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Etsy Overview

Brooklyn, NY
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (ETSY)
Other Retail Stores
$10 to $25 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

  • We're honored to be ranked #2 on Fatherly's annual list of the best places to work for new dads!

    The 50 Best Places for New Dads to Work 2017

    The "50 Best Places to Work for New Dads" is 's annual list of the large companies, businesses with 1000 employees or more, providing the best benefits and programs for working fathers.

  • Etsy's San Francisco office is featured in Fortune's 25 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area list! Plus, we're hiring! Visit to apply to available positions in SF and in our offices around the world.

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Etsy – Why Work For Us?

Etsy is a global creative commerce platform. We build markets, services and economic opportunity for creative entrepreneurs.

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 creative entrepreneurs start, manage and scale their businesses. Our mission is to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world, and we're committed to using the power of business to strengthen communities and empower people.


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.

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

Etsy is headquartered in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY with additional US offices in Hudson, NY and San Francisco, CA. Globally, Etsy has offices in Toronto, Dublin, London, Berlin, Paris, Melbourne, and Tokyo. 

Pictured above: Etsy Hudson

Pictured above: Etsy San Francisco

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We believe that what’s good for families is good for business.

In April 2016, Etsy announced that we were expanding our paid parental leave benefits for all employees worldwide to 26 weeks, regardless of gender, country of residence, or family circumstance.

Etsy's Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal certification, the most rigorous sustainability standard for buildings, is the result of extensive, years-long work conducted by various internal and external partner teams in outfitting #EtsyHQ. 

Etsy is the largest LBC Materials Petal-certified commercial building in the world, and the only certified building in New York City.  Etsy is also the only project largely furnished with handmade and micro-manufactured furniture, as we worked closely with makers to source healthier and more sustainable materials. Learn more about our building’s features and achievements on our new Living Building Challenge microsite.

Etsy Reviews

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    "I'm Lucky That I Can Say "I Love My Job""

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
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    I have been working at Etsy full-time (More than a year)


    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.


    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: 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.
Etsy photo of: A look at Etsy's office in Hudson, NY.
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Etsy Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Etsy.


    Applied and got a phone screening with a recruiter very quickly. Was pretty short, just an overview of the position/company and my qualifications. Had a second interview with the hiring manager, but was not really asked many questions and was continually asked if I had questions for them. Two days later I received a generic email that I wasn't the right match. Everyone was nice, but I found it strange the lack of questions asked about my experience/how I could contribute to the team. Overall the process took 1-2 weeks.

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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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