Kirkland >Personal Services > Seattle Nanny Network Inc
218 Main St Ste 545, Kirkland, WA | Directions 9803347.676660 -122.204763
Neighborhoods: Moss Bay
"Financial issues" lead to not paying promised bonus – This spring I applied to be a nanny through the Seattle Nanny Network agency (SNN) and got a job that started in March. On the SNN website it stated that nannies would get a "signing bonus" of $100 after completing one month of employment with a family that they were placed with through the agency. But when I asked them about this in April, they said that it was a mistake and they are no longer offering the bonus. However, they said that they would honor it with me, since the information had not been removed from their website. The problem is that ever since then, they have been telling me that the agency is having financial issues and they cannot afford to pay my bonus yet. I was asked to wait until September. When I contacted them recently, they still said that they cannot pay my bonus and gave me no indication of how much longer it will be. This is very frustrating to me, since I am putting myself through school right now and that money would help with my tuition (I am in a certificate program at Bellevue College, so it doesn't qualify for any federal aid). If their business is in such bad shape that they cannot afford $100, even after 5 months, then I'm not sure how they are still in business. Until this incident I would have been happy to recommend this agency to other nannies and families seeking care, but after the way they have treated me I don't think that I can. I have submitted a complaint to the BBB and will update this review if and when they follow through on their promises
The best nanny agencie !!!!!! – I have been working with the agencie for a couple of years and the personal is so easy to work with, profesional and hepful.
I highly recommend the agencie.You will be so pleasant with your choice .
Great place to work! – I am a temp nanny for the Seattle Nanny Network and have nothing but great things to say about this company. The staff is wonderful and they really do help to find you a family that is similar to you and your personality. I have been with them for 5 years now (all through college) and still enjoy working and look forward to their calls that set me up with new jobs!
The Staff really knows how to make a match – Finding a job as a nanny is complicated. It's hard to know for sure if you will be a good fit and finding the right fit is so important when kids are involved. I was offered positions with other families, but I chose to work with Seattle Nanny Network because they work hard to make sure it's a good match. I knew the challenges families had before being sent out to meet with them and they could read my profile and see if my style matched their ideas about parenting. No one had to waste time on countless interviews to find out if it would be a good fit. I love the family that I am placed with and their needs perfectly match my skills. I owe a big thanks to SNN.
Don't waste your money!! – We got two different nannies through this agency and they were both awful. After firing both of them we found out that the agency regularly places nannies that have known "issues". They are just selective about what background facts and reference checks they share with you. The clincher to it all is they continued to place both of them after we fired them. After the 2nd firing they didn't even ask us why and then immediately placed her with another family. I think with the heavy use of the internet now they are having problems getting nannies to go through them and will not let go of one even if there are problems.
The agency was decent when we first contacted them but the owner apparently went on out on maternity leave and left the agency to be run by her assistants who are evidentally very pals-y with the nannies. I couldn't believe the amount of "confidential" family information our nannies knew when they showed up for the job. The employees at the agency had obviously gossiped with them. There is no question the parents are not the first priority at this agency.
To sum it up, do not waste your money. They have very inferior and few nanny candidates. We have tremendously better results finding our own on the internet. Sittercity was a great website and offered hundreds of great options that we never saw through the agency. Please do not put yourselves and your children through the pain of a bad nanny! Run your own reference checks and do not trust these people!
Over Rated – Do not go here! There are much better places to find nannies in Seattle. Your paying thousands of dollars to get a product you can do yourself. But if you don't have the time I'd try a more professional service and one that's a better bet for your money!
Best Nanny Referral Agency – SNN helped us find our current nanny - who is absolutely wonderful. And we found her in less than two weeks!! Their background checks, internivews and references on each canidate gave my husband and I a piece of mind when choosing the right nanny for our daughter! They are prompt, organized and professional. We are using them again now that our current nanny is going back to school! I highly recommend their service.
Successfully placed Nanny – I just wanted to say that I have worked as a Nanny through Seattle Nanny Network for many years and I have always found them to be professional and attentive to the needs of the families and nannies they work with.
Great agency! – I have used SNN for the past 3 1/2 years and found them to be courteous, reliable, and professional. They have always found wonderful, qualified temporary nannies and are very good about honoring requests for certain nannies. One time they were unable to find a nanny for me (I had given them less than 24 hours notice, and figured it was a long shot), and were nice enough to waive the fee for the next time I used their services. This is the agency to use if you want peace of mind regarding childcare.
Pretentious – As a nanny who has used this service many times I would not recommend it. The placements are often with high maintenance mothers who treat nannies poorly. Not to mention the agency doesn't help until you give your notice to the current family leaving you high and dry if you don't find another connection right away. The office staff members are pretentious and more than likely write their own reviews! For other options try Care Works or A Nanny For You.
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