eBay Inc.

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A great company to work for

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in San Jose, CA

I have been working at eBay Inc.

Pros

- Flexible working hours
- Good benefits - 4 weeks sabbatical for every 5 years of service. This is on top of your regular vacation hours. So you can take off 6-7 weeks for every 5 years, if you want.
- We still receive RSU (restricted stock units) instead of stock options. In this economy, it's a real bonus that eBay still gives out stocks based on company and personal performance.
- Fun working environment. Team outings still occur once a quarter.

Cons

Sometimes, there's a lot of "hurry up and wait" mentality. Information are needed from you urgently at that time but when it's available, no one is really looking at it.

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Continue with what you're doing and let's make eBay the market leader in commerce WORLDWIDE.

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    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Top Customer Care in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Top Customer Care in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Free Soda
    Free Bagel Days
    2 Gyms
    The facilities are very nice. The company has hired a lot of people in the last month to help with coverage.

    Cons

    A lot of external new hires in upper management.

    Recommends
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    Mostly bad product managers

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

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    1) Hours are somewhat flexible. You need to attend meetings and hit target dates but you can run errands and such without trouble.

    2) Pay is fair.

    3) Some of the managers are very good as well as some of the engineers.

    Cons

    1) Many of the product managers don't know what they are doing. What makes it worse is that they pretend to know. As an application developer you basically work for them. As you can imagine, this is not inspiring.

    2) They built a homegrown frontend stack a few years ago for no apparent reason (why not Spring MVC or Struts2?). It's now been abandoned because it took forever to build something with it.

    3) Not much respect for application engineers. You can say something will take 3 weeks and if they think it's too long, they'll ask you to review your estimate. If you don't shorten it, they'll get a contractor to do it. Then you have to maintain it. What fun.

    4) No respect for contract engineers. They stick them anywhere they can prop-up a computer.

    5) Some of the engineers aren't very good, but they can be avoided by moving to certain groups. The bad project managers are harder to get away from. There seems to be more of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
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