App hasn’t allowed me to take pictures for months 1/5
By J.D. 2016
I used to really like this app, but for the last several months, the app won’t allow me to take a picture of a hiring sign three times out of four. Imagine how demoralizing it is to walk a mile round trip to take a picture for less than a $1 reward, only to show up at the spot and have the app refuse to capture the picture. I’ll be enjoying my walks and drives from now on without the disappointment of going out of my way for hiring signs when the app won’t work and I can’t get paid. I’m deleting this app.
I like this app 5/5
I like this app I wish with can get more offer on gift cards it doesn’t pay that much but not bad for ez job and side Amazon gift card. I would recommend to people that want a Amazon gift card by taking now hiring signs
Verify function no longer working 1/5
Update march 8, 2020:
Hardly worth the time anymore. I used to put in an audiobook after work or on a Sat. and averaged what amounted to $5-$7 an hour. This year however, I can’t make that in an entire day. I will no longer go out of my way to do this. You can look at the current standings and see no one is doing well. Last year I made 4K +. At this rate, I wouldn’t even hit 1K. So, not spending the time doing this that I did before.
Update 01/15/20 I agree with other reviews. They are taking a long time to pay out, I’ve been waiting three weeks, and support is non-existent.
Update 10/11/19 why bother offering the email to appeal when they don’t bother to review or respond? I’m sick and tired of rejections for obvious hiring signs that are obviously at the location. They could care less that they mess up and refuse to fix. I no longer even send for appeal because that department is evidently full of do nothing employees.
Still using the app and for the most part like it but I get so ticked off when I do a sign that obviously is a hiring sign I mean it says hiring or help wanted and it gets turned down as not a hiring sign. Yes the image of the building sign is obvious as well. Of all the times I’ve emailed them to appeal I’ve only ever got a response once. When you upload a business and they approve it but for the wrong business you can click wrong business and They will review it. They need to have something similar when it’s rejected such as ‘try again’ or ‘appeal’. I sent an appeal email just a couple minutes ago. I’ll be surprised if I get a response.
I like this app and enjoy using it but.......
Are used to use verify function regularly , but now I’m suddenly at zero stars and 15% no matter how many obvious photos I verify. I’ve emailed support twice and the first time they just told me how verify works. Duh! I know how it works. The second time they didn’t bother to answer. There’s no point in me verifying anymore I guess and they are not interested in helping to fix the problem.
It would be nice if there were other options rather than just Amazon gift cards for the pay out. It be great if we could get visa or MasterCard gift cards.
I’m rating the app a three because their support is not helpful.
: That issue was finally corrected although it took longer than it should have. Now however the problem is that I hit the camera to take a picture and the screen remains black half the time and when I’m able to take a picture of a hiring sign then go to take a picture of the business the screen is again black and I have to do it over and over and over again to be able to submit both pictures. Super frustrating, fix this problem!!!!!
Another update 4/28/19
The black screen picture still is happening I don’t know why they can’t fix this. I also keep getting rejections on things that are obviously correct. Downgrading to two stars.
Workers are getting ripped so let’s boycott 1/5
Job Spotter makes money the following way
Indeed.com gets paid using a pay-per-click meaning that employers posting jobs pay a small fee each time a job seeker VIEWS a posting. Most clicks on indeed.com cost between .25 - $1.50. The site also earns revenue through website advertising.
So using their recent algorithms they pay .04 each for 10 job pictures equalling .40 total. Say those 10 job pic get 1000 views at .25 each charged to the employers. Indeed makes $250 and pays us .40 - so in essence they make $249.60 profit. THAT’S A RIPOFF TO US WORKERS!
We need to boycott Job Spotter until the algorithm is changed! Pay while not equally what could have been was at least decent for an app program. Now it’s abysmal and not worth any of our time or GAS!
Again boycott this app until things change for the better because we are at the lowest it’s EVER been.
This app deserves no star. 1/5
This is a useless app that take advantage of people time only to utilize for their own. I have submitted hiring signs along with the business name when I was on vacation in Hawaii. Yet all I got was a rejected messages stating it I have already submitted it a week ago. How could I? If I was able to afford to stay in Hawaii for two weeks, I wouldn’t download this app.
It is terrible now! 1/5
They used to pay well. But now the pay is abysmal
Waste of time 1/5
Points should’ve expired at the end of the month (29th) not randomly within the month. Bet you saved a lot of money by doing that. Taking away from people that earned it.
Job Spotter...... 2/5
I love taking pictures in general, for the different types of jobs that I do. The points for JS have gone way down, and are extremely low. I recently received two of my gift cards without redeeming them myself, and one was for less than $1.50.
Changes are disappointing 2/5
By Concord KJ
This used to be my favorite app! I agree with other reviewers- rewards used to be much more worthwhile. Now you maybe earn 5 or 10 cents even if no one else has submitted it in almost a month. Please reconsider the amount of points you award. 😞
Not worth it 1/5
I was a huge JS fan and recommended it to numerous people. However, once 2020 hit, it’s just not worth it anymore. Signs that used to pay $1 now pay 10 cents or less, even if you are the very first one to spot them. I can’t even make a dollar a week anymore.
Ugh! Such a waste of time now! 1/5
I used to love, love, love this app. I would walk around looking for help wanted signs. No more wasting my time - I don’t even take the time to get some of the ones I see now because the points I get aren’t worth it. So many of my submissions are marked duplicates because someone else has submitted them recently so I get zero points and for most others I get 4-5 points. It used to be my favorite app. Now I definitely can’t recommend it.
This app was a shining example of crowdsourcing as a way to earn a small amount of money. While I appreciate the ability to see a map of submissions, the rewards have recently been greatly diminished for very opaque reasons. Not sure if indeed stopped financing this app as much or if the devs figured that people would continue to work the same for less. But I hope that getting 20¢ for going out of your way to find a brand new hiring sign will hurt their user base enough to reconsider the changes made.
Not cool 1/5
Think twice about wasting your time....about 15 % of what I submitted was accepted the information the app recognized was almost always wrong. $7.89 worth of my time later...really not worth it !
Not worth the gas 2/5
By haole 47
I used to be an avid spotter usually in the top 50 or so. Going a bit out of the way to spot was worth the gas $ and time. Since 2020, their algorithm doesn’t even pay for the gas to go out of my way let alone the time I spend. The time it takes a spot to become of value has gone up as well. At this time, I can’t endorse this app as a good side hustle.
Job Spotter 5/5
By KS Reviews
Easy to use
Low points now :( 2/5
I’ve been using it for 2 years and the points you get now are just sad. New signs that would get 100 plus now get 50 if that.. and the minimum has dropped from 5 to 4... granted that’s only a one point difference but it adds up. I used to love doing it when I was out and about with my daughter. It helped me pay for her birthday and Christmas presents last year... now I’m struggling to get to $5 :( I wish they would go back to how they used to do it.
doesnt pay as well anymore 3/5
I've been using job spotter for at least a year now and recently they've been paying way less for signs now... not that motivated to take pictures anymore
Used to be good 2/5
This app used to pay pretty well. Recently, though, the pay has dropped by nearly 80% and they are scrutinizing submissions more frequently. They reject submissions that say “accepting applications” hust because it doesn’t have the exact wording of “now hiring” or “help wanted”. They have also rejected submissions for one reason and when i inquire as to why, i am told a different reason. I also asked about the pay decrease and was told they have a formula they use to determine payout and they don’t have to tell me what that is. Use it if you want but get ready for pennies and rejections.
Negative points! I have earned -$2.05 somehow! 1/5
I was able to cash out once, and have been unsuccessful since.
Now my balance has gone from $3.46 to -$2.02 . From more submissions. Hmmm fishy
The good ol days are behind us 1/5
Used to be great, but ever since the last update almost all of the submissions I’ve posted are down to 5 points each. It’s not even worth it at this point, I used to go out of my way to look for help wanted signs, but now I barely bother. I’ll find a better app to use my time on.
Awesome Easy Way to make money 5/5
Great way to make money just by roaming around !
This app will delete your hard work without explanation. 1/5
I had been using this app for two years before it was removed without explanation. I had saved up enough points to redeem a nice gift card and noticed over a month delay in receiving said gift card. So I emailed them. They replied apologizing for the delay and that my gift card was being processed.. then they delete my account... no explanation.. just an automatic message saying that my account has been linked to spam. Which I have NO IDEA how that is even possible after two years of job spotting by the books. I asked to provide examples of how I allegedly spammed them and they didn’t reply. What a waste of time.
This used to be a great app 1/5
By PR Akim
This used to be my favorite app until recently. Over the last couple of weeks all points awarded have decreased by 90%. I have sent an email on this and got a generic BS email in return. I would suggest people stay away from this app until they bring the app back to its original point scoring.
By Laur McG
Doesn’t even let you login, probably gathering the password you type in or something. No error messages, no nothing. Don’t trust it and deleted it permanently.
Points too low now 1/5
You really can’t make anything off this app anymore. I submitted a couple of first time job signs and barely got anything. I get some people post the same ones over and over but when we post unique new signs they really should be worth more than a few cents. Uninstalling for now.
Update deleted my points 4/5
I loved this app but only remembered to do it randomly. I had maybe $10 worth but when I went back in recently I had to update it and my points were completely gone :( but really- it’s a great app and I love how it helps people find jobs!
I love you, but please drop the new redemption policy 5/5
Fun to use when walking around in the mall. But I hate the upcoming policy where when after 90 days, everything you saved up is gone. It makes no sense. I just want to save up to the point I can redeem the code. Please remove that policy.
Great App 1/5
UPDATED: Had to drop them a few stars. Used to be good, then was awesome. Since January 11, 2020, I’ve made 80 cents. My last submission got four points, basically four cents. Not worth it anymore, which makes me sad.
Love Job Spotter - who doesn’t like free Amazon gift certificates? Would have given it 5 stars but they seemed to have discontinued the verifications part. May sound stupid, but while it didn’t pay much, I kinda enjoyed verifying other job submissions. Bring that back, Job Spotter!
Might as well 5/5
Just did my first cash out for $20. Just takes being a little mindful when passing hiring signs!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 5/5
legit easiest easy to earn money and fun as heck forreal lol .
Doesn’t work 1/5
App doesn’t work anymore when you are on your phone’s 4G or LTE, so basically the only time it works is when you are at home and not out where the job signs are. I just deleted it. Been months of this.
Job spotter is very helpful 5/5
I enjoy using job spotter it was a way for me to make extra money they are changing their policy in February 2020 to where you have to use and redeem your points within 90 days and that's fine except it was easier for me to build up a little bit overtime because you would get $.05-$.15 per picture. I finally redeemed my $5.90 on an Amazon card but besides that I really enjoy working for this app making extra money it's a great app to use I'm not had no problems with it I just wish that your points didn't expire after 90 days.
Not worth it 2/5
It’s not even worth the effort anymore unless you find a brand new sign because otherwise you just get 5 cents. And now your points expire.
Constantly changing. 2/5
By zoom by me
I’ve used this app for about 3 years. I would spend time making sure to take pictures and as time has gone on they have changed the way they award points. A help wanted sign that used to give 95 now gives 5. While I know this is an app, I’m providing my time so that they can place this on their website. It’s not worth the time anymore.
Love it. 5/5
After a bump in the road where I couldn’t post, they solved my problem. I’m happy with this app.
I’ve used this app for 3 years and it’s no longer the same app it used to be. Yes it’s streamlined and nicer than before but it’s no longer worth using! When a new sign is only worth 70 points and the lowest point value is now 4? And everything else is either 4 or 5 points, you’re pretty much wasting more money going out to do this than you do earning something of value...
They’ve dropped the point values so much, that it’s no longer worth the effort 1/5
Update for January (and dropped to 1 star). They’ve continued to cut their point rates. New job spots are now only 25% of what they were last year. Don’t waste your time, as they’re not going to bother compensating you in any real way for your time. On top of this, their customer support is awful, as in you will NEVER get a response to your support questions, even when you’ve been waiting for your gift card for over a month.
When I first starting using this app in September 2019, the point values you would receive for finding new job postings were pretty reasonable. It balanced out with the gas and time you would spend searching new areas for jobs, and was enjoyable. Over the last 2 months, they’ve cut the point payout so low (in half) that it no longer makes sense with the time and expense of driving around to explore.
If their intention is to only capture low-value job listings at malls, etc., then this will achieve that goal, because most (myself included) will no longer wish to explore new places for listings when the payouts don’t even cover the gas needed.
I really hope they revert this change. I had a good time doing this, sometimes with my sister. The thrill of finding the obscure job sign in the middle of nowhere was real, but nothing is more demotivating than finding a sign that used to be valued at $2.60 now only earning $1.20 (or less). You can spend 3 solid hours grabbing high value targets, and come out the other side making much less than minimum wage.
I’ll adjust this review in the future if this changes, but right now it’s no longer worth your time.
Slow payout 1/5
Not honoring two week timeline
Perfect if you’re walking your dog! 5/5
By Cordelia Shirley
Sometimes there are small technical glitches and it takes longer than I’d like for gift cards to come through but I’ve made a decent amount of $ just while walking my dog!! This app also helps me push to walk a little further to get to certain signs and explore new places I haven’t walked yet! We’ve been paying for our dog’s toys with gift cards he helps me earn!
Contact information. 1/5
I have been trying to contact the app customer care for changing my email Id for the past two weeks and never been able to do that ,.Also my coupons have been pending for more than three weeks now ,but no update on that as well. Please help me with required details.
Pay out? 2/5
Love the concept. The app is easy to use. First time I’ve tried to cash out, and I have been waiting 3 weeks for my gift card... and counting.
Great extra income . App Easy to use . 5/5
The app is really easy . Sometimes a long waiting period to be issued payment however overall a great app
By Queen Yaya
It was working good till the last couple of months ugh nothing is going thru and practically everything is being rejected claiming it’s a duplicate when clearly it’s NOT I’m getting out. Bye
USED to be worth the time... 1/5
By Ty Del Rose
I used to use this app as a nice little side job on my old phone, but then my camera broke and I had to wait until I replaced my phone a few months later to use it again. Since redownloading the app, oh MY have they gotten REALLY stingy with the points. Businesses that used to pay out 20-30 points are now a measly 5 all across the board. I even got a submission that only paid 5 points and that's WITH the "first spotter" bonus too! Even worse - it appears there's no more option to help verify submissions, so that's even LESS points I'm able to make per submission. This used to be a nice reliable way to make some spending cash on the side, but now it's NOWHERE NEAR worth the time. I'll be cashing my last gift card out and uninstalling, and looking for more lucrative ways to earn Amazon credit...
Total waste of time!! 1/5
I submitted 3 valid hiring signs and good photos and was all of a sudden banned for spam? This is bull because the ones I posted were Applebee’s McDonald’s and another retailer and was at each location. This is stupid! They steal your data and do not reimburse you for your time!
The end to a great app 1/5
I used to get paid and apply my money to an amazon gift card, I would recommend so many people to this app. So today I attempt to log on to take a photo of a help wanted placed in a store and was asked to log in to indeed, when I try to go in to indeed it keeps saying that the user name that I’ve always used is taken and that I need to create a new account. Dummie it’s me why cants I log in to my old one.
Went way downhill since changing their algorithms 2/5
I used to love this app, and would make about $10 per month photographing Help Wanted signs for the last 3 years or so. However, it’s become very evident that they’ve changed their algorithms in the last couple of months. Most of my submissions are rejected for being “duplicates” when they aren’t (the rule used to be that a submission would only be marked a duplicate if it was submitted more than once by the same user in the same month, but now they’re just marking pretty much anything a “duplicate”) and they’ve cut way down on how much they give you for each submission. They used to pay around 100 points (aka $1) for detailed signs at small businesses. Lately I’m getting at most 20 points (aka 20 cents) for signs that I absolutely would have gotten 100 points for in the past. It feels like it’s not even worth it to photograph signs anymore at this point. If they switch their algorithm back to the way it was, then I would up my rating. It really is a shame because I would have given it 5 stars before.
Paid nothing!!! Scam~~ 1/5
This app is getting worse and don’t want to pay you money for any reasons.
They work with government to increase job opportunities, and this APP team got paid but we didn’t after we worked hard to do job spotter.
I followed app rules to go outside and seek for job posters, and then the app said I did a lot of spam. They shut down my account immediately which means all my works (about $55) were gone. I worked for free and they got my money.
Don’t be fooled around by this app and Apple should remove this app immediately. It’s their scheme to let you work for them and paid nothing. Scammers!!!!
Too good to be true 1/5
I previously sang praises about this app and was so proud of the work users did to help folks in their communities find employment opportunities. After a year of dedicating a lot of time and resources to support this cause, they blocked my account with no notice. It wasn’t until I contacted them they said they blocked my account and would not pay out any money earned.
It makes me sad to read so many similar accounts from users who have put in hard work to report valid hiring signs. Users are not receiving any explanation of the alleged violation(s). This type of pernicious, misleading, and deceitful business practice deteriorates the legitimacy of trust that job seekers have when using this tool for their employment.