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Care.com Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
21 Reviews

3.7
21 Reviews
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Care.com Founder & CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Independent user of Care.com web-site (not main office employee)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Care.com is an excellent filter between you and a potential client. The customers looking for help can have access to your pertinent information only and you have access to who they are, and what their needs are etc. You choose to whom you apply and Care.com contacts you when someone has answered you. I have set to have text and email alerts sent to me to hasten a response time. You may also be contacted without having applied if someone likes your profile and information and you can look them up before responding. Care.com also has payment options for you to choose your method of payment and has Insurance available if you have your payments go through them, which you don't have to. I suggest having a background check on file and this is available through Care.com for 16$

    Cons

    The challenges are: The prime member cost per month is rather high respectively but you don't have to pay anything to be a member, but I have garnered more attention when I am featured as a prime member. It is also imperative that you be a self motivator because you will get the most out of it when you are assertive and on top of reply's and sending applications etc..

  2.  

    Great for making side cash

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nanny  in  Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Nanny in Livermore, CA

    Pros

    Pick your own schedule and salary

    Cons

    Sometimes the family's want a lot of work and not enough compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have no manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Care.com is great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Private Nanny  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Private Nanny in Winston-Salem, NC

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling.
    You are your own boss.
    Families list what they are looking for in terms of care.

    Cons

    You are largely on your own and their are no benefits like insurance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Something to fill in while kiddos are young

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Care Force Representative  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Care Force Representative in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    The flexible schedule, and team oriented environment almost make this job doable.

    Cons

    The low pay, more and more demands without significant pay hikes, and no benefits make this a short term stint only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay these employees more-they are on the front line of reviewing members, offer more bonuses, paid time off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good start, bad finish.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    The engineering team is always current on new technologies and integrating new ones. It's a highly competent team, but they think they're quite a bit better than they are.

    Cons

    You're there to work and work and that's it. Don't even think about trying to make suggestions about any ways to improve anything. You'll be told in no uncertain terms that you're there to code and that's it. It's also like a good old boy network, if you worked with them in a previous company, you're golden, if not, you're just a code monkey.
    You should also not expect to have a life, if you don't want to put in 50-60 hours minimum, you won't fit in.
    Pay is very low for work expected, which is why so much of the team is outsourced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all the employees, not the favored inner circle. So many people have ideas and are ignored. Get some diversity of work backgrounds. It seems like half the company all worked together previously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Example

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Babysitter  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Babysitter in New York, NY

    Pros

    Website is good for caretakers.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work and grow your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    Great visionaries in senior management, including Sheila who inspires me every day. "Fun force" is a great way to relax and they have fun events planned sprinkled throughout the year.

    Cons

    Wish it were in downtown / Cambridge so it would be closer to good eats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderfully rewarding experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really smart people, fantastic leaders, fast pace.

    Cons

    There is pressure to perform day in and day out. Not necessarily a con if you don't mind it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. Love the company parties!

  10.  

    Good learning experience

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    It was a fun environment that gave me a good understanding of the software development process and some valuable programming knowledge.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind

  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Dream job/company slowly turned into a nightmare. MANY current and former employees would back that up. GUARANTEED.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    Pros

    Some really great people...company with amazing potential. Flexible schedule. Casual dress.

    Cons

    Absolutely no help or support from HR if you have a problem or personal concern. Several people who thought they were above everyone. Some VERY PRETENTIOUS people. Also they hire mostly people under 25. Felt like high school much of the time. Ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing because they don't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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