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Etsy Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2019

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Found 147 reviews

3.6
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65%
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79%
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Etsy CEO Josh Silverman
Josh Silverman
66 Ratings
Pros
  • "Teams, culture, flexibility, technology work/life balance(in 13 reviews)

  • "Great benefits offered vacation and medical for and for 401k(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance was a mixed bag(in 7 reviews)

  • "Sentiment amongst Etsy sellers can be demoralizing, but the company is listening to them and things are getting better(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Motivated and smart people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Etsy

    Pros

    Great people and atmosphere. Friendly offices and activities

    Cons

    No noticeable things to say

    Advice to Management

    keep going in that way with such passion

    Etsy2017-06-09
  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 (1)

      "Sadly not putting people first anymore"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      It was a fun, friendly place to work

      Cons

      They're not putting money first and employees second

      Etsy2018-03-10
    • "Great Company to work for"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Etsy full-time

        Pros

        Engaged employees, good management culture, clear mission

        Cons

        Generally very positive experience overall

        Etsy2019-06-12
      • "Best working environment"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Very friendly and stressless environment, very generous compensations & benefits, above market salary, great values.

        Cons

        No remote opportunities for Europe, Poor onboarding

        Etsy2019-05-17
      • Helpful (2)

        "Amazing company for new parents"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Etsy is a top leader in benefits, a warm and caring culture. Very focused on D&I, a vibrant and inclusive community. The mission is great and employees are passionate about the cause. Very intelligent colleagues with an incredible amount of best practice to learn from.

        Cons

        Decision-making is pretty centralized at the exec team level, with more of a "command and control" approach to strategy and decision-making.

        Advice to Management

        You have an incredibly talented team, would encourage trusting your team and delegating more decision-making.

        Etsy2019-05-10
      • Helpful (4)

        "Hire fast and Fire fast"

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        Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great compensation with generous RSUs. unlimited sick day and allow to work remote.

        Cons

        Hire fast and fire fast culture. Low work life balance. Good works are not recognized by managers. Managers treat employees disrespectful.

        Etsy2019-04-27
      • "Great place to work."

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        Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Etsy full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        - Good pay & benefits. A lot of opportunities to learn. Great office perks.

        Cons

        - Very demanding. Depending on the role, it's hard to put in just 40 hours a week and get your job done.

        Advice to Management

        The employees here really care, but some might be overworked.

        Etsy2019-04-16
      • Helpful (6)

        "Avoid Product Management"

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        Former Employee - Product Manager in Brooklyn, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        1. Positive mission and purpose, the customers are inspiring and loyal. And there is still a lot of potential in the marketplace to help them thrive. 2. The engineering team is full of collaborative and talented people. 3. The compensation, benefits, work/life balance and facilities are all really solid and a good model for others to follow.

        Cons

        1. Communication and data between teams doesn't flow freely but rather siloed and selectively. A handful of negative players appear to thrive here creating unhealthy friction. 2. The PM role lacks a strategic outlook and there is limited growth opportunities. Most are essentially pushed to manage projects, not deliver outcomes. 3. The PM org is being run by someone that never worked as a product manager w/ a management...

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        Advice to Management

        1. Bring in experienced PM leadership. PM management that has worked hands-on on highly-scaled, complex, consumer businesses besides Etsy. 2. Reexamine strategic objectives process - how, who, and when KPIs are determined, reported, etc. - and how you decide desired customer outcomes and what to build. 3. Work on people and culture. The mission is hypocritical if people aren't being decent humans to each other....

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        Etsy2019-04-11
      • "Great place to work where they put employees first"

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        Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Etsy full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Awesome office environment & every body I worked with was incredibly smart & capable in their roles.

        Cons

        The cult of Etsy could become a little overwhelming in terms of the social office atmosphere.

        Etsy2019-04-05
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