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eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
1,172 Reviews
3.7
1,172 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.  

    eBay cares about employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    great place to work. Good managers and projects.

    Cons

    no free food
    Can have better intrapreneurship opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest money from PayPal spin off into more start up acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This was a job that never felt like work. I was excited to come in, learn, and give my best every day. I would 100% still be there but I had to move back to the east coast and assist with an ill family member. There was lots of roles to move up to as long as you were willing to work hard. The perks were great at the old office in Draper but I've heard they're even better at the new location!

    Cons

    None that I recall. I would say perhaps the pay could be slightly higher but I was happy overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Sales in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    Put the time in and you will be rewarded

    Cons

    Management - slow to support others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent work place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment and smart people. Very much open for innovative ideas in my team. Work is appreciated if you do good, again it depends on the team.

    Cons

    Can't think of many as I haven't been around for a long time. But I think too much changes at the same time across teams hinders progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No as such

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast paced company where you can contribute to your fullest and learn new technologies.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - QA Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    You can bring your full potential to the table. You can expose yourself to practically any new technology and work it into your project. You have to be willing to put in the time, but if you're a hard-worker and enjoy learning, there are great opportunities here. But you do need to take the initiative...no one is going to just drop it on your lap.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility. The organization is fairly flat and positions are stable, so its not uncommon to see qualified people work for many years before getting an opportunity to get promoted and get more responsibility. Some people do get promoted in a reasonable amount of time but keep the same job, so it's just an upgraded title. Having said that, you can move around the org to work on different things if you feel you've hit a ceiling where you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote, promote, promote.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Scientist
    Current Employee - Data Scientist

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

    Pros

    Good learnings, great platform to show your skills, friendly upper management, effective delegations, best platform to present innovative ideas and if they are very good, you get a chance to productionalize your idea

    Cons

    Infrastructure challenges (sometimes), repetitive work and lot of meetings. Many teams doing similar work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teams doing repetitive work should collaborate to increase productivity and profitability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work, fun people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Lot's a cool co-workers
    Free Soda
    Culture similar to most tech companies

    Cons

    Cafeteria Not subsidized
    Office politics
    older employees (30+)... Everyone's a "manager"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some youngins

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, people are very nice here

    Cons

    too much re-org, company politic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great Company Culture, Competitive Salary, GREAT Benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Systems Analyst in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Technical Systems Analyst in Draper, UT

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    eBay has a really fun culture and value employee input. By the time I left, over 80% of the company had been there 5 years or more. That tells you alot about how nice it is to work there. One of the killer benefits is every 5 years they give you 1 month paid sabbatical.

    Cons

    Most people don't leave a company, they leave a Manager, this was the case with me. Would love to go back to a different team. Really miss the culture of the company as a whole.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Intern in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work here include the flexibility and the people. They are trying to build a culture of great customer service. Free soda.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship. Lack of communication and direction from upper management. Unpaid internship. Lack of communication from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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