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Good place but fragile

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Front End Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Contractor - Front End Engineer in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at eBay as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Technically sound teams, pay good, good talent

Cons

Business fragile products. Ebay is not doing great except their niche domain. So their decisions are very very profit driven. They hire fire people quickly than any other company of their stature

Other Employee Reviews for eBay

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great compensation, Most managers are still in individual contributor mindset

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, Great benefits, Excellent Compensation package, Very advance technology.

    Cons

    The teams operate in silos. So, corporate alignment is a new concept to the company. The directors seem to focus on their own success rather than the success of the organization. Most teams seems to be in reactive mode most of the time and not in proactive mode.

    Advice to Management

    Please focus more on the people and start growing their talents.


  2. Great place to work and make an impact

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist (Sourcer) in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist (Sourcer) in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Personal Perspective: - Flexible work hours (ability to work from home in many groups), - They sincerely care about employee welfare (we have groups dedicated to work/life balance and other welfare related areas), - Emphasis on mentoring and training (my team has weekly meetings dedicated to furthering our knowledge), Work Perspective: - Challenging/stimulating projects to work on (every time I meet with a manager I get even more excited about where our platform is going), - Intelligent co-workers (I have learned much from my teammates), - Entrepreneurial spirit and innovative (we have innovation challenges, skunkworks projects always going on, and promote a collaborative environment where people are not afraid to voice their opinions), - We are a customer focused company (in fact all of the new projects I am hiring for are to better the customers experience), - The managers I support including my immediate management is encouraging and provide the right amount of assistance without becoming a micro manager. - Ability to impact the company - working here you have many opportunities to impact the company as we are still very startup like on the inside - not many processes or procedures to impede you. Our company is always encouraging us to get out in the community and volunteer.

    Cons

    As a recruiter/sourcer our internal systems can be better - right now they are pretty clunky. However we do have a team developing a new ATS for us to use. As a remote employee it would be nice to visit the office at least twice a year. In 2 years I have been able to visit the main campus twice. In the sourcer chair the only career growth I have is to move into a manager or recruiter role (neither of which I want). With that being said there is not much career growth in my role. I know my management is working on improving this and feel confident it will improve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are to promote a great culture, work/life balance and entrepreneurial spirit. Improve the internal tools we use, allow remote employees to visit the office more frequently and provide opportunities for those who like to be individual contributors to move up the pay ladder.


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