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eBay Inc. Reviews in London, England

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3.3 9 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

eBay Inc. President and CEO John J. Donahoe

John J. Donahoe

(6 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

  • Depending on your area in the company, there is a real emphasis on work-life balance(in 99 reviews)

  • Many smart people with pretty diverse industry backgrounds(in 50 reviews)

  • Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer(in 65 reviews)

  • Frequent senior management attrition, leading to reorgs / policy changes(in 40 reviews)

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    Disappointing work compared to the amazing people and benefits

    Analytics Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe people were the best part of the company. Everyone is extremely friendly, intelligent and social and it does not feel like a typical office. The benefits and location on the river in Richmond are equally great.

    ConsThe company is too focused on weekly metric reviews and it feels like nothing ever gets accomplished. Because of this, the Analytics team is used more as a reporting function and there is very little opportunity to do real insight analysis.

    There is also a real lack of speed and innovation. Even the smallest changes can take forever to implement and most initiatives come in response to something done my a competitor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you continue to let senior management make all the decisions and put so much focus on tracking metrics, people will keep leaving. You have an amazing group of people, but they need to be used properly. Start thinking about the customer and use Analytics for analysis, not reporting.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Dying slowly.

    Withheld (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThere are some great people, some really talented people in the business and given the mess it's in the enthusiasm and the passion to change is still strong. eBay is still a brand that creates emotion in people and being part of that can be hugely rewarding.

    ConsUnfortunately none of the great, talented people are at the executive or senior management level. Due to a combination of poor leadership, lack of coherent vision and a fear/mistrust of the platform there's a complete inability to execute projects efficiently. The main product of eBay is Powerpoint, and it's an oft-quoted line that 'meetings are the work'.

    People, particularly those more senior are fearful of making the commitment to change that's required to save this business from slowly dying on the vine. Focus seems to swing from one project to another depending on what is perceived as the current silver bullet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring MBAs and Powerpoint jockeys, start hiring people who understand customers, the web and technology. Stop trying to be Amazon.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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