eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    eBay was wonderful. Very lucky to work with so many good people.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great colleagues who became friends as well
    Provides career opportunity in terms of relocation or moving across the other eBay owned business but one should still be proactive about own career
    Free fruits and breakfast provided in the office

    Cons

    The company is getting too big in size so things are moving slower. More hoops to jump through to get things executed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Great on the cv when it's time to find your next job. I worked at eBay for nearly 5 years and it really helps when it comes to looking for your next job. eBay is still seen as one of the top Internet companies to work for and is known for only hiring top talent so having it on your cv makes you stand out.

    Also, it's a very interesting business to be in, right in the intersection between ecommerce and social media. Some would argue it was one of the first "web 2.0" companies and is still exploring that space.

    Cons

    BIG machine, loads of processes. As with all big companies there is a lot of processes at eBay to the extend that product development can take a very long time. If you the type that "just want to get things done" I'd argue that eBay is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great culture but struggling with competitive pressure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    eBay UK has a very collaborative culture, people are smart and treat each other with a lot of respect. Working hours are very flexible, working from home is widely used. Great focus on people development.The performance management is very transparent - you sign up for targets that make sense and you aren't crucified if external events mean you missed some of them. In my time I changed teams and areas quite a lot which means it never got boring so far.

    Cons

    It's a big company with the headquarter in the US and so sometimes processes seem slow in the international offices. you need patience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great company to work for- relaxed culture. Not too corporate.

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    Former Contractor - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Marketing in London, England (UK)

    I worked at eBay Inc. as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good with training and learning. Regular insightful sessions to inspire employees

    Cons

    No real downsides. Depends on your job role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Some things are great - others not so

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Large organisation with lots of opportunities to move geographies and change roles. Most people are super smart and generally nice to work with. Generally well paid. Work life balance is challenging but manageable.

    Cons

    Management is top heavy (too many chiefs and not enough highly empowered indians). Lots of MBA strategy people with no clue about product development. Product & technology groups are disempowered. Still very waterfall in terms of planning. Minimal agility at the ground level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy, planning & prioritisation is so high level it is useless. It offers no guidance to teams at the ground level as to how to make trade offs between multiple strategic initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great shared purpouse and tech company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    This company has great ideals, but sometime management fails to focus on their execution. People are very smart and fun to work with, and work life balance is great. Though there isn't that much challenge everyday and people are afraid often to go against the status quo and risk for new breakthrough ideas.

    Cons

    This company has great ideals, but sometime management fails to focus on. People are very smart and fun to work with, and work life balance is great. Though there isn't that much challenge everyday and people are afraid often to go against the status quo and risk for new breakthrough ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the management needs to devolve a small part of their time towards more operational activities, to truly understand our customers.

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

    Puts people first

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

    Pros

    - Work life balance
    - Interesting work
    - Intelligent people

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic, slow to react
    - Constant re-organizations (2x a year)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Better transparency for promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Used to be great...now just ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and interface with a global team. Generally, people are smart and work together to get results. Campus culture is good as is the riverside location in Richmond.

    Cons

    High concentration of management consultants, so a lot of pointless Powerpoint presentations. Richmond is a bit far from central London, so may be a con for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less short-term focus on quarterly results and invest in the future like Amazon.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Fun company, mostly good support from managers, open for input from employees

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good progression if you do well

    Cons

    Long hours in some cases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Good company, could be much better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, work life balance, good salaries

    Cons

    Politics, Politics, Politics.
    Career progression depending on networking rather than skills. Still, It's near impossible to leap in career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open-minded, less siloed.
    Want to be a manager? You need to be able to be a leader.
    Managing with authority belongs to the 20th century.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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