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Focus Group by Schlesinger

101 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, New Jersey  08830 US
Tel: +1 (855) 244-0886   Contact: [email protected]
Operated by: Sago


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On June 15, 2020, merged into the Inspired Opinions panel and re-named itself as Focus Group by Schlesinger. member account information and balances were transferred over to the new platform.

Focus Group by Schlesinger, is a Schlesinger Group online community. It is comprised of people like you who are interested in sharing their opinions and views on a variety of topics to help influence the development of technology, food, healthcare and much more.

Members of Focus Group by Schlesinger participate in research studies in a variety of ways:

  • In person at one of their 16 offices across the USA
  • On the telephone
  • Online from a computer anywhere in the world

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Focus Group by Schlesinger Surveys

Focus Group by Schlesinger invites you to get rewarded for sharing your opinions. Join today to begin receiving invitations for upcoming studies.

Variety of Interesting Topics

Not only does Focus Group by Schlesinger offer many research types, they also provide a variety of studies on completely different industries which include: consumer, business and medical topics.

Plenty of Reward Options

The compensation provided varies from project to project, and is paid out either via pre-paid Visa card, check, gift card, or cash. Payment for research can vary from $75-$150. Most groups and interviews take less than 2 hours to complete.

  • In-Person Rewards: Rewards for in-person marketing research projects are typically given to participants via prepaid Visa card or check, at the end of the session.
  • Telephone Interviews: these are rewarded with pre-paid Visa cards and usually take 6-8 weeks to arrive. Note, however, that some studies take a few weeks to complete and the incentive payment processing will take place only after the study has closed.
  • Online Rewards: Online surveys are rewarded with "Focus Group Reward Points" which are racked up in your member account. The average survey pays between 100 and 1000 points, which translates to $1 to $10. Panel members can cash out once they reach 1000 points. Points are rewarded in gift cards and members can choose between physical and virtual cards. Virtual cards can be used immediately whereas physical cards are mailed within 7 to 10 business days. Accumulated balances may be withdrawn by the participant once the account balance reaches 1000 points.
  • In-Depth Online Research: Rewards are similar to "in-person" rewards and can come in a pre-paid Visa card. Once the study is complete, expect rewards to arrive within 6-8 weeks.

Community Features

4 Steps of Eligibility:

To participate in a research study with Focus Group by Schlesinger, you must pass 4 stages of screening:

  • Step 1 - Eligibility: Short screening survey determining what products and services you are familiar with. If the answers you provide fit into a group that is needed then you will move on to the next phase.
  • Step 2 - Verification: In this phase, you will speak with a Focus Group by Schlesinger representative who will confirm that the answers you have given are correct. There may be other additional questions asked in this phase.
  • Step 3 - Confirmation: Focus Group by Schlesinger will work to identify who the best candidates for a study will be. If you are chosen as a participant you will receive a confirmation email.
  • Step 4 - Participation: A location will be set and you will be asked to share your insights and experience.

Eligibility: United States residents only.

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Focus Group by Schlesinger Reviews (71)

5 Star Reviews (11) 15.5
4 Star Reviews (4) 5.6
3 Star Reviews (8) 11.3
2 Star Reviews (5) 7.0
1 Star Reviews (43) 60.6

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Lot of repeats

November 17, 2023 by Rachel from United States

So slooooow to earn but the video calls might payout; waiting to see

Unpaid Reward

November 6, 2023 by David from United States

On 10/22/23 i submitted a request to claim a gift card with my points ($19). i received an email same day saying it would be paid in 6 days. I have repeatedly attempted to contact them and they have failed to respond at all. 15 days and not a word from them. AVOID THIS SITE

Mistimed surveys and wrong points awarded...

October 24, 2023 by Aaron from United States

...I am becoming increasingly frustrated with this panel. I just completed an 85 point/5 minute survey that took me over 10 minutes to complete and awarded me 20 points. I sent a "contact us" message but they never respond. This isn't the first time this has happened to me.

Gone downhill

October 6, 2023 by Sheldon from United States

This organization has seriously declined since they have become Sago. Used to get your reward automatically in a Visa card sent to you. Now you have to click numerous ti es to get anything. Often it is not in your reward box and it’s impossible to get a response. Plus recently got a bunch of letters saying Bank of America reward card will not be valid after Dec. 2023 What is going on?

Have not received incentive payment

July 17, 2023 by Michael from United States

I've participated in a number of studies. I have sent numerous emails regarding my participation in a study on 5/10/2023. The incentive was for $90 and I selected to receive a physical VISA card. I have not had anyone answer my emails and I would just like to receive my payment.