Shopping.com Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people and lots of exciting change at this place!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Shopping.com

    Pros

    - is part of big eBay and leverages eBay technology but has as well the advantages of a small company (about 120 people in SF)

    - never a dull moment

    - fun culture (new hire lunch, show&tell sessions, great parties, etc.)

    Cons

    - lots of changes in management recently (hopefully for the better)

    - new direction (distributed commerce) is promising but not yet 100% clear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work closer together with eBay technology folks and do not reinvent the wheel

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This company is a stepping stone for people who want to move on to bigger and better things.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

    I worked at Shopping.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company is small and operates somewhat like a startup but is also part of eBay. You get all the benefits of working for a large tech company with the closeness of working with a small group of people.

    Cons

    Company culture doesn't really exists. All employees are expected to buy in to the plan or drink the koolaid. If not, they are basically forced out. There seems to be a different strategy every year on turning the company away from the dying Comparison Shopping space. Employees are asked to do "upward feedback" surveys periodically and it is supposedly anonymous, but I've heard management uses this to identify employees who are not "engaged" and quickly force them out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture matters. You will not be able to recruit or keep talent if you do not focus on company culture. Benefits are simply not good enough to keep talented contributors so almost all move on to better things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    work and managerial politics

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Brisbane, CA

    I have been working at Shopping.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    be very careful joining this company because.. the mangers here are very manipulative

    Cons

    with the managers attitude it is hard to work in a place like this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be human follow your ebay values..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Smart people, Challenging problems to solve, Great work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

    I have been working at Shopping.com

    Pros

    Surrounded by very smart and innovative people who thrive to do their best in building a world class product to server the customers. Team work, professionalism, winning spirit, and customer focus. innovative and latest technologies to work with.

    Cons

    Office location. Very challenging market space. You need to be ready to tackle tough technical problems. Time to market pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your focus on solving tough consumer problems and in creating the most helpful shopping site. Would like to see more reviews, alerts and community activities on your site.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great, small, high energy company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

    I have been working at Shopping.com

    Pros

    Small, energetic team that keeps it human, is honest and direct, lots of cool people. Recent customer focus is very motivating

    Cons

    Tough business context, lots of competition. Some employees not very engaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on the customer, take bigger risks and make sure all employees are on board

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    My 2c

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

    I have been working at Shopping.com

    Pros

    Small place to make an impact and get recognized. Easy and friendly people, great bay view, fun place. Small teams size too.

    Cons

    Going through a turnaround, may see projects being re-prioritized often. Has seen lots of employee churn lately, many positions open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the execution plan strictly and show results. Keep the act fast, run fast spirit alive and kicking well.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shopping.com

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    Current Employee - Shopping.com  in  Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Shopping.com in Brisbane, CA

    I have been working at Shopping.com

    Pros

    Very nice environment to work and lot of experienced people.

    Cons

    Less growth after some time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more confident

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Move to eBay already!!

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    Former Employee - Seat Filler  in  Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Seat Filler in Brisbane, CA

    I worked at Shopping.com

    Pros

    you get a paycheck and some health benefits.
    parking.
    you aren't expected to work too hard, or put in too many hours. 10-5:30pm (6pm at the latest) with a 1 to 2 hour lunch if you feel like it.

    Cons

    there are 2 many to list here, but a few are:

    - Incompetent management who mostly care about people filling seats and "pretending" they're improving the business through short projects that try to improve NPS.

    - All of their competitors have a much better business because their sites perform very fast. Shopping.com has set the benchmark for completely irrelevant searches that take forever to load.

    - Even knowing this, management still can't listen to advice from engineers, only product managers... and in the end, these projects only fall short of a vastly pathetic goal.

    - They waste their time identifying issues that really are non-issues, and at the same time, don't spend any time with the real issues - improving site architecture and performance.

    - If you argue with your inexperienced (but promoted) manager, too much, he'll try to put you on a performance plan, all the while making excuses of what you did wrong, except, there's no real evidence...

    - Management gets off on their own pep talks ... you should give a shout out to the eBay CEO who comes to do the cheer-leading and curse "f$ck" and "sh$t" during his speech!! very classy!!

    - people who work hard and try to lead end up getting snuffed by insecure, jealous managers who can't even answer the question, "what do you do?" .. except to say "I have no idea".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move the company to eBay and get rid of those Shopping.com managers !!! get some new ones !!! Better yet, promote your senior engineers to be the managers!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrific Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

    I worked at Shopping.com

    Pros

    Shopping.com is a terrific place to work, in that the people are very friendly, intelligent, supportive, and hard-working, and know how to balance work and fun. I looked forward to coming to work each day and left happy. My co-workers were great, and I still keep in touch with several of them. Shopping.com hires terrific people who contribute to a positive, interactive, and driven culture.

    The work was challenging and enjoyable, and I loved that everyone was passionate about what they were doing and how they were doing it.

    Management is serious about fostering growth and success and nurturing each employee's professional interests. Expectations are high, but so is delivery, and managers work just as hard for their teams as they expect their teams to work for them.

    Shopping.com has the "internet company culture," with many perks and organized social activities throughout the year. The office is full of personality, with an appealing, unique, and interesting environment.

    Management is terrific about keeping employees in the loop about current events, company performance, plans for future developments, etc. The company really respects employees and makes it a priority to keep them in the loop and in the know. They don't keep people in the dark, and they respect, listen to, and value employee feedback.

    Cons

    Senior management sometimes jumps to conclusions, based on their observations, rather than going directly to the source to get the facts. That can lead to actions being misinterpreted and conclusions that are based on speculation, rather than solid information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than make assumptions, gather all of the facts and go directly to the source, to make sure the conclusions are accurate.

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