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eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
1,172 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great work environment

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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.

    Pros

    Excellent work benefits and discounts.

    Cons

    Your have to be on top of your game all the time. Love it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Neutral

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    good place to work at

    Cons

    far away and commute for me

  3.  

    Great Collaborative environment

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    great work culture, remote option, love team environment

    Cons

    lots of changes currently, not sure what will happen after separation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    It is what it is

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Solutions Agent in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Solutions Agent in Austin, TX

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Pay, free snacks and food, benefits, free gym membership.

    It is a call center job-yelled at all day, stressful numbers, etc. That I have no issue with.

    Cons

    Overworked, underappreciated. eBay appeals team gets all the hard work, yet no pay increase.

    The company does NOT care about bad weather (black ice). You don't come in-occurrence. You have to plan ahead for funerals, sicknesses, and family emergencies. If not-occurrence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sit down. Look at the frontline-they're the ones busting it all day! Appreciate them as much as you do your engineers and higher ups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, lots of turmoil right now

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Big on employee growth and great culture around being there for our customers. Lots of seasoned people from other companies around the Bay Area.

    Cons

    Due to the recent split announcement, there is not a lot of room for personal or professional growth. Bonuses are tied to the performance of the company, which is low. Budgets are slashed so most projects are cancelled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about the impending lay offs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Comfortable place to work. Nothing special though.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc. as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within the company.
    Great leadership and future outlook.
    Lots of benefits, other than the free lunch, resembles other companies.
    Spend a lot of money on you (intern).

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to grow.
    Your experience will depend largely on your team.
    Very very laid back (at the team/building I was working at). Sometimes feels too laid back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Present the choice of team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wouldn't recommend as a Supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good and 401k is decent

    Cons

    Really long hours and 7 days a week during peak seasons which has turned into about 4 months out of the year. I worked every holiday, with the only compensation being another day off during the year, how many families celabrate Christmas in March or April, or any other random day of the year? They treat the employees much better than the Supervisors, offering prizes and getting paid OT for the crazy hours. Would definetly not go here in a Supervisor role, they turnover very frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue, understand your people. You can't figure out why turnover is so high? Speaks volumes about the leadership of this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not on the right path to go from good to great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc. (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great at eBay. Work/life balance is also very good.

    Cons

    The management does not share a clear vision and often can't decide what to do. The result is a lot of churn and abandoned projects. What finally gets delivered is often a watered down compromise lacking any sort of passion or innovation. Although the company is supportive of external training, there are not a lot of opportunities to use this on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more trust in the employees to build a sense of ownership and pride. Value your talent and motivate them to thrive.

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

    5 years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good Compensation.

    Cons

    Lot of politics. Sometimes pressure in on quantity instead of quality

  11.  

    Smart and passionate co-workers, a little lost in the corporate machine.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Everyone I work with is wonderful. In the Portland office we have many perks and creature comforts. Everyone in this office takes care of each other like family.

    Cons

    Corporate is disorganized and processes are chaotic. It is easy to get bogged down in the process and our incredibly smart and dedicated employees' talents are not maximized as a result. This unfortunately causes a lot of turn over. There isn't a lot of growth potential into new roles, they tend to hire new people instead of promoting the more qualified ones they already have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline reasoning and work flows. Identify employees strengths and weaknesses and put them on appropriate projects. Organize and simplify across the board.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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