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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  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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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Open, Caring, and always willing to help

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone I interacted with was incredibly supportive of my program and project. I met so many talented employees and learned an incredible amount.

    Cons

    The company as a whole is a bit disorganized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall I have been enjoying my time at eBay

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Politics. Limited growth depending on what team you are on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the work done by all employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, good benefits but bogs you down with bureaucracy

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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

    Best place to start your career. Good compensation. Good visibility to senior level managers.

    Cons

    Too much ambiguity in projects. Not a clear direction to employees on where the company is going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Internship Experience ever

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Interns are given a great deal of flexibility to work on their desired platform and project preferences.

    Cons

    The Universities recruitment team has a great program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Internship program eBay Universities recruitment team. Keep it [UP].

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Experience

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    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Small teams, good management, plenty of on-campus events

    Cons

    No free food, shortage of work spaces

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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