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Care.com Babysitter Reviews

Updated September 3, 2017
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Care.com Founder & CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo
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Pros
  • Had a flexible work from home gig (in 7 reviews)

  • It was also easy to find jobs in my area related to what I wanted to do (pet sitting) (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a struggle at times, but mostly people put pressure on themselves as opposed to management heaping it on (in 6 reviews)

  • no cons from my personal experience (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Easiest Job Ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Babysitter in Warren, NJ
    Current Freelancer - Babysitter in Warren, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Care.com (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best way to get fast money

    Cons

    no complaints about this company


  2. "Babysitter"

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    Former Freelancer - Babysitter in Orlando, FL
    Former Freelancer - Babysitter in Orlando, FL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Care.com (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, flexible days, negotiable people

    Cons

    no set pay, unpredictable circumstances, job is not promised.

    Advice to Management

    I think that there should be some type of bank set up so that people could do direct deposit over a secure website.

  3. "I Love Care.com"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Babysitter in Houston, TX
    Current Freelancer - Babysitter in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Care.com (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, Flexible, You make your own schedule, doing things how you want basically, a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    You really have to search for opportunities

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Babysitter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Babysitter in Arlington, WA
    Current Freelancer - Babysitter in Arlington, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Care.com (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people who contact you are for the most part nice.

    Cons

    Some people take a while to awnser

    Advice to Management

    Make sure u can cook, clean and wash


  5. "Part-time babysitter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Babysitter in Allen, TX
    Former Freelancer - Babysitter in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Care.com (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Free
    -Easy Connections
    -Easy to see times, pay, qualifications, etc.
    -Pick and chose
    -Competitive pay

    Cons

    -Sometimes hard to get work
    -Need to message a lot of people
    -Jobs not always guarenteed

    Advice to Management

    Care.com is a great website if someones trying to find a care worker or care work! I think the website is working great as it is.


  6. "Babysitter review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Babysitter in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Freelancer - Babysitter in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Care.com (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Getting to meet and help different families

    Cons

    not having a correct payroll

    Advice to Management

    use online for the nannies/sitters to get paid weekly or daily


  7. "On a basic membership"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Freelancer - Babysitter
    Former Freelancer - Babysitter
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Care.com (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is probably the most complete collection of care jobs out there. It is easy to search for jobs to meet your criteria.

    Cons

    On a basic membership plan I could apply to as many jobs as I wanted to but after a year of not being able to find a job, out of curiosity, I clicked on a message in my inbox that acknowledged I had just applied for a job when amessage pops up saying "If you would like to unlock your resume for such and such to view it please upgrade to a premium account." I was very upset that I had wasted an entire year on jobs I would never get. In my opinion this is a huge downside and is the sole reason I have left care.com for SitterCity.

  8. "Great Networking"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Babysitter in Cupertino, CA
    Current Freelancer - Babysitter in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When my family moved to Silicon Valley, I had no network for finding employment. I was grateful to the Care.com platform for the ability to reach out to families needing a sitter. I love being able to post availability, have an option for reviews, and that they can run background checks and driving records right from their site for all parties involved to feel confident in finding a sitter and a family that will work well together.

    Cons

    I have a sitter profile and am unable to hire a sitter for myself. Even though I babysit for income, I have kids of my own and would love to ability to hire a sitter from Care.com without having to create a separate profile. I advertise myself as a Mom Helping Moms, so would appreciate a way to have both a job-seeking profile as well as a hiring profile within my same e-mail log-in.

    Advice to Management

    Please allow for dual profiles (one for hiring a sitter and one for being a sitter) within one e-mail address log-in. It would aid in not being repetitive, as well as help clients and employers see that the same person is accountable for both roles.


  9. "Easy-going and fun"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Babysitter in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Freelancer - Babysitter in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Care.com (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy job, you get to choose your own pay

    Cons

    Competetive, sometimes scammers try to contact you


  10. "Nice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Babysitter in Port St Lucie, FL
    Former Freelancer - Babysitter in Port St Lucie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Care.com (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to find employment, former employers can write reviews for you

    Cons

    Sometimes you don't know what you're going to get

    Advice to Management

    Don't have any advice for them