Etsy Benefits Overview

Etsy is proud to be at the leading edge of benefits and perks offerings versus the industry and market benchmarks. Our rich benefits package is well-rounded and includes our culture of social impact, in-house food and entertainment offerings, generous health and wellness offerings, and a generous time off policy.


Volunteer in local community

-Company-organized volunteer events, eg our "Adopt a Family" program that runs each fall -5 annual VTO (volunteer) days that employees are encouraged to use to volunteer in their local communities

Partners with Nonprofits

Partner with many local organizations through our volunteering and philanthropy efforts, including CS NYC, Good Shepherd Services, Center for an Urban Future, New York Cares, Pursuit, and CodeNation

Friends outside of work

Etsy lays a lot of importance in building community, and friendships and work frequently overlap, promoted by our employee referral program, dogs at work policy, social events and seller community.

Eat lunch together

One of our most popular programs is Eatsy, that provides all our employees with delicious and locally sourced lunch twice a week.

Open door policy

Down from our newest and most junior employees and all the way up to the CEO, we are particularly proud of our non-hierarchical culture and the openness, transparency and accessibility of our leaders

Team owned deliverables

Teams are highly empowered here and operate with significant autonomy and high impact. Our cross-functional squads are accountable for KPIs that directly reflect the overall company growth goals.

Team based strategic planning

Each year, each team builds out their Annual Operating Plan which helps drive Etsy's budget and strategy for the following year. It's a thorough and deep process where each team owns their plans.

Group brainstorming sessions

Group brainstorming, cross-functional input and post mortem exercises are a very normal part of how we operate and how innovation and teamwork play out at Etsy.

Open office floor plan

Each floor is open and yet divided into sub sections to help maintain a level of intimacy, and peppered with various rooms and spaces to allow for various moments of both collaboration and privacy.


Documented equal pay policy

Our D&I efforts are of paramount importance at Etsy. Employees will find a defined equal pay policy, and fair pay study to ensure ongoing compliance with our policy.

Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff

Yes and yes! We have a dedicated D&I team focused on supporting our diversity recruitment efforts, our ERG efforts, and establishing Etsy as the place where "you can bring your whole self to work".

Highly diverse management team

Half of Etsy's board and more than half the Executive (CEO-directs) Team are comprised of women.

Unconscious bias training

Unconscious bias training embedded in our standard processes and provided to all managers as a part of interview/recruitment training, performance management training, management training, etc.

Diversity manifesto

Our diversity manifesto is comprised of our D&I vision, mission, strategy and action plan.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Disability Insurance

Etsy covers at no cost to you, short-term disability (26 weeks @ 100% salary) and long-term disability (up to 24 mths @ 60% earnings). You can also elect for Critical Illness insurance (up to $30k).

Dental Benefits

Great benefits for employees and dependents with Delta Dental - basic (fully sponsored by Etsy) and enhanced (low premium for employees) plan options available.

Vision Benefits

Great vision plan for employees and dependents with UHC vision.

Health Insurance Benefits

Generous health insurance plan with United Healthcare, Etsy covers full costs of premiums for employees and dependents and offers 100% co-insurance. Co-pays and deductibles still apply.

Life Insurance

Etsy covers the cost of basic life insurance with Unum, equal to 2X annual salary up to $400,000. Employees are eligible to purchase additional life insurance up to a maximum of $500,000.

Wellness Programs

Employees have free access to One Medical (urgent care), Health Advocacy, EAP, 24/7 NurseLine, Gympass (gym discounts), Headspace (meditation), onsite yoga/fitness room, backup dependent care

Onsite Gym

Onsite yoga/fitness room

Retirement & Stock Options Benefits


Comprehensive 401k plan with John Hancock.

401(K) Matching

Up to 3%

Company Equity

Equity is an instrumental part of our overall compensation package. All employees receive equity at point of start, and annual refresher grants allow opportunity for further grants going forward.

Performance Bonus

Etsy has an annual bonus program and all employees are eligible for an annual performance bonus. Targets differ by role/level.

Match charitable contributions

Personal donations matched dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $500.

Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits

Child Care Benefits

Back up dependent care provided through

Generous Parental Leave

We're proud to offer 6 months parental leave for either parent, with flexible options on how this leave can best be used.

Flexible Work Schedule

Employees are given the flexibility they need to accommodate personal needs as long as performance expectations and deliverables are met.

Remote Work Program

While majority of our employees work from the office, we do make exceptions for remote workers as appropriate.

Family Medical Leave

Paid Family Leave provides up to 12 weeks to care for a close relative with a serious health condition, or to assist loved ones when a family member is deployed abroad through military service.

Adoption Assistance

When an employee of Etsy adopts a child or has a child through surrogacy during his/her employment, Etsy will reimburse up to a maximum of $7,500 per child or birth for allowable expenses.

Return-to-work program post parental leave

We have a leave coverage program through Moms at Work that provides coverage and smooth transition for employees during their leave period and upon return.

Company sponsored family events

Employees are invited to bring family members (and dogs!) to the office at any point, including for our Eatsy lunches. Large organized event for children takes place for Halloween.

Vacation & Time Off Benefits

Generous PTO

20 days per year up to 5 years service; 25 days for those with more than 5+ years service. 2 Floating days per year

Paid Volunteer Time

Impact in society is a large part of our mission, and employees are eligible for (and encouraged to take) 5 days per year Volunteer time off per year.


We believe that recharging is a vital part of success! 6 continuous weeks paid sabbatical after completion of 5 years service. 12 continuous weeks paid sabbatical after completion of 10 years servi

Paid Holidays

10 paid holidays per year aligned with national holidays.

Paid Sick Days

If an employee is unwell, they deserve the time to focus on their recovery. Etsy offers unlimited sick time for our employees.

Perks & Discounts

Beer on Tap

Beer stations and taps available at various locations in the office.

Casual Dress

Bring your whole self to work! Casual dress is just fine.

Commuter Benefits

Transit and parking benefits offered through WageWorks, up to the maximum pre-tax allowance of $260 per month.

Company Outings

Large global production events around an annual Etsy Talent Show and Halloween. Teams have independent budgets to organize smaller team offsites and outings organized individually at the team level.

Free Daily Meals

Eatsy lunch program is incredibly popular and provides wholesome and locally sourced lunches twice a week.

Game Room

Ping pong, photo booth

Stocked Kitchen

A well stocked kitchen on each floor, with carefully selected items that represent our social and ecological impact goals.

Happy Hours

Monthly community hours (on our spectacular roofdeck in the summer!), as well as teams having individual budgets to organize teambuilding events/social hours as appropriate.

Pet Friendly

Dogs allowed in the office and our employee dogs are very much a part of the Etsy family!

Relocation Assistance

Relocation assistance provided as needed, varies based on role and individual circumstance.

Fitness Subsidies

Etsy offers employees a discounted Gympass membership, which provides employees access to various classes and gyms in their local neighbourhoods.

Professional Development Benefits

Job Training & Conferences

Opportunity to attend job-specific training and conferences; management training in-house; access to individual coaching for Director level+.

Diversity Program

Diversity is a competitive advantage, a moral imperative, and makes us a better place to work. Our dedicated D&I team has a varied program focused on hiring, events, ERGs, mentorship and sponsorship.

Lunch and learns

Our lunch and learn program, affectionately called Edsy, encourages any of our employees with specific knowledge to educate others on varied topics of interest throughout the company.

Cross functional training encouraged

2 Cross functional training programas - Edsy (lunch and learns) and Craftsy (where employees teach their crafts) are open to all employees based on topics of interest.

Promote from within

Etsy has a strong promotion rate of 20% that allows for career development opportunities as well as creating a healthy pipeline of talent for our leadership positions.

Mentorship program

Targeted mentorship program focused on our D&I efforts, specifically catering to our under-represented minorities.

Time allotted for learning

Training is seen as a critical part of our talent growth agenda, and employees are encouraged to take training time during office hours, as a part of an investment in their overall role.

Online course subscriptions available

Large quantity of online training accessible to our employees for free through our subscription with LinkedIn Learning (previously and Jhana (management training).

Customized development tracks

Online training curriculum aligned our competency framework to allow employees to access training specific to their development areas.

Paid industry certifications

As needed, role specific.