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eBay Overview

San Jose, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (EBAY)
$10+ billion (USD) per year
eBay is where the world goes to shop, sell, and give. Every day, our professionals connect millions of buyers and sellers around the globe, empowering people and creating opportunity. We're on a mission to build a better, more connected form of commerce that ... Read more

Mission: eBay connects people through technology and enables commerce that creates greater opportunity for people, business and society.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2014 (#49)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#87), 2014 (#20)

Company Updates

  • Wow, what an inspiring & motivating day across our campuses and across the �� last week. In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrated women at eBay and across the world who are pushing #PressForProgress, breaking barriers, and blazing trails to create a more equal and inclusive working world.

  • Great turn out at the @uofmichigan career fair yesterday! We were thrilled to meet so many driven and talented individuals. If you are a university student and interested in pursuing a career at eBay where you can be part of the team dedicated to shaping the future of global commerce around the �� - then check out ����‍��

    Students & Recent Graduates - eBay Inc. Careers

    Kickstart your career at eBay. Help us create experiences that innovate, embrace the customer, inspire others, and redefine commerce for millions of our customers.

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eBay – Why Work For Us?


eBay is a global commerce platform leader.

eBay is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for discovering great value and unique selection. eBay connects millions of buyers and sellers around the globe, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Our vision for commerce is one that is enabled by people, powered by technology and open to everyone. We partner but never compete with our sellers and create stronger connections between buyers and sellers with product experiences that are fast, mobile and secure...and we're just as passionate about connecting buyers and sellers as when we founded the company in 1995. For more information, visit Or for more on careers, visit



This is What We Care About

At eBay, your work makes a difference. We are committed to unlocking more economic opportunity for everyone, including you.

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Our Purpose

We believe that we can build a better form of commerce that is enabled by people, supported by technology, and open to everyone – creating more opportunity for all.

Our Culture in Action

At eBay, we empower you to make a difference. We believe that we will win by connecting talented people to each other and by giving them abundant opportunities to succeed.

Our Global Impact

Since our founding, we’ve understood our opportunity to drive both strong business performance and positive social and environmental change. Our work centers on making a positive, lasting impact in three key areas: Opportunity for All, Circular Economy and eBay for Charity.


Our Health & Wellness Benefits

Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Benefits are an important part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. We strive to offer programs that help support both mind and body, including quality healthcare insurance and wellness programs, plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead, and time off programs so you can recharge.

Our Financial Benefits

We provide a variety of plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

  • Stock Purchase Plans
  • Retirement Savings and Pension Plans
  • Stock Awards
  • Life Insurance and Disability Benefits
  • Credit Union Memberships

Your financial future is important. Ask about financial benefits during your hiring process.

Balancing Work & Life

We offer many programs such as paid holidays and PTO, sabbaticals, and flextime to support your mind and body.

Our Social Innovation Programs

Our employees around the globe strive to have a positive impact on our customers, our communities and our planet, both through the work they do every day, and our various community engagement programs. Here are some ways our employees are improving the communities they call home:

  • Matching Gifts
  • Green Teams
  • Skills-Based Volunteering
  • GIVE Teams

Ask about additional benefits during an interview.

NOTE: While eBay Inc. intends to provide these benefits indefinitely, we reserve the right to change or terminate any or all of the programs at any time subject to any limitations or restrictions of local law. Benefits may vary depending on location.

undefinedMeet Our People

We’re not just looking for the very best talent, we’re focused on developing and keeping all our talented people. Get to know a little about them and what they find important in their days at eBay.

Some of our team...

Global Impact is the good that happens when people connect on eBay. It’s how we bring our purpose to life: Creating a better, more sustainable form of commerce—where people are empowered, causes are supported, and opportunities are open to everyone.

Opportunity for all: Enabling everyone to participate in- and benefit from—global commerce

eBay Reviews

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    Helpful (10)

    "Enjoyable place to work and a great brand to support"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
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    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than 10 years)


    eBay offers opportunity to the world that many other jobs don't. This is buffed by the way they appear socially when enabling global commerce. Working here is good and the pay, stock, health coverage, and additional benefits (like a full Month off of work after working 5 years) are wonderful.


    A fair share of bureaucracy whenever attempting to run with a guise of empowerment. They like to allow you to be expressive and creative, but on a retractable dog leash.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the grass roots. They build your replacements.

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eBay Photos

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eBay Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at eBay (San Jose, CA) in March 2018.


    Horrible experience, no streamlined process, unprofessionalism

    I was contacted by a recruiter after having an initial call the recruiter didn't contact for 3 weeks, I was then contacted by a hiring manager and one telephonic screening round was scheduled. 10 min after the screening round the manager called me said they want to call me onsite, since I was actively interviewing I alined all my interviews and ebay got a free pass and no flight booking was required. But having said that they provide no food refund no transport refund and worse they book a place for you but don't pay for it was surprised they us to pay for the hotel.

    On the same day, I informed them that I am in a hurry for a response, I gave the interview on Friday and on Tuesday one of the HR contacted me saying He has received an initial positive response and I am waiting for other responses meanwhile he wants to start the compensation approval role so that they can role out an offer within 24-48 hours.
    Heres when the limit was reached I use to mail them every morning asking for updates and they use to simply say "nothing" this kept on for 2 weeks. I interviewed with 2 other companies after interviewing with them and they rolled out their offer but eBay still had nothing.

    After 2 weeks I mailed them asking for updated and they send me a reject mail. There should be something to regulate such kind of behavior of companies like eBay they should behave professionally and take the responsibility to respond in time. My interview went well but they still send me a reject mail may after 2 weeks if it was a no they could have said no earlier first they said its positive starting discussing salary and then said no (I already had an offer with that salary I quoted to them)

    Interview Questions

    • Leet code, no creativity except 1 interviewer

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eBay Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2016
  • Top 100 Brands for Millennials, Moosylvania, 2015
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fourtune, 2017
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2017
  • 50 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2011
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