eBay Inc.
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www.ebayinc.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

eBay Inc. Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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60% Approve of the CEO

eBay Inc. President and CEO John J. Donahoe

John J. Donahoe

(341 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Lot of relationships with my colleagues is what keeps me around

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsSmart individuals who care, fun, engaging.

ConsCultures seems to keep getting lost as new management comes around. The new president, Devin, does not seem to build culture and values. He is too corporate and dry and does not have the silicon valley fit. Company is starting to loose A players and attracting more B/C players.

Advice to Senior ManagementLead with innovation and inspiration. It seems fear is taking over the organization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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GRADUATE INTERN (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at eBay Inc. as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Part of 400 Intern program
- Lot of fun activities
- Conference in San Francisco where Top leaders provided great business Insights
- Projects were allocated to each and every intern. It was properly structured internship.
  The projects were given by the hiring manager and were reviewed by the leaders before allocating to the interns.
- The process of internal review for Interns was very transparent.
- eBay Inc UP [University Program[ Team was very efficient to communicate things so that everyone is on the same page.
- The process to intimate hiring or no hiring decision was also very clear and transparent with few exceptional cases.

Cons- No free food like Facebook , Google and Yahoo

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. There is a need to promote young talent.
Also, i felt that eBay Inc lacked in terms of technology as compared to Google, Facebook and Yahoo.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company, good People

Software QA Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsGood Leaders, Good teams, good projects

ConsWork life balance is not that good.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Engineer III (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsLove working with ebay. its awesome place to learn all the new technologies

Consnothing to complain about ebay. its awesome place to work

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is more transparent and listen to employee voices

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have interned with them for half a year and I am impressed everyday by my communities professionalism.

InfoSec Analyst (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at eBay Inc. as an intern for less than a year

ProsMature co-workers
Casual and friendly environment
They treat there employees very well
We have monthly events to engage the community
Everyone is a team player at eBay

ConsI would not provide any cons to this survey because I really cannot find anything. Since I have been working at eBay, I have been excited and engaged with work and our team goals.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I thought more of eBay before I actually started working there.

Community Management Specialist (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at eBay Inc. as a contractor for less than a year

Pros- most of the employees are talented professionals
- many resources are theoretically available
- looks good on your resume

Cons- many other employees are bitter/burnt-out/micromanaged into being unproductive
- many mid-level managers are unqualified and will not advocate for their reports... at all
- the way contractors vs perm employees are treated is noticeable
- some managers give you endless busy-work and do nothing with it... or worse yet, give you nothing to do at all for a long span of time - and then suddenly expect you to do the work of several people at a minute's notice.
- many teams will not share resources, regardless of bandwidth
- high turnover in certain teams
- some managers have endless reports quitting with little to no notice (due to being hard to work with), and this is never reflected upon by their superiors
- disorganized
- contractors do not get PTO or much leeway
- many teams and projects seem to be totally isolated and/or redundant
- many people are so afraid of losing their jobs, they do not stop to ask obvious questions or voice any areas of concern
- pay is lower than average for area and industry
- many contractors are hired for a short period of time, promised an extension/promotion to perm, and then let go just to bring on more short-term contractors
- many contractors are let go without notice, for arbitrary reasons

Advice to Senior Management- many of your mid-level managers could use improvement
- hire more perm employees, or stop using contractors like tissue paper
- salaries should better match local competition
- teams should talk to each other more and not be so disorganized

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Weak leadership

Project Manager (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsThe Founder had great ideas, a vision for the future, and built a company that supported employees to enable them to do their jobs and encouraged innovation. Pay was adequate, low for Silicon Valley, but employee stock purchase opportunities and option grants were good, and sabbaticals were regularly scheduled.

ConsAs the company became more mature, the vision was lost, most of the new hires came fresh from Business School with a goal of resumé building. Rather than engage with the company, these employees looked to climbing the ladder up and out, and treated their jobs and co-workers as temporary, but aggressively sought recognition and remuneration.

Advice to Senior ManagementDecide what eBay is going to be for the future. Develop a vision of where you want to take eBay and the best (or better) way to get there. Stop trying so many different approaches without letting any of them continue to maturity. Don't buy any more companies without thoroughly investigating them and considering how they fit in with the overall picture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was great experience initially , after 2years of spending at Ebay it become really bad

Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

Pros-Work environment good
-Pier are good

Cons-Very unorganized work culture
-Very bad HR

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Work-life balance but analyst has limited impact on business.

Marketing Analyst (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsWork-life balance. Good environment. Good chance to meet talented people at large company.

ConsPoor management. Make sure to be in the right team if you want to learn something for career development.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo much hierarchy.

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Great place to work

Graduate Intern (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at eBay Inc. as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood people, good working environment. all are helpful

ConsI did not see any cons here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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