Etsy FAQ

Have questions about working at Etsy? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Etsy.

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26 English questions out of 26

24 May 2021

Does Etsy offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?

Pros

Great culture, excellent work/life balance, family-friendly benefits and policies

Cons

Base salary is on the lower side and unfairly calibrated based on where you live

friendly benefits and policies

24 May 2021

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23 August 2019

Does Etsy offer parental leave?

Pros

Plenty of career growth opportunities here and ability to have a huge impact. You don't usually get this with as large of a company (or as much technical scale) as we have: it's a pretty special place from that regard. The culture is also great. We have progressive benefits (half a year of parental leave!), yummy snacks, and engaged leadership that really knows what's going on in individual teams and is excited to speak to individuals on those teams.

Cons

Things move quick here. The people who are most successful tend to be comfortable working through ambiguity.

We have progressive benefits (half a year of parental leave!), yummy snacks, and engaged leadership that really knows what's going on in individual teams and is excited to speak to individuals on those teams.

23 August 2019

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14 October 2019

Does Etsy offer a wellness program?

Pros

Compensation & benefits, perks, events

Cons

Disorganized, lack of accountability, poor leadership, toxic work environment

Compensation & benefits, perks, events

14 October 2019

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31 March 2021

How are the career development opportunities at Etsy?

Pros

Benefits are great, people are nice and friendly, eng culture is second to none, lots of opportunities to connect with others

Cons

The strategy & ops team is a mess, especially in HR – often seems like they have no clue what they’re doing, and all they care about is pandering to the ET. full of people who have been promoted on the good graces of certain ET members. Lots of power hoarding and secret decisions (lack of transparency). internal communications is also a mess – way too many emails and unnecessary Slack channels. people spin up working groups without clear roles and responsibilities. If you’ve worked at Amex, you’re a shoo-in, there’s a bunch of Amex nepotism at Etsy. no accountability for managers or mediocre performance, as long as senior leaders are appeased. people don’t know how to manage

Advice to Management

stop playing favorites.

Benefits are great, people are nice and friendly, eng culture is second to none, lots of opportunities to connect with others

31 March 2021

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31 March 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at Etsy?

Pros

Benefits are great, people are nice and friendly, eng culture is second to none, lots of opportunities to connect with others

Cons

The strategy & ops team is a mess, especially in HR – often seems like they have no clue what they’re doing, and all they care about is pandering to the ET. full of people who have been promoted on the good graces of certain ET members. Lots of power hoarding and secret decisions (lack of transparency). internal communications is also a mess – way too many emails and unnecessary Slack channels. people spin up working groups without clear roles and responsibilities. If you’ve worked at Amex, you’re a shoo-in, there’s a bunch of Amex nepotism at Etsy. no accountability for managers or mediocre performance, as long as senior leaders are appeased. people don’t know how to manage

Advice to Management

stop playing favorites.

Benefits are great, people are nice and friendly, eng culture is second to none, lots of opportunities to connect with others

31 March 2021

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