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- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 8+ weeks. I interviewed at eBay (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.
3 stage interviewing process - initial phone interview, then interview with four current employees, and finally an interview with the team director. The overall hiring process is rather lengthy, but worth it if you feel the role is what you're looking for.
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at eBay (London, England (UK)).
Applied directly on eBay. Talent acquisition wrote me requesting a face-2-face interview. Lovely manager interviewed me. Not difficult. Some experience based questions. Process involves 3-4 interviews and one presentation. Process still going on.
- what is your strategy to deal with really difficult stakeholders? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at eBay (London, England (UK)) in April 2015.
Interview was done with two people in the room. They asked me to give them a quick overview of my career so far, then asked me to do an SQL test on the spot as well, which was a bit awkward as I wasn't informed that would be a part of the process and I had people actually watchingthe screen as I typed. After that they went into how I'd solve specific problems they are currently facing - some of them quite tough, but it was also an interesting conversaiton to have. All in all - nice people, parts of the interview were kind of tough, but nothing too unpleasant.
- Provide an example of a situation where you used modeling to improve a business process? Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at eBay in December 2014.
I had 3 telephone interviews and 4 face to face interviews over a 7 month period. The final interview consisted of 4 back to back interviews each lasting one hour with a different person. I was surprised to find that I did not see any English people in the Richmond London office. I can only assume that eBay does not employ English people.
- What has happened to eBay in the news recently? 1 Answer
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I found their handling of the initial application process very unprofessional. I did a two-hour screening test for eBay. It was administered in Germany for a job based in the UK. I was initially asked to do the test between 8am and 6pm within 2 days of asking, despite the fact that I was working at the time. I was able to rearrange it for the evening. The woman administering the test kept me waiting for half an hour from the agreed start time for the two hour timed test, which they emailed to me. They never sent even a form rejection after the test, despite my taking the time to arrange to do a two-hour test at short notice. Even when I emailed (politely!) to follow up, they never bothered with the courtesy of a reply.
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at eBay (Richmond, London, England (UK)).
Quick call with the recruiter, very professional. 1:1 onsite interview with the hiring manager who showed up late and without my CV, we sat in an open space, I was asked very basic and general questions. Few and confused info about the position. Waited more than a month for a feedback. Disappointing.
- Not difficult but quite unexpected and useless for the level of the position. Why would you be awesome for the position? My questions were more focused on the business and on eBay advertising plans for the next years. Maybe having at least the CV of the candidates in front of your eyes would help interviewing better. The person was constantly looking at the mobile. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at eBay (London, England (UK)) in May 2013.
Recruiter found me CV on a job board. I had a telephone conference interview with two people. It was a technical interview & it was pretty standard apart from few questions related to TDD. Being a graduate, I found it difficult to have knowledge about Test Driven Development. Other questions were straightforward including binary search, pass by value vs pass by reference & java related questions
- Questions regarding Agile software development & TDD which I found unexpected as being a graduate I did not really have any experience in TDD. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at eBay.
HR phone screening and then 1-2-1 Competencies based interview with hiring manager
- Tell me a time when you had to work with people who were resistent to change Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at eBay.
3 rounds: hiring manager, case interview presentation & panel interview, and peer interviews
- Case interviews on e-commerce Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at eBay in September 2012.
Good. Met lots of people. Very honest about the pros and cons of company. Presentation as well as group and individual interviews. All of it helped in assessing the company suitability.
- What would I do and how would I do it 1 Answer
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