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"Very high expectations of engineering"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at eBay Enterprise full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The people at e-Dialog are good to work with. I looked forward to getting there almost every day from day one.

Cons

The standard of performance in software engineering became, "no delays and no bugs". There was nothing in their software development process to help achieve that. While "no delays and no bugs" is certainly something to strive for, making it a performance requirement is unrealistic.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Worst work experience by far..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay Enterprise full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -a few smart colleagues that really mean business and when I say a few the figure is below 5% of total GSI employees
    -above average salary
    -Friday beers

    Cons

    -most work is built around an old and redundant technology, the new platform which they try to launch since 1.5 years looks, feels and IS 2-5 years older than the competitor products
    -there's no motivation for client growth, projects are done sloppy and require ridiculous amount of work hours.
    -clients are held down by smart contracts for years without being able to break the knot. A lot did and left by paying penalties. Hiring smart lawyers is the only good thing this company knows how to do.
    -gossip and stress reign on most levels which leads to general chaos and no clear company culture
    -there is no strategy and no clear plan for personal growth, it's all about the next moment to convince your client that the company is not a boiler room. If you succeed your boss is happy and you feel better that you finally managed to improve your lies so much that you actually start believing them yourself
    -lack of industry tips from the "techs". I worked with guys that didn't know how to read their emails or open an excel file, a real shocker for people like me that still value their high school computer science class
    -very large attrition rates, people come and go very easily
    -too many crackheads and people with the same family name
    -don't ever try to be better than the rest, you'll be hated and talked about until you're forced to quit or climb up the ladder (not sure yet which one is worse)
    -if you go for number 2 (the ladder) keep in mind that everything in KOP is based on a strict kissing a*s politics + the renowned "who you're friends with" combo rather than the real + factual + provable GOOD WORK that you did.
    -after 2-3 years you realize you haven't gained any momentum (besides the yearly 2% raise) so you finally quit. At first it will seem like you were stuck in a nightmare you just woke up from so be sure that no matter what new job you take you'll probably have serious problems with your now newly discovered lack of knowledge. Could it be because of working in an environment that did not provide you with any coherent industry career? Seems so to me.
    -and the best of them all the 24/7/365. If you value your health don't do it!

    Advice to Management

    Worst management I've ever worked with, it's basically a joke and everyone is aware of it. Total disaster top down, most of the leadership is torn between how to leave faster and surviving the imminent company meltdown (even after the eBay takeover). They're also boasting about great results when everyone knows business is doomed to drop below the line due to far better products out there so managers are lying to your face pretending everything is great=huge disrespect for the employees and the clients that you will have the "opportunity" to improve your lies on
    Advice? Quit fast and leave the room for people that actually know how to run such a business.


  2. "Fair enough, pretty enjoyable"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay Enterprise as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    teamwork, helpful,approachable team, great knowledge bank

    Cons

    a bit lagged up and distorted at times

    Advice to Management

    more focus on intern to full time opportunities conversion

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