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"It is a very good company"

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Former Intern - Senior Data Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Former Intern - Senior Data Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

eBay has a great working environment

Cons

All the things are perfect in eBay, no cons

Advice to Management

very good

Other Employee Reviews for eBay

  1. Helpful (1)

    "eBay/PayPal is the place where there is no job security now a days"

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    Current Employee - MTS1 in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - MTS1 in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Only eBay/PayPal facilities are good .

    Cons

    Very bad practice in recognition of the employee's contributions ..always biased in promotions and in decisions making.Employees rarely get a chance for the promotion to next level or next role

    No work from home facility available for production support guys, which is very rediculous thing when compare to other small companies.There are so many constrains on WFH.

    At one bad day it did layoffs all of sudden and also simultaneously it was trying to recruit the external staff from outside sources ..not sure why it is unable to utilize the long serviced employees instead of getting from outside .It shows that lack of commitement for the company so as to help the existing employees and don't care about the employee safe guards at all and by any means employee's concerns are not respected

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should get trained in managing the professionals .It should watch every one's direct reportee's performance very closely.

    Only one thing I can say to the senior management our life time is very short, so in this short period of time, we should not play any politics , which will cost you unwanted diseases so always play the role like father where father should not show any partiality towards any of his progeny, similarily they also should pay attention to all the employees equally.

    If somebody is unable to perform his role, then happily he could resign from the services, instead of troubling others unnecessarily.They need to keep in mind that working with multi cultured people, so act accordingly


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Initialy Great, but slid downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people, deccent pay and benefits for the job. If you had a good manager then it could be a very good job. Potential to work with people all over the world. RRSP matching and stock purchase plan. Reasonable raises combined with options or RSU bonuses.

    Cons

    There were plenty of bad managers, and if you got one they could make your life quite miserable. Most micromanaged to the point it demotivated the employees, i.e. would rather an employee be silent and just meet their targets than do 200% and actually talk to your neighbours. Closed the entire burnaby centre before most could cash in on their options or RSUs as they took years to vest. Options were worthless for most people as the stock tanked and the closed the centre one month before they were to payout those with worthless options. 24x7 environment so people would be scheduled at times when transit would be closed and impossible to reach.

    Advice to Management

    If you want a results driven company you have to create an environment that balances fun with work focus. Outsourcing may save dollars in the short term, yet isn't the best idea when you've saturated your market and need to focus on retention. Find a vision and follow it, don't 180 every quarter. Know your product and execute well, don't try to become something you're not (Amazon).

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