eBay Inc.
3.3 of 5 970 reviews
www.ebayinc.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Nov 6, 2013

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Pros:
  • "Decent starting compensation and a good work life balance"
    in 90 reviews
  • "Many smart people with pretty diverse industry backgrounds"
    in 46 reviews
Cons:
  • "Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer"
    in 62 reviews
  • "Lack of alignment from senior management and lack of decision making ability"
    in 39 reviews
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Amazing, fun and fulfillment

Graduate Intern (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsGreat 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Came in as an Intern, treated like a full time employee

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Brisbane, CA

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun learning environment, with high work

Graduate Intern (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementInvolve 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place for work life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

ProsVery flexible, friendly culture, equal opportunities for women

ConsVery easy to get lost among all the people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intense workload

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood benefit. Moving to latest cutting-edge technology.

ConsStill 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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tread carefully

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

Proslots of swag, free coffee/snacks

Conslack of direction & processes, misinformation freely given out

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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eBay

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at eBay Inc.

ProsInnovation encouraged but not appreciated

ConsCompensation not commensurate with work

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Fun atmosphere but always laying off and changing policies and positions

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

ProsAwesome benefits and great stock option.
Friendly coworkers, it's like a family.
Even though it's a large corporation they do try to keep you more then just a number.
Great worklife balance after being there for 5yrs

ConsAlways changing and not in a good way. Will change something that is working and it will fail and you will end up going back to the previous way of completing your job. Very educated upper management but have no work ethic or experience. Layoffs are not uncommon.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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experience at ebay

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

Pros1. good work life balance

Cons1. little slow to adopt new technologies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ok Place to Work

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementMore promotion from within.

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