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Etsy Reviews

Updated December 3, 2018
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  1. "na"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice environment, city, people, and fun

    Cons

    not too many that I can think over


  2. Helpful (1)

    "You quit bad managers, not bad companies."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Etsy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at Etsy is incredible. There is nonstop momentum, and you work for a company that ultimately does good in the world. The BK HQ is lovely, the food and atmosphere is inspiring.

    Cons

    Managers aren't always held accountable for people management - more emphasis on project management.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "A company that seems warm to the touch, yet is cold and out of touch"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Etsy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great compensation, generous RSU packages. Remote work. Amazing corporate culture and fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Hire & Fire company. I worked for Etsy for 1 year, 1 week and 1 day. My management changed and the new manager never liked me. I had a mostly ok review and then one day I found out I didn't work there any more.

    Advice to Management

    Give people opportunities to improve perceived deficiencies in their job performance instead of just ending their position.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Pick your managers wisely and treat people with more respect."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Etsy full-time

    Pros

    Creative culture, friendly c-level executives, excellent benefits, beautiful office

    Cons

    People are made managers without any thought into whether they will manage well which often leads to poor communication and under supported teams.

    I have watched many co-workers treat lower level staff with incredible disrespect and I have been shocked at how this was tolerated and accepted. The company does very little to combat this and it makes for a very uncomfortable work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Every job matters, every person matters, this is a team.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely the best company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Etsy full-time

    Pros

    - Great environment
    - Fun problems to work on
    - Dogs at the office
    - Great office location
    - Well paying
    - Fun co-workers

    Cons

    - A lot of change
    - Can be a lot of meetings if you let it


  6. Helpful (1)

    "As long as you can ride the change wave...this is a great place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission of the company
    The people, the culture
    Always challenging

    Cons

    Still finding our footing in growth and change


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Enjoying Every Single Day"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    By far the best part of working here is the people that you see every day. Etsy has some of the kindest, smartest, and most diligent employees that I've had the opportunity to work with. I don't feel like I'm competing with my coworkers, but rather that we're working towards a common goal, and supporting each other along the way.

    There is a wide surface of technical challenges and products to work on, and everything is making progress at a fast pace.

    We have a culture of sharing knowledge, so if you have a question, you can approach anyone in the company (a bit of a double-edged sword).

    Compensation and benefits are pretty good. While not top-tier, I feel that I was made a very respectable offer coming in, and they give generous raises and bonuses according to your performance. The benefits are pretty good (401K, health, dental, life, a bunch of extras).

    Cons

    Some of the technology is a bit dated, and there's a (responsible and well-intentioned) conservatism about modernizing tools and infrastructure. We are making progress on this.

    The open-office layout is not good at all for concentration. There are a ton of distractions, ESPECIALLY slack.

    Some restructuring has caused gaps in coverage of legacy systems. This should be addressed.

    It's been pretty hard to get extra hardware for testing or development, hopefully that issue goes away soon.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great. I really appreciate the frequent updates and insight into what's happening across the organization. I love that we are so user-focused in everything we do. I hope that we can preserve some of what made Etsy unique in the early days as we push to grow as an organization and business. I like the charm of the place, and your employees care a great deal about doing great work. You've got a lot going for you, so just take care to preserve and improve, and don't just make us another ecommerce site with the same corporate culture as everyone else.

  8. "Great place to work, employees are incredibly fortunate to work here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Etsy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Culture
    -Smart Executives
    -Genuine and intelligent people
    -Impressive and well curated office spaces
    -Creative and fun company events (community hours, talent shows, etc.)

    The company has had an impressive turnaround from layoffs and through uncertain times and most current employees are optimistic about the present and future.

    Cons

    Passion and intelligence alone does not equal a job well done. Continue to improve internal communications, teamwork, leadership, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to successfully make smart business decisions, with our sellers and employees best interest in mind.


  9. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Etsy full-time

    Pros

    Great people, lovely perks (free lunch and snacks, great interior design, fun company events etc.)

    Cons

    Very low pay and little chance for advancement.


  10. "Amazing people & company!"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teams, culture, flexibility, technology work/life balance

    Cons

    there can be a lot of over communication and little to no email discipline. I spend a large part of my time informing people on what I do and have done instead of doing...

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in technology.