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eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
1,218 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 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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    Software Engineer - Principal Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff I in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff I in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities. You can change the team based on your interest.

    Cons

    If one is in a team where manager is not technically strong, it is hard to explain things, leading to wrong decisions for the product.
    Few teams are very biased towards some people / community to the extent that promotion, performance rating, hike, stocks are given only to folks who fall in that category.
    Not very supportive to new product ideas.

    Recommends
  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.  

    Comfortable place to work. Nothing special though.

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    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 a 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Not on the right path to go from good to great

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    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
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    Great Work Enviroment

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    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Agent in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Agent in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Great work culture.
    Amazing benefits!
    Work life balance is pretty good.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This was a job that never felt like work. I was excited to come in, learn, and give my best every day. I would 100% still be there but I had to move back to the east coast and assist with an ill family member. There was lots of roles to move up to as long as you were willing to work hard. The perks were great at the old office in Draper but I've heard they're even better at the new location!

    Cons

    None that I recall. I would say perhaps the pay could be slightly higher but I was happy overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Sales in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Sales in Nashua, NH

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

    Pros

    Put the time in and you will be rewarded

    Cons

    Management - slow to support others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent work place

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

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment and smart people. Very much open for innovative ideas in my team. Work is appreciated if you do good, again it depends on the team.

    Cons

    Can't think of many as I haven't been around for a long time. But I think too much changes at the same time across teams hinders progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No as such

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company, mature business, lot of free cash flow and some good brains

    Cons

    engineering culture is heavily influenced by business and hence not many great innovations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make engineering culture more predominant. It helps in growing faster and sharper.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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