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Etsy Reviews

Updated 11 Jun 2019

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Etsy CEO Josh Silverman
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66 Ratings
  1. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, great benefits, fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Stagnant work and vision. Will be interesting to see what the future holds.

    Etsy2019-04-01
  2. "Awesome Company & Corporate Spirit"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Etsy full-time

      Pros

      Cares about employees Believes in the handmade movement Lovely offices Free lunches, snacks,

      Cons

      Changed quite a bit under new management (post IPO) Closed international offices / centralized most work to Brooklyn

      Etsy2019-03-25
    • Helpful (4)

      "Hired too many inexperienced software engineers"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Work life balance is great and does not feel stressed compared to other companies

      Cons

      Hiring bar at Etsy used to be great but recently they've been hiring way too many inexperienced software engineers (mostly entry levels or bootcamp graduates). Often times, they do not have the foundations of Computer Science and do not seem to understand the development that we do here. They are willing to learn which is great but please hire more experienced software engineers so that people will actually be productive....

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      Advice to Management

      Hire more experienced software engineers and less entry level/bootcamp grads.

      Etsy2019-04-24
    • Helpful (19)

      "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 a year

      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.

      Etsy2018-11-25
    • Helpful (7)

      "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 5 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.

      Etsy2018-11-19
    • Helpful (15)

      "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.

      Etsy2018-11-27
    • "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

        Etsy2018-11-25
      • Helpful (4)

        "Operations Shop"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Free Lunches RSU are very generous Salary are well above normal engineering salary

        Cons

        Toxic work environment Poor leadership Management with no in depth engineering leadership Talk of Blameless but its quite the opposite Lots of individuals and Zero Team Spirit

        Etsy2018-12-04
      • 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

        Etsy2018-09-24
      • Helpful (10)

        "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 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...

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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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