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UrbanSitter Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2019

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Found 26 reviews

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18 Ratings
  1. "Great way to work part time as a full time student"

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    Current Employee - Nanny in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UrbanSitter part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great nanny/babysitting app especially in San Francisco location easy to use, you can potentially pick your own hours

    Cons

    makes it hard for communication off-app

    UrbanSitter2019-03-30
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Great!"

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

    I have been working at UrbanSitter part-time

    Pros

    Find last minute jobs Find long term jobs See families connected to families you know Have a documented platform to get paid

    Cons

    Cumbersome to respond to messages No shared spouse accounts

    Advice to Management

    Better customer service Improved app and website design

    UrbanSitter2018-12-18
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Loved it"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at UrbanSitter part-time

      Pros

      Great kids Can create your own schedule

      Cons

      Sometimes parents low ball price

      Advice to Management

      Minimum wage per city

      UrbanSitter2018-08-31
    • "Good"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at UrbanSitter full-time

      Pros

      Worked whenever I wanted. No hassle.

      Cons

      Competitive to get good jobs

      UrbanSitter2018-08-22
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great company to work for!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at UrbanSitter part-time

      Pros

      At UrbanSitter you can work around your schedule, which was very helpful for a college student. The mobile app is reliable and easy to use.

      Cons

      At UrbanSitter you need to build your clientele before making steady income.

      UrbanSitter2018-07-17
    • "good and fun side job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at UrbanSitter part-time

      Pros

      work your own hours and pay is decent! if you invest time into it

      Cons

      takes a while to get started

      UrbanSitter2017-11-06
    • Helpful (4)

      "Great company, team and leadership"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at UrbanSitter for more than a year

      Pros

      Truly awesome coworkers - the camaraderie is evident from the moment you step into the office Strong leadership in CEO, transparent about company goals and plans Opportunities for professional growth, continual learning encouraged Commitment to core values (employee's recognized for their display of them too!) Strong sense of purpose in the platform's growth (unified vision, collaborative)

      Cons

      Not necessarily a con, but it is a true start up environment with heavy workloads (though taking time to regenerate is absolutely supported and encouraged).

      Advice to Management

      Keep on keeping on!

      UrbanSitter2017-01-22
    • Helpful (5)

      "Babysitter"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at UrbanSitter

        Pros

        - social connections (from Facebook/LinkedIn) help you to meet new, trusted families that have worked with your sitter friends - social connections also help you to meet (and work with) the friends of parents that you've already met through the platform which means that many more job offers! - schedule flexibility - easy to use app! - lots of feature updates that the company has been consistently rolling out to make...

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        Cons

        I've been on the platform since 2011 and the company has really taken to heart sitter feedback to improve the experience for all users. Many of the old bugs, pain points, and previous hiccups have been addressed in recent updates. Huzzah!

        UrbanSitter2016-08-04
      • Helpful (1)

        "Amazing team & great place to work!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at UrbanSitter full-time

        Pros

        Really supportive team members Fun work environment Great product Central SF location

        Cons

        Very few - unless you don't like working hard! We're a startup so there's always more to do!

        UrbanSitter2016-08-03
      • "Wonderful Workplace"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at UrbanSitter full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        -Open office plan -Nice perks like snacks, happy hours, and company off-sites -Supportive culture -Great leadership

        Cons

        -Can be stressful -Workloads can be heavy

        Advice to Management

        Keep on keeping on!

        UrbanSitter2016-08-03
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