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Is Snagajob Legit? Maybe…

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Snagajob is one of the many job listing boards found online, but the key here is that they focus moreso on hourly rate-based jobs rather than your traditionally 9-5 or salary-based jobs found on so many job boards such as Indeed and Monster  Simply put, it’s a great option for anyone, specifically teens, who are looking for a retail or restaurant job.

In today’s review, I want to talk about Snagajob.

Is it legit?

Is it a scam?

I’m going to walk you through it and show you how it works, what other people are saying as well as if it’s worth it.  In the end, as always, I will let you know my honest thoughts.

What is Snagjob?

Snagjob is said to be the #1 hourly work marketplace.  They have more than 100 million job seekers and close to 700,000 employers locations throughout the United States and Canada.  Since 80 million Americans work a job that pays by the hour, they want to help you find the positions that fit.

The company was founded in 2000, and since then, it has been their mission to put people in the right-fit position so that they can maximize their potential.  Every year, they appear to grow aggressively, making them a leading job board online.

Job seekers can use the site for free, but employers will pay a fee to list.  This is how they will make most of their money.

The company has won a variety of awards, and there’s no doubt the company is 100% legit.  No, it’s not a scam nor is a job board that will require you to pay a monthly fee to view the jobs available at the moment.



How Does It Work?

From the applicant side, you will be asked to create a profile and then apply to jobs in your area.  This is 100% optional, but I highly recommend it so that you can apply to as many jobs as possible.  You can view the jobs in your area without creating a registration if you don’t want to.  You will, however, need a profile to apply.

Creating a profile will only take you a minute or so, and, again, it’s highly recommended as it allows you to apply to jobs much faster than the traditional route of filling out an application one by one.  Keep in mind, however, that if you do sign up, the company will share your information with third parties.  While this is common practice among many websites, just be on the lookout for an increase in spam.  You can opt out, however, if it is something that concerns you.  You can read more about the information they sell in their privacy policy.

After you create a profile, you can then search for jobs in your area, either searching by your location and/or using a keyword.  Again, 100% optional.  It’s up to you, but I usually start with my zip code and then browse through the results.   That way, you can kind of see what’s available in your area.  If you’re not finding what you’re looking for or maybe there are too many results, then you may want to filter them out if you had a specific job in mind.  It’s very straightforward.

For example, when I did a search, I was presented with more than 1,700 jobs within five minutes of my zip code.

And, the great thing about the list is that most of the jobs I saw were 100% legit.  You can see in that small sample size that some jobs came from the local Amazon Warehouse, whereas another was for a local Little Caesars pizza chain. Of course, where you live will dictate the number of jobs available.  Since I live in a rather large metropolitan area, there will be many more jobs than in a rural town in Michigan.

As mentioned, you can filter your results as well, as seen below…

Like most job sites, this allows you to filter down the results already displaying.  As you can see, you can look for “easy apply” jobs, “urgently hiring” job or even part-time opportunities.  Whatever you want, there’s a good chance you can filter it out to your liking.

When you find a job of interest, click on the apply now and follow the prompts.  In some cases, if you already had an account, it’s as easy as sending your information over.  But, in other cases, you may be asked to fill out an application.

Warning:  There Are Shady Jobs

When I was browsing through the job listings, I did find jobs that were kind of shady.  Let me give you an example.

That job, for instance, takes you to a survey site I have reviewed before.  In short, I gave the site a 0/10 since it added no value.  All it did was promote legitimate surveys, but it asked for your information beforehand.  These were very rare, though, so don’t think you’re dealing with someone sleazy as this isn’t the case.  Companies can buy job advertisements, and I feel this is the case here.

The shady jobs are few and far between, I would say every 1 out of 50-75 job postings, but they are there.  It’s just a heads-up as you don’t want to fall into this trap.  Remember, if it’s too good, it is.

The Complaints

Of course, every website I review will have some complaints, and Snagajob is no exception.  If we take a look at their BBB profile, they have an A+ profile, however, they have three one-star reviews.  This is what I want to look at.  Someone said their application never made it to the retailer in question while another said they were contacted by a “scammer.”  Another said they were bombarded with phone calls. As said, they will sell off your information if you don’t opt out.

Other complaints were similar to this, but I found others in relation to spammy emails, employers who offer different jobs than what’s posted as well a few isolated incidents such as inactive jobs.  You can read many of these poor reviews over at Sitejabber.com.

All in all, however, there weren’t many negatives to talk about as it’s simply a job board.

The Good

The job board was very easy to use and had a clean interface.  It’s hard to get lost in the listings.  Whether you want to search all of the jobs available near your zip code or you want to use a specific keyword, the website does a great job at finding a job that may suit your needs.

If the employers are active on the platform, it appears that the hiring process can be quick.  I read a few stories from people who were hired in days.

If you’re younger than 18, it’s an awesome way to find a job to help you enter the workforce for the first time.

Final Thoughts

In the end, if you’re looking for hourly-type work, such as retail or a restaurant, then Snagajob is one of the better options.  If it’s more of a corporate job you’re looking for, then I would say to look elsewhere like Indeed.  It’s one of the many legitimate job boards out there that can hopefully find you a job.  If you came about this review via a search, you probably need a job, and Snagajob can help you in that regard.

The nice thing about the platform is that you can create a profile, which can make it much easier to apply to a job with a push of the button, meaning you can apply to multiple jobs within the hour.

The site is simple to use, it has tens of thousands of jobs, and even better is that jobs are added daily.  It’s free to start looking, so why not at least check it out to see what’s in it for you?

If you do sign up, just be sure to opt out of them selling your information.  This will save you a lot of headaches.

That’s going to do it for now.

As always, check out the many articles on this site on the ways to make, save and be smart with your money.  Also, don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel as I cover many topics to help you succeed in the finance world.

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Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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