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Helpful (3)

Tough environment to get things done

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Ebay is trying to do the right thing. Senior management has created a mission, values and behaviors. John Donahoe is sincere and approachable. The company has good benefits and competitive compensation.

Cons

Although the company has stated mission and values, I don't think actions of senior management always align with those values, i.e. do the righ thing, develop people, be open, honest and direct. Unfortunately, as with many companies, people who are not good managers or leaders are rewarded. This is a matrix org; when there is not goal alignment, it is extremley hard to meet goals and get things done. Likewise, the company would like to invest in 'innovative' products, but these are the first ones being cut. The folks that are rewarded are the ones that work on 'core' businesses and are optimizing at the edges, not building the new stuff. There is a lot of bureaucracy and 'churn'. The people who get ahead are the folks that have been at the company a long time and are political. As you get more senior, the work-life balance is not good.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Needs Leadership makeover

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

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are fair

    Cons

    Very poor work-life balance
    Sr. Management doesn't practice what they preach
    Little transparency
    Unclear goals and poor prioritization across the board

    Advice to Management

    Too much management, too much talk and not enough action. Need to regain your employee's trust with more transparency and find a way to motivate and inspire your talented employees so they can once again develop great products.

  2. Helpful (3)

    wosrt company I ever worked for

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

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    technical training with foods and textbooks provided, all are free
    weekly forum to discuss technology problem and solutions
    from time to time invite presenters from outside to talk about newest technology trend

    Cons

    too many politics
    annual review outcome nothing to do with what you achieved
    no matter how great work you have done, you could be kicked out any time

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