eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    Senior Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have ever met. It is somewhat competitive in pay, not the best not the worse. If you are a female, it will help because your gender, you decide if that is really a good or a bad thing.

    Cons

    Not at all a meritocracy. Performance reviews are not objective and related to your performance, it's all up to your manager, and if he/she is one of those passive aggressive types, which most of them are, because that is the current culture (survival), you are wasting your time and precious life.

    Most of the middle layer of mgt (directors and above) are relatively inexperienced, only been there 2-3 years if not less. They are just concerned about job preservation and frankly don't even use the site or care about the buyer or seller base. They just want to get their bonus and they do whatever it takes to do that. eBay is one of the hold outs using the forced stack rank system, which like everywhere else it has been used, has served well to decimate true talent and experience at all levels. This is exactly what you DO NOT do in a IP based company.

    eBay is hurting for a reason, it is self inflicted damage and it has not woken up from its old ways that actively help sociopathic managers. The recent layoffs made everything worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit talking out of both sides of your mouth. You really know who the bad apples are. Enforce the values you say you honor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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
  3. Good perks but long hours

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

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

    Pros

    eBay offers good perks, cafes on site, travel, bonuses etc.

    Cons

    The company expects you to work long hours and weekends. They pay reasonably well but expect you to sacrifice family time for work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider providing more time off and allowing employees to work more standard hours, which would reduce stress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Very good here

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are smart. I like it here.

    Cons

    No enough challenging project but that is good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Awesome to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Great compensation, Work-life balance, good technologies

    Cons

    Not much challenges at work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve the employee before you assign work to them

  7. eBay

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    Former Employee - Customer Facing in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Facing in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people! My Coworkers were hard working, customer caring people that cared about their jobs a lot. The benefits were also great.

    Cons

    There are some politics in people moving up in the company, They need your resume to look great, no matter what your performance has been like in other companies. Layoffs happen frequently and their policies change constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to focus on being a world class selling and buying platform, not trying to impose the latest brilliant idea that isn't thought out and is usually non relevant.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. eBay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    cooperative and smart employee

    Cons

    short term goal driven decision making

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Roll of the dice management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you are lucky enough to have a great manager and team you have a career. If not, it is a role of the dice. Switching groups can sometimes help.
    Great work life balance, pay and benes.

    Cons

    Machevelian review process that forces managers to rate employees on a forced curve with 5% being 'Does Not Meet' which basically forces you to get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Getride of the dead wood managers and get a fair and objective performance review.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Great work life balance, but somewhat political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    - Great Compensation
    - Great Work/Life Balance
    - Employees responsive to employees reaching out

    Cons

    - Somewhat Political (Old vs. New)
    - Too big of a company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen to new ideas
    - Really tap into your talent by supporting more rotational programs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great benefits, great people!

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Executive in Draper, UT

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Competitive salary and great work facility. Good local management team.

    Cons

    The future split with PayPal and how that will impact everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with shake up. Protect your people from red tape.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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