eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
1,123 Reviews

3.7
1,123 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 99 reviews)

  • Many smart people with pretty diverse industry backgrounds (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer (in 68 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great work culture, lots of growth opportunities, Women initiatives, Overall Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, benefits like Emp stock purchase plan, 401k

    Cons

    The company does not have consistent Processes. Process maturity is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great top-level leadership team. Mid level management need to be Fast at decision making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    eBay Workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

    Pros

    MOST Senior Leadership does tend to follow up on their promises, and there is a great deal of integrity about social responsibility

    Cons

    it's not a big company so you don't have the structure of one, yet it's not a startup so you don't have the energy and dynamism of one. it's a bit stuck in its identity which is not very fun

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best internship I have ever had

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

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

    Pros

    As an intern, they treated me like an employee which was amazing. You do not do side projects that have no consequences while interning at eBay. Instead, you get to work on real projects that will be implemented. I was working with top executives (as well as the CEO) which you would never expect from an internship. I doubt I would have been able to have this level of impact or freedom at any other company.

    The company is shifting entirely and really moving in the right direction. After losing the old CEO, Meg Whitman, the company has been making great moves with John Donahoe

    Cons

    I really can't say there are many cons. They try so hard to give you a great experience and you are treated like one of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People love John Donahoe and they are really pleased with the hiring of R.J. Pittman. The company is moving in the right direction and is really dedicated to innovating and changing the game. Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I have been working for ebay for quite some time and it's a great place to work on. you get a chance to work latest technologies and the projects/area that interests you. Ebay also pays competitive salaryand other benefits.

    Cons

    Promotion is little tricky to get in the ebay . It takes 3-4 years for you to go to next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are lot of redundancy of projects (different team trying to do the same thing). so i would recommend to fix that so that company can focus on newer initiative.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefit and corporate culture - strong business outlook for PayPal business

    Cons

    Too many middle managements, not enough individual contributors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Atmosphere and Great People

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    Former Employee - Quality Control  in  Shepherdsville, KY
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Shepherdsville, KY

    I worked at eBay Inc. as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Schedule, hours, location, co-workers, management, job

    Cons

    Seasonal, full time takes forever, hours and number of days worked in a row.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take so long to hire on the seasonal team members your going to keep.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience.

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    Former Employee - Technical PhD  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical PhD in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great perks as an intern. Intern project was very interesting.

    Cons

    People claim to be Data scientists, but are actually data analysts. Few people have background in data mining or machine learning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at eBay Inc. as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment; casual dress code; great company values that puts our members at first place; One employee could try a few different roles within such a big company. paypal is going to change how we pay not only online but in shops.

    Cons

    Needs to catch up with other big tech companies in applying current cutting edge technologies. Paypal is doing great though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more from its competitors, say Amazon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome projects, work on cutting edge technology, great money

    Cons

    Really busy schedule, busy seniors, hard to find a mentor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    eBay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Large company, good work life balance, stable job. People are generally smart and easy to work with. Global teams with multiple projects happening at all times. Never routine.

    Cons

    Career aspirations sometimes overcome sound business decisions. Actions are taken not because they benefit the company as much as they increase chances for advancement or empire building. Initiatives are sometimes not followed through.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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