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Etsy CEO Josh Silverman
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely the best company to work for"

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    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

  2. "na"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Etsy

      Pros

      nice environment, city, people, and fun

      Cons

      not too many that I can think over

    • Helpful (14)

      "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
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Etsy full-time for more than 2 years

      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.

    • Helpful (4)

      "You quit bad managers, not bad companies."

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

      I worked at Etsy full-time for more than 6 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.

    • Helpful (12)

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

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      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.

    • Helpful (9)

      "Enjoying Every Single Day"

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

      I have been working at Etsy full-time for more 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...

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      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...

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      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...

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    • 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
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Etsy full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

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

        Cons

        Still finding our footing in growth and change

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

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Etsy full-time for more than 6 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.

      • Helpful (1)

        "Customer Service"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves 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.

      • "Amazing people & company!"

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

        I have been working at Etsy full-time for more 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.

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