eBay Inc. 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.  

    Amazing, fun and fulfillment

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible work hours and work is always good.
    My team was very welcoming and my Mentor helped me a lot and cleared lot of my basic questions during the on-boarding process. I was like a blunt knife when i started but I am quite deft with the web tech i was working with, all thanks to ebay.

    Cons

    The manager liked my work but since he didn't have an opening on his team I couldn't get return fulltime offer!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Came in as an Intern, treated like a full time employee

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Brisbane, CA

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

    Pros

    People are so nice that they no longer feel you like an outsider. Senior developers help even for small questions.

    Cons

    The University Programs team doesn't have a clear idea of how to retain interns despite of good performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun learning environment, with high work

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, great team, Good pay, Great movement to change the company for good

    Cons

    Sometimes work pressure is very high, may need to cut corners sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve the Quality engineers more in the decision making process. They have more domain knowledge and can lead to lesser pain in the development process. Also dont push them hard just to meet deadlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible, friendly culture, equal opportunities for women

    Cons

    Very easy to get lost among all the people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intense workload

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefit. Moving to latest cutting-edge technology.

    Cons

    Still a lot of legacy technology, which is useful only in eBay, and hindered productivity. Work load can be very high. Beauracy prevent you moving forward faster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    tread carefully

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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 swag, free coffee/snacks

    Cons

    lack of direction & processes, misinformation freely given out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    eBay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Innovation encouraged but not appreciated

    Cons

    Compensation not commensurate with work

  9.  

    experience at ebay

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    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 a year

    Pros

    1. good work life balance

    Cons

    1. little slow to adopt new technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly, and most employees can work remotely on Fridays.

    Cons

    Limited career growth, often unclear direction on projects (with goals that keep shifting)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotion from within.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work as a student.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pays pretty well, fun environment, great leaders, excellent benefits available even for part time employees.

    Cons

    Hard to move around the company from call center to more career oriented departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your employees. Remember that employees are your biggest asset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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