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Eventbrite Overview

San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
2006
Company - Private
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Eventbrite powers ticketing and registration for more than two million live experiences each year, hosting the world’s largest online selection of events. We build technology that allows anyone to create, share, find and attend events of all kinds. Music festivals ... Read more

Mission: Bringing the world together through live experiences


Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs: 2015 (#7)

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#37), 2016 (#16)

Company Updates

  • We're thrilled to be named a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Best Place to Work for the second year in a row!

    Glassdoor - Best Small and Medium Companies to Work For

    Glassdoor is excited to announce the Best Places to Work 2017. Our Employees' Choice Awards are selected by the people who know these companies the best - their employees.

  • “I’ll feel professionally satisfied once we’ve built out all of the necessary legal infrastructure for the long-term growth of this great business.”

    A Conversation with Samantha Harnett, Chief Counsel of Eventbrite

    As I make my way back passed the halls of buzzing sales teams, adorned marketing posters, and crowded development meetings, the momentum is palpable. The experience generation has no plans of slowing down.

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Eventbrite – Why Work For Us?


Eventbrite is the world’s largest self-service ticketing platform. We build the technology to allow anyone to create, share, find and attend new things to do that fuels their passions and enriches their lives. Music festivals, marathons, conferences, hackathons, air guitar competitions, political rallies, fundraisers, gaming competitions - you name it, we power it.  



We are here to bring people together. 

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 The People Rule

Get ready for spontaneous applause, impromptu brainstorms, and the contagious excitement we bring to the office each day. We’ve built a team that does great work and has an awesome time doing it—and we’re always looking for more whip-smart people to pipe up, dive in, and get their hands dirty with us.

 The Potential Rocks

If you like a challenge, you’ll love it here, because we’re solving tough problems every day. We’re positioned to go big (global marketplace big) and are always pressing forward. With weekly tech talks from thought leaders, brite camps led by teammates, and fireside chats with our founders, we’re committed to growth—both professionally and personally.

The Perks Are Just the Cherry on Top

Lunch? We serve that. In-office yoga? You bet. Time off? No one’s counting. Voted Best Place to Work in the Bay Area 7 years and counting, we take pride in putting people first. We offer benefits that meet you in every stage of life because we know when you’re happy and healthy you do your best work.

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Our team embodies the wide spectrum of events on Eventbrite—from musicians to marathon runners, foodies to fundraisers. What unites us? Our drive to help people get offline and get together to explore their interests and pursue new passions.

Sound up your alley? Join us. 

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With offices in 8 of the best cities across 4 continents, we're growing internationally and looking for great people far and wide. 

San Francisco • Nashville • Mendoza • London • Dublin • Cork • Berlin •  São Paulo • Melbourne


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Our technology spans across web, mobile, API, big data, machine learning, search, physical point of sale, and scanning systems. We even build servers in boxes and drive them up mountains in deserts to power the most remote events.

Our engineering team values working together in small teams, developing simple solutions to complex problems, and we are committed to releasing open-source packages so others can benefit from and contribute to our work. Weekly demos, tech talks and quarterly hackathons are at the core of how we’ve built our team and product.

Our primary stack is Python, Django, and Celery, all running on AWS with a MySQL backend. Some of the other tools that we use are Redis, RabbitMQ, Cassandra, Hbase, Hive, Backbone, Sass, Git, and much more. We never run out of coffee and the kegbot is always full.


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Eventbrite Reviews

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Eventbrite Co-Founder & CEO Julia Hartz
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    "Lots of room to grow, excellent leadership"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Nashville, TN
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    I have been working at Eventbrite full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company has had a lot of thought and energy invested into making it a place people want to work. The leadership team is intentionally and remarkably transparent. For example, we have a weekly open Q&A session with the CEO, in which surprisingly pointed and difficult questions are asked by employees and answered with grace and intelligence.

    Every part of the company seems populated by competent, motivated, and intelligent people. On the engineering side, I've had the privilege to work with colleagues I respect and admire. Feedback is part of the development cycle, and these same people are generally willing to jump in and take a look at work to suggest improvements, best practices, and architecture. Things get improved constantly because developers have the motivation and leeway to make changes when they see a problem.

    An astoundingly good daily lunch, snacks, lots of office events that are actually fun, and a great healthcare plan are some notable perks.

    Cons

    The original application was created in the mid aughts, and like many companies that have been around for a while, there are ugly parts of the codebase.

    We use a small number of in-house tools which have dominant open source alternatives. Mastering these tools has taught some valuable core concepts, but ultimately knowing how to use them will not be a transferable skill.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work emphasizing transparency and quality of life for your employees. Continue to take time battling technical debt, and encourage more usage of open source projects and open-sourcing in-house projects.

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Eventbrite Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Eventbrite.

    Interview

    Applied online then went through a series of phone interviews. The final interview was on Google Hangouts which lasted for about two hours total while various sales leaders would interview for 30 minutes at a time. A role-play was also a part of it.

    Interview Questions

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Eventbrite Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2016
  • The World's Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2016
  • The 125 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2016, San Francisco Business Times, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, 2016
  • Forbes Cloud 100: Meet The Private Companies Leading Cloud Computing In 2016, Forbes, 2016
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