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I worked at Care.com full-time (More than 3 years)
Care.com is an all round great place to work, mostly because of the great people that work there and solid leadership team. The company manages to find a good balance between focusing on their financial goals and their drive to be a socially responsible company, which many other organizations find hard to do.
Some work can still be done to improve career progression within many of the teams and developing/coaching new leaders.
Advice to Management
As the company scales, focus a little more on empowering every employee and teaching them to have "bias for action" so that nothing gets in the way of the amazing things that you continue to do.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Care.com (Waltham, MA) in January 2011.
Interviewing at care.com was quite off-putting. It was clear from the phone screen and the initial
interview they had no interest in my work experience and they offered no information about the position.
HR provided general information about the company during the on-site interview. For the engineering
managers its all about what esoteric Java language features you know, none of which, they admit their
teams ever use.
For my phone screen there was no information provided about the position or the company.
They asked about my current position but it was clear they had no interest in the information.
They could not get to their technical questions fast enough. Once they finished asking their
questions there was no opportunity for me to ask questions. The phone call ended abruptly.
At the in-person interview, again no information about the engineering position. No interest in
my work experience. No information from 3 of the 4 (technical) interviewers about their role in
the organization. We jumped right to the technical questions and once the interviewer finished
his questions, he was out the door.
I was able to rangle the last couple of interviewers to ask about the position, the architecture,
their tools, how the teams interact. Unfortunately none of them were able to articulate a
comprehensive view of the work and architecture or engineering organization.
So study the esoteric Java language features. Be prepared to write code for typical things like
the mouse-find-the-cheese, tree searches, managing N stacks in a single array. And ask your
questions before the interviewer starts their technical questions.
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