Sittercity Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    awesome atmosphere, great co-workers, recommended to anyone looking for a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sittercity

    Pros

    team luncheons, competitive pay, pto, work life balance, and able to work remote

    Cons

    people have some job titles that don't really mean anything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Terrible Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sittercity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None - None - None - None, unless if you do not want to get any work done, then it's perfect.

    Cons

    Poor leadership - where all supervision is focused on hiding non performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together, hire real professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Laid back place not a lot of work done

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sittercity

    Pros

    Team lunches, free healthy snacks, exercise classes, company outings, and random work happy hours.

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible. They never meet deadlines. Took forever to launch the product. Wasted so much money on outside developers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fun environment, but there is no incentive to do hard work. Light a fire under employees, and have some rules. You need to hire people that know what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Directionless

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sittercity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work at home fridays, nice people. If you don't like to work too hard or be accountable, this is for you.

    Cons

    No direction or growth potential for the company. It is not profitable and there is no plan in place to get there. CEO is more of a snake oil salesman rather than a leader or visionary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the CEO and his family and friends he's filled the company with, and run a lean but profitable company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sittercity has poor senior management and is inefficient at bringing new products to market.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sittercity

    Pros

    They attempt to have a fun culture.

    Cons

    Very unorganized company; no formal performance review process, too many office politics, terrible/unqualified upper management, and lack of innovation and resources to bring new products and ideas to the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Established firm with startup feel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sittercity full-time

    Pros

    - Technology team are built around proven skills and experience
    - Strong product team who know what they want
    - A strong knowledge of how to use search engines and online marketing to boost sales
    - Innovative
    - Great work life balance
    - IT'S FUN WORKING HERE

    Cons

    - I apparently have to write a con, so here it is: because Sittercity shares the building with Google, the elevators some time take a long time while Google staff move between floors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be ok, getting worse every day

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sittercity full-time

    Pros

    -Work at home Fridays
    -Free healthy snacks
    -Free yoga and/or pilates

    Cons

    -Upper Management
    -HR
    -About 20 people with "Director" or "Senior Vice President" title in a company of only 50-60 total employees
    -Employees, especially in the technology department, dropping like flies
    -No goals given to employees, and very little room for career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy way to find babysitting & nanny jobs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sittercity

    Pros

    Connects you with families that can fit your needs as a sitter/nanny

    Cons

    Its online, so sometimes you don't get as much information as you might want at first glance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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