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eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,209 Reviews
3.7
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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.  

    Good place to start your job. Not great for experienced people. Company needs to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II, Quality in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II, Quality in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good
    Get to work on large scale projects at start of career
    Good enough compensation tho not great
    Very nice people and friendly
    Managers are nice tho they are powerless

    Cons

    Bad goals and objectives
    Upper management is rigid and not flexible
    Bad promotion strategy. Hard workers dont get recognized
    Innovation has stopped in engineering

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great collaborative professionals but seems we are often spinning our wheels
    to make any progress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staffing in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staffing in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good open culture with a lot of smart people who want to get things done and change the world

    Cons

    Hard to get anything done with the matrixed structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the way...trust your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good overall; Hard work and demanding; Somewhat unstructred. Fast paced; Sometimes the expectations are not well defined

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Interesting work in ecommerce. Growing industry; analytically and intellectually stimulating. Good overall; Hard work and demanding;

    Cons

    Sometimes the expectations are not well defined

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  5.  

    Sexist, misogynist environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice work/life balance

    Cons

    Company has no desire to support, promote and retain women in IT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Has Potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong understanding of current business and customers
    Financially well managed

    Cons

    Not an innovator
    Business model under pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spin off Paypal
    Decide if Marketplace is a community or Amazon competitor

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

    Numbers and metrics - limited vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Diverse Teams across Bay Area
    Strong financial focus -- accurate business forecasting

    Cons

    Incrementalist culture -- no real innovation
    Focus on bottom line
    Limiited collaboration across teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Customer Support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Draper, UT

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    They take care of their employees

    Cons

    They dont keep employees in the loop as into whats going on and hiring freezes make careers progression difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be better!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, lots of turmoil right now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11.  

    I was a member of the Girls Who Code summer immersion program held here, and it was incredible.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Everybody seemed friendly, the company is socially responsible, and fun events are a common occurrence even though employees work very hard.

    Cons

    As a very large company, you have to be careful to not get stuck in the "chain of workers"; keep yourself doing new things so you don't feel irrelevant.

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