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"One of the fastest growing firms in history of business (Ok, so Google eclipsed it but who else?)."

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Former Employee - Head of Technology in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Head of Technology in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at eBay full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

eBay itself has a phenomenal business model. While eBay has natural limits to the size of the opportunity for its core business, it has continued to grow through acquisitions and global expansion.

Cons

eBay has gone through many phases as it evolved into a global powerhouse in commerce and payments. There are multiple cultures within eBay Inc that don't always work together well. Some employees are able to have careers that span both cultures (eBay and PayPal) but that is the exception rather than the norm. Advice - find the culture that fits you best and don't look back. If you are lucky enough to feel equally comfortable in both, then you are doubly fortunate.

Advice to Management

Merge with Amazon when the timing is right. Amazon = new, eBay = used and PayPal would become the universal Payment king! Game over for "Big Box" retailers and even Walmart would be scared.

Other Employee Reviews for eBay

  1. "A good experience that helped increase my career opportunities - outside of the company."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits
    Stability (generally speaking) not so much in 2010-2012
    Extras: food, gift card recognition, fun, etc...
    Tuition reimbursement!
    Convenient location in the south of S.L. valley

    Cons

    Compensation $ did not reflect actual know how or years with company
    Lack of "real" career opportunities, internal career advancement/path is non-existent
    Lack of innovation on the site itself and policies - to maintain/increase market share
    Reinvention of the wheel...yet things did not improve

    Advice to Management

    Recommendations provided over multiple years through feedback and survey's.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Interesting opportunities, but internal politics frustrate progress"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting high-scale global marketing, business, and product challenges to work on.
    Strong balance sheet and willingness to invest in internal and external growth.
    Reasonable compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Management politics at all levels between and within groups gets in the way of progress.
    Cumbersome internal planning and decision processes that senior management override in the end anyway.
    Poor continuity in resourcing programs and products.
    Individual contributors treated as expendable resources.

    Advice to Management

    Work as a team instead of competing with each other for recognition and advancement.

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