eBay Classifieds Group – San Jose, CA
The eBay Classifieds Group is the worldwide leader in online classifieds. We help people find whatever they're looking for in their local communities… Monster
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I worked at eBay Classifieds for more than 5 yearsPros
As a former employer, what attracted me to this team was the lure to take on the other established players in classifieds like Craigslist, and also a rapidly growing business in Canada. Work was plenty, and there were many different opportunities to show our technical know-how and we had a CTO who knew technology and how to promote us back in 2010 - 2011. Our team members also regularly travelled to our businesses in Australia, Asia, and EU to share technical knowledge and business strategies - we were based in San Jose but operated like a global team which is unique n the marketplace.Cons
Since the last reorganization the organization pretty much has flipped upside down. Technology has now become an afterthought, a drag. Development team gets no recognition for any accomplishment whatsoever. Our senior leader has also brought on a complete cultural shift in early 2013 that thrives on death marches and to meet the senior leadership's ego of meeting numbers at a quarter end, at the expense of employee lifelihood and customer experience.
The organization has morphed to one where skills like selling a used car is recognized then building one. People management skills of several of our leaders are more than questionable. This mode is not sustainable long term.
There are also questionable hiring policies employed by one arm of the team, who only seems to bring on new members of a certain descent. I'm not sure if this meets eBay's policy of diversity hiring.Advice to ManagementAdvice
I'm not sure what advice to give. Since my departure I've learned several talented people who have already left for our competitors or other parts of eBay as there's no growth opportunity. These individuals were crucial in building the business. I would advice prospective candidates to look elsewhere.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookNo opinion of CEO