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Handy Overview

New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
2012
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York City, Handy is changing the way people receive and provide home services. For customers, they turn to Handy for a great experience that provides them with the home services they need, wherever they are, whenever they want it. For ... Read more

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Handy – Why Work For Us?


Who we are

Handy is the world’s leading on-demand home cleaning and repair service, connecting people who need work done in their homes and people who are ready to do the work.

How Handy works for professionals

If you're a cleaning professional or handyman, the Handy platform makes it possible for you to have a flexible schedule you control and meaningful income opportunities.

The Handy platform is available to home service professionals in 37 locations across 15 states and three countries. In just three years, we have activated over 50,000 independent professionals, who have themselves served over 500,000 customers, facilitating over 2 million bookings. Over 100,000 transactions facilitiated by professionals are processed monthly.

Handy has positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of professionals – both in terms of the economic opportunity and the work model we offer:

  • Professionals earn an average of over $18 per hour for the jobs secured through the platform, with some cleaners earning up to $22 per hour. Handymen make up to $45 per hour through the platform.
  • The Handy platform creates opportunities for people who want or require flexible schedules, such as students and those caring for small children or elderly parents.
  • The Handy platform also gives independent professionals a way to establish work and income histories that can be used to help secure rental housing, home and car loans, and build stronger credit

To apply visit Handy.com/apply


Handy Professionals, In Their Own Words

Here is what just a few professionals have to say about the Handy platform:

“I love the fact that how much I make and work depends on me. Knowing that there aren't any limits to what I’m doing. It’s a plus to be able to do something you love and [m]ake decent money from it. … I’m already making $20 an hour.” – Tierra Pais

 

“I love that Handy allows me to be my own boss and learn real skills such as the importance of time management and customer service. [I’ve also been able to] Get out of debt. I work hard every week to make sure I leave a good impression for myself and the company – which helps me earn more money with the platform. I am proud to say that I've been able to get out of debt, get a new apartment… I mean this in all seriousness; Handy has changed my life.”  – Austin Miller

 

“Handy has changed my life in many ways, it was very hard for me to find a job that worked around the schedule of my son[’]s daycare. I was always working odd hours or sometimes barely working at my previous job. Until I discovered Handy!”– Monica Vasquez

 

“What I like about Handy is that I can be my own boss, I get to choose what day and the time I want to work, as an independent contractor with Handy has giv[en] me the opportunity to spend more time with my family and I’m able to finish school.” – Dulce Rojas

 

“Financially, Handy has changed my life.” – Lisa Sumpter

 

“My work as a Handy pro has been so important for my family and me. Before I joined, I was looking for something I could do while still being able to do everything for my kids. I have control over my schedule and can work when I want. Now I feel like I can really contribute financially to my family while still being there as a mom.” – Ashlee Eedie

Oisin Hanrahan, CEO

Oisin Hanrahan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Handy. Prior to founding Handy, Oisin founded MiCandidate, a service that provided real time political content to media companies in 25 European countries. He also founded Clearwater Group, a real estate development business in Budapest, Hungary. In 2009, Oisin co-founded The Undergraduate Awards, a foundation that supports and celebrates outstanding undergraduate students globally.

Umang Dua, COO

Umang Dua is the Co-Founder and COO of Handy. Prior to founding Handy, Umang founded College Connect, an online platform in India that connected aspiring college students with enrolled students around the world. Earlier, Umang was a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company. Umang earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Amherst College.

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At Handy headquarters, we are always looking for entrepreneurial, talented, and passionate individuals who want to grow their careers in a dynamic and collaborative environment.  THE HANDY WAY is defined by these eight things we believe @ Handy

  1. Embrace challenges
  2. Support smart @ passsionate people
  3. Today not tomorrow
  4. Build for love
  5. Growth always
  6. Data beats opinion
  7. Do more with less
  8. Enjoy the journey

Want to know more of what it is like to work at Handy and what we are all about?  Please take a look at our Culture Deck.

Handy Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY
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    I have been working at Handy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility
    Exposure to senior leadership
    Amazing growth curve - learned how to solve problems, pull and analyze data, manage people

    Cons

    Startups require commitment and hours - it's not a 9-5 so if you're not ready to dedicate yourself, it's not going to be for you

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the best talent there is

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Handy Photos

Handy photo of: Bonnie is a part-time student and cleaning professional
Handy photo of: Zuria is a single mom and uses the Handy platform to find jobs that fit around her schedule
Handy photo of: Zuria has been a pro on the Handy platform for 3 years
Handy photo of: Ashlee is a mom of two who fits cleaning jobs in around her kids daycare schedule
Handy photo of: Handy founders host the monthly speaker series at HQ
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Handy Interviews

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    Project Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Handy.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted by the recruiter. Recruiter spent more time selling the company to me than asking about me. Told me immediately I would be reached out to for a next round interview. Never heard back after following up twice. Extremely unprofessional and sloppy.

    Interview Questions

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Handy Awards & Accolades

  • Crain's NY's 40 Under 40, Crain's New York Business, 2016
  • Forbes 30 Under 30, Forbes, 2015

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