Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Etsy (Weniger als ein Jahr)
The mission of the company/product is great, and it's delightful to see how being a values-driven business does permeate all levels of Etsy culture. From the local snacks in the kitchenettes to the way meetings are carried, Etsy is a company that walks the walk when they talk about being driven by a mission of empowering small local creators.
Related to this is a great work/life balance. Etsy's a pretty cushy job.
On the engineering/product side of things, there's a pervasive fear of change at an institutional level means that anything that would improve the codebase or engineering process is a hard to impossible sell. Major "not invented here" syndrome means that engineers spend a lot of their time dealing with problems that are completely abstracted away in other similar engineering organizations because everyone's building on top of overengineered in-house tooling.
Rat an das Management
In a company-wide all-hands meeting, CTO John Allspaw recently referred to the engineering organization as "complacent". I agree with that assessment, but simply telling people to their face that they need to do a better job isn't how you actually enact change. If you think your engineering organization needs transformation (and I personally agree), figure out how management can actually support and enable that.
Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Juni 2015 bei Etsy (Berlin).
The interview via Skype was very brief. I assume by admitting I don't use Skype often I immediately eliminated myself from the running. Funny thing was I'd actually skyped 8 times in the prior week, all with friends or their spouses in three countries who have each worked at least 15 years at various large corporations in high level managerial positions. (Their mock interviews were much more intensive and difficult than the real one.) Unfortunately I didn't mention this nor the reason I don't use Skype often is because I'm too busy and prefer to communicate on the phone so I can multi-task (clean, organize, cook, do laundry), something which is difficult when you are sitting in front of a computer looking at someone.
I received an email requesting an interview a week after applying for the job online. The interview was about 10 days later and then I didn't hear anything for another 3 weeks after inquiring via email.
Glassdoor wants a city for where the interview took place. The problem is if its over Skype, then its taking place in two cities, in this case New York and Berlin.
Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch