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eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
1,173 Reviews
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1,173 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Excellent work benefits and discounts.

    Cons

    Your have to be on top of your game all the time. Love it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Collaborative environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    great work culture, remote option, love team environment

    Cons

    lots of changes currently, not sure what will happen after separation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good company, lots of turmoil right now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Big on employee growth and great culture around being there for our customers. Lots of seasoned people from other companies around the Bay Area.

    Cons

    Due to the recent split announcement, there is not a lot of room for personal or professional growth. Bonuses are tied to the performance of the company, which is low. Budgets are slashed so most projects are cancelled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about the impending lay offs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Smart and passionate co-workers, a little lost in the corporate machine.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Everyone I work with is wonderful. In the Portland office we have many perks and creature comforts. Everyone in this office takes care of each other like family.

    Cons

    Corporate is disorganized and processes are chaotic. It is easy to get bogged down in the process and our incredibly smart and dedicated employees' talents are not maximized as a result. This unfortunately causes a lot of turn over. There isn't a lot of growth potential into new roles, they tend to hire new people instead of promoting the more qualified ones they already have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline reasoning and work flows. Identify employees strengths and weaknesses and put them on appropriate projects. Organize and simplify across the board.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good experience overall, can be streamlined

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Product Management in San Jose, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - smart people with varied backgrounds
    - many deep interesting problems to solve
    - well known around the world and generally well liked

    Cons

    - too many people for the scope of the company
    - different divisions of the company don't really work together much
    - decision making is too slow and requires too much input

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - streamline decision making
    - be more customer focused in all aspects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Work Enviroment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Agent in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Agent in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work culture.
    Amazing benefits!
    Work life balance is pretty good.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company, mature business, lot of free cash flow and some good brains

    Cons

    engineering culture is heavily influenced by business and hence not many great innovations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make engineering culture more predominant. It helps in growing faster and sharper.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Friendly, collaborative group of people with a desire to do what's right.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly, collaborative culture.
    Work-life balance is good.
    Fairly open management.
    Moving to more use of Open Source and less propriety technologies

    Cons

    Pay is average to slightly below.
    Slow to promote.
    Annual, but low cost of living raises. A joke given the rate cost of living goes up in San Jose yearly.
    Constantly changing focus within teams and seemingly endless reorgs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Interface Designer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - User Interface Designer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of very nice talented people.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good experience overall

    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    the exposure to the entire company was good. There is a lot going on in eBay inc and it was nice to be able to see that and be part of it.

    Cons

    There are many teams working on the same things. The company gets too big. The developers tend to be more backend and less about user experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More events that join the different parts of eBay.

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