eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Member of Technical Staff

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

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere and lot of scope for innovation, if you are willing to think out of the box sky is the limit

    Cons

    Improve cafeteria and other facilities

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Great Company but needs stability

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great pay but needs stability

    Cons

    Constantly changing priorities that leaves employee morale at the floor

    Advice to Management

    Do not change your strategy every year and run like headless chickens

  3. Overall great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Upward mobility, flexible schedules, supportive management.

    Cons

    Does not have all perks of some other internet companies like free food. Facilities are ok.

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  5. Helpful (6)

    It's an ever changing environment!!!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of smart talent and people are generally very nice.

    Cons

    Leadership has no idea what they are doing. They come up with an idea (usually by Bain or McKinsey), sell that to the organization, get everyone moving, then dump is after a year or two. When asked why, everyone skirts around the issue. There is no authenticity or accountability. The new incoming CEO is a jerk. He is not people's person, arrogant, and leads with fear.

    Advice to Management

    Be a user of the the product you are out there selling so you will realize the kind of crap that gets put out there. Also, great leader don't tell you what to do...but show you how its done. Stay true to the value, not preach those value and not practice. E.g. Devin few months ago during split announcement went out on a limb to say that organization will be hiring post split. And that hge has lofty goals and he has no plans for layoffs. Last week eBay announced layouts and Devin arrogantly told everyone it was his idea. This is not what we call open and honest.

  6. Nice Workplace

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment and technologies used.

    Cons

    Work load in few teams.

  7. Helpful (1)

    eBay Verticals

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

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are opportunities to learn and work with a lot of smart people, however leadership is unaligned, cannot make decisions quickly that drag down the overall experience.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance and the offices are very outdated. Projects can be strategized and worked on for weeks and then completely dismissed from management.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company, but not much growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall eBay is a good company with good benefits and a pretty laid back atmosphere. Compensation is competitive, however there is very little growth, people rarely get promoted. The best aspect is the people who work there.

    Cons

    Even though they highly emphasize work-life balance, most people do leave at a regular time, but most are working from home at night and/or weekends. People are smart and work hard, however you see very little growth and you will see "favorites" which can cause low morale to the team.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to do a better job with helping their team grow. Most managers are working managers and do not have time to actually manage their team.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MBA Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - MBA Product Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive colleagues around

    Cons

    Get personal and lots of politics

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the organizational structure and assign more professional individuals

  10. Helpful (1)

    Aging tech giant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I believe the compensation is decent.
    Good people get promoted.
    The potential to work on pages serving a lot of traffic.

    Cons

    Not so good people get promoted.
    Interview process is weak resulting in sub optimal recruiting.
    Not focused enough.
    Decision process too slow.

  11. It was good but not the best. it depends on the team in which you join. Some products are old and not interesting.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I interned at eBay. Good pay, work-life balance, etc. It was easy to get along with everyone and people were ready to help

    Cons

    Not all products are nice and innovative. Few new products are innovative and exciting to work but some old products are just maintained and if you get into such a team, there is not much to learn.

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