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eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,169 Reviews
3.7
1,169 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your area in the company, there is a real emphasis on work-life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Alignment and strong purpose, working with very smart people - have direct impact from UK (in 56 reviews)


Cons
  • Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer (in 73 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company, lots of turmoil right now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Big on employee growth and great culture around being there for our customers. Lots of seasoned people from other companies around the Bay Area.

    Cons

    Due to the recent split announcement, there is not a lot of room for personal or professional growth. Bonuses are tied to the performance of the company, which is low. Budgets are slashed so most projects are cancelled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about the impending lay offs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Smart and passionate co-workers, a little lost in the corporate machine.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Everyone I work with is wonderful. In the Portland office we have many perks and creature comforts. Everyone in this office takes care of each other like family.

    Cons

    Corporate is disorganized and processes are chaotic. It is easy to get bogged down in the process and our incredibly smart and dedicated employees' talents are not maximized as a result. This unfortunately causes a lot of turn over. There isn't a lot of growth potential into new roles, they tend to hire new people instead of promoting the more qualified ones they already have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline reasoning and work flows. Identify employees strengths and weaknesses and put them on appropriate projects. Organize and simplify across the board.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    eBay cares about employees

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    great place to work. Good managers and projects.

    Cons

    no free food
    Can have better intrapreneurship opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest money from PayPal spin off into more start up acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This was a job that never felt like work. I was excited to come in, learn, and give my best every day. I would 100% still be there but I had to move back to the east coast and assist with an ill family member. There was lots of roles to move up to as long as you were willing to work hard. The perks were great at the old office in Draper but I've heard they're even better at the new location!

    Cons

    None that I recall. I would say perhaps the pay could be slightly higher but I was happy overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience overall, can be streamlined

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    Former Employee - Senior Director of Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Product Management in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    - smart people with varied backgrounds
    - many deep interesting problems to solve
    - well known around the world and generally well liked

    Cons

    - too many people for the scope of the company
    - different divisions of the company don't really work together much
    - decision making is too slow and requires too much input

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - streamline decision making
    - be more customer focused in all aspects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Work Enviroment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Agent in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Agent in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Great work culture.
    Amazing benefits!
    Work life balance is pretty good.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Sales in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    Put the time in and you will be rewarded

    Cons

    Management - slow to support others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Comfortable place to work. Nothing special though.

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within the company.
    Great leadership and future outlook.
    Lots of benefits, other than the free lunch, resembles other companies.
    Spend a lot of money on you (intern).

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to grow.
    Your experience will depend largely on your team.
    Very very laid back (at the team/building I was working at). Sometimes feels too laid back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Present the choice of team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    5 years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good Compensation.

    Cons

    Lot of politics. Sometimes pressure in on quantity instead of quality

  11.  

    Not on the right path to go from good to great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great at eBay. Work/life balance is also very good.

    Cons

    The management does not share a clear vision and often can't decide what to do. The result is a lot of churn and abandoned projects. What finally gets delivered is often a watered down compromise lacking any sort of passion or innovation. Although the company is supportive of external training, there are not a lot of opportunities to use this on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more trust in the employees to build a sense of ownership and pride. Value your talent and motivate them to thrive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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