eBay Inc.

www.ebay.com
Employer Engaged

eBay Inc. Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
605 Reviews
3.7
605 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
eBay Inc. President and CEO John J. Donahoe
John J. Donahoe
605 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

605 Employee Reviews Back to all Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Marketing Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Good local teams and support from collegues

    Cons

    Not many as comparing to other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Big Picture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very good here

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are smart. I like it here.

    Cons

    No enough challenging project but that is good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Focuses a lot on employee and career development. Many opportunities to grow internally into same role or new roles

    Cons

    Increased competition in the space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not lose the focus on career development post separation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    I've seen the best and the worst at eBay

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

    Pros

    Big company
    Job security
    Competitive pay
    Great employee stock purchase plan

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted beyond Director level
    Management is slow to make decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people from witin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good to get some experience, then move on

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

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

    Pros

    The eBay name will look good on a resume, there are professional organizations you can join for networking and workshops/seminars you can attend for professional development, free gym and shuttle rides. Easy commute if you live in the south bay. Salaries are competitive. If you are proactive and take initiative and have a manager that cares about your development, you can move up (but usually takes at least 1 year before you can change roles/title)

    Cons

    Too many layers in the hierarchy, male dominated, teams often work in silos and don't know what else is going on outside their area, not all employees are knowledgeable about product offerings and it's hard to know who to go to if you have questions/comments/suggestions. Lots of internal politics. Doesn't seem to be very innovative compared to competitors and change takes a long time to come about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to take on projects that may not fall under their job descriptions to help them grow and increase on-the-job happiness. Make innovative changes faster. Have a clear strategy for product integration and knowledge sharing among teams/depts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    company is good

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

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is very good.

    Cons

    Poor Management is very bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get study better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Typical large corporation

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

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

    Pros

    The company is overall very flexible with work hours/working from home

    Big company with all the typical benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to move groups or get promoted

    Innovative ideas that require any type of change are ignored

    Company is constantly changing goals

    No real alignment between business groups, marketing and product (IT)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a strong vision and stick with it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Overall great place to work!

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

    Pros

    Upward mobility, flexible schedules, supportive management.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Member of Technical Staff

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company but needs stability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Pros

    Great company, great pay but needs stability

    Cons

    Constantly changing priorities that leaves employee morale at the floor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at eBay Inc.? Share Your Experiences

eBay Inc.

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.