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eBay Inc. Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.2 525 reviews

61% Approve of the CEO

eBay Inc. President and CEO John J. Donahoe

John J. Donahoe

(362 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Too many levels of management promotes politics

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsInteresting projects, exposure to real world heavy traffic, few smart people to work with, good work life balance , resources available to learn new stuff

    Constoo many levels of management, full of people who please managers and get promotion instead of doing work, afraid to make drastic changes or introduce game changers due to size of traffic and possible impact

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on better evaluation for promotions by discussing with more than just manager and actually checking deliverables
    Cafe sucks, dont make it free, but make it good

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

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    1 person found this helpful  

    GTA

    Senior Recruiter (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat work environment, never a dull moment for Talent Acquisition.

    ConsProcesses and Systems are not as seamless and easy to work with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineer @ eBay

    MTS1 Staff Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsOverall a Good Company to work!

    ConsWork life balance, Senior management, Too much levels in management

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    Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat pay, housing and special events for interns. Great people in the team, very friendly and helpful. The training was very useful both for working on projects at eBay and later in my career.

    ConsMore clarity needed as to why the department needed interns and whether they will have a position for you in future.

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

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    Engaging, Stimulating and a great place to work

    Manager, Analytics (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Pros-people are open to ideas and are receptive
    -quick translation of ideas/ insights into product implementation
    -multiple trajectories for career/ personal growth

    Cons-Work Life balance could be better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    wosrt company I ever worked for

    Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prostechnical training with foods and textbooks provided, all are free
    weekly forum to discuss technology problem and solutions
    from time to time invite presenters from outside to talk about newest technology trend

    Constoo many politics
    annual review outcome nothing to do with what you achieved
    no matter how great work you have done, you could be kicked out any time

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

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    Nice place to work

    Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGood benefits, good people and nice work cluture.

    ConsMissing new innovation to adopt to business in market place

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

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    Career growth and work life balance

    Senior Software QA Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsUpper management always pushing us to get to the next level. They are very supportive of our career growth. Although we push out a lot of products every year, there is always a sense of being able to live life and not work every hour of the day.

    ConsBeing an older company, innovation is slower and processes are more intact. Changes are harder to introduce.

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

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    Overall a nice company to work for

    Senior Software QA Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsPlentify of opportunities to work with and learn different applications and technologies

    Consdon't really have complains about this company

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

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    Software Engineer 3

    Software Engineer III Quality (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Pros-Excellent technical challenges
    -Opportunity to work on latest products
    -Nice teammates

    Cons-Work life (im)balance
    -Promotion process is political in nature, not much transparency

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

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