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CareGuide Overview

Toronto, ON
1 to 50 employees
2013
Company - Private
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
$10 to $25 million (CAD) per year
Competitors

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

  • "I loved my experience at CareGuide!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Toronto, ON
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at CareGuide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people and the mission of what CareGuide stands for!

    As a Sr HR Leader, I had the opportunity to sit at the table with the rest of the Sr Leadership team to ensure that the employee experience was top of mind in everything we did. I was listened to, respected, and supported.

    I am so proud of the fact that some truly phenomenal contributors were recognized and promoted to leadership roles because of their drive, passion, and willingness to learn. We hired externally but we also developed within!

    It was amazing to watch some of the smartest people that I have ever worked with lead with their minds but also their hearts.

    Working side by side with the Chief Executive Dad, I can attest to the fact that he leads with autonomy and trust. He gave us the space to do what we all did best and was always there if/when we needed him. When you spoke with him, he made you feel like the most important person in the world. That to me is priceless and so important!

    Cons

    The only downside I would say is decision making and alignment at times.

    Multiple products and different priorities can lead to having to make some tough calls about resources and priorities.

    As any passionate group of people, we all wanted our function or product to thrive so we learned how to work as a team to focus on the right things at the right time.

    DATA was very helpful here and CareGuide is one of the strongest data-driven organizations I have ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading with your heart, using data to make powerful decisions, and aiming to help highlight the role of caregivers and help families and individuals find care for the most important areas of their life.

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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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    Backend Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at CareGuide.

    Interview

    Unsoliciited advice: Trust the reviews.

    I was initiially contacted by a recruiter and interviewed with CareGuide 2 days after my inital conversation with the recruiter.

    During the call with the recruiter the abysmal glassdoor reviews were brought up and I was assured "They're working on it". I was cautious but took the interview.

    The first interview step was a one on one with the interviewer, during this time we went over the usual parts and I brought up the GlassDoor reviews, to which I was informed that they "Think it's one person writing all the negative ones". I found out in the next step the reviews are certainly not all from one individual.

    The next step was a coding challenge and a meeting with the a member of management and a member of the design team, both of whom spouted general "kool aid" answers and it was very clear that the reviews were accurate.

    The challenge was to "Write a method that takes a singly liinked list of nodes and an integer (k), return the kth from the end node." I firmly believe that this test is to weed out anyone who didn't go to college/university. It's pitched as a "Pair programming exercise". Do not believe it. There are three developers in the room, watching you work but if you ask questions or for assistance they give no help and will essentially ignore your question.

    After the first question the interviewer told the other two developers that they weren't needed. After they had disconnected I was just told "good bye" and the zoom call was ended.

    Overall, This is a company that should be avoided at all costs if the interview process is anything to go off of. They have devs on call to ensure that they don't have down time (and it was insinuated that you do not get paid for the on call times but rather "get a day off" if something goes on), the tech stack is concerning. They're using Ruby on Rails for most things with NextJS on the frontend but still using Rails as their monolith, they support 40+ products, including ones they won't even give names and just call them "Meeta". Of these 40+ projects NONE share a common base. They're all their own tailor made application which will become hell to support.

    The only way this interview could have been less professional is if they asked for free labour in the guise of a "coding challenge".

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you would iterate through a linked list & return the kth value from the end.   Answer Question
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