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Chaotic, but there is opportunity to do good work if you can get it approved and built.

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

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

Pros

Fast-paced, smart and friendly people, nice campus.

Cons

Long hours, no upper management support. Decisions that affect UX are made by executives with little to no user data behind them.

Advice to Management

Hire the best, pay them well, and let them do what they do best.

Other Employee Reviews for eBay

  1. Helpful (2)

    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.


  2. 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.


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