Etsy Reviews

Updated Nov 23, 2021

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Etsy CEO Josh Silverman
Josh Silverman
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Pros
  • "Teams, culture, flexibility, technology work/life balance(in 14 reviews)

  • "Great people, beautiful offices (when we could go to them)(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work Life Balance is a must here(in 9 reviews)

  • "High Sellers costs for any shop bringing in 20K or more(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Home fashion

      Apr 30, 2021 - CEO-Founder 
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      Pros

      Great innovation and growth in products

      Cons

      No cons, very translucent policies

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Awesome Company & Corporate Spirit

      Mar 25, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Sadly not putting people first anymore

      Mar 10, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      It was a fun, friendly place to work

      Cons

      They're not putting money first and employees second

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Motivated and smart people

      Jun 9, 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and atmosphere. Friendly offices and activities

      Cons

      No noticeable things to say

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Love it here!

      Nov 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A great company culture. Work life balance. Continuous learning. Annually adjust pay to at least reflect what's on the market. This does not affect your annual review. They're fare and it's such a great company to work for. Love their mission to keep commerce human.

      Cons

      Annual Reviews are limiting but reasonable. Have to switch roles, teams or leave the company to get a higher pay raise. This is limiting some talents that learn quick and deserve a great pay raise. But they're working to fix this. So aim high if you join so you're satisfied.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Welcoming, supportive, and intellectually curious

      Nov 3, 2021 - Senior Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Arguably the most ethically positive place to work within big tech; director-level folks encourage work that improves our impact, not just (and even sometimes in opposition to) our bottom line, though with some exceptions. Generally very high-quality benefits, competitive pay, and flexible policies. Company-wide "breaksgiving" days off every month or two on top of standard holidays/vacation time. Good work/life balance. My immediate management chain genuinely cares about my wellbeing and career prospects. Remote culture was stronger than most places even before COVID, which will likely enable success for the split remote/in-person working future. Comparatively high performance on DEI and making space for marginalized identities. Draws in and keeps top talent from larger tech companies. AI/ML systems are impressive, but leave much room for large employee impact through innovative improvements. Blameless culture and brilliant people in the engineering org.

      Cons

      Recent significant cuts to sabbatical policy, even after employee-complaint-driven softening of policy changes. If you're an Etsy purist, certain resource allocation choices may seem to prioritize short-term profits over long-term brand reputation and maintaining what makes Etsy unique. Some hidden insider knowledge for best practices and tips around performance reviews and promotions, leading to inefficiencies/biases in the procedures that were built to prevent them.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent place for queer folks!

      Nov 4, 2021 - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      - great Employee Resource Groups! - super safe and supportive environment! - committed to career development! - excellent at supporting their remote employees! - awesome commitment to values and mission!

      Cons

      - some older processes and systems that are sometimes challenging to work with and change

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      great company

      Oct 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Prescott, AZ
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      Pros

      flexibility was great and allowed me to spend more time at home with kids

      Cons

      not consistent enough for steady income

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent place to work, they truly care about their employees and aim to compensate fairly

      Sep 28, 2021 - Trust and Safety in Hudson, NY
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      Pros

      Etsy has a welcoming culture and their benefits are amazing.

      Cons

      There is a lot of room for improvement when it comes to how career advancement works at this company however, while in some areas of work you may be promoted based on the quality of your hard work, there is a definitely a problem with favoritism and getting positions based on social connections and popularity within the company versus solely based on quality of work.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Most inclusive company to work for!

      Oct 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People care about you and see you an individual and acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses at work. It's a great place to grow.

      Cons

      None that I can think of.

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