Nourishing Ourselves and Our Community Our company-wide meal program is much more than a lunch break. It serves to strengthen the ties between our food systems, our communities, and one another. From its origins when the entire company would gather around a single picnic table to the nearly 50,000 meals served this year, sharing food…
Clearly defining your mission and demonstrating your commitment to it through a theory of change that drives your strategy, impact measurements that track your progress, incentives that keep purpose a priority, and/or a legal structure that ensure social and environmental objectives are upheld.
Financial compensation that fairly considers the living expenses of workers, producers, and suppliers, and also fairly rewards all workers, owners and executives who make significant contributions to the company’s success. (profit sharing, employee ownership, etc.)
Global Impact Leader
Earned by placing in the top 25% for the Global Goals Contribution Assessment
Global Goals Contribution Assessment.
This assesses how much your business is contributing to the Global Golas initiative and how it compares to others in your industry.
Of revenue spent on
Affordable and Clean Energy
Why we are in business
We exist to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. Etsy was founded in June 2005 in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York to fill a need for an online community where crafters, artists and makers could sell their handmade and vintage goods and craft supplies.
We are building a human, authentic and community-centric global and local marketplace. By building and supporting this people-powered economy, we hope to inspire global business practices that are sustainable, responsible and profitable. We hope to make the world a little more like Etsy.
How we operate
We strive to operate our business in a way that maximizes benefit to all life impacted, and to share our practices to inspire other companies to do the same.
Going beyond monetary compensation to provide exceptional care for the people powering your business; including healthy food offerings, extraordinary office amenities, full health coverage, education subsidies, an inspiring work environment, etc.
A Team Dedicated to Learning & Development Our Learning and Development team merges innovative learning formats with evidence-based leadership practices. Applying research from organizational psychology, sociology, and adult learning theory—in addition to a deep knowledge of Etsy’s values and culture—the team facilitates trainings, retreats, and coaching, and offers online resources on everything from how to…
Gauging Employee Happiness We believe the best work is born from happy, inspired, and empowered people. We developed the Happiness Index – a unique approach to measuring the overall well-being and connectedness of our employees to understand how well we are delivering on our cultural ambitions. Our Index evaluates the company as a whole ecosystem.…
Lunch ‘n’ Learns Lunch ‘n’ Learns provide regular occasions for open, ad hoc, educational experiences. Nearly every week, people across the company sign up to present on any work-related topic they choose. These events, which are leadership opportunities for presenters and learning opportunities for the whole staff, are so popular that employees tune in from…
Interactive Classes Taught by Employees for Employees Interactive Classes Taught by Employees for Employees
Interactive Classes Taught by Employees for Employees One of the most beloved manifestations of our learning-focused culture is Etsy School—interactive classes taught by employees for employees. Anyone is free to teach a class on any topic they want. Dozens of Etsy School classes have been offered over the years, including knot-tying, fabric dying, herbalistic medicine,…
A workplace that focuses on creating freedom and minimizing fear by reducing the centralization of power, supports self-management, and encourages radical transparency, inclusion, feedback, and fairness.
Fostering Innovation–Hack Week at Etsy Every year we give all employees a chance to step away from routine tasks, think expansively, and collaborate on new ideas during our company “Hack Week.” Hacking solutions goes back to Etsy’s roots. Many of the most awesome features of our site stemmed from successful hack projects. Over the years…
Leadership Dens Some of our best problem solving occurs in safe spaces with trusted colleagues. Leadership dens bring together groups of five to eight managers from across the company on a biweekly basis to share best practices and support one another through leadership challenges. Dens are professionally facilitated and are governed by ground rules, allowing…
Demonstrating genuine care for your customers through a graceful purchasing process, extraordinary support, quality guarantees, and other acts of kindness that leave your customers remarking about the experience.
Reshaping Retail In 2014 we developed a new way to collect feedback from sellers by meeting them in person in the spaces where they make, create, and manage their shops. Seller studio visits gives Etsy employees from all departments a deeper under- standing of the seller experience. Employees learn firsthand about seller workflows, connecting them…
Taking Time for Member Support Every employee across the company gets the chance to help our Support team by responding to inquiries from our members. During these quarterly support rotations, employees connect directly to our community and to get a better understanding of the challenges our users encounter. Through this deeper understanding we are able…
Water & Waste
Thriving to achieve zero waste through recycling and reusing initiatives, composting and water conservation, and tracking progress towards set reduction targets.
How We Compost 600 lbs a Month…On Bike If you’re around DUMBO, Brooklyn on a Friday morning, you just might stumble upon a strange and seemingly silly sight: a small group of Etsy Admin on bikes, outfitted in full-body jumpsuits and helmets, about to embark on what’s become a routine mission – taking our office…
Weighing Our Waste We take trash seriously. Every night we weigh our landfill waste, e-waste, recycling, and compost at each of our primary office locations. We even built our own dumpster scales to facilitate these measurements. Continuous tracking helps us measure the effects of programs designed to lower our overall waste and increase recycling and…
Earth-friendly materials used to operate the company (i.e. recycled paper) to construct and furnish offices and facilities (i.e. bamboo flooring), and to produce products and their packaging (i.e. biodegradable materials).
Protecting Endangered Species Among Etsy’s core values is our commitment to acting as a mindful, transparent, and humane business, and planning and building for the long term. For this reason, it is important for our company and our community to minimize our impact on the depletion of scarce natural resources. Those resources include threatened and…
Using Materials Mindfully We strive to understand the impact of all our business decisions, including the everyday materials we use. Our Brand Design team creates Etsy’s functional, promotional, and marketing materials—from tote bags to large trade show displays. In accordance with our values, the team challenges themselves to approach each project with sustainability in mind.…
Caring for mission-aligned causes by generously sharing business resources such as your products and services, meeting space, excess materials, media exposure, company best practices, and employee time and talent.
Deeping Community Connection Through Paid Volunteer Time Deeping Community Connection Through Paid Volunteer Time
Deeping Community Connection Through Paid Volunteer Time We give employees 40 hours of paid volunteer time each year to work with organizations they feel passionate about. We also orchestrate volunteer days for teams and entire offices, deepening the connections between our employees and our local communities.
What we impact
Stakeholder Impact Leader
Earned by placing in the top 25% for the B Impact AssessmentRead More
Stakeholder Impact Leader
Earned by placing in the top 25% for the B Impact Assessment
B Impact Assessment
This ~30 min assessment determines how your company’s positive impact stakes up against thousands of other businesses.
Great Place to WorkRead More
Great Place to Work
The Great Place to Work® Institute is an organization dedicated to building a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces.
Based on 25 years of research and surveys of millions of employees, the institute has created a model for building performance based on trust and a positive cycle between employers and their teams, so that businesses across the globe can shift how the world works by promoting a healthy, supportive and productive work environment.
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Certified B Corporation
B Corps are for-profit entities that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency — certified by the nonprofit B Lab.
B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.
Today, there is a growing community of more than 1,000 Certified B Corps from 33 countries and over 60 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
What we look for when hiring
As you’ve probably guessed; Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don’t want you to be like everyone else, we don’t even want you to be like us—we want you to be like you! So write to us, in your own human voice, and tell us what you’re all about and why you’re interested in a role at Etsy. What gets you up in the morning? What excites you? What throws your whole day off and causes you to pull your hair out?
Why you would want to work for our company
Working at Etsy means you can directly affect the lives of millions of people. Whether you create a new product feature, write a blog post or help someone open a shop, your work has an impact on someone’s livelihood and fosters direct, meaningful connections throughout the Etsy community.
Working at Etsy is also a lot of fun. Our culture is grounded in the maker spirit, and we put creativity, community and thoughtfulness into everything we do. We have communal lunches called “Eatsy”, learn from each other at “Etsy School”, and get creative together at the occasional “Crafternoon”. From New York to Melbourne, we’ve built our culture with care.
Careers at Etsy
Visit etsy.com/careers for more info.
Where to find us
55 Washington St #512 Brooklyn, NY 11201
- San Francisco