My Review of Brand Institute

Brand Institute is a unique one because they specialize in pharmaceutical surveys and some really interesting random consumer products.  If you’ve ever been involved in the healthcare industry, this is a great panel to join.  Some of their surveys pay upwards of $30 – just make sure you respond very quickly when you receive that in your email!  They accept anyone so it’s worth it to sign up.

Survey Invites: Moderate
Regions: North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania
Minimum Age: 18+ Adult

Rewards: Cash via PayPal or Check
Redemption Balance: No Minimum
Processing Time: Payment automatically issued once the survey has been closed (4-6 weeks)

Average 6/10
Quality 6/10
Frequency 4/10
Payment 7/10
Support 7/10


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Insider Tips for Success

Some higher paying surveys for qualified individuals
People with medical backgrounds qualify for higher paying surveys
Payments are issued automatically
Get started by joining the Survey Panel and completing your member profiles
Complete your profile surveys as this will qualify you for more paid survey opportunities
Respond to the survey invitations that average $2 – $30 for completion, depending on length

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User Reviews (33)



November 1, 2012

Have been a member of the medical panel for a couple of years now and have earnt about $300 in total, so they definitely send surveys as well as paying. Survey payment is nowhere near prompt with it taking anything up to 8 weeks after survey completion (about 1 week for response processing and about 7 weeks for payment processing). Customer service, considering the size of this company and how many companies they are involved with, is a complete joke and the absolute worst I have experienced in a long time. Upon sending a message, can take up to 2 weeks before receiving a response and the response very rarely answers the question asked (my guess is they read the message title and then guess at the question and copy/paste a standard response). Overall, if you want a survey company that send surveys regularly and pays, then you can consider BI. If you want customer service and prompt payment, then you may want to avoid

Ivan N.

August 2, 2012

Being a member of BI for 2 years, I received only one $5-survey but disqualified. However BI sent me some language tests for medical products' name. $138 have been paid so far, relative fast. I am now waiting for another $52 test that I finished 2 months ago. This time is quite slow payment of BI so I am curious what happened with them.

Angela Greene

November 24, 2011

As an active member in the healthcare field I have participated in the Brand Institute surveys since 2007. I love the experience and knowledge I have earned...not to mention the extra bucks being a single mom. I would recommend this site to anyone who has the extra time to commit to answering the questions and getting involved :)


November 13, 2011

I have been a member for almost 2 years :) (Nov 14, 2009) I'm a health care professional (Nurse) and have earned $405 to date plus $140 that is "processing" right now. So, if you ask me I would definitely say its WORTH IT! Though I cant speak for the non-professional surveys but if you are a health care professional, I would urge you to join!!!!


October 13, 2011

I love doing surveys, especially when the cash is good. I haven't received payment yet, but I'm looking forward to it.


September 30, 2011

I have been a member of Brand for about 18 months and I am very impressed with quality of surveys both in format and topics. The rewards are very reasonable with payouts ranging from $2 - $15 and they pay by PayPal. The topics however, are usually intended for very specific fields such as health care which usually limits the invitations you receive and makes qualifying rather difficult. In all may time as a member, I have earned about $25 which is far below some of the other sites. But if your profession is consistent to what they want, you should do very well. I recommend giving Brand a try. If they ever broadened their topics, this site would be one of the best.


September 22, 2011

I have joined BI and I think this is a very good Earning source to increase your income.

Amy M

September 1, 2011

I joined Brand Institute last year as a health care professional. I have been quite impressed with the quality of surveys-they are not your "run of the mill" surveys where you just click bubbles. The surveys I complete require application of previous health care knowledge to accurately answer the questions. Some questions will require written answers. The surveys take an average of 30 minutes to complete. I usually get between 2-4 surveys/month at $15 per survey. I have never had an issue with payment. Payment usually takes about 4 weeks via paypal or longer if you wish to get paid by cheque via mail. I applied for the VIP panel but was turned down as I didn't meet their strict criteria. I would have liked to know exactly why I didn't qualify rather than just being told I didn't meet their strict criteria. Overall, this is a great survey panel to join with thought-provoking surveys. Brand Institute also has great technical support and responds quickly to any question I have. They pay well compared to other survey panels and I will definitely continue to be a member of Brand Institute as long as they will have me!


July 31, 2011

Well I've been a member for a while, the surveys trickle in, I'm not sure what it takes to "qualify" for VIP. I try each time I get an email to complete the survey I think I've had 24 invites, and only was able to complete 4. I did notice however my profile wasn't complete so I just filled that out, perhaps I'll have more surveys come my way. As for the folks who say they'll try for a bit longer.. well the nice thing is you don't have to check daily, if you get a survey they email you, then you take survey.(unless you test out) Pretty easy.

Tina Guler

July 23, 2011

I have been a member of Brand Institute since Feb. 2010. It's now July of 2011 and I have not qualified for a single Brand Institute survey! Also, my "survey summary" shows that I have been invited to ONLY 11 surveys. Considering that B.I. only normally pays between $2-$5 if you DO qualify and complete the survey, I can't imagine this would be a big money maker for the average survey taker. I'm guessing that they just have very specific qualifications that I do not match and by looking at the other reviews of Brand Institute here, I'm not alone. Don't know if anything would change if I were a "VIP Member" but as stated on their page: "*If you are not a VIP you will still receive invitation through your email. Entrance into the VIP panel is strict and is NOT guaranteed for all who apply." So overall, I can't say I would recommend this site.

John Kizhakeparampil

July 8, 2011

I have been a member since Jan 2011, I have received 1-2 $15 surveys. I am very happy so far but I wish they could send me more survey invitations and even allow me to become a VIP member. But still Brand Institute is the Best site that I have devoted my time so far. Once you become a member and get qualified surveys via email you would love Brand Institute.

bukke balajinaik

June 19, 2011

I belong to a few survey sites and this site is pretty straight forward. You get paid for each survey you do, no waiting for a minimum redemption amount. I’ve recently started with this site and it’s great. 6 to 8 surveys a month. The surveys are interesting and pay well for the time it takes to do them. Since most of the surveys are healthcare related it does take time to complete the surveys – 20 to 30 minutes. It helps if you have some medical knowledge since those surveys pay higher amounts. Looking forward to more surveys from BI!

Jerry Russo

June 10, 2011

I have been taken Brand Institute surveys for over ten years, and have earned quite a renumeration over the years. I am a Registered Pharmacist and I find the surveys very interesting and educational. The support from their staff is excellent, whenever there is a problem they are right there to solve the problem, almost instantly. One of their staff in particular, Raul Rio is very supportive and helpful. Try them you won't be disappointed.


May 28, 2011

I belong to a few survey sites and this site is pretty straight forward. You get paid for each survey you do, no waiting for a minimum redemption amount. I've recently started with this site and it's great. 6 to 8 surveys a month. The surveys are interesting and pay well for the time it takes to do them. Since most of the surveys are healthcare related it does take time to complete the surveys - 20 to 30 minutes. It helps if you have some medical knowledge since those surveys pay higher amounts. Looking forward to more surveys from BI!


May 26, 2011

I have signed up for many survey sites but Brand Institute is different from others.. I have got paid through PayPal. I would like to recommend Brand Institute to all survey takers. Thank you so much to Brand Institute to bring this opportunity to us. Thanks & Regards. Chandrashekhar.

Liam Marc

March 26, 2011

I have been a member of Brand Institute for about 1.5 years now. I get about 1 or 2 requests a month to do surveys. The surveys are not just mindless pointing and clicking they do require careful thought. Each survey takes about 30 minutes to complete; and in return I receive anywhere from $15 to $20. Payment through PayPal or mailed cheque takes anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks. As I have completed more surveys properly the number of requests I receive each month has been increasing. I have been frustrated by several other survey sites which in the end simply were a waste of time; as I'm sure many of you can attest to.


March 24, 2011

I have signed up for many survey sites but Brand Institute is different from others. I have already got more than 50$ after joining since 11th Jan 2011. I have got paid through PayPal. I would like to recommend Brand Institute to all survey takers. Thank you so much to Brand Institute to bring this opportunity to us. Thanks & Regards. Chandrashekhar.

Mark & Drew

March 23, 2011

I have joined many survey sites and I have been frustrated by many survey sites. I have been a Brand Institute member for 2 years now. Surveys take me about 1/2 hour to complete and in return I am paid $15. Takes about 4 weeks to get paid. I receive 2-3 survey invites per month. Brand Institute does not play games- BEST survey site I have joined to date!


March 14, 2011

As a former employee of B I, I can assure you their online surveys are legit. When I was still employed there, back in the day, we did not have online surveys as an option. The company has always been great with the qualified applicants!

Laura H

February 26, 2011

The title pretty much sums it up for me. I joined on November 26th, 2009, and have received only six survey invitations since then, and qualified for none. However, I was always screened out quickly, and the rewards offered on those surveys would have been very fair for those who did qualify. If you sign up for this company, I wouldn't expect much - but maybe you'll have better luck than I did and complete the occasional high-paying survey from Brand Institute.

Aisha Furtado

February 14, 2011

Hello everyone, I'm from Costa Rica, at first i thought that brand institute never will send me anything but what a shock when i open my mail, an d i received several paid surveys for my opinion wuuuuuuaauuu. I'm so happy for the decision that i made to join them. P.S They really contact u, try them.

diane lane

January 26, 2011

At first I was hesitant on the credibilty of Brand Institute since most surveys online would require you to pay a membership fee.. I received invitations but I just neglected most of them since I thought BI is a scam.. One night, I had the courage to answer their survey which I find really amazing for a study,but still Im not expecting the USD 15 that they are paying for completing surveys.. And voila! After about 4 weeks, I received an email stating that they already credited the USD 15 to my Paypal account..When I checked my Paypal its really there! So that's when I started looking for more online paid surveys which I believed is really at work to help panelist like me.. Nonetheless, I am always waiting for BRAND INSTITUTE'S new survey for me to complete..The best and straightforward! BRAND INSTITUTE!


January 4, 2011

First of all, I'm a pharmacist.. so, I think that is an advantage for me. I joined this site since Sept 2010. After 2 months, I got 2 surveys invitations, each worth to USD 15. A week later I got 3 invitations, but unfortunately, I missed 2 of those. I got the payment recently.. It is said about 8 weeks processing, but I got the payment in 5 weeks. For me, Brand Institute is the best paid survey..


December 3, 2010

Joined BI last July 2010 and received my first two invitations this November. I can say this survey site is serious unlike others that pissed me off. I hope to continue doing surveys in the future. I feel great taking part in the health industry....and to be paid for. I do plan to invite other friends in the same field.

Igwe C

November 24, 2010

I received the payment as Brand institute stated in the rule of engagement. Greased elbows !!!!!!!!!!!!! Igwe c


August 9, 2010

I have been a member since November of last year and only received 4 surveys. Although invites are limited, you can be sure you get paid for each accomplished surveys. Becoming a VIP member can limit the surveys you get but they are strict in upgrading status. But there's no harm in applying anyway.


July 31, 2010

I registered with Brand Insitute probably 2 weeks and yet to recieve a survey. I am starting to wonder if it's worth staying with them. I will give them a little more time.

Mary Krochmalni

July 29, 2010

I have been a member of Brand Institute for a while now. I haven't been getting many surveys from Brand Institute, the surveys trickle in once a month or even less. I sometimes qualify for some surveys, but not all of them. I haven't made much money taking their surveys. Sorry, I can't say anything positive about Brand Institute or their surveys. But before you decide to join Brand Institute, you should read the other comments and make your own decision. Best of Luck!!


July 28, 2010

The surveys are generally 20-30 minutes in length. All the surveys have paid me $15. Not bad for 20 minutes of work. The questions are quite complicated since they are related to medical field. Before, I used to receive 1-2 surveys per month, but now, I'm getting 1-2 surveys per week, that all pay $15. The payment process takes a month. Although most people don't qualify for these surveys, I still think this is a great survey program. I earned most of my survey income from Brand Institute.


May 16, 2010

I have been a member for at least a few months and have yet to qualify for a survey. Maybe other people have had better luck but I am close to just quitting the site as it seems to be a waste of time.


April 4, 2010

Brand Institute has been a disappointment for me. I wish I would get more invitations. They have dwindled over the past 6 months. Even when I get them I rarely qualify. They are a high quality outfit.


April 3, 2010

I've been a member of the BI for about 4-5 years, but as a non-American have only received some 3-4 surveys overall for about $10-15 each. They do pay, but it can take up to 6 months to receive payment. Maybe becoming a VIP member would help.


March 12, 2010

I joined them two years ago.They pay very well for surveys.I had received surveys worth 15$,20$ serveral times.Because I am not a VIP member,I only receive surveys 2-3 times a month.I really want to become a VIP member and receive more surveys but they want me fax a copy of my drivers license and a recent bill.I am seriously concern my privacy information and still not decide it. Anyway BI give me great experiences in surveys.They never miss a payment for me.I promise you would love it after you join.