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One of the fastest growing firms in history of business (Ok, so Google eclipsed it but who else?).

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Head of Technology in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Head of Technology in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at eBay full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

eBay itself has a phenomenal business model. While eBay has natural limits to the size of the opportunity for its core business, it has continued to grow through acquisitions and global expansion.

Cons

eBay has gone through many phases as it evolved into a global powerhouse in commerce and payments. There are multiple cultures within eBay Inc that don't always work together well. Some employees are able to have careers that span both cultures (eBay and PayPal) but that is the exception rather than the norm. Advice - find the culture that fits you best and don't look back. If you are lucky enough to feel equally comfortable in both, then you are doubly fortunate.

Advice to Management

Merge with Amazon when the timing is right. Amazon = new, eBay = used and PayPal would become the universal Payment king! Game over for "Big Box" retailers and even Walmart would be scared.

Other Employee Reviews for eBay

  1. Helpful (1)

    eBay is Changing Now

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Current top level executives are very motivated to change the way we work. Innovation is happening in many areas of the company, and if you are involved, you are rewarded and the work is fun.

    Cons

    If you are stuck in one of the more boring areas, you will see the environment depicted in many of the other reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving towards innovation and increasing the quality of the people you have. Don't let innovators become disatisfied and leave.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Fattening. But exciting.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative III in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative III in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free drinks, seemed like there was some sort of food provided a few times a month, plenty of career opportunities, stock options, education benefits, great pay

    Cons

    When I left, it seemed there was more of a focus on how many calls/emails you could handle and less on quality of the work/doing the right thing.


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