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Etsy Reviews

Updated 14 October 2018
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  • "Work life balance was a mixed bag" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Little to no room for career advancement and/or growth" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office culture, benefits and pay.

    Cons

    None that I can think off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep commerce human, stay focussed


  2. "Bussiness analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've had Good experience working in the team

    Cons

    collaboration with interfaces were a bit slow

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in marketing technology

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Etsy Ireland"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Etsy full-time

    Pros

    Very good people. Lovely office and benefits.

    Cons

    Too many HR for such a small entity. Your contribution is not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers and give recognition for the hard workers.


  4. "Absolutely the best company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "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 (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "country manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Country Manager in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Country Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company with good ambiance

    Cons

    many travels internationally and management changes

    Advice to Management

    open minded and looking forward to the employees


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Enjoying Every Single Day"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    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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    • Senior Management
    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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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Finance in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing apart from the location

    Cons

    Culture of bullying in Finance.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Finance Management in Dublin


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