eBay Inc.

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Great company and smart employees.

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Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Well known company that is not going away. Global leader in eCommerce. PayPal also continues to shine.

Cons

It is getting large and there is more office politics than needed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do a better job of keeping early employees at eBay instead of hiring from outside the company when there are plenty of loyal employees waiting to move up after years of hard work.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible manager ruined experience

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

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Some friendly and collaborative co-workers

    Cons

    - Like something out of a Dilbert cartoon
    - Poor, depressing culture
    - Long hours
    - Terrible middle managers
    - Heavy butt covering, me me me, command and control attitude of managers
    - Managers watch your time like you are an hourly worker
    - No arrival/departure time flexibility
    - Pay 10-15% below market at the time (2008-2010)
    - Co-workers not that smart. Couldn't learn anything from them.
    - Very outdated software stack
    - No room for innovation
    - Product Managers ruled, and they weren't very good

    I suffocated in this work environment (I was a new grad), dealt with jealousy of co-workers and managers, was constantly micro-managed and boxed-in, and was never given any real room to try new things, learn new things, do new things, or implement things differently. Every attempt to do something new was met with talk that I didn't know what I was doing, or was squashed for some other reason.

    The managers constantly insisted that I didn't know how to do A and that I didn't know how to do B even though I clearly new, and they went to great lengths to ensure that I would never get an opportunity to do them to "prove myself." The managers were obsessed with knowing and commenting on the time I got into work and the time I left and would harass me about this (and any random thing they could find), rather than leave me to do my work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company culture needs work and so does the software that powers the site.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work until John Donahoe came along.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great to work from home. Good pay. OK benefits. Provided computer setup. ESPP. Stock options. Work schedules could be adjusted.

    Cons

    John Donahoe laid off the remote team at the first opportunity that came along. eBay then went on to post the highest profits to date. We lost all of our stock options which were underwater, but eBay traded out the rest of the employees stock options for new options with value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be cheapskates and remember who started eBay and were there from the beginning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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