eBay Inc. Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
1,120 Reviews

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1,120 Reviews
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eBay Inc. President and CEO John J. Donahoe
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Pros
  • Depending on your area in the company, there is a real emphasis on work-life balance (in 99 reviews)

  • Many smart people with pretty diverse industry backgrounds (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer (in 68 reviews)

  • Frequent senior management attrition, leading to reorgs / policy changes (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing fast paced work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Very smart people to work with and learn from

    Cons

    Could be a little stressful at times

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Agile environment, can get to learn a lot if you end up working with intelligent co workers....
    Flexible office timings.... Nice pay.... Decent work life balance....

    Cons

    Management not at par, no library or study place...... No newspapers in the cafeteria..... Not a good 401k matcher, only matches 4%, no free food.... Ebay CEO not a techie guy...... Management is slow to act..... No WFH..... Management frequently change their minds frequently without caring much about developers.....management does not promote career development of their s/w developers......

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software engineer 2

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on different technology.

    Cons

    no vision. no roadmap. no innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please improve

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    eBay is a great company

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    Current Employee - MTS2 Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - MTS2 Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great campus and good benefits and work is not so challenge...

    Cons

    Too many politics and not ideal for person who pursue the latest technology and innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best internship experience ever!

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    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Interning at eBay, Inc. was awesome. My manager and I were focused on mobile, so I was fortunate to get to work with people across a variety of departments and subsets (like Motors and Fashion), as well as subsidiaries (Milo, RedLaser). I felt appreciated, guided, and really like I was a part of the team. Office culture is fantastic, as was the program for undergraduate interns, which included "Bagel Wednesdays" (always a plus), mini-summits with John Donahoe and other executives, and, a very competitive salary.

    Cons

    Seriously, nothing. eBay is the best!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was really fortunate to have an accessible manager who made sure to have bi-monthly meetings with me regarding my progress in the internship, always included me in meetings and projects when she could, and was overall very constructive and supportive, though I knew of other interns who had much less supportive experiences. There were even two interns whose manager was abroad for the summer! They never got to meet their manager, and the 9-hour time difference proved very challenging to them in getting tasks done in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to build something great

    Cons

    People not as brilliant as Amazon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    project manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    very collegial, smart people, with some great ideas and passion

    Cons

    a bit stovepiped and with some people being promoted that did not have good management skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't do processes for the sake of doing processes, make sure they count

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good culture and tallented people working here

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Open to the ideas and process.

    Cons

    Every 2 weeks there is an release so evryone will feel some pressure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible experience and would not recommend it to others

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits with nice pay. The company also offers many small perks that include activities with family and provide a good number of training courses. HQ is located near Los Gatos trail that provides nice walks.

    Cons

    Constant changes with no clear direction. Most people are suck up and often fictionalize stories to please others to make their way up the chain. Most often you'll find people backstabbing each others which is truly unethical. No work life balance with terrible management. Often time promoting people that suck the blood out of the company and over work good employees with no reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take employees unethical feedbacks seriously and eliminate those people that drive good employees away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It's a company that does right by its employees. They are flexible and encourage transfer amongst teams. There are plenty of opportunities to stretch and grow.

    Cons

    You need to be able to really focus and prioritize what you're working on because there are many ways to get distracted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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