eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Depending on your area in the company, there is a real emphasis on work-life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Alignment and strong purpose, working with very smart people - have direct impact from UK (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer (in 73 reviews)

  • Frequent senior management attrition, leading to reorgs / policy changes (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Staff Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Good place to work & work life balance

    Cons

    Future unkonwn. eBay paypal split and future unknown

  2. Fun company, mostly good support from managers, open for input from employees

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good progression if you do well

    Cons

    Long hours in some cases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Great place to work. Good growth and career opportunities. Ability to have an impact in many people's lives with product

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good management, flexibility, dedication to growth and development of employees. Products have a big impact on the customer, and values support the customer. Ability to be a "lifer".

    Cons

    High expectations, sometimes unreasonable work-life balance demands. Performance rating process can result in ambiguity. Culture of recognizing good work could improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the workforce. Re-evaluate the performance rating process. Recognize strong contributions and talent more frequently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Customer Service Center in Austin

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with a great philosophy of service. Very team oriented and innovative in thought. Excellent people development. Fun work culture. Executive leadership is dialed-in to their business but not to their service center weaknesses.

    Cons

    Poor communication skills in senior management. Lack of organization and communication between cross-functional teams. Favoritism is rampant at this company. Cliquishness is common here. There is a certain group of people that are more likely to be promoted because of their shared belief system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more clarity and transparency about your business needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good co-workers, stressful job

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    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Agent in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Agent in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, the company is always feeding you, okay benefits, support is good

    Cons

    No sick leave, vacation time is also sick time. Hire new leadership with no experience and leads the team on a downward spiral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. A great place to find a good network and build cross functional experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place for office culture. Everyone is very supportive and you learn more here because of the cross functional nature.

    Cons

    No clear direction and too many decisions at the high level without opportunity to influence at mid levels. Goals are at times outrageous which makes it tough to stay or not be cut in a lay off unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearer goals and don't over hire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. eBay is a good place to work

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

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Transformational business model. Amazing impact on the world. Good people. Nice facilities.

    Cons

    It can be hard to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on operational excellence.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Great environment, good people, slim advancement opportunities

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    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Agent in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Agent in Draper, UT

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

    Pros

    Steady annual raises based on performance
    Great benifits package
    Stock options

    Cons

    Hard to advance more than one level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. eBay is able to retain people by giving employees stock options that vest every year

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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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, training program and benefits

    Cons

    People get hired to management positions without considering inputs from direct reports

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. eBay Advertising sucks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    good place for retirement, very slow pace and nice people as long as you don't push them

    Cons

    It is a company within eBay that has lost directions. A lot of software engineers would not commit one line of code after 2 weeks. Horrible management people, sucking and inexperienced managers kicked out from other companies were directly promoted, senior managers that never went to college was assigned to be in charge of research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire the incapable people and hire more talent and energetic ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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