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Etsy Overview

Brooklyn, NY
501 to 1000 employees
2005
Company - Public (ETSY)
Other Retail Stores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods.

Within our markets, millions of people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods. We also offer a wide range of Seller Services and tools that help ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to Keep Commerce Human.

People make Etsy possible. We provide a meaningful space for sellers to turn their creative passions into opportunity. We enable buyers to discover unique items made with care. And we treat our employees and community ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Here at Etsy, we are committed to building teams of talented and diverse engineers. More than 80% of our sellers identify as female, and we are proud to support small businesses run by creative and entrepreneurial women. We depend on a wide range of voices, from all genders, to build the best products for our users. We depend on new and curious engineers to help us learn, share, and create.

    Apply to Etsy by visiting our careers page today! (http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQmYl)

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  • We're proud to share that Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson has been included as one of the hashtag#PureWow100, recognizing women emerging.

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Etsy – Why Work For Us?


Etsy, Inc. is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. Our mission is to keep commerce human, and we're committed to using the power of business to strengthen communities and empower people. We connect millions of buyers and sellers from nearly every country in the world. Buyers come to Etsy to be inspired and delighted by items that are crafted and curated by creative entrepreneurs. For sellers, we offer a range of tools and services that address key business needs.

Etsy was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

Together, we support a community of millions of creative businesses and their customers.

We have 9 offices around the world. Our headquarters are in Brooklyn, NY and we have additional offices in Berlin, Germany; Dublin, Ireland; Hudson, NY; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; New Delhi, India; San Francisco, CA; and Toronto, Canada.

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You may know Etsy as the global marketplace for unique goods, from enamel pins to custom wedding invitations and handcrafted furniture, but we're more than that. We're a values-driven company with a mission to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. That means we're committed to using the power of business for good through our platform, our members, our employees, and the communities we serve around the world. Some call this "business as unusual," but around here it's just business.

At Etsy, you can do the work you love, be yourself, and make an impact in the lives of millions. Whether you code a new feature, write an Instagram post, or educate sellers, your work helps entrepreneurs build businesses powered by their creativity.

From our Brooklyn HQ to our offices around the globe, Etsy's values are woven into everything we do, from our advocacy and sustainability efforts to our progressive parental leave policy and paid volunteer time for employees. We offer competitive benefits, balanced working hours, and a culture of continuous learning.

We hire talent for our offices in New York, Hudson NY, San Francisco CA, Toronto ON, London UK, Dublin IRL, Paris FR, Berlin DE, and Delhi IN.


We want our employees to thrive at work. We offer training, programs, retreats, coaching, and online resources so that employees have access to tools and skills that help them develop professionally.

We believe that diversity of backgrounds, thoughts, and experience brings out the best in all of us. We aim to have inclusivity be a way of life at Etsy. We stand out as one of the very few public companies whose board and executive teams are both 50% female; and, we are proud that the percentage of women in engineering roles at Etsy is significantly higher than most publicly-available benchmarks.

Additionally, we want to support and enable parents, regardless of their gender, to play equal roles in building successful companies and nurturing their families. In 2016, we introduced a 26-week gender-blind parental leave policy that is available to all Etsy employees globally.


At Etsy, in addition to nurturing our marketplace, we are committed to driving a positive economic, social, and ecological impact. We believe we can be a great business and a great corporate citizen.

  • Economic Impact: We like to say that creating economic opportunity is our day job. We are giving creative entrepreneurs around the world the opportunity to earn a living doing what they love. In 2017, our marketplace generated $3.25 billion in sales for 2 million sellers around the world.

  • Social Impact: Our goal is to enable equitable access to the opportunities we create. We work hard to nurture a culture of diversity and inclusivity at Etsy, and we want to meaningfully increase the representation of underrepresented groups.

  • Ecological Impact: We are focused on reducing our carbon footprint and have ambitious targets in place. For example, we have set a goal of powering our global operations on 100% electricity and to run zero waste operations by 2020.

Etsy Reviews

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    I have been working at Etsy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As an engineer, I love Etsy's culture of curiosity. While industry standard best practices are of course important and are the standard for good reasons, it never hurts to explore and experiment with alternative approaches. Having experienced Etsy from an inside perspective for over a year now, I can definitely attest to the increased freedom, benefit and satisfaction from exercising the curiosity culture in my day-to-day work.

    As a human and just "I want to work so I can live my life" perspective, Etsy's benefits, culture (not necessarily just engineering culture), work-life balance and many other aspects hit the spot for me. Etsy is definitely a people-oriented company and while all the initiatives and projects ultimately reflect that people-oriented mindset, it also reflects nicely in the company culture for employees, too.

    Cons

    Purely as an engineer, there's just one relatively minor point. Having started as a small startup back in 2005, there are definitely remnants of a bygone era of "wild west coding" at Etsy. New code that gets churned out nowadays is honestly fine, but it's not entirely rare to come across a codebase that has a lot of legacy code in it still.

    With some of the shakeups in the past half a year (As of November '17), there've also been some re-orgs and while it was overall positive and a great change in my opinion, naturally there are still some kinks to be worked out.

    That said, I want to keep it clear that the above two points are actively being worked on, at least within the teams I interact with. They're just points to keep in mind given recent events.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, great job. I was honestly skeptical about the company's future half a year ago. Now? I'm so stoked. I'm excited. This is what I wanted out of this stage of my career and I'm loving it.

    Let's kick some butt and make Etsy even more successful.

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Etsy Photos

Etsy photo of: Our Brooklyn HQ offers large outdoors spaces, equipped with Wi-Fi where employees can enjoy fresh air and conduct their work in the warm weather.
Etsy photo of: Open meeting & collaboration spaces
Etsy photo of: Employees can participate in regular wellness programing, or grab some quiet rest time in our headquarters "breathing room".
Etsy photo of: Etsy loves dogs so many of our employees bring their dogs to the office.
Etsy photo of: Eatsy is more than a lunch break. Our company-wide meal program is another opportunity to practice our values with an initiative that strengthens the ties between our food systems and our communities.
Etsy photo of: In our HQ, we have a bike room complete with tune up station, and showers to encourage carbon neutral commuting.
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Etsy Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Etsy (Brooklyn, NY) in August 2018.

    Interview

    The whole process was organized and professional. I appreciated that everyone I interacted with was warm and friendly, yet the interviews themselves felt very objective. I interviewed with 5 different employees I would potentially be working with. Everyone focused on my relevant work experience, how I approach/solve problems, and my career goals. Overall the interview experience was welcoming, professional, and provided a good glimpse into the company culture and objectives for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you used data to solve a problem?
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Etsy Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 100 Best Places to Work for Women, Fortune, 2016
  • 100 Best Medium Workplaces, Great Place to Work® Institute, 2016
  • Best Workplaces(Medium), Great Place to Work® Institute, 2015
  • Best Medium Workplaces, Great Place to Work, 2014
  • National Design Award(Corporate and Institutional Achievement), Cooper-Hewitt, 2014
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