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Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz
Julia Hartz
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  • "growth of the team - sometimes the processes can take awhile to catch up and you need to have a flexible attitude to deal with some growing pains(in 13 reviews)

  • "I've found the work/life balance to be great (and that balance is VERY encouraged), but this is not a place for people who just want punch the clock(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Excellent culture, interesting work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasons I love my job: 1. My coworkers: there is no one at Eventbrite who doesn't want to talk to you, teach you things, learn from you, and improve the product together. It's a really unique group of people. 2. My projects: eng does a mix of new projects & keeping down tech debt, so there's always a mix of learning from existing code and getting to build entirely new stuff. 3. The product: it's awesome working on...

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    Cons

    Like any tech company that's been around for 5+ years, some of our code base is messy and outdated in ways that aren't ideal. More investment in our technology infrastructure would help the engineering teams move faster in the long run. Like almost all tech companies, we have a fairly un-diverse engineering team, though our "diversity numbers" are better than some. I believe eng leadership is interested in keeping...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep up all your good work!! Make sure our global offices are first-class citizens, and that they are as central to our company & culture as our SF headquarters.

  2. Helpful (4)

    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 more 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.

    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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  3. Helpful (14)

    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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.

  4. A great place to learn and grow

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

    I worked at Eventbrite for more than a year

    Pros

    Very knowledgable, understanding, and helpful co-workers. Everyone I met at Eventbrite, even if they weren't on my specific team, was someone that I liked and would be happy to work with. The company culture that is not at all competitive and promotes both mental and physical well-being. There are also regular internal education opportunities like tech talks, demos, and workshops on various areas.

    Cons

    It seems like there can be a lack of understanding of what other departments do at times. I was in Engineering, and I ended up going to a lot of design and data analytics presentations and working with people in those departments, but I didn't attend any marketing, sales, We Rock (customer support) or HR events beyond the initial presentations we got on the first two days (which were great). When I would talk to people...

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    Advice to Management

    Maybe organize events/talks/demos/presentations that specifically connect departments that rarely work together directly like "Marketing technology", "The data science of sales", or "Marketing Eventbrite's API to developers". It might get people to start thinking of their work as connected rather than siloed between business and product.

    Eventbrite Response

    November 10, 2016VP, People

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're committed to continuing to invest in creating learning and development opportunities for our Britelings. I love your idea. -Dana Kilian VP, People

  5. Helpful (2)

    Remote

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

    I have been working at Eventbrite

    Pros

    I've worked in tiny startups my entire engineering career, and was rather nervous entering into what I believe to be "corporate" status. My largest concern was getting lost in the shuffle, and my product not mattering to anybody nearly as much as it mattered to me. Our company, Queue, was acquired by Eventbrite because of our ability to build so much with such a small team (currently, 3 engineers). The two attributes...

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    Cons

    There is a singular con (I've been working here for six months), and I don't believe it to be a fault of Eventbrite, but the fault of a company with any size: meetings. As I've stated before, I've worked in tiny companies. To push an idea forward, somebody had to say something out loud. In a room of 10 people max, it always gets heard. With a company of 300+ in one office you have to schedule a meeting. That meeting...

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  6. Helpful (14)

    Lots of room to grow, excellent leadership

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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 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...

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    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.

    Eventbrite Response

    November 10, 2016VP, People

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We're excited to keep going and tackling the technical debt. I'd love to catch up more next time I'm in Nashville! -Dana Kilian VP People

  7. Great company for engineers who want growth & learning

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

    I have been working at Eventbrite

    Pros

    I have worked at many companies, small & big, but never anything like EventBrite. This is the greatest company for engineers who want to learn, grow, and collaborate with others. They have a team of engineers who are really smart but at the same time very personable. There are some very experienced people working alongside Hackbright or new college grads; they have little work areas setup where a group can congregate...

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    Cons

    Like any company transitioning from a small startup to a mid-size company (EventBrite has been around 10 years now) it is experiencing some growing pains. I don't think this is very alarming, compared to early stage startups.

  8. Awesome tech culture

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

    I have been working at Eventbrite

    Pros

    Great team of extremely apt and smart engineers. True experts in their fields. There is always opportunity to learn something new. Best practices actually implemented in the process. Which means that you can feel way more confident with your commits, having the safety net of code reviews and test coverage. Generally good work/life balance. Unlimited PTO.

    Cons

    Some expectancy of being always on, even after work hours.

  9. They take care of you

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, transparency and perks. Our managers are very communicative and we can ask anybody about how the company is going, anytime. Pre-IPO stock and Open vacation policy, cattered lunches and dinners. Frequent happy hours, team offsites and learning opportunities (workshops, talks, etc.).

    Cons

    Compensation below market on cash but high on stock options.

    Eventbrite Response

    October 5, 2015Eventbrite

    Thanks for the positive review. Cash compensation is something we're constantly looking at in terms of internal equity and also the current market rates. Julia Hartz - Co-founder & President

  10. Great company who are about their employees

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

    I have been working at Eventbrite

    Pros

    - Mentoring approach for junior software engineers - Great work environment - Set own hours - unlimited time off (as long as you get your work done of course) - great co-workers - great benefits - great stock options

    Cons

    It is sometimes hard to manage time frames for pushing code out due to the code review process and standards.

    Advice to Management

    provide more avenues for continued learning outside of work (tickets to conferences, online courses etc)

    Eventbrite Response

    October 5, 2015Experience Marketing Manager

    Thanks for the advice! Please let us know if there are particular conferences or programs you're interested in attending and we'll consider. Julia Hartz - Co-founder & President

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