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Etsy Careers: A Guide To Getting Hired At Etsy


4/21/2023 • 3:55:30 PM

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Etsy Careers: A Guide To Getting Hired At Etsy

In 2005, iospace launched the Etsy site after building it for two months. Within two years, it has crossed over $1M in sales. As of December 31st, 2022, Etsy has had over 100 million items listed on its marketplace

Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York with over 3000+ employees working within the company, Etsy has become a household name for an ecommerce place selling handmade vintage items and craft supplies

If you’ve applied to a role at Etsy or want to learn more about Etsy jobs & how to get one - you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we are going to break down the hiring process for Etsy, the type of interview questions you may receive, and the timeline you should expect to go through during your recruitment process at Etsy. Let’s jump in!

Etsy’s Hiring Process Overview

Etsy’s hiring process consists of 3-4 different rounds of interviews with their team members depending on the role you're applying for. The 3-4 rounds of interviews include:

  • A Phone Screening with a Hiring Manager
  • Zoom Call with a Team Member
  • Technical Interview
  • A Zoom Call with a Department Manager

Although this is the typical hiring process, the amount of interviews differ between roles. As a general rule of thumb, the more senior your role is the more interviews you will undergo.

Etsy’s interview process often follows a consulting style where they’ll ask you about real-life scenarios to get your take on how you’ll utilise your skills in different situations.

Step 1: Applying

Where Can I Apply For A Job At Etsy?

Jobs at Etsy can often be found across their website which you can find at They also regularly post on their Linkedin page available here. For one central place to find Etsy jobs, you can also check out eComportal. You’ll find a huge selection of Etsy remote jobs that relate to the eCommerce industry.

How Difficult Is It To Get Hired At Etsy?

Etsy hiring process is rated 2.9 out of 5 by Glassdoor. Out of 336 interviews, 44% were rated negative, 39% were rated positive, & about 17% were rated neutral. Etsy hires often across a general set of departments such as engineering, customer service, analytics, design, product, and operations.

Step 2: Interview Process

How Long Does It Take After Applying To Hear Back From Etsy?

Etsy typically has a fast response time via email after you’ve submitted an application. The typical response time for these roles is about 1-2 weeks. Etsy has been reported by applicants to not send out feedback regarding a rejected application. If it has been 1-2 weeks and you haven't heard back, we urge you to reach out. Although there is a good chance that your application was rejected

What Are Some Questions I Can Expect In The Etsy Interview Process?

Typically, the questions that the Etsy team will ask you when getting interviewed are based on the role that you are getting hired for. You can expect questions directly related to your role that you may have received for similar positions. Overall, common questions that seem to come up a lot regardless of the role being hired for are questions like:

General Questions:

1. Why do you want to work at Etsy?

2. Walk me through your past work experience

3. Tell me about a time you had limited data to make a decision and how you made that decision in the end?

4. Tell me about a time you had to handle a disagreement with someone senior to your

Marketing Role Questions:

1. How would you market to three brands that Etsy manages?

2. What prior work experience do you have in marketing?

Product Manager Questions:

1. What’s something you would improve about the Etsy product?

2. How do you make sure engineering tickets are defined?

3. How do you work with design vs engineering?

4. How do you stay up to date with trends?

5. How would you spend your first month at Etsy?

Customer Service Questions

1. How do you handle customers who have issues with the platform?

Engineering Questions

1. What is logistics vs linear regression

2. Explain the difference between a user facing metric and a purely operational metric

3. How do you implement a priority queue

4. Basic string manipulation and questions to discuss projects you’ve worked on

How Long Does It Take To Hear Back From Etsy After The First Interview

Etsy has been consistent with following up each interview by planning the next interview, usually done within a week's time depending on the calendar availability. You can expect a second interview in 1 to 2 weeks if you pass the first interview and the technical assessments.

If you don’t hear back, you may have been rejected and should follow up with the hiring manager that you have contacted

Step 3: Getting Hired

How Long Does The Entire Hiring Process At Etsy Take?

Typically, you can expect the entire process to take up to 4- 8  weeks.

We have heard of reports for higher up, managerial roles to take up to 3 months. For roles that are more senior, their process of vetting the candidate will take longer thus the whole hiring process will be longer.

How Long Does It Take To Hear Back From Etsy About A Job?

After your final interview, you can expect to hear back within a week's time with either a formal offer or an email letting you know you did not get the role.