eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,103 Reviews
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eBay Inc. President and CEO John J. Donahoe
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748 Ratings

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 Company to work for, if you are with the right team in right location

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of Emphasis on work life balance.
    Management respects your opinions an views.
    Opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    If you are not working for the right team in right location your growth opportunities are cut off.
    Weird promotion polices adopted by some of the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the employee as assigned to right roles as per their skills
    There are folks outside san jose that do an awesome job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    eBay Marketplaces Product & Technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart employees working on tough problems. Amazing business model. Company provides real value to many people who make a living selling on eBay or find great joy in purchasing items not easily found elsewhere, or scoring great deals. If you find the right org to work in, and the right projects to work on, it can be incredibly fulfilling. And you can learn a ton about running a large-scale e-commerce product and business.

    Cons

    Decision-making can be slow and painful due to odd org structures, lack of operational discipline, and lack of clear strategy. Cash compensation is just okay and stock has been hit or miss. Bonus pays out pretty consistently.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Still a silicon valley company

    Cons

    But it's not tech driven company

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  5.  

    Great company to work for, but there is still much to be desired.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

    Pros

    The pros of eBay are the people, the environment, and the ability to promote within the company.

    Cons

    The cons are the senior level politics and the way they impact the customer, teammates, and organization as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't over promise and under deliver.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best summer an intern could ask for!

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    Current Employee - Global Product Management  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Global Product Management in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of freebies: gym, training, food, pop machines, beer bashes, shuttles to and from work, free housing (interns WITH a housekeeper), swag items, work from home abilities, an AMAZING intern conference, brown bags with VP's and Exec's, great salary, AMAZING team and management (I call them family!), and AMAZING culture. I fell in LOVE with eBay because of the friendly and warm culture. I'll now be holding every future company to the "eBay Standard" for corporate culture.

    Cons

    Interns don't get stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your intern program is THEE KEY to pipe-lining amazing, diverse, and intelligent talent into eBay, Inc. If you're in an upper management role and haven't reached out to or supported the University Programs team then I urge you to do so immediately! Find out some of the reasons why interns aren't accepting, how YOU and YOUR teams can improve, and how you can continue to recruit top of the line employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company and culture

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    Current Employee - Business Services Representative  in  Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Business Services Representative in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    eBay is very interested in learning how to make the workplace better. They listen to their employees and make changes that make sense.

    Cons

    Hiring process is a little slow. Customers can be demanding and don't understand how to run their own business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    eBay Austin culture and work environment review.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of camaraderie between all teams - Enterprise, PayPal, Magento, Inc. GCX, etc. Since this is a satellite office, cross-functional teams and business units work well together.
    - Millennials keep the atmosphere fun.
    - Strong benefits and good stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    - Very limited upward mobility. Growth jobs (Director level+) are in San Jose and west coast positions.
    - Good entry level positions, stagnant for middle-management wanting career growth in Austin.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    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

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