "very miniscule" restocking fee. 50$ to give back 2 delivery bags????? RIPOFF!!!!! Do not work for this company. Huge lies and lots of miscommunication. And yes, very few patrons tip so you make 56$ in one day but might use a lot more gas than that.....
Live Support (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 2 May 2017
They tell you they are flexible with work hours and that there is a work/life balance. BIG LIE! They threaten you if you don't work a minimum of 20 hours a week. Management only cares about themselves. They don't care if you have a fulltime job or a family.
I'm an engineer and have worked in project management for almost a decade. My previous employers were a large oil & gas company and a large industrial construction firm.
This job and work environment at SkipTheDishes is a much better fit for me. - No more old boys club, I no longer have 10 different 40+ year old lazy bosses to report to - Fast pace work, constant innovation and change keeps things very interesting and is a great use of my problem solving skills - Great young motivated people to work with
No politics, fast pace, challenging, great people
start-up environment not for everyone, occassionally need to work longer, irregular hours
Special Projects Coordinator (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 21 April 2017
Great, fast pace environment. It's a younger work place with eggar employees. Management takes an interest in mentoring and developing staff. It is a lot of hard work but a great opportunity to see your hard work make an actual difference.