Friday, January 15, 2010

Mystery Shopping - Corporate Research International

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This week I would like to introduce you to a company called Corporate Research International.

There are quite a few reasons I wanted to introduce this company.

First, they are a mystery shopping company. You sign up as an auditor for them. The application is a quick and easy online.

Once you are in their database, you will have other options beside strictly Mystery Shopping. Very occasionally they will have surveys for you to take/earn and there even is a Panel to register with once you a member for their community.

And, the kicker is they are now starting a refer a friend program. So, this will be a great way for you to make a little extra money in your account.

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Danielle Miller said...

My experiences with this company have been very bad. They are very strict with their reports. The smallest mistake gets the whole report disqualified and therefore unpaid. Their jobs also pay very low for the extreme detail that they want. Sorry, but I can make $5 for two hours of my time plus driving in other ways. I've done four jobs with them, and was only paid for one. I had the feeling that they got plenty of information for the job, but were just looking for some excuse to not have to pay me.

Carrie @ said...


Thanks for the feedback. I have yet to work for this company ( just signed up ) so I will be curious to see how they pan out.

But, I will be paying particular attention to detail and see how it turns out.

I will keep everyone posted.

Dan said...

I am an experienced mystery shopper, and perform jobs as my part-time job. This is one of the few companies that I would whole-heartedly NOT recommend.
They have, hands down, the lowest fees in the business. Currently, they have gas station jobs that require 2 purchases, 5 photographs, and a detailed report. They just lowered the fee for this job to a measely $3!
Also, the previous poster is right. They have a policy where they do not have to contact you if there is an issue or question with your report. They will just reject it and not pay you anything.

Carrie @ said...

I am loving this feedback! Thank you so much for sharing....I may still do a shop to test for my blog, but I think you are going to cause me to really evaluate and possibly do a 2nd post about this company in the future if their policies are this bad!

Danielle Miller said...

Yeah, my one shop that was accepted was because the location ended up being closed down and there was nothing to report. I spent two hours at a place for a $10 job, took notes in the bathroom and everything. Disappointing because the shops are interesting and fun. But between having to read the manual on how to do each and every one, taking the time to actually do the shop, then taking the time to fill out the report, and still not getting paid the ridiculously low rate, it's just crazy.

I did think it was a little odd that there's an option to cancel your contract right there on the main menu. I'm guessing that they're hoping people will get so frustrated with them and cancel to prove a point and then they'll be off the hook to pay for any jobs that may have accidentally been approved. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has had problems. Even interesting restaurant jobs have such strict guidelines, and your payment is the free meal that you have to wait to eat cold and in the parking lot so you can report appropriately.