eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,131 Reviews
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1,131 Reviews
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eBay Inc. President and CEO John J. Donahoe
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your area in the company, there is a real emphasis on work-life balance (in 110 reviews)

  • Alignment and strong purpose, working with very smart people - have direct impact from UK (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer (in 72 reviews)

  • Frequent senior management attrition, leading to reorgs / policy changes (in 40 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company Culture, Competitive Salary, GREAT Benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Systems Analyst in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Technical Systems Analyst in Draper, UT

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    eBay has a really fun culture and value employee input. By the time I left, over 80% of the company had been there 5 years or more. That tells you alot about how nice it is to work there. One of the killer benefits is every 5 years they give you 1 month paid sabbatical.

    Cons

    Most people don't leave a company, they leave a Manager, this was the case with me. Would love to go back to a different team. Really miss the culture of the company as a whole.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Inherently Good.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst, Site Services in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst, Site Services in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    An extremely exciting place to work! Basicly the mission statement explains the benefits and the positive nature of this workspace, ie; all Human beings are inherintly good, and all human being have something to offer... are the first things that i noted...

    Cons

    perhaps too spurious growth in the beginnin, leading to mismanagement and scalability problems. It would appear that these problems have been rectified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    challenge all complacent behavior, Know who and what your employers are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Tele-Commuting, Flexible, Work-Life-Balance. Plan is go from Good to Great at whatever we do, each and every day

    Cons

    Lax in Strategy, Decision Making and Clear Communication, Lot of all-hands, over-communication of the same stuff at all levels of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish clear strategy, determine deliverable, establish timelines and Execute against it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Intern in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work here include the flexibility and the people. They are trying to build a culture of great customer service. Free soda.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship. Lack of communication and direction from upper management. Unpaid internship. Lack of communication from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, but could be so much better

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Almost everyone I work with is super smart.
    Most people seem to want to give their best to the job.
    People are ambitious and nice; that's a rare combination.

    Cons

    Management chases too many 'priorities'.
    Sometimes different units in the company seem to be pursuing conflicting strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more focused on fewer priorities.
    Don't forget that at it's core eBay is about helping ordinary people make their lives better.

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

    Loved it

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Way too much politics at all times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIre better talent across the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Software Engineer II

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging projects , good place to work

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any.. Work culture is really good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Very good experience as a Intern at Ebay Inc

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Intern in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at eBay Inc. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Lot of activities for interns
    - Lot of perks of ebay
    - Culture is very open and lot of opportunities to talk to people from organization

    Cons

    - I did not find any

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience, Amazing Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Manager who leads by example. A visionary leader
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    No free food.
    People not taking enough risks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better than what I expected

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The intern work staff is awesome at setting events, housing everyone relatively close and making your summer super enjoyable.

    Cons

    eBay is going through some massive changes. Sometimes the higherarchy prevents you from getting anything done. In another aspect, it's good because you can make some cool stuff in light of innovation.

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