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SeekingSitters Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Love SS!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Such a kind manager in Boise! Met very fun and kind families, choose your own hours and days.

    Cons

    Lower pay, but babysitting during the night you aren't doing a hard job when the kids are sleeping


  2. "Find Other Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SeekingSitters part-time

    Pros

    Last minute open jobs or consistent jobs. (i.e. Signing up to work a church event every Sunday.)

    Cons

    Low pay (if you even get paid), some families are SUPER sketchy, not any room for advancement, no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your people get paid and pay them a better wage.

  3. "Its okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    tips, meet nice people, make your own schedule

    Cons

    unruly families, no chance for raise


  4. "Okay for a first job"

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    Current Employee - Certified Professional Sitter
    Current Employee - Certified Professional Sitter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SeekingSitters (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Most families are nice.

    Cons

    No benefits, low pay, unprofessional office employees. Families rarely tip, and no opportunities for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the sitter pay. Ensure your employees are acting in a professional manner. Add some sort of promotion opportunities.


  5. "Good for less experienced sitters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    semi-regular work, company finds your clients

    Cons

    Low hourly pay, semi-supportive management


  6. "Terrible pay, terrible business, out to make money off unsuspecting parents and sitters"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SeekingSitters part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you can't find anything else, well, at least it's a job?

    Cons

    The pay is so low. Considering they only hire people who have several years of experience caring for children, as well as CPR and 1st Aid certification, they should start out at $11-12, and even that is really low. There is an option for parents to add "gratuity" to your pay card, but they don't tip very well either. I'm sure they're spending enough paying for SeekingSitters to sit there and text or email nannies with job requests. I mean, why wouldn't you just work as a private sitter? The lowest the people who work here should be accepting is $13 an hour for one child. You can make about $11 an hour for watching three children, depending on how generous the parents are. The base pay needs to start at $13.

    Advice to Management

    Do not ask people to pay you for stuff you require them to have. Do not take money from people who have little of it just because they quit after realizing your company was bogus, and that you are making way more money off of families and sitters than you deserve to.


  7. "Favorite job but horrible pay"

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    Former Employee - Sitter in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Sitter in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SeekingSitters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This job was great! I loved choosing my own hours and who I worked with! I hated the pay though and no benefits!

    Cons

    Horrible pay. No benefits

    Advice to Management

    Pay the sitters more!

  8. "Childcare Provider"

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    Former Employee - Childcare Provider in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Childcare Provider in Austin, TX

    I worked at SeekingSitters (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, works well with your schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is short notice on job offers.


  9. "Love this company!"

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    Current Employee - Professional Sitter in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Professional Sitter in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SeekingSitters part-time

    Pros

    Local owner who cares about sitters, families who are kind and tip well, pays well

    Cons

    One week you can have 5 jobs, and then have none for two weeks, depends on clients

    Advice to Management

    Find more clients!


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    "Seeking Sitters"

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    Former Employee - Babysitter
    Former Employee - Babysitter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SeekingSitters part-time

    Pros

    you get to pick your own schedule. Work/Life Balance. Nice families in nice areas.

    Cons

    You do not make as much as you would think. Around $12-$13 an hour depending on how many childrew


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