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Updated August 25, 2015
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eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig
Devin Wenig
6 Ratings

Pros
  • Work/life balance is reasonable (in 114 reviews)

  • They hire smart people who are usually a good fit for the team (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance with terrible management (in 73 reviews)

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

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  1. Okay but nothing special

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    Former Employee - Billing and Payments in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Billing and Payments in San Jose, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay (More than a year)

    Pros

    People were nice - break room is stocked

    Cons

    Nothing exciting or innovative to work on


  2. Finding its feet

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time

    Pros

    People are friendly and mostly pretty smart. Leadership is genuinely excited about the chance to perform as a standalone company after the PayPal split.

    Cons

    Nothing gets done without massive amounts of consensus. This not only takes a long time, it often muddies who is actually responsible for what. As a result, execution is not crisp and lots of time is spent in meetings. Company has a lot of work to catch up and stand alone in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink matrix org structure or at least always assign clear project leads. Fewer meetings and decks, crisper project specs.


  3. Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst/CS Tools Administration in Riverton, UT
    Former Employee - Business Analyst/CS Tools Administration in Riverton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great culture, great community involvement

    Cons

    Not accommodating to place employees in a position that enables them to perform their best.


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  5. Average Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at eBay (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of good mentors

    Cons

    Average management with no clear goals


  6. Okay

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, low turnover, tries to stay modern. Great office in draper, and local train drops off at front. On site cafeteria is nice, but expensive

    Cons

    Low turnover and hiring from outside the company means there is very little room for advancement from the basic customer service position

    Advice to Management

    Open positions internally before you interview anyone outside the company. Add more avenues for actual growth


  7. Software Development Engineer II

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of long timers and have expert knowledge. Many new technologies being used in the company. Company culture is chilled.

    Cons

    Depending upon the team there would be pager duty as well which can be really hectic if the system is not designed good

    Advice to Management

    Should provide more stock and salary to employees as it is not upto the mark with other tech companies. Also it falls slightly short in terms of benefits provided.


  8. eBay freelance

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Corona, CA
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Corona, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    be your own boss, ability to be successful with hard work

    Cons

    this is a very saturated marketplace

    Advice to Management

    listen to your sellers ideas


  9. Technical Consultant

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at eBay as a contractor

    Pros

    Some good environment employees will get in the office

    Cons

    Confusing across departments and leading to no where that people don't really care


  10. Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Flexible hours, reasonable compensation packages

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity. Lack of "hot" product. Falling behind competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take more risks, invest in new areas


  11. Good People

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people who really mean to do their very best

    Cons

    Constant restructure has made a somewhat political environment

    Advice to Management

    Figure out upper and middle management



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