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Software Engineer

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Care.com full-time

Pros

Very good learning experience. You will get exposure to wide range of technologies and systems. Experience at Care will definitely adds a lot to your skill set if you are a Developer or a QA engineer.
Fun work culture and people are very nice

Cons

Extreme startup culture which means tons of work and very rigid dead lines. Also little underpaid as compared to similar positions on the market. Open office which means no cubicles which can be a big problem for those used to cubicles and calm work place environment.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Young? Single? Prepared to be overworked and unpaid. Care.com does not care about you.

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    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 a year

    Pros

    There are some amazing people you will meet at Care.com. There are company meetings often and the management keeps you in the know.

    Cons

    Because priorities and teams get juggled, your job will change... a lot. The management expects you to do ten jobs. When a new hire comes on, you are supposed to train them and do your ten jobs and the middle associates lives are hell. It's not fast-paced, it's warp speed. They keep hiring VPs, stretching the middle, and "cutting costs" by removing hard working employees.

    There is NO career path that makes sense. Promotions don't seemed earned.

    If you are young, single/married with no kids, expect to work your tail off. You will be there 7-9 and not get compensated for it. Their salaries are comical and many good candidates (who we desperately need) laugh at the salary. Culture isn't everything - and the culture is beginning to stink.

    If you don't drink the kool-aid and see what's going on, you'll want to leave. Care.com isn't there for its customers and it's not there for its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop stretching those in the middle! And spoiler alert - you have hired a**holes. You let good people go, keep the jerks, and the rest of us panic.

    Find someone who can run senior care rather than have us watch another person take it over and it continue to fail or discontinue it. How many people have led senior care and left? We're not as dumb as you think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Collaborative, passionate, and challenging environment

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    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 a year

    Pros

    The people are very smart and have very high standards for themselves. This is one of the hardest-working and smartest group of people I have ever worked with. At the same time, people work really well together in a collaborative environment. Politics and turf battles are rare. Instead of competing with each other, people work well together and compete against common goals.

    Cons

    The hours can be long. Work/life balance is sometimes hard to maintain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation and benefits should be more competitive, especially since the office is located in Waltham, instead of Boston's Innovation District or Kendall Square.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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