Jobble is a mobile marketplace to find jobs in hospitality, events, delivery, warehouse, retail and general labor
Expected pay: $10 + per hour
Commissions & fees: 39% paid by employers, not workers
Requirements: Over 18; Authorized to work in the U.S.; Background check; other requirements vary by job
Jobble encourages freelancers to sign up to find jobs in warehouse, retail, event staffing, delivery, hospitality and general labor. However when we checked the site for jobs in Los Angeles, within 50 miles of our location, there was nothing available in any category.
Checking other major cities, the site listed jobs more like a job board than a gig company. Applicants were given details about a variety of jobs — from working as a personal assistant to working as a truck driver. But, in every case, they were told to apply for those jobs on the hiring company’s website — not through Jobble.
SideHusl.com does occasional reality checks on platforms, like this one, that we reviewed in the past. That’s because gig companies have a tendency to launch in one direction, hit turbulence and then morph into something else.
It’s unclear as to whether this is what has happened with Jobble. The company’s website still says it finds people full-time, part-time and gig jobs. And it still encourages companies to sign up to find staff. But we didn’t see any jobs that were managed by Jobble during our spot-check.
That may be just as well. Freelancers who have worked with this platform, consistently complain about slow and no-payments. So, if you’re looking for a job on the Jobble website, you’re probably better off if you’re just using it as a way to pass through to another employer.
Jobble’s job board
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Jobble is a particularly effective job board either. Jobs listed on the site were scant. When we searched for hospitality jobs in New York, for instance, we got three results. Search for New York hospitality jobs on a great job board, such as Indeed, and you get more than 11,000 possibilities.
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What their users say (from Google App Store)
Good for side cash occasionally. Be picky about what you apply for. Jobs range from great to a waste of time. Watch out for jobs that are just advertisements (like lyft and uber). Not good at all for consistent work, ok for the occasional gig.
Jobble is horrible. They don’t pay their workers on time. They are so disorganized and unprofessional. Even their supervisors quit because of their failure to adhere to employment laws. Do not take on any jobs with Jobble and do not install this app.
No real support. Barely any jobs. Then once you actually do a job they take forever to pay. Its not 5-7 days.
It’s a poor job app. I was scheduled to work an event was looking forward to and preparing for a month. On my first day, I was wrongfully let go over a clothing issue, even though I had the proper attire & the directions weren’t clear on the subject. Wonolo and Bluecrew are far better.
From the Apple App store
I’ve used many different gig apps and this one is a JOKE! 1 My Full-time job gets workers from this company when we didn’t even request workers, so I am ordered to turn them away. 2. My wife and I tried picking up a gig for the bubble run over the weekend but when we arrived at the “pin point” location we were standing in some random persons driveway! We wasted time, money and gas. Basically I’ve seen how this company operates from both sides. My company doesn’t like them. And, as a gig worker, I don’t like them. Stay away!
I recently picked up two jobs on two consecutive days at the same convention, working for Great Events Colorado. The work was pretty standard: security-type monitoring of equipment, checking badges and wristbands at the door. I used the app to clock in and out, a timecard system that logs your location. After 11 days and still no payment, I reached out to Jobble. They responded 3 days later and asked me to fill out a form describing my supervisor, detailing my duties and whereabouts for each shift. I complied. Two days later, I get a response saying that my payment claim has been denied. Even with timecard punches in their app showing my location and an exhaustive description of my shift, I was denied over $200 and essentially worked for free.
I love this app, it has really helped me keep money constantly coming into my account, they also don’t discontinue your profile for declining shifts as mostly all others do. If your payment is delayed and not arrived at its normal times during the week, you can simply email support and they will get right on it. The negatives aren’t even worth mentioning, keep up the good work. My bank account and my kids really appreciate it!🤛🏾✌🏾🙏🏾
Worked a gig almost 3 weeks ago. Reached out via email since that is the only form of communication they make available, didn’t hear back for about a week. Then it turned to “We’ll send this form to expedite and get you paid.” But even doing this form still can run another 4 business days?! These people are dishonest, unorganized, no help.
Unorganized and unprofessional they do not pay you in time, if you get paid at all. I have 2 pending payments… they have been pending for 4 months I can’t get anyone to fix it.
Their app failed while on location several times. They failed to pay in timely manner. Claimed my back ground check was an issue AFTER I had already completed the job.
I’ve never had an issue working at a jobble event. Fast paced but sometimes fun work. Met a few celebrities while doing crowd control. Depending on the job, you may want to prepare yourself to get dirty.
Hardly any work
They have hardly any work. Contractors have terminated Jobble in the middle of scheduled events and Jobble didn’t notify the Contractors who showed up to only be turned away multiple times. Jobs at 11 dollars an hour! Sketchy assignments. Got sent home from 1 due to it being outdoors after 2 hours and didn’t receive any other compensation, a sorry or a thank you. Pay is weeks after you complete an assignment with multiple email inquiries.
I’ve worked events like concerts, festivals, theme shows and races just to name a few jobs. The average pay is about $13 just to take tickets, set up the events, or just random security. For the most part you will be just hired help that the companies may need at the last minute. So basically you are just a body.