Featured Employer: Eventbrite
Featured Employer: Eventbrite
This Week’s Noteworthy Find: Eventbrite
A leading global platform made for creators and listed as a great place to work on countless job sites, Eventbrite is the go-to tool for anyone to create, share, find and attend events that fuel their passions.
Today, many companies are trying to understand how to improve their “work culture” or just how to keep it with the major shift to remote work due to COVID-19. Yet, Eventbrite has been ahead of the curb since its founding; after learning more about the company and why employees love working there, it is clear that Eventbrite has a holistic understanding of how to be a great employer and cultivate a powerful workforce.
Started in 2006 by 3 co-founders in a warehouse in San Francisco, Eventbrite has become a global self-service ticketing platform for live experiences. I am willing to take a guess that 95% of those reading this article have used Eventbrite for one reason or another. Maybe you have used it to attend a music festival, sign up for a marathon, or join a webinar? In 2019, Eventbrite powered 4.7 million events and served more than 949,000 event creators, holding “lived experiences” in 180 countries.
Headquartered in San Francisco with seven other offices around the world including New York and Nashville, Julia Hartz, the cofounder and president, largely credits their success to their 500 employees. With an 80% approval rating on Glassdoor and named by Forbes on their 40 under 40 list, Julia Hartz is the type of flexible and innovative boss everyone is looking for.
Voted “Best Place to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area” five years in a row, the corporate culture Hartz has developed is surely unique. With an unlimited vacation day policy, regularly catered lunches, and desire that employees take short breaks, other companies can learn a lot from Eventbrite’s priorities. In a Forbes article titled, “How Eventbrite Cracked the Corporate Culture Code,” Hartz shares, “We pride ourselves on having built a culture based off of transparency and real time communication.” That is exactly what is reflected in reviews like this one:
“Eventbrite offers competitive pay, lots of soft benefits like snacks, catered lunches 5 days a week, lots of employee engagement via onsite happy hours, and other fun activities. The work is great, and the people are better.”
- Former Employee (Senior Software Engineer) in Nashville, TN
Striving for Diversity
In an article on startupgrind.com, when asked about diversity at Eventbrite, Hartz proudly states, “Eventbrite is 50-50 male-female and this has been accomplished organically.” When hiring talent, she keeps two questions in mind: “Where can I find the best talent?” and “How can I create an inclusive environment to make sure we’re not hiring just people that look like ourselves because of network effect, and referrals?”
After the murder of George Floyd and with protests erupting around the country, many business are being held accountable by their employees and the public to take meaningful action against racism and to speak out against racial injustice. Unlike some quieter companies, Eventbrite highlights their solidarity with and support of the Black community, creators, attendees, and employees across their website and social pages. Not only do they talk the talk - they walk the walk and that is exactly why we wanted to feature them here at GoodSeeker.
With innovative leaders, a unique work culture, and as one reviewer on GlassDoor puts it “good-hearted and smart people,” Eventbrite’s model is one that other companies should try to imitate as it proves a powerful way to shape the modern work day.
Eventbrite’s culture of experimentation and learning from past mistakes while improving their environment is what we love to see. In today’s shifting workplace, it is more important now than ever to value transparency, adaptability, and trust. Companies like Eventbrite show how work can be molded, sculpted, and transformed using creativity and innovation to create something better for everyone.
About Our Featured Employers: GoodSeeker is on the hunt for companies who bring out the best in teams, humanize their brand, and take employee experience to the next level. Each week we monitor job boards for companies with jobs related to employee experience, employee success, employer branding, and storytelling. We read job descriptions, online reviews, ambassador activity, career pages, and more. And then we pick one to give some props.