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Fast-growing company. Stay here for 5 years, and you're resume will look great forever.

  • 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

I have been working at Care.com full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Depending on the position you have, you will have a lot of work thrown at you. Amazing growth opportunities and the chance to rise up the ranks and the firm grows. And it is growing!

Cons

It's not uncommon for people to work 7 days a week for horribly low pay. With the fast growth, you also have a lot of superstar individuals who're now in managerial positions. They've never managed before and you never want to work under a rookie manager. It is painful. .

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The values you state at the company meetings are not the ones you practice. We know that. We discuss these things in our own private groups and at our office lunches. But with the kind of opportunities you offer, who would leave? You look great on my resume. This is no longer the "we're all here together as a family" and "honesty & openness" start-up I joined. And the way we're growing, I'm okay bearing with that.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Great Services, but Lacking in Hiring Knowledge

    • 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

    I worked at Care.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great leadership team, fantastic employee benefits, good hours, nice new office.

    Cons

    I think they were so quick to hire someone for their posted position, they didn't focus on what they really needed and instead just hired someone that they "thought" would fit. Instead, they needed something different, and I was let go after about 90 days. My skills in certain areas were a perfect fit, however in one big area they were not, and unfortunately that was enough for me to be let go. Also, they expect you in the office 45-50 hours a week, plus my position included working nights and weekends on top of that. It's a struggle to find a work-life balance when you work that much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was the third person hired for that position that didn't work out. I think they need to re-evaluate what they need before they hire again. This could go for all positions, it's important to hire smartly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intense but great

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

    I have been working at Care.com

    Pros

    It's a friendly, but intense environment, that really challenges one to do their very best.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workloads can get a little too intense, and the "firedrills" sometimes happen far too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to celebrate the successes

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