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Great company and smart employees.

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  • Career Opportunities
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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    Excellent Company

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    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great CEO trying to build lasting company
    Great career opportunities

    Cons

    Work-life balance
    Too many passive aggressive characters

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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    - Very outdated software stack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
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