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CareGuide Overview

Toronto, ON (Canada)
1 to 50 employees
2013
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
€5 to €10 million (EUR) per year
Care, Sittercity, UrbanSitter
CareGuide runs focused marketplaces for everyday care services.
Our portfolio approach combines the advantages of vertically-focused companies with the network effects of serving multiple, highly-related markets concurrently. Our portfolio includes the websites ... Read more

Mission: CareGuide's mission is simple: pair families and individuals with great care providers. With thousands of user profiles, you'll be able to find the best care provider for you, in your area, in just about any industry. We're ... Read more

CareGuide Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CareGuide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people are nice. It's a job to take if you have nowhere else to go...

    Cons

    In the past couple months I saw an article written online by TechCrunch stating that this company had grown by 33 people in the last year. That is absolutely false. In fact, this company has downsized drastically due to certain politics on the team. Unfortunately, I was one of the short lived employees here and saw the problems very clearly as soon as I got in the door. Going back on the Careguide Website today, I noticed that the majority of the people that worked there when I was there, are now gone. Of course these are the trials and tribulations of working at a startup. It doesn't help when nobody listens to advice or listen to employees trying to make the company better.

    If they are in a restructuring phase right now, good for them because they badly needed it when the marketing and engineering department did not get along, and people were stepping all over eachother's toes on how their jobs should be done, with no actual clue of the field. The old team that is no longer here, was very quick to critisize and jump on other people who were not on their direct team working in a different department, without an actual clue of how that job was done.

    Advice to Management

    I truly wonder if your company will still be here in a year. It doesn't help when the CEO is missing most of the time, however I saw some more senior people get hired who may have a clue of how to direct this company. There was someone advising for the company, very knowledgeable guy and well respected, had great ideas and was great to work with. If his advice to this company has fallen on deaf ears... good luck. JPG is a really nice guy, so I am not criticizing his character, however constructively speaking, this company looks like it's in hot water, and clearly shows when instead of growing it, they've managed to downsize drastically.

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CareGuide Photos

CareGuide photo of: Some of the team at work
CareGuide photo of: Esha (Support) and Ali (Growth) quickly clamour their way over the obstacle
CareGuide photo of: Traci (Marketing) swinging across
CareGuide photo of: Team learning of the obstacles to come
CareGuide photo of: View from our 11th floor office
CareGuide photo of: Team celebrating the holidays at a sake bar
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CareGuide Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CareGuide (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Algorithm skype then inperson mini algorithm thing, then a project and presentation.

    Horrible place filled with nepotism. (People hiring twins and family members from waterloo students), getting you to go all the way out to Toronto from other places and cancel your follow interview after given verbal commitments of next interviews

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