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eBay Inc. Reviews in London, England

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
1,171 Reviews
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Pros
  • Depending on your area in the company, there is a real emphasis on work-life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Alignment and strong purpose, working with very smart people - have direct impact from UK (in 56 reviews)


Cons
  • Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer (in 73 reviews)

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

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    Some things are great - others not so

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large organisation with lots of opportunities to move geographies and change roles. Most people are super smart and generally nice to work with. Generally well paid. Work life balance is challenging but manageable.

    Cons

    Management is top heavy (too many chiefs and not enough highly empowered indians). Lots of MBA strategy people with no clue about product development. Product & technology groups are disempowered. Still very waterfall in terms of planning. Minimal agility at the ground level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy, planning & prioritisation is so high level it is useless. It offers no guidance to teams at the ground level as to how to make trade offs between multiple strategic initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great shared purpouse and tech company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company has great ideals, but sometime management fails to focus on their execution. People are very smart and fun to work with, and work life balance is great. Though there isn't that much challenge everyday and people are afraid often to go against the status quo and risk for new breakthrough ideas.

    Cons

    This company has great ideals, but sometime management fails to focus on. People are very smart and fun to work with, and work life balance is great. Though there isn't that much challenge everyday and people are afraid often to go against the status quo and risk for new breakthrough ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management needs to devolve a small part of their time towards more operational activities, to truly understand our customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Puts people first

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

    Pros

    - Work life balance
    - Interesting work
    - Intelligent people

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic, slow to react
    - Constant re-organizations (2x a year)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Better transparency for promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be great...now just ok

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and interface with a global team. Generally, people are smart and work together to get results. Campus culture is good as is the riverside location in Richmond.

    Cons

    High concentration of management consultants, so a lot of pointless Powerpoint presentations. Richmond is a bit far from central London, so may be a con for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less short-term focus on quarterly results and invest in the future like Amazon.

    Recommends
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