Driver (Current Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – March 7, 2017
I would say this gig for someone that has nothing to do or needs a job temporary. The make $25/h introduction is all base on luck and the number of orders you get base on the hour. There will be a day where you work 3h and only make $18 total. There will also be a day where you'll make 30/h because you received a big order. I'm doing this around Tyson corner and Arlington VA area. Big major cities, might even make 25/h or more. All base on luck and restaurant performances.
Independent Contractor/Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 17, 2018
You can work with DoorDash when you want to because it's an independent contractor position. You can make as much or as little as you like. However, some days, there are not enough orders to make what one would like to make.
Driver/Delivery (Current Employee) – cleveland ohio – March 16, 2018
i had no contact with management they don't care about their employees. i would lose rating for not excepting orders out of the area i chose to work and also they would try to force you to stay after your end time by not letting you end your dash
Driver (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – March 15, 2018
Started DD about 2 wks ago in the Cinti/Northern KY area. It's a decent 2nd job. Hard to tell when you receive tips vs pay. Support is via live chat or email which makes it challenging when you're having an issue at the restaurant or worse, driving. And especially if your app stops working. I also don't like how DD will try to send you from one side of the town to the opposite side without fair compensation. If you decline, your "acceptance" rates drops and you could potentially not be allowed the extra bonus per delivery for not accepting an order. DD is still fairly new to the area and some restaurants (merchants) are not be the most welcoming. You can potentially make a lot of money but you'll have to be prepared to do a lot of driving and most is made during peak hours of lunch, dinner, and weekends. The app will use a lot of cell data. I'd suggest using quickbooks app to track mileage and expenses for tax deductions as you will be required to file 1099 misc form at the end of the year. I would also suggest you research YouTube for other ppl's experience with DD before you sign-up as the orientation was very general so most things you'll learn on your own.
Very flexible hours and freedom to choose when and where you want to drive
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Bay Area, CA – March 6, 2018
I enjoy driving around the area I'm assigned to. It gives me a chance to see new places and introduces me to new restaurants I may enjoy myself in the future. Hardest part of the job is keeping up with all the orders on a busy day. At times I may receive two-three orders at the same time and it's all about making sure I get those deliveries to each customer on time.
Dasher/Driver (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – March 4, 2018
I just performed my first “Dash” for Door Dasher and what a joke! I drove for almost 5 hours and made $47.85. That includes tip. The math certainly doesn’t app up. The lowest delivery I had was around $6.80 (twice), but all the rest were between $7.50-$8.50. I should have made roughly $40 in delivery fees, but only got paid $35. I also only got $11 and change in tips on 6 deliveries.
Half of the deliveries, I waited at the restaurants for at least 20-30 minutes, which caused me to be late for all 3 deliveries. As a result, I received at least 1 bad review and barely any tips.
I also sat in the parking lot of their “hotspot” from 12pm-12:50pm on a Sunday and didn’t get a single order. So, I drive 10 minutes down the street and then got a ping for an order from the “hotspot”.
If you get bad reviews, you can’t dispute them and there’s no easy way to complain about long wait times at restaurants. I got the impression that people didn’t believe me that I waited long times for food pick up.
Clearly Door Dash is ripping off their “Dashers” aka drivers. If you just do the simple math, you’ll learn real quick that the company is stealing money from every order. They give “guaranteed” rates but never paid the guaranteed rate. Or they’re waiting until after the customer tips and lowering the delivery fee and using the customer tip to make the difference. Either way, it’s fraud and if they continue they’re going to have a class action lawsuit from all of the drivers that have been ripped off.
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Make own hours
Getting ripped off on every order, tips are calculated into your “guaranteed” pay, long times of no deliveries
Dasher (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 4, 2018
Working for yourself is great. Get up when you want to go out and doordash or while you doordash you can take a break/lunch for as long as you want. I don't find that working anywhere. That's whu I like doordash.
Normal Delivery Dude (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – February 23, 2018
I earn around $25 an hour working for doordash and I realized that its a great job only once you learn how to maximize profit. Work only late afternoons and evenings (5 pm-9 pm, sometimes later), any other time of the day you cant make enough to be profitable. Go towards areas you know get a lot of double orders (Shopping malls, large complexes, etc.). Don't be afraid to drive a little fast. Overall its not good for a full time job but its great for 15-20 hours a week. Also when the customer doesn't pick up the food/falls asleep the food is lit. Would recommend.
1200-1500 depending on how many hours you want to work
Food Courier/Driver (Current Employee) – Oakland California – February 22, 2018
I enjoy being able to help and service our community I pick my schedule so I'm able to get my job done good and very sufficient. And when it all boils down to it it's still team what even though we're not in the same vehicle we are a group of people that are sent a task to get work done in our area and it only can work smooth when everyone works together
Driver (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – February 21, 2018
DoorDash has major problem of management: in my opinion there are a lack collaboration between four sections importants which are : the support center, the restaurant, the customer and the driver. I would like to meet the management team for more information in order to improve this major area. I
A great place to work if you want to set your own schedule
New Employee Orientation Leader (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – February 20, 2018
This is a great temporary job, can also be a great part time job as well. I like door dash because you make as much as you want driving! You create your own schedule ( in my area if I chose dash now there's always something available), you can take off time when you want (unfortunately its not paid time off), you don't have management breathing down your back and it's a laid back environment and you get some time to yourself for the day.
You are your own boss and you are able to set your own schedule as you see fit.
Sometimes the distance the delivery's take you farther than you are willing to drive
You can make money and then you wont make money, I say it is comparable to the video game World of Warcraft... Like you have to really grind and invest in this gig to really make money off of it, least if you put in fulltime hours.
The less work you do, youll just barely make money. You may get lucky and do a few orders closeby or a single order to pocket $30/hr, but it is not consistent like this to really know, you may make that for the first hour and end up working 3-5 more hours and only get 3 deliveries worth 5-8 bucks each, granted there are boost to earn extra money in these cases, but I feel this should always be a thing going on so youll actually be paid nice amount for the work...
Overall It is a easy job, you are your own boss, you get to enjoy being in your own car, This is nothing to quit your job only as a side hustle and you want to possibly make uber/lyft-ish money with your car without having to drive people around this is it, but with those other platforms you probably would make more than DoorDash.
I do enjoy the job, but the pay scale needs to improve for it to really be something to do fulltime.
your own boss, work when you want, very easy job
car expenses not covered, time investment, payscale
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – February 13, 2018
Working at door dash is the best thing you could do while you are in college. You can work whenever you want and for as long as you want. You can make good money while working around your school schedule.
Driver Partner (Former Employee) – Long Island, NY – February 7, 2018
A lot of people are unaware of doordash, but working with them was ok, but wasn't enough to pay full rent. Vehicle needed work and they didn't send enough orders to afford me to fix my car after the potholes and wear n tare.
Work when you want
Customers can lie on you and they will deactivate you
Door dash Driver (Current Employee) – Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN – February 7, 2018
This is a great temporary job, can also be a great part time job as well. I like door dash because you make as much as you want driving! You create your own schedule ( in my area if I chose dash now there's always something available), you can take off time when you want (unfortunately its not paid time off), you don't have management breathing down your back and it's a laid back environment and you get some time to yourself for the day. If you don't have hella bills to pay for then I recommend this job (i.e cell phone, car, insurance, etc) but if you have rent, cell phone, car insurance, car payment, child support, and other debts then this is not the gig for you. I'm doing this to pay the few bills that I do have and save to move to California!
self-management, create own schedule, relaxed environment
no paid time off, no benefits, no discounts, ware and tear on your car, hella expensive if you have a gas guzzler