eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
1,121 Reviews
3.7
1,121 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 107 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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    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, but could be so much better

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    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
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  5.  

    Very good experience as a Intern at Ebay Inc

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    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
  6. 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.

  7.  

    Great experience, Amazing Manager

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    • 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
  8.  

    Loved it

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    • 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
  9.  

    Internship at eBay

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The internship program at eBay is relatively new but is one of the best. There are numerous fun activities to do every week and the intern perks are amazing.

    Cons

    Each campus is different, which makes it a bit difficult when deciding on which campus to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having all of the interns live at a single location would have been better than having them all spread out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cloud Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Cloud Engineering in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented people, exciting technologies
    plus interns are treated like royalty!
    if you are in CS you should totally do an internship with EBay.
    the perks are unbelievable, apartment, 3 day intern conference at SF-Hilton!! gifts gifts everwhere
    met some of the nicest people, colleagues.Highly recommend

    Cons

    Offer did not convert to fulltime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    doing a great job continue!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to get a lot of experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Great place to learn a great deal, quickly. The sheer size of eBay makes time-off and work/life balance more accessible.

    Cons

    There is a great deal of "hurry up and wait". eBay is known to start a bunch of new projects, get excited, then shut them down before they get a chance to really grow roots.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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