Survey Squad Reviews and Features

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Survey Squad

950 West Vally Road, Suite 2700, Wayne, PA  19087 US
Tel: 215.367.4000   Contact:
Operated by: Focus Forward, LLC


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20,000 points ($20) minimum account balance required in order to request payment check for survey participation. In person, telephone and multi-session online surveys are paid via cash, check or gift card at the close of the study.

Previously known as "Focus Forward Online".

Survey Squad is powered by Focus Forward. Focus Forward provides the highest quality nationwide qualitative and quantitative recruitment for marketing research studies, as well as transcription, coding, incentive processing and translation services. Since 2003, Focus Forward has been bringing together people who would like to share their opinions with the companies who want to hear them and make choices based on those opinions.

Different Ways to Make Bank!

Survey Squad pays for members to participate in online, mobile surveys, in-person focus groups and phone interviews. Join today by completing a profile, and start making money right away. Earn up to 2,500 points ($2.50 value) just for filling out a short profiling questionnaire.


For in-person interviews, phone interviews, or online bulletin boards and other types of longer commitment projects, compensation ranges based on the study requirements, though typical rewards are between $100 - $300. For an online or mobile survey, awards are typically between 1,000 -5,000 points which equates to $1-5 per study. There is also the opportunity to be entered in the monthly sweepstakes, with the chance to win up to 250,000 points.

Note that all marketing research projects compensate participants for their time and opinions.

In-Person Studies

Participants typically receive cash, a check or a gift card at the end of in-person participation.

Telephone & Multi-Session Online Surveys

Payments are made via check 6 to 8 weeks after completion of a study.

Single-Session Online Surveys

Upon completion of a survey, Focus Forward Points are usually posted immediately to your member account. Accumulated balances may be withdrawn by the participant once their account balance reaches 20,000 Points. Payment will be made in the form of a check mailed to the address in your profile.

3 Panels to Join!

  • Consumers: Regardless of your age, gender or background, you can share your thoughts and experiences on your favorite brands.
  • Business Professionals: Do you work in the business industry and want to network with other business professionals? Survey Squad works with some of the largest business to business brands looking for your insight.
  • Medical Professionals: Whether you're a doctor, a nurse or a lab tech, Survey Squad's medical community provides valuable feedback on everything from new medical devices to pharmaceutical research.

Online Survey Sweepstakes

Every participant that takes an eligibility screener receives 1 entry per survey to the monthly sweepstakes. If a survey is completed, you may receive additional entries as part of the compensation. The sweepstakes runs from the 1st of each month until the last day of each month, when Survey Squad chooses 7 participant names at random.

Tweet About It!

All of Survey Squad's projects are tweeted about in real time on Twitter so you can keep track of the newest opportunities. Find the hottest projects that interest you and are paid fairly! Also, if you are looking for extra projects that you are not initially invited to, apply for projects on the Twitter page, but apply quickly because these fill up fast!

How Often Can I Participate?

Each client with Survey Squad has different requirements of length between studies. Survey companies can ask anywhere from 3 months to a year between participation in studies. This does not count towards any online surveys.

Eligibility: United States residents only, 13+

Survey Squad Reviews (28)

5 Star Reviews (7) 25.0
4 Star Reviews (1) 3.6
3 Star Reviews (4) 14.3
2 Star Reviews (5) 17.9
1 Star Reviews (11) 39.3

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Good luck ever qualifying

December 17, 2020 by Morgan from United States

They send so many emails with requests to take the surveys and only qualified one time in two years. It’s ridiculous when you go 20 minutes into the survey, are told you qualify and they get all your information and then you either never get called or never emailed. Its a real class act when they switch and bait you into going all the way through and then disqualify you at the end with a “sorry your group has been filled”. It’s obvious the information collected is being used by survey squad or should I say focus forward in making money off of our time and information collected and then disqualified. It’s disheartening and wrong.

They confirm then deny you and lie

March 19, 2019 by Daniel from United States

I've been confirmed several times, even for ongoing surveys.

I don't know if it's my name or number that someone used to have or something but they always call back and deny me later even though they confirm me and say I will be receiving an email confirmation.

The the last one was a joke as the survey board was already on going and I fill the spot of somebody who failed to show up and was confirmed, then the next day they call me and said the client change the terms of the survey.

I'm not an idiot and obviously you're not going to change the entire structure of a survey with several dozen people participating in the middle of it, so I'm not sure what's wrong with these guys but it's a waste of time.

Dishonest and illegal

October 10, 2018 by Nathan from United States

They never choose you, as you can plainly see by all the other reviews.

What is ILLEGAL, however, is they do not allow you to unsubscribe. You can't. Period.

All they are doing is getting your answers tied to your name and phone number and submitting that for money. You will never qualify for a single thing. Ever.

Very Good Surveys, NO Paying.

June 6, 2017 by Jonathan from United States

I feel that I have lost out a lot of money with this site. I have never been paid for my services, and it amounts to THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS with this site in completed surveys. Avoid at all costs. ($10,000 or more in lost revenue stream)

Survey Police: I want you to know that this site has been reported to the Kansas Attorney General. Others from my state have called in also.


April 8, 2016 by Kelly from United States

I feel that joining this focus group would be a waste of your time. I was very satisfied with the amount of emails I received from them. It's just to bad that after almost a year of responding to the emails, I never once qualified.