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Etsy Reviews

Updated 11 Jun 2019

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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. "Ace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Etsy

    Pros

    The culture, the work, the perks, the puns, and the wonderful community!

    Cons

    Understanding how to progress your career or role not always clear.

    Etsy2016-05-31
  2. "A good company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Etsy full-time

    Pros

    A flexible open work environment

    Cons

    Need done more career training

    Advice to Management

    None

    Etsy2017-11-24
  3. "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 (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 (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
    • "Excellent Place to Work"

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      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
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