eBay Inc.

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Well positioned and growing, with good leadership

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (more than an year)

Pros

You will be rewarded for your efforts, and you will be able to be heard by management. There is a growing culture of innovation, too.

Cons

Change and innovation may not happen as quickly as you would like. eBay is a big company and can take a while to adopt or understand that there is a change that's needed (although it's lessening as they adopt new methodology, technology and infrastructure).

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company - excellent service for small businesses

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Highly energetic intelligent people
    Interesting projects, including some new complete rewrites

    Cons

    Chaotic environment
    Too many meetings
    Not strong lower level management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication - especially skip-level one on one meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible manager ruined experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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