Etsy Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

Updated Apr 1, 2019

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Etsy CEO Josh Silverman
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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.

  2. Helpful (20)

    "Questionable management practices"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Etsy full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. Great benefits. New CEO seems like he knows what he's doing.

    Cons

    Poor communication from director level management. Lots of turnover in all levels of management. Unable to keep good people because of a tendency to favor culture over skill level. Infrastructure and approach is about 10 years behind. Management seemed to have a lack of experience and/or training.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great people but culture is changing"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Etsy full-time

    Pros

    -Amazing people -Pet Friendly -Beautiful office -Great benefits

    Cons

    Recent layoff and reorg caused so much chaos and morale is low. Employees are now over worked since we have to pick up the responsibilities of the people who were laid off or left.

  4. Helpful (6)

    "An exciting time to be part of Etsy"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Etsy is in a great period of transition. While that has been difficult for many people who have been at Etsy for a long time, personally, I'm excited and invigorated by the change in strategy and in leadership. It feels like Etsy finally knows what it's doing and where it needs to go. I think it's matured while still keeping those Etsy "weird" things that everyone loves. As other reviews have mentioned, we have great benefits, a great office, and kind people to work around.

    Cons

    Frankly, some of the cons have more to do with the current staff that is so unhappy at Etsy. It's depressing to see people be so vocal about their distaste with the company. Etsy hasn't lost anything. One could argue that it's finally found themselves. Some of the attrition has been disappointing and...dramatic?

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Plenty of Learning Opportunities But..."

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -You can move around the company to gain experiences in other fields -Great Benefits -Nice Culture -Casual atmosphere

    Cons

    There were too many layers of management.

  6. Helpful (31)

    "Sad to see a company with so much potential turn into this."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Etsy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance. Smart, kind, incredibly talented colleagues. Once had a strong mission that made employees feel they were really helping small-business owners succeed. Beautiful office, amazing perks. Sabbaticals and parental leave!

    Cons

    Where do I begin. The re-orgs are endless. Constant chaos. Next to impossible to get anything done or move your career forward. Upper management is never willing to try new ideas or innovate because that costs money, so constantly lagging behind industry standards for customer experience and e-commerce best practices. No useful performance review system and non-competitive salaries (meaning, you have to leave to get a raise or promoted). Office politics are out of control and the corporate mind games have become the new norm. HR is a nightmare and will result in a lawsuit someday.

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  7. Helpful (21)

    "Great benefits...that's about it"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 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 benefits and flexibility to work from home for some teams.

    Cons

    Very unqualified managers, high school "clicky" environment, company cares about its values more than employees, stale environment, no career progression conversations, no annual reviews...overall WORST career experience of my life. I was so miserable that I left without securing another job first. After all the recent layoffs, morale is very low and it is getting worse by the day.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits okay management"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits offered vacation and medical for and for 401k

    Cons

    There is no Office nearby

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best Company - Period"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Etsy for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, great coworkers, plenty of advancement opportunity.

    Cons

    Salaries could be more competitive

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  10. Helpful (22)

    "Some Good Some Bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support in Hudson, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, unlimited sick days, flexible working schedule. Generally, management is friendly and available if you have any issues. Its also nice to be a part of a well known company.

    Cons

    The culture is totally contrived, so there isn't a ton of room for diversity. Little to no racial diversity (as with most tech companies) and this doesn't look like it'll change anytime soon. Management is overly concerned with work "culture" and ends up hiring people who can't do the work just because they're a good cultural fit. Would be great to spend less time talking about composting (if you get what I mean) and more time looking at ways to further develop certain orgs so that employees can have more fulfilling jobs. Often it feels like you're on a hamster wheel, with little room to experiment.

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