GravyWork connects workers with jobs in hospitality, warehouse, manufacturing, retail, construction, and special events.

Expected pay: $13 to $20 per hour

Husl$core: $$$

Commissions & fees: NA

Where: Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Florida

Requirements: Background check ($15 fee is deducted from your first paycheck); 18 or older; able to sign a legal contract.

What is GravyWork?

GravyWork connects freelancers with companies and event managers who need help in hotels, restaurants, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and to staff events. Workers cook, bartend, serve, stock shelves, deliver goods, work reception desks, etc. However, GravyWork only offers jobs in a limited geographic area on the East Coast.

How it works

To sign up, you’ll need to download the GravyWork app on your smart phone and create a profile. The site will run a background check. If you pass, you could be approved and available to work in less than a day.

GravyWork review

There are no red flags in GravyWorks terms. But the site says anyone who works through them must sign a separate employment agreement with a staffing services firm that will ultimately be the employer. And since it appears there are several staffing services firms and contracts, you must read through them to find out if there are problematic conditions.

We found only a few complaints, however. For a company that’s been operating for several years, that’s a good sign. Abusive operators almost always generate plenty of complaints. But workers say the app is sometimes glitchy and unresponsive.

Onboarding and Pay

Workers must clear a background check before they start. A third party firm conducts the test and charges $15. Workers pay that fee out of their first paycheck. The process can take from an hour to a week, according to GravyWork.

Pay is sent out every Friday by direct deposit.

What their workers say (from Indeed)

Is a good agency to get different jobs and different pay. Mostly pay is $15 up. Some are $13 up. But they have good gigs. You can download the app and also have to do the application online. Have a problem you call them and they will fix it for you.

From Facebook

I was contacted to provide private chef services for an event. All the details were documented via email. The day before the event, I signed into the app to find the actual location was 2 hours away rather than the agreed 1 hour. I called Gravy to get some clarity and left a voicemail. Never heard back.
The event went excellent, the flavors, presentation, and hospitality were all applauded. I reached out to Gravy starting on dec 21st to inquire about payment and reimbursement for shopping. It took multiple inquiries to hear back. Jan 7th i was paid for 19 of the recorded 21 hours of work. Again, I reached out to Gravy. I discovered I am out of luck. I provided excellent work only to be cheated and left with no apologies or help.

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