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Sittercity Overview

  • Chicago, IL
  • 1 to 50 Employees
  • 2001
  • Company - Private
  • Internet
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

Sittercity’s mission is to make child care finally work. We pioneered tech enabled child care in 2001, and we connect millions of parents with babysitters and nannies every year. Recently recognized as a 2018 Chicago Innovation Award winner and one of the best places to work by ...
Mission: Sittercity's mission is to make child care finally work.

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Nov 5, 2018

'Halloween gives people a chance to show off a fun, creative side, and encourages people to reach out to other departments. It re-energizes the office.' - Jordan, SC office manager Check out our Spooktacular Office Halloween!

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Oct 30, 2018

How we feel about winning awards 🎉 We're thrilled to be named a 2018 Chicago Innovation Award winner! We couldn't do it without all the families and sitters like you who support our mission to make child care finally work. Thanks to the Chicago tech community for this honor!


Sittercity - Why Work With Us?

…It's something we think about from the time our feet hit the Legos® on the floor, until after we've tucked the kids in at night. We know that the child care struggle is real, because we're parents too.

79% of families cancel plans at least once per month.

Even when we've found the right team of sitters to cover our family’s needs (no easy task), we spend too much time calling, texting, making ATM runs — just to schedule and pay the sitters we're already working with. And that's when everything is going smoothly!

All this hassle has a human cost. As parents, we have less freedom to take part in the things that fulfill us as adults. For sitters, lost income and lack of flexibility also mean fewer possibilities.

We connect a family with a nearby sitter every 9 seconds.

As the company that pioneered tech-enabled child care, we've come a long way since 2001. We’ve connected millions of families and sitters. We were the first to make online child care an employee benefit. And most recently, we launched an acclaimed on-demand app that’s changing the way parents work with their go-to sitters.

Sittercity is reinventing the category we created, with technology that radically simplifies the way families and sitters connect. That means smarter matching on skills and schedules, tools and information that make evaluating your short list a breeze, and the game-changing convenience of instant book and pay.
We believe our work will make a fundamental part of everyday life easier — and will give our customers the freedom to do more of what makes them happy.

Sittercity Reviews

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"Great Opportunity For Learning/Growth"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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I have been working at Sittercity full-time for more than a year


Overall, I think a huge pro of working at Sittercity is how invested leadership (I would even say all employees, not just leadership) is in helping employees succeed. They want you to not only


-As a growing team, there are bandwidth constraints that can make it difficult to accomplish everything we want to. -Projects can get pushed as "go! go! go!" when they haven't been fully planned

Advice to Management

I would recommend continuing to understand that our eyes are a little larger than our stomach right now, and to provide support/understanding so that folks working hard to check projects off the list
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Sittercity Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Just apply online and people come to find you. You have the option to have your credentials and background checked. Although it may seem scary the first time you interact with a potential employer, every single conversation and follow through I had was legitimate. Sittercity is very strict about scammers.


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Sittercity Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in ChicagoBuiltIn Chicago2019
  • Chicago Innovation AwardChicago Innovation2018
  • Techweek 100Techweek2017
  • Mom's Choice Award GoldMom's Choice Awards2017
  • Timmy Awards - Best Technology Manager FinalistTech in Motion (TIMMY Awards)2017

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