eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Great place to work, fun people

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

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

    Pros

    Lot's a cool co-workers
    Free Soda
    Culture similar to most tech companies

    Cons

    Cafeteria Not subsidized
    Office politics
    older employees (30+)... Everyone's a "manager"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some youngins

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Tele-Commuting, Flexible, Work-Life-Balance. Plan is go from Good to Great at whatever we do, each and every day

    Cons

    Lax in Strategy, Decision Making and Clear Communication, Lot of all-hands, over-communication of the same stuff at all levels of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish clear strategy, determine deliverable, establish timelines and Execute against it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Inherently Good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Systems Analyst, Site Services in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Systems Analyst, Site Services in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at eBay Inc. as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    An extremely exciting place to work! Basicly the mission statement explains the benefits and the positive nature of this workspace, ie; all Human beings are inherintly good, and all human being have something to offer... are the first things that i noted...

    Cons

    perhaps too spurious growth in the beginnin, leading to mismanagement and scalability problems. It would appear that these problems have been rectified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    challenge all complacent behavior, Know who and what your employers are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Some Ups, Some Downs

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

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

    Pros

    If you end up on a good team with a good manager, you will have a positive experience here. Compensation is good and there is flexibility on workstyles

    Cons

    A political organization with some people who think they are much smarter than they really are. Some have the attitude "well even if it's a stupid idea, if my boss wants it I'm going to do it". Quality at the VP level is really a mixed bag: there is some real talent there, but there is also complete incompetence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the difference between working hard versus working smart. eBay is often too attached to the former and ends up spinning it's wheels as a result.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Loved it

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

    I worked at eBay Inc. (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Way too much politics at all times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIre better talent across the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Very good experience as a Intern at Ebay Inc

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

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

    Pros

    - Lot of activities for interns
    - Lot of perks of ebay
    - Culture is very open and lot of opportunities to talk to people from organization

    Cons

    - I did not find any

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good, but could be so much better

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

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

    Pros

    Almost everyone I work with is super smart.
    Most people seem to want to give their best to the job.
    People are ambitious and nice; that's a rare combination.

    Cons

    Management chases too many 'priorities'.
    Sometimes different units in the company seem to be pursuing conflicting strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more focused on fewer priorities.
    Don't forget that at it's core eBay is about helping ordinary people make their lives better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Great experience, Amazing Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Manager who leads by example. A visionary leader
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    No free food.
    People not taking enough risks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Internship at eBay

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

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

    Pros

    The internship program at eBay is relatively new but is one of the best. There are numerous fun activities to do every week and the intern perks are amazing.

    Cons

    Each campus is different, which makes it a bit difficult when deciding on which campus to work at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having all of the interns live at a single location would have been better than having them all spread out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Better than what I expected

    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)

    Pros

    The intern work staff is awesome at setting events, housing everyone relatively close and making your summer super enjoyable.

    Cons

    eBay is going through some massive changes. Sometimes the higherarchy prevents you from getting anything done. In another aspect, it's good because you can make some cool stuff in light of innovation.

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