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Eventbrite Engineer Reviews

Updated Mar 10, 2019

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best place I have ever worked"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eventbrite full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - We have a great educational culture. For me, the most important thing I was looking for was investment in my engineering education, and that's happened on both a team/manager level and department wide. We have many internal educational programs (lectures, workshops, funding for conferences and educational materials, mentorship program, access to Udemy courses, etc), and my managers have been fully supportive of helping...

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    Cons

    The internal development environment has been really difficult to work with in the past - lots of lost time and productivity. We don't have an official QA department. That sometimes is a bit concerning. Sometimes our internal culture isn't as cohesive as I would like - both SF wide and engineering as well. I do feel connected to other offices, as we have had opportunity to visit and work with each other which...

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    Eventbrite2019-03-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great coworkers, great culture, and interesting challenges - what more could you ask for?"

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

    I have been working at Eventbrite full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great career opportunities here - lots of intracompany mobility. There are a lot of really tenured engineers at Eventbrite because people like the work culture, their coworkers, and with all of the opportunities within the company there's always an interesting next project.

    Cons

    Dev environment and release process need improvements. There's still a lot of work to be done to break out of the monolithic codebase.

    Eventbrite2019-03-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "A tech company with heart."

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

    I have been working at Eventbrite full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Executives truly care about their employees and speak authentically to us * Nice selection of benefits * Excellent team and culture * Work life balance is real * Career mobility is real * Our business is unusually tangible: tickets and live experience which lead to feeling a good sense of accomplishment from the work we do

    Cons

    * Like most tech companies, or any companies, YMMV depending on team/manager.

    Eventbrite2019-02-27
  4. "Taken Care Of"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eventbrite full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've been amazed at how much Eventbrite invests in me not only as an employee, but also as a person. I'm encouraged to be my best self, to spend time with my family, and also just have fun. There is a clear trajectory for me as an engineer, and a fantastic amount of transparency from our leadership.

    Cons

    Grant it, I've only been here since June of 2018, but I'd be hard pressed to come up with any cons at this point. :)

    Eventbrite2019-01-08
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Are We Really Happy?"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eventbrite full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * The management has really improved over the last year. I think Eventbrite actually tries hard to make sure employees are happy, but there is something missing and hence a handful of good people already left. * Great work-life balance. * Some of the smartest and kindest people. There is a few people who are not that good but there is few of them. * Free lunches * Work across the world as there is more acquisitions...

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    Cons

    * Pay quite below the average for engineers * If you are one of the hire up favorites, your concerns are more likely to be addressed. Same goes in engineering. Not much gets done unless you are one of the people who is "respected". It's a bit biased to be honest. * As someone already mentioned, behind that good exterior there is hidden lies and lack of enthusiasm.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people if they work hard and go out of their ways. The pay is low so there is not much incentive unless you make it so (with more raises and promotions).

    Eventbrite2018-10-30

    Eventbrite Response

    November 11, 2018

    It's disappointing to hear your experience at Eventbrite but I do appreciate you sharing your candid feedback. Should you have more detail you'd like to share directly with me, you know how to find me! Thanks - Julia Hartz, CEO

  6. "Eventbrite is the best company I've ever worked for."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eventbrite full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with, great lifestyle, great healthcare, good other perks.

    Cons

    Pay should be better. HR leveling doesn't always make sense since there are frequently no comparable roles in this region.

    Advice to Management

    Be even more transparent and even more honest. Pay us more. Beware of bureaucracy creep. It's gotten a bit worse over the past few years.

    Eventbrite2018-04-19
  7. Helpful (6)

    "a few rotten apples"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Eventbrite full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free lunches, smart people, culture of technical excellence

    Cons

    the pressure on the company to perform means that management makes short-term decisions that favor employees with "indispensable knowledge" who drive away other good employees by being abrasive and bad team players.

    Advice to Management

    In the long run you'll be more successful if you actually focus on the culture as much as you say you do.

    Eventbrite2018-04-18

    Eventbrite Response

    April 26, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your point of view. I'm always here and welcome a direct conversation to go deeper on your feedback and experience. Culture at Eventbrite is a direct manifestation of the people at the company at that point in time. In as much as your experience was not a ...

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    "Struggling to make profit. Inexperienced managers. Huge tech debt. Office politics & groupism b/h faux-positivity"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Eventbrite full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -$100 per month commute allowance - free snacks, fruits and coffee -free catered lunch 4 times a week. Quality is mediocre and options are limited if you are vegan/vegetarian. -nice espresso coffee machine - modern, big office - you can park yourself here and work for your pay stub.

    Cons

    Most managers don't have any prior experience in people management. Please do yourself a favor and review profiles of Engineering managers at EvenBrite before considering taking a job here. Be careful of not hurting manager's ego even accidentally and unintentionally, or be ready to be terminated at any minute. Seeing your colleagues suddenly getting disappeared is a norm here. Communicating indirectly behind the back...

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    Advice to Management

    To middle management: Try introspecting at least once to find out root causes instead of blaming failures. Take some training in people management if you are inexperienced.or if you need it. Your job is to help your team resolving blockers so better start running 1:1s with agenda and have an action items out of each meeting. 1:1s isn't meant for gossips and finding scapegoats. To top management - Hope you know what...

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    Eventbrite2017-11-15

    Eventbrite Response

    November 20, 2017Eventbrite

    Thank you for taking the time to give feedback. I'm sorry you had a negative experience at Eventbrite - this certainly isn't the type of experience I want anyone on the Engineering team to have. Without more specifics, it is hard to respond to much of what you said; however, I can ...

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  9. Helpful (11)

    "Some flaws hidden behind a lovely exterior"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eventbrite full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cult-like employee positivity. Modern office with all the "Silicon Valley" style perks.

    Cons

    Cult-like employee positivity... it wears you thin. Jr. Engineers are coddled and given interesting projects, which is an excellent idea. Yet, Senior Engineers are thrown into a hostile and unsupportive environment of pedantry and confrontation while being expected to support a decades old mess of spaghetti code. Lots of churn of employees. The rating on Glassdoor is artificially high because employees are pestered repeatedly...

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    Advice to Management

    Trim down the number of projects that are in play at any given time. There is too much going on. Notice that you are losing senior engineers and understand that they are taking valuable historical knowledge with them.

    Eventbrite2017-08-11
  10. Helpful (16)

    "10 year old 'startup' struggling to turn profit"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eventbrite full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is pretty decent compared to some notoriously high stress Silicon Valley companies.

    Cons

    Management is a total chaos. Company didn't hesitate laying off workers regularly in the spirit of 'for profit'. There is also way too much politics for a company this size. I also heard a lot of bad things about their remote offices, as well as customer service/finance department. Prepare to take below market pay if you decide to work there.

    Eventbrite2017-08-12
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