Driver (Current Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 22 March 2018
Skip the Dishes is a great way to earn a little extra cash. However you need to have an open mind, zero expectations, and a positive attitude. You won't make the same amount each week, sometimes you won't get tipped, but on a whole its a pretty cool little side job. You do need to have a pretty decent data plan, and a fuel efficient car. While working for skip you do need to be reliable, be personable, and have patience. On a whole I like the job and with the right attitude it can be fun!
VERY Flexible Hours, a good way to earn some extra cash
Courier Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 19 March 2018
The only positive thing about working for Skip the Dishes is the flexibility of the shifts.
Just the start up costs of joining Skip is heavy.... You'll need:
Your own car and be able to pay for gas out of pocket Smartphone with at least 2 gigs data Pay at least 150$ for 2 delivery bags BEFORE getting a single shift
The pay is commission based that is calculated ONLY for the drive to the customer. !So your effectively only earning money for half the effort that goes into each delivery!. The tips you receive from customers is on average half than you would normally get at a similar job. The pay rate between deliveries of similar distance tends to be random.
At best on average you'll get 1 delivery per hour. Only getting more on rare occasions or the 1-2 "busy" days of the week.
The Operators on the Courier "Success" Team are terrible at their jobs. If you have a problem expect to wait 10min or more just to get their attention. They constantly mix-up information and tend to be quite rude when drivers do things "Exactly" as they supposed to.
This company has many divers already (Hundreds PER City). At one point I heard that Skip had almost 300 drivers in my city alone. Which limits extra shifts in the area.
Low Pay Pay for your own gas Limited extra shifts available Incompetent Operators/Dispatchers Minimum 150$ start up cost
Driver/Delivery (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 March 2018
Been working 3 months. Terrible. You make little to no money and the chat staff is super ignorant or rude. My car got hit while I was working so I called to tell them I need to check out early and the dispatch said "ok" but they STILL kept sending me orders and never got checked out. Then was put as "unreliable". The dispatch is not helpful and the pizza bag you buy (not the cater bag) does not hold heat at all it sucks so the pizza gets cold. Also noticed (since I have ordered food off skip) most of the drivers in Calgary DON'T EVEN HAVE A BAG AT ALL! When you call skip to complain they don't even care. Seriously don't work for them . Save your time,car and money
Flexibility and a chance to meet all kinds of people
Food Courier (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 February 2018
I actually like SkipTheDishes network, and I use it to order food too, it's a great idea and Skip made it the best in town. I also like working for them, as I get to manage my own time. The pay isn't very good but its not bad as extra cash.
Courier (Current Employee) – Lethbridge, AB – 27 February 2018
Been working as a courier for Skip for now 2 months and as a student it is very easy money. A lot of reviews say that pay is poor but really pay all depends on the location and the amount of people, I average around $100 per 4 hour shift ($25 an hour) and my car only uses $10 in gas per shift.
There are many flaws with the system however, the dispatchers and people who help you on the chat feature are sometimes rude and inpatient. Another flaw is that you cannot decline an order such as orders where the money is low (<$6), cash orders (Hate them) and alcohol orders (where you have to carry a specific licence).
Overall, this is a good job for a student who needs money on the side to fall back on if they need it.
Carry $60 float and wait SKIP the Dishes to re-imburse after a week
Courier Driver (Former Employee) – Niagara Falls, ON – 15 February 2018
this company wants you to work for them but use your money to pay the restaurant? then wait for Mrs.SkipTheDishes to reimburse after a week for a declined order? what a joke and that's how people will be treated because they are at their mercy for living. don't expand your business if not capable of and don't use people's money and get rich
This is a great place to start if you don't have enough skills. You learn a lot about Agile Software Development Skills and Cloud Technologies. I worked at the Winnipeg branch and it was one of my most memorable experiences. If you are young, tech savy and you believe in Start Up Culture, you should definitely apply
Driver/Delivery (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 December 2017
I'm not sure why everyone on here complains about low earnings. In a 3 to 4 hour shift I typically earn $70 - $100. Doing this job is not rocket science, it's the easiest way I've ever earned extra money on top of my regular job. From my very first shift I thought the whole thing was brilliantly set up. Pick your hours and do your deliveries. Yes it's that simple.
Flexible and decent income
Winter driving sucks. It slows down the number of deliveries i can make.
Driver/Delivery (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 21 December 2017
most enjoyable job lots of things to learn and also get chance to meet new people with different cultures and also a source of knowledge to know about the culture and the traditional food of different countries
Live Support (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 10 December 2017
Worked for a month doing short shifts several times a week, but then randomly started being scheduled for 13 hour shifts every day despite making it clear that I was a student who needed time for class and SLEEP. Then about two months into employment, stopped being scheduled period... still employed there but havent received a response to either my emails nor my phone calls in over 3 months.
Courier Driver (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 December 2017
This job caused a lot of wear and tear on my car, as well as makin me have to pay $60 in gas every day that i’m working. I had some trouble with the app, as well as being sent to a restaurant, and then getting there to find the order had dissapeared from my jobs list (no compensation was given for the gas and time I spent on these orders to receive $0.
However, you can bring friends with you to make the job easier and faster, the schedules are very flexible, and you can get to know a lot of new restaurants in your city.
Courier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 November 2017
Worked here for 5 months in Calgary.
- Only days worth working are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. - Their app is pretty reliable and simple to use - Dispatch and call center seem to be run by 18-25 year olds who don't seem to care too much - Be quiet and don't complain to dispatch or they will give you no deliveries/ ones with little to no tips - Be wary of your reimbursements for waiting at restaurants, often they will not calculate them properly or not give you them at all - Average between $60/$100 for a 3-4 hour shift - Easy to get rid of shifts, schedule and pick-up shifts if you're bored - 2000-3000km per month on your vehicle working 20 hours a week - Paid every week which is nice - Not every customer tips well and is nice so be prepared to smile anyway
Overall a relaxed job but it will put a ton of kilometers on your vehicle. Good for extra income or those who are having a hard time finding employment.
Easy to get hired, Relaxing, Good scheduling
Dispatch typically isn't useful or nice, WATCH your reimbursements, Lots of kilometers
Good ideas, but not keeping up with the exponential growth
Live Support (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 18 November 2017
This job would be great for someone fresh out of high school. However, there are plenty of problems as they seem unable to keep up with the growth of their network. They seem to be organized yet I talked to many customers who had issues that were never addressed. There is also a definite lack of adequate communication between some departments, which I found odd since the technology is there to smoothly communicate. "Flexible scheduling" means that if you have open availability expect to work evenings/nights a lot. The pay is not competitive. The parking situation makes it even less competitive when you are paying $200 a month to park. The benefits are not good either. That being said, management, while sometimes not experienced enough, is usually pretty good. And there are some definite stand out team leads that deserve a standing ovation for how hard they work. It can also be a fun environment. The time typically goes back quickly. As I said, it's a good first job, but if you have experience don't bother because you will end up frustrated.
Good team leaders, great coworkers, always busy
Pay and benefits are not competitive, poor communication, general confusion during busy times
courier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 November 2017
so iv been doing this for 4 months now part time and by part time i mean 7-10 shifts a week of 4-8 hours a day. after working out my net profit ( after tax, gas, data used for maps) it averages to about 3-7$ an hour. plus the amount of extra miles on your car and depreciation you incur becuase of it. your essentially working for the sake of working. is your time worth 5$/hour?
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) – 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.
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.