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    "You'll love it if you're a Harvard MBA"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Handy full-time

    Pros

    "Free" lunch and snacks (really just included in salary) are very convenient. Some smart/fun people in the office. Company has desire and means to grow really fast so new projects can spin up really quickly.

    Cons

    I personally was lied to to about my role to get me to accept, and I found out later that this is a regular, well-known practice at Handy--tell them anything to get them to say yes, then switch things up on day 1. Unbelievable cliqueyness around and insistence to hire Harvard and other Ivy MBAs (despite the fact that both the founders dropped out of HBS). Clear internal hierarchy and preferential treatment for those...

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    Advice to Management

    Give up this Harvard obsession. Be willing to either educate or fire those managers who make their team members miserable and unproductive, instead of just "failing up" and promoting/shuffling them to other roles.

    Handy2018-10-31

    Handy Response

    November 14, 2018SVP of People

    Thank you for taking the time to write this. While this review is not representative of our culture, the points you bring up are concerning and I will share your words with our management team. It is important for us to be vigilant about any behaviors that might degrade our culture ...

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    "A Great Place to Advance Yourself"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Handy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I interviewed with a number of companies on my way to accepting my role here, and Handy stood out immediately with the efficiency, honesty, and thoroughness of their recruiting process. After a first email with them, I got on the phone with the recruiter the next day, and scheduled a follow-up call with the department head the following day, where we discussed the role in detail. They gave me a case study to give a presentation...

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    Cons

    As far as startups go, people tend to work longer hours here than other places. I'd say this is more of a result of the very high bar of expectations rather than a culture of "last person in the office is the most impressive" though. So, not necessarily a bad thing -- for me this was actually a refreshing change of pace, and necessary for my personal career development. But if you aren't willing to have some longer...

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    Advice to Management

    Please keep the bar high in your recruiting process -- the thing that sold me on Handy when I was interviewing was how smart everyone was that I talked to.

    Handy2019-01-15
  2. "Flexible schedule"

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      Former Employee - Professional Cleaner 
      Recommends
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Handy

      Pros

      Weekly pay with direct deposit and the pay was nice also. Pick when you would like to work and time.

      Cons

      Clients cancelled a lot and no benefits

      Handy2019-04-22

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