Etsy Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great culture and employees are treated with respect

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Etsy full-time


    I'm a new engineer, and I'm loving my time at Etsy. The culture is very unique, and there seems to be a strong emphasis on people not being a-holes to one another. I'm treated with a lot of respect, despite being relatively junior, and am working on things that I enjoy. One of the best things about this job is the work-life balance -- my managers take the stance that working 24/7 doesn't improve your performance at all, so you should take what breaks are needed to make sure you're performing at your best. Not a single complaint really.


    As some other people have said, it's a little unclear how promotions and such work.

Etsy Interviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014

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    Risk Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Etsy in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied on Etsy's website and got an email the same day to set up a phone interview.

    The hiring manager scheduled and then rescheduled the phone interview twice, which I found unprofessional.

    When the phone interview did finally occur it lasted 20 minutes and was more of a conversation about what the job entailed. Very comfortable and light. It reinstated my faith in Etsy as a professional company.

    After the phone interview the hiring manager (who is also the manager of the Risk Operations Team) sent over 'homework' which were situations one would encounter on the job. I filled out this writing sample and emailed it back.

    Two days later the hiring manager emailed me to set up an interview at the Etsy Brooklyn office.

    I traveled to the Brooklyn office and interviewed with the hiring manager and three other individuals from the Risk Operations team.

    Everyone was very nice and the interview was very comfortable.

    The hiring manager stressed multiple times that the position start date was six weeks from the date of the interview; this is a very important detail because this would require me to move to Hudson, NY where the position is based, I told him that was no problem and I understood that when I applied. I asked him if it were reasonable for him to give me a month to give my current employer two weeks notice, leaving me with two weeks to move to Hudson. The hiring manager said that "things would move very quickly" and that I would have a final answer by the end of the week (I interviewed on a Monday).

    After the interview I emailed to thank him for meeting with me, to which he replied, "the team really enjoyed talking with you!".

    I thought this is great! I was beyond qualified for the job, the interview went great and the interviewers "really enjoyed talking to me".

    But then the end of the week came and went and I still hadn't heard back.
    I thought, OK, maybe the end of the work week got a little crazy and the hiring manager didn't have time to email me back.

    When I didn't hear back by Wednesday (9 days after my interview) I thought I would email and see if everything was OK.

    I was told that everything was fine but that the start date has been moved and "are you still interested?"
    I wrote back saying that I was still very interested and the date being moved worked in my favor.
    The hiring manger, who has been great with emailing me back within a few hours, just never responded.

    Then a month after my in-person interview I got a generic email from Etsy HR saying that, "We had a few other candidates farther along in our process and the role has now been filled."

    I thought WHAT?!
    How can this be? The hiring manager has been keeping me updated and asking if I'm still interested after the start date changed and then I get a generic email pretty much saying 'thanks but no thanks'?

    It's very frustrating that I was strung along to believe that I was in the running for a job for over a month and then I wasn't given the courtesy of a personalized email directly from the hiring manager.
    I should have gone with my gut feeling when the phone interview was shuffled numerous times--very unprofessional company.

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Headquarters Brooklyn, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Unknown
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

Artisans have found a friend in Etsy. The company operates, which has been billed as "the handcrafter's", an online marketplace for handmade and vintage items such as jewelry, clothing, art, and housewares. has grown to a community of more than eight million members and 800,000 online shops. Revenues come from the small listing fee and sale commission it charges sellers. Etsy also allows its sellers to buy a spot in the site's main showcase of featured items. Etsy was launched in 2005. Its office in Brooklyn, New York, called the "Etsy Labs... More

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