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AdAora
Star Contributor

Deep in the heart of, TX
USA
3770 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2004 :  03:45:14 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I would like some feedback on this company.

I have read the old post on Volition about a payment issue from last year:
Having Trouble Getting Mintel Payments

Gold certified in TX

TiffanyHallman
Member

Norcross, GA
USA
13 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2004 :  06:23:19 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I am about to perform a whole bunch of shops for them and would like feed back as well reguarding there payment issues.

Tiffany
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Gennia
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Alabama
USA
51 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2004 :  07:23:15 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have done several jobs for Mintel. They are very nice to deal with and have paid me on time for my jobs. I wish I had more available in my area.

Happily shopping N Alabama and S Tennessee
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Chelle68
Valued Contributor

Saratoga, NY
USA
105 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2004 :  08:08:31 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I will be interested to see what everyone has to say. I just did several jobs for them last week and the pay seemed fair for what I had to do. When I spoke to one of the schedulers she was very nice. Hopefully payment will not be an issue. If the pay works out OK I will look forward to doing more jobs for them.

Michelle
Shopping the New York Capital Region
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Shel
Star Contributor

MI
USA
474 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2004 :  08:23:36 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I've always been paid for assignments I completed for Mintel. The one time I had an issue with a reimbursement, it was taken care of immediately when I called Mintel. I would happily work for them any time.
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JeannieGA
Valued Contributor

Alpharetta, GA
USA
216 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2004 :  08:26:06 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Great company and fair pay for jobs. All expenses are always reimburesed. I gladly take all jobs that they offer.

Jeannie in GA
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TiffanyHallman
Member

Norcross, GA
USA
13 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2004 :  4:28:50 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know when they usually make payments for completed shops?

Tiffany
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IllinoisKelly
Member

Bloomington, Illinois
USA
38 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2004 :  3:55:12 PM  Visit IllinoisKelly's Homepage  Send IllinoisKelly an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
I did a shop for them yesterday- anyone know if feedback is provided and if so, how long? Thanks!!

Gold in St Louis '04
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LynnPerley
Valued Contributor

Kernersville, NC
USA
230 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2004 :  9:01:33 PM  Send LynnPerley an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
Bumping this thread - I just started doing shops for this company and I'd like to see more feedback. There is little info available on their web site. I did not print a copy of the shopper agreement. I did enjoy the 1st shop so much that I signed up for two more :)

Lynn
Shopping the Piedmont Triad, NC Area
MSPA Silver # qhhkk5
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Barbara N.CA
Star Contributor

San Francisco, CA
USA
2397 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2004 :  10:37:36 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Good company. Reasonable payment and payment speed. Clear forms.

The only problem I've had w/ them is that I often can't sign up for their shops because the shop announcement/release time is too close to the deadline.

Barbara
MSPA Gold Shopper since June, 2003.
MSPA 2005 "Go To" Shopper
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EllenBea
Member

Pace, Florida
USA
16 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2004 :  06:26:33 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Mintel is a great company to do business with; they pay on time, and their rates are higher than more detailed shops I've done. Their reports are all drop down menu; very easy and quick to do. Some of the instructions can be confusing, so make sure that you read them carefully, and ask questions. I always take their shops when I can.

Limitations are in the eyes of the beholder. Silver Cert. in NW FL/SE AL
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SquareHeadDonna
Trainee

Cincinnati, OH
USA
6 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2004 :  06:32:29 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I've shopped for Mintel for two months now and have found the schedulers to be quick to return calls, the forms simple and the pay more than fair. I'll definitely be doing more jobs for them!

Donna

Donna J Bakke
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AdAora
Star Contributor

Deep in the heart of, TX
USA
3770 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2004 :  06:34:44 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Donna,

Do you have square pants also?

Gold certified in TX
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Chelle68
Valued Contributor

Saratoga, NY
USA
105 Posts

Posted - 08/02/2004 :  08:13:39 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I did 5 shops for this company on 6/16 and received a check for 2 of them on July 15th. I called about the other shops and was told the check would be going out the following week. As of yet, no check. how long should I wait to follow up again?

Michelle
Shopping the New York Capital Region
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Jeff68005
Star Contributor

Bellevue, NE
USA
1171 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2005 :  11:31:35 AM  Send Jeff68005 an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
I completed a couple of series of shops within the last thirty days for Mintel. I found their staff supportive and knowledgable.
The check arrived for all the shops promptly. It was detailed so that I could tell which shops were paid and the amount paid for each shop.

Jeff Hix
Serving metro Omaha, Nebraska including Bellevue, Papillion, La Vista, Ralston, Plattsmouth and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
MSPA Silver Certified - MSPA Gold Certified - NARMS Proficiency Test PASSED
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Tucson Sarah
Valued Contributor

Tucson, AZ
USA
138 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2005 :  12:39:47 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I don't live near any of youso could someone provide website address?

Sarah in Tucson
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PamInCa
Star Contributor

CA
USA
6556 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2005 :  5:13:59 PM  Visit PamInCa's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
Sarah, I don't remember how I signed up with them. This is their website and it tells you who to contact. Good luck.

http://www.mintel.com/careers.htm#shopping

I think they are a great company. Easy forms and fast pay.

PamInCa
Author of: "The Essential Guide to Mystery Shopping"
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Tucson Sarah
Valued Contributor

Tucson, AZ
USA
138 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2005 :  5:25:16 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Pam.

I need a boost. Like a company that pays when it is supposed to, and when they have told you they will.
Grumble grumble grumble .

Sarah in Tucson
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AdAora
Star Contributor

Deep in the heart of, TX
USA
3770 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2005 :  5:37:36 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Now that this thread is back, I have to say that I have done many shops for Mintel and have never had a problem with anything. They are great to work for.

Gold certified in TX
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FergusonKka
Valued Contributor

NY
USA
140 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2005 :  6:58:50 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
What do you apply as? Freelance writer? Which category?

Karen
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AdAora
Star Contributor

Deep in the heart of, TX
USA
3770 Posts

Posted - 03/23/2005 :  7:58:37 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I responded to a volition job posting. You might try a search in the job posting section.

Gold certified in TX
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