You turn on the app and get going it is that simple. Hours are based on when you set your status to working and over when you turn it off. As contracted delivery work goes it is fine. The app sends you everything you need in a well organized way. The biggest problem you'll run into though is parking. It can often be very hard to find free parking which could severely hurt how much you take in. But other then that, its an easy way to work when you have free time and is quite easy.
Customer Service Professional (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – March 19, 2018
If you need a job, and some sweet insurance, apply for this job. Beware, the company is run by immature adults who constantly thirst for more power and control. They sell you on a cool, hip, modern, silicon valley company, but you really end up working in a "call center".
Some good people there, but the horrible ones highly out weigh the good.
Insurance, free refreshments, coffee, sit down job, some overtime
Management, lack of company culture, demoralizing job environment
Contractor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 19, 2018
when its time to meet quota for certain amount of delivers phone starts to slow down like they don't want you to make the quota. mind you someone else with postmates right next to me would alert them and my phone stays silent for a long time. As soon as time is up I would get a alert so its a setup its ok if you have no other source of income
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 18, 2018
If you need a job to make a certain bill or have extra free time Postmates is for you. If you really can't find another job and are a risk taker then again Postmates is for you. The minimum amount a delivery can be is about $3. If you live in the city of Los Angeles or Downey and are quick to deliver you can make about $10 to $15 an hour and the delivery radius is amount 2 miles. Unfortunately I live in the San Fernando Valley area where orders are scares and deliveries are spread out at longer distances with less pay.
Unpredictable pay, but fun being in your car listening to music just driving to places.
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Orange County, CA – March 15, 2018
Driving for Postmates is fun since you can listen to music and work at your own pace. The biggest problem is how uncertain it is that you will get compensated enough for your time. If I am lucky enough to complete 3 orders in 60 minutes, I will most likely get a base pay of 12 dollars (4 dollars per delivery). This is perfectly fine as long as the customers throw in at least 1-2 dollars for a tip, but often they don't. After the cost of gas and remembering that you will be taxed at the end of the year, this job probably only clears you 8 dollars an hour on average. I worked one day for 10 hours and made 115 dollars, including waiting for the tips to roll in a few days later. That's only 11.50 per hour, and minus the gas and future taxes looks like this job only gets you around minimum wage or possibly less. Another thing is each job pays the same, but each job is not as easy an another. Parking, location, and walking from the parking lot distances vary HUGELY, but all pay the same. I could drive through McDonald's and deliver an order to someone around the corner who lives in a house in a regular neighborhood for 4 dollars. But I can also park at an outdoor mall, walk 5-10 mins from my car to the food vendor, get the food and walk back. Then drive to a complicated, poorly labeled apartment complex where I have to walk more to get the food to the customer. And still get 4 dollars. I spent 45 mins in a Trader Joes getting a bunch of custom orders once. Most of the things they did not have and I had to contact the customer and wait for responses. I made 5 dollars and some changemore... for that order and the customer did not tip later.less
See places you didn't think to drive to. Know the town well. Flexible. Can answer phone. Low stress.
Unpredictable pay (scarce tips), Debatible whether you will get enough tips to make it worth it. Wear and tear on vehicle, Delivering to confusing buildings, Customers don't always respond for issues.
Go at your own pace environment, very fun if you like to drive.
Courier/Driver (Current Employee) – Ontario, CA – March 10, 2018
Working for Postmates is pretty fun due to the places I get to see and the restaurants I've never heard of and get free delivery from. Hard to really pinpoint when to work so your time is not wasted, but a real source of income if you're good with budgeting time and whatnot.
It’s really hard to find support or talk to a person if you need them. Area is too large and you aren’t compensated much for your time. However sometimes they run bonuseswhich are guarantees and you can make a lot more money!
Independent Delivery Courier (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 6, 2018
Postmates is an ok job but only as a part time, I wouldn't recommend it as a full time job because sometimes there isn't any deliveries or it takes really long to get one. so you cant always count on it to get you some money.
A lot of wear and tear on car, low wages, but non the less a fun job
Courier Driver (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – March 5, 2018
Postmates was a nice part time job to have, but there were low wages and I got paid every couple of days so I was always running out of gas money. I would recommend Postmates as a side hustle or second job.
Work outside in the city
$4 payouts are the norm per trip, gas cost more than some delivers pay for.
I was. Driver. Delivery. Postmates. It was. Worst ece
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 4, 2018
I was. Driver postmats. This is. Not good place. To work. All. Driver. Go. Door dash. Or grubhub. If you want dwlivery. I. Get. 15. Bags. Grocery. They. Pay me. $ 4. Dollar. Poor salary. It took me to dwlivery. 45 minute. $4. That's crazy. Be aware this. It's almost slave.
Driver (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – March 4, 2018
They pay out $4 on average for each delivery. Here in Vegas the average delivery amount per hour is 2. This is because most deliveries from the strip take 15 minutes to get through traffic and find parking in parking structures. Walking through casinos and malls take 5-10 minutes. Then, the actual drop off, on average is 15 minutes away. There's no way $1500 is possible here in Vegas... This company is good for extra cash, if you don't feel like sitting around.
You make your own schedule, tips can be good, you see the city
Wear and tear on vehicle, app glitches and shortages of compensation, gps issues, traffic, unclear orders
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Burbank, CA – March 3, 2018
Postmates never payed accordingly, sometimes you'd be in traffic for an hour and get paid 4 dollars and other times a 5 minute delivery gets you paid like 10 dollars. It was very inconsistent and everything about it was just disorganized.
You have to commute to the work zone. There is no support for issues and the customer can cancel and leave you with wasted gas. There are SO many options out there for delivery. Uber eats is better in every way. Postmates wont pay you for 5 days. Uber is instant. All beware of this company. Run.
Driver (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 26, 2018
Low pay job but if you willing to pull 12 hrs a day you can make decent money. Just have to start around 10am. Some hours it’s no orders or maybe a 5 order but t remember you pay for gas. But if you have no means of income and you haveacsrand licenseyou can make a few bucks until something else comes alone. Atleast get your gas fair to a job interview lol
Delivery/Courier (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – February 24, 2018
It is Beautiful to travel to places you have never been, but the pay rate in comparison to the lack of demand is not worth it. You could possibly do 5 hours and only get payed about 20 dollars because lack of deliveries people want from postmates
Freedom schedule, Sightseeing, New Discoveries of Restaurants and stores
The pay is not worth it, unless you do this just as an hobby for exploration
Delivery (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – February 23, 2018
Its a give it all you got type of nice job... yu decide your hours , breaks ,vacation . nice peaceful polite good people + a lot of back and fourth drop off and pick upp ! Outside fun all year around job