eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Culture

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    Current Contractor - Visual Designer in Campbell, CA
    Current Contractor - Visual Designer in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at eBay Inc. as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    fantastic team, open conversation and ability to take feedback well

    Cons

    not much room for new hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider hiring contractors that contribute to the team. Look at the big picture but don't forget about the people that help make things possible on a daily basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Bitter Sweet, does not value people

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

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to eCommerce. Lot of things to learn. New ideas and problems.

    Cons

    Managers are just idiots, does not value your contribution. If you get a bad rating in some quarter for any crappy reason. That will become your benchmark. Similar for a good rating. Lot of politics. Need to be in the right team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and dont punish mistakes, rather than try to understand that they are big oppurtunity to learn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful

    Worst place I've ever worked. Run from this company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA

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

    Pros

    Compensation is on par with other Silicon Valley tech companies. Work/life balance is reasonable.

    Cons

    No real strategy, just a bunch of unrelated features and services that release each year.

    Terribly matrixed with no alignment across teams. It's very common to be working o a project and then find out there is an entire team doing exactly what you are trying to do.

    No vertical career growth. Most opportunities are horizontal.

    Terrible culture. So much apathy. No one cares about the quality of what they are releasing. Mediocre results are not only tolerated, they are celebrated.

    Very poor middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Senior Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open work culture, Great benefits, Compensation is very competitive
    Would recommend the company for learning eCommerce and how to work in a matrix organization
    Lots of growth opportunities and avenues of growth

    Cons

    Everyone has a different and non-additive agenda
    Need to be political to succeed at work
    Matrix organization, so setting goals are not shared
    Rather than being creative & customer centric, financial results alone measures product decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a vision and the company will come together as a glue to contribute towards that vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Working at eBay

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    Former Employee - Director in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Campbell, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, leading edge technology, opens doors because it is recognized as a great company

    Cons

    Getting more difficult to get things done as the company is growing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to create opportunities for existing employees. Company started to do more hiring from outside versus promote from within in certain organizations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Great co-workers, high importance placed on where you got your MBA than ability

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    Current Contractor - Business Development Contractor in Campbell, CA
    Current Contractor - Business Development Contractor in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at eBay Inc. as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, relaxed business hours, fun atmosphere and very convenient location.

    Cons

    Managers can be bad "people persons". A lot of importance is placed on getting business degrees from a large.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Pretty solid job

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Campbell, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large, stable company with lots of smart, talented, and hard working people.

    Cons

    Not everyone is hard working, lots of bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Intern

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    Former Intern - Accounting Intern in Campbell, CA
    Former Intern - Accounting Intern in Campbell, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc. as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in. If you are an intern it is pretty easy to be lazy and not do anything.

    Cons

    Because at times you don't have any real responsibilities it becomes extremely boring and you begin to slowly lose your mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that you need to develop a more comprehensive and engaging intern experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Really smart people at eBay and PayPal

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    Former Employee - Finance Director in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Campbell, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    They hire very bright people
    Constantly innovating, especially at PayPal
    Change very quickly
    On top of their compensation plans/proactive

    Cons

    Run by many ex-consultants- means you are doing many powerpoint decks over and over again- the polish and presentation is highly valued
    Change too much -could benefit with better processes
    Running in many different directions sometimes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Good learning experience, but bad management

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Campbell, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Worked a lot, learned a lot and accomplished a lot

    Cons

    If you are not in the boys club, you have no chance of getting promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is something called equal employment opportunity.

    No opinion of CEO

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