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eBay Inc. Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
1,218 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your area in the company, there is a real emphasis on work-life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Alignment and strong purpose, working with very smart people - have direct impact from UK (in 56 reviews)


Cons
  • Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer (in 73 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, tedious work

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    Former Employee - Taxonomy Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Taxonomy Consultant in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people and facilities. Company seems more focused than the first time I worked there. I felt like I was actually contributing to something.

    Cons

    Not enough training. It's sink or swim in a very deep pool of information. Work ambiance not great. Not enough cubicles, loud neighbors, meetings breaking out spontaneously next to desks, too-warm temperatures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training. Don't just leave people to fend for themselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    very good for a newbie QA engineer

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer II in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    at the HQ they have a gym, cafe, nice campus.
    good people, good work culture

    Cons

    2 tiered review, where you are often shot in the foot by being compared with people having more experience than you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more interactive with the common workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great leadership, work atmosphere, and opportunites

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Mobile in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Mobile in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The best part about working at eBay inc. was the ability for growth. There are so many intelligent individuals that are more than willing to help you succeed and learn.

    Cons

    More innovation, more perks, no discounts or incentives to use eBay Marketplaces

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Valuable, fast paced and fun

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    Former Employee - User Experience Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good tech, well organized and flexible

    Cons

    departments don't necessarily talk to each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recruit a little more diversity

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

    John Donahoe Rocks

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Very positive work environment, very engaged in career growth.

    Cons

    Iteration is slower because of red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be okay with letting go of dead weight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

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

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

    Pros

    Cool people to work with

    Cons

    limited progression for the ambitious

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good management, good people, great opportunities....but

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, leadership is saying and seemingly doing the right things. Huge potential for PayPal, Enterprise, and even MarketPlace long-term.

    Cons

    Hard to get people motivated to compete and win against competitors - people are very complacent, self-confident, and unaware of how capable our competitors are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep driving the messaging and actions started in late 2012; connect strategy to the average employee (in measurable terms); acquire technology / brand equity to bolster Marketplaces competitive position; focus on getting the back-office running right so we can compete through the next downturn; continue to be fiscally conservative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Program Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to do work. Usually flexible arrangements

    Cons

    Lack of coordinated efforts, disjointed attempts at World Class, operates like a Bank

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act Like a Tech Company, Think Like one too

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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 (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
  11. 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 (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

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