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Sittercity Reviews

Updated May 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great experience with room for growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sittercity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's an exciting time to work for Sittercity, with a new CEO driving growth and reinvigorating company strategy. Elizabeth is leading the charge in focusing our efforts for the next year and beyond, and in her short time here has already made a major positive impact. We work in a team-driven environment with intelligent, ambitious, dedicated coworkers. There are plenty of opportunities for personal career development at Sittercity, and if there's something you want to learn more about, teammates are willing to teach you. Work-life balance is also a huge priority here, with competitive benefits and the ability to work remote when personal or family matters come up.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  2. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good career prospects and good pay.

    Cons

    Limited life-work balance and limited benefits.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "BAD POLICIES"

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    Former Employee - Nanny/Babysitter in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Nanny/Babysitter in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Was able to get a couple nice positions.

    Cons

    I had a client that I had stopped working for and she wrote a very untruthful review about me. I contacted SitterCity and they said they could not do anything about it and that my only options were to 1. Reach out to the client and ask her to take down review or 2. Reply in a positive manner to the negative comment. I did both. A week later I was "terminated" by SitterCity. I had no notification from SitterCity but they quickly sent out a "Notice of Termintion of Member" to everyone I had had contact with. I contacted SitterCity again and they refused to help or tell me what I had done?????? This cost me a great deal of time doing damage control. I am a good and reputable sitter.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you! This is contempt prior to investigation and this type of policy can really damage someone's reputation for nothing. This is referred to as defamation of character. I have filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau


  4. "Care taker of children,meals, and house keeping"

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    Former Employee - Nanny, Caregiver in Chico, CA
    Former Employee - Nanny, Caregiver in Chico, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sittercity part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sitter citty has a good following, they hire only the best.

    Cons

    Only that you can get moved around.

    Advice to Management

    The right fit. These parents are trusting they're most prise position.


  5. "Nanny"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, building a strong relationship with children and families.

    Cons

    Occasional behavioral issues, sometimes longer schedule with short notice

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Nanny in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Nanny in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sittercity part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A chance to set your own scedule also if you love children and have patience , this job doesnt just become a job ,it becomes the something you will love to do.

    Cons

    Some families will treat you as if youre only the maid or a chef and nothing else.

    Advice to Management

    If you dont have a clean driving record and possibly CPR and first aid certification , this job almost always requires it.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Scammed"

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    Former Employee - Nanny in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Nanny in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sittercity (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's easy to get on contact with families for a job
    Easy application

    Cons

    Did nothing to help after I was scammed
    Meeting with strangers

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have something like background checks for families as well.

  8. "Pretty good experience"

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    Former Employee - Nanny in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Nanny in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got to care for wonderful kids. It was easy for the parents to look at my experience. You can do a background check easily and affordably.

    Cons

    I struggled with getting enough hours. When I worked part time it was difficult to supplement my income with other babysitting gigs.

    Advice to Management

    Provide access to CPR training.


  9. "I cared for three children for four years."

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    Former Employee - Nanny in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Nanny in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sittercity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best part of working with children is learning to be patient and responsible.

    Cons

    The only downside nannying is not obtaining legitimate experience for corporate jobs.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great technology company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Yoga, pilates, healthy snacks and free food on Wednesday are great perks but what I really like about Sittercity is the opportunity to work with an amazing group of people committed to build valuable products.

    As part of the technology team I've been able to grow my skills while working on very interesting challenges in the child care industry. We have a diverse, energetic and collaborative environment where we respect and trust each other to get things done, we are empowered to explore different technologies and bring new ideas to the table which keeps me engaged and highly motivated. I value the company's support for training and conferences.

    I am happy to be part of this company and very excited about the future!

    Cons

    Continuous change of direction causing projects to be abandoned.

    Advice to Management

    Analyze initiatives carefully before allocating resources, a few projects have been started and abandoned due to the lack of direction.


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