eBay Inc.
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www.ebayinc.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

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I thought more of eBay before I actually started working there.

Community Management Specialist (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at eBay Inc. as a contractor for less than a year

Pros- most of the employees are talented professionals
- many resources are theoretically available
- looks good on your resume

Cons- many other employees are bitter/burnt-out/micromanaged into being unproductive
- many mid-level managers are unqualified and will not advocate for their reports... at all
- the way contractors vs perm employees are treated is noticeable
- some managers give you endless busy-work and do nothing with it... or worse yet, give you nothing to do at all for a long span of time - and then suddenly expect you to do the work of several people at a minute's notice.
- many teams will not share resources, regardless of bandwidth
- high turnover in certain teams
- some managers have endless reports quitting with little to no notice (due to being hard to work with), and this is never reflected upon by their superiors
- disorganized
- contractors do not get PTO or much leeway
- many teams and projects seem to be totally isolated and/or redundant
- many people are so afraid of losing their jobs, they do not stop to ask obvious questions or voice any areas of concern
- pay is lower than average for area and industry
- many contractors are hired for a short period of time, promised an extension/promotion to perm, and then let go just to bring on more short-term contractors
- many contractors are let go without notice, for arbitrary reasons

Advice to Senior Management- many of your mid-level managers could use improvement
- hire more perm employees, or stop using contractors like tissue paper
- salaries should better match local competition
- teams should talk to each other more and not be so disorganized

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall it's a good company, their management strategy leaves a lot to be desired.

Customer Solutions Agent (Current Employee)
Draper, UT

I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: The company pays well, depending on your skills it can be easy to move up in the… Cons: Management is literally a revolving door. Every few months they will "re-structure" an entire department, which means the management and… Advice to Senior Management: Determine what departments handle what, and then don't change it every 6 months. Keep management in place who knows the department they work in, instead… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Weak leadership

Project Manager (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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


Pros: The Founder had great ideas, a vision for the future, and built a company that supported employees to enable them to do their jobs and… Cons: As the company became more mature, the vision was lost, most of the new hires came fresh from Business School with a goal of resumé… Advice to Senior Management: Decide what eBay is going to be for the future. Develop a vision of where you want to take eBay and the best (or… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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