eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated February 4, 2015
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  1. Great culture but struggling with competitive pressure

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    eBay UK has a very collaborative culture, people are smart and treat each other with a lot of respect. Working hours are very flexible, working from home is widely used. Great focus on people development.The performance management is very transparent - you sign up for targets that make sense and you aren't crucified if external events mean you missed some of them. In my time I changed teams and areas quite a lot which means it never got boring so far.

    Cons

    It's a big company with the headquarter in the US and so sometimes processes seem slow in the international offices. you need patience.

  2. Great company to work for- relaxed culture. Not too corporate.

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    Former Contractor - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Marketing in London, England (UK)

    I worked at eBay Inc. as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good with training and learning. Regular insightful sessions to inspire employees

    Cons

    No real downsides. Depends on your job role.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Some things are great - others not so

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great shared purpouse and tech company

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. Helpful (1)

    Puts people first

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    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Work life balance
    - Interesting work
    - Intelligent people

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    - Better transparency for promotions

  7. Helpful (1)

    Used to be great...now just ok

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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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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