eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Aging tech giant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Good place to start your job. Not great for experienced people. Company needs to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II, Quality in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II, Quality in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance is good
    Get to work on large scale projects at start of career
    Good enough compensation tho not great
    Very nice people and friendly
    Managers are nice tho they are powerless

    Cons

    Bad goals and objectives
    Upper management is rigid and not flexible
    Bad promotion strategy. Hard workers dont get recognized
    Innovation has stopped in engineering

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company - very positive attitude

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analytics Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Analytics Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good coworkers, company moves fairly fast, nice benefits, laid-back atmosphere, adequate tools to do the job

    Cons

    High expectations of employees which are sometimes unrealistic, too many brown-nosers do well here, company spends a lot of money on parties (or at least used to). Success is earned and reputation is everything - kind of avoids risk taking behavior by employees. Asked a VP in a public forum how we expect to compete with Amazon on a particular business process. His answer was shocking to me but seemed to be ok for most employees - "We do not compete with Amazon. We are a unique company." This attitude allows complacency and managers seem to feel immune to competition and seem to live in a bubble.

    Advice to Management

    Take competition (Amazon) more seriously. Veteran execs who are good at data analytics or SQL queries or good at writing code do not

  6. Helpful (1)

    Used to be great, current situation very stressful on employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Super smart people, everyone really believes they're doing the best for customers, great benefits, good culture, my work/life balance has been phenomenal until recently.

    Cons

    Inability to make decisions, risk aversion is rampant, too many people jockeying for position, becoming very political, little trust in emploees to make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Be as transparent as possible about upcoming changes, rumors are effecting morale, allow decisions to be made at lower levels or nothing will get done

  7. Great collaborative professionals but seems we are often spinning our wheels
    to make any progress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staffing in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staffing in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good open culture with a lot of smart people who want to get things done and change the world

    Cons

    Hard to get anything done with the matrixed structure

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way...trust your employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    Sexist, misogynist environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at eBay Inc.

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice work/life balance

    Cons

    Company has no desire to support, promote and retain women in IT

  9. Software Engineer - Principal Software Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.

  10. Good experience overall, can be streamlined

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Product Management in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    - smart people with varied backgrounds
    - many deep interesting problems to solve
    - well known around the world and generally well liked

    Cons

    - too many people for the scope of the company
    - different divisions of the company don't really work together much
    - decision making is too slow and requires too much input

    Advice to Management

    - streamline decision making
    - be more customer focused in all aspects

  11. Comfortable place to work. Nothing special though.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA

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

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

    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 Management

    Present the choice of team.

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