eBay Inc.

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eBay Inc. Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,173 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kick the Tires

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    cool name, employee discounts and worthless stock options

    Cons

    eBay promotes lifers only. Our company was acquired and only people that were at eBay prior have been promoted into senior positions in 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics. we are an auction site, let's bring the fun back. eBay is not another Amazon and should stop trying to be it.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mr Magoo runs the place.

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    Former Employee - Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Learning how NOT to run a business.

    Cons

    Ebay has no idea, NO IDEA!!! what they are doing. Management has A.D.D. and constantly changes marketing policy while leaving the millions that buy and sell on the site to relearn the flavor of the day policy. Expect to work 80 hours a week on these frivolities, The place could cut 90% of it's workforce and accomplish more (to many cooks, none of them know what they are doing).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave. There is no talent left as anyone with a clue has already left for greener pastures. Sooner or later someones going to eat their lunch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Nice people but a little disorganised.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Good perks and benefits - generous health, dental and stock purchase schemes. Nice, friendly people who enjoy their mission.

    Cons

    Products are not very inspiring. The organisation is highly political given their multiple business units. US centric - the company is not as global as it thinks it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall Review

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Okay pay
    - Great atmosphere
    - Team collaboration
    - Very developed programs

    Cons

    - Too much work for one person to handle
    - Not enough resources
    - Growth is shunted by mid-level managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your mid-level managers and ensure they are engaging employees to the maximum.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The money is good, the direction maybe not

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    The benefits and bonus plan are outstanding. They are better than any other place I have worked at. In addition, eBay hires very bright, hard working people you would be proud to work with. This lead to a stimulating environment in some circumstances. It also can lead to frustration for people who feel they are not being taken seriously.

    Cons

    Sr. management changes direction fairly often and doesn't seem to have a good handle on where to take the company. They have great bench strength, they should listen to it. A lot of very bright people have tried to provide input and guidance with little success. Start listening to your people!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it for longer than a couple of months.

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