eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
1,103 Reviews
3.7
1,103 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.  

    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
  2.  

    It's been great for the most part, learned a lot

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    Current Employee - Coach  in  Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Coach in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    gym, benefits, culture, sabbatical, location

    Cons

    management, high demand, compensation, humidity of building, career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on supporting, making teams feel valued, and career progression

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quite a few promises, very few delivered on.

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    Former Employee - High Value Selling  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - High Value Selling in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great community of peers
    Decent starting pay
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent,
    Many promises are made for improvement but very few are kept,
    High stress environment pushing heavily on metrics,
    Large gap between "Core Values" and actual policy,
    Obscene amount of technical issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your tech issues,
    Don't make promises you can't follow through on,
    Allow your management to fight for their subordinates, not for their own heads if metrics aren't met,
    Align policy to core values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Iterating on Mediocrity

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Very cushy environment. Basically unlimited vacation time with the way "working from home" is treated. No real pressure to deliver anything.

    Cons

    There is no concept of failure. No ability to take risks. Ancient tech stack and lack of talent drives any high talent new hires to leave within 1 year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire 1/3 of the company and start anew. Far to much deadwood. Also, be less concerned with managing legacy customers as you are about capturing new customers and markets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Garbage, welcome to the Jungle

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

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There used to be pros when company (or certain departments) was run (somewhat) by engineers. They don't exist anymore unless you're an intern, college graduate or H1B. You won't learn nor will you build anything of consequence in the "current" eBay.

    Cons

    Endless meetings about meetings. Employer doesn't value employees...if they did they wouldn't have done a constructive dismissal of all of them. Heartless company with no direction, abusive managers, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hara-kiri.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work and feel like others around you are on the same level

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    No worry of them bouncing a pay cheque. They hire smart people who are usually a good fit for the team.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non-existant, Reward system (bonus) is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites, try to be a little less hands-on, enough with the meetings about everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Hard to be innovative or create value, especially in HR

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

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Decent business strategy, many smart people, excellent brand. When a decision is made and backed up with investment, initiatives move forward and are executed.

    Cons

    HR is a nightmare. Slow to move on anything. No concept of value creation. Focused on optimizing what is already there and not open to new ideas. The hiring plan is used to manage costs and results in req freezes on a regular basis throughout the year. Lots of politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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