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"A decent company"

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Direct impacts on millions of people.
Use of latest technologies.
Strong focus on open source.

Cons

First level management is miss and hit.
Hard to come by a good opportunity.

Other Employee Reviews for eBay

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    "Frustrating, given management changes and overall turmoil"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ideas win, data wins, people are exceedingly friendly, the entire organization seems to be rowing in the same direction. The culture is almost deceptively open--you get the feeling at first that you'll be able to change the company in big ways, and everyone listens to you. The compensation was extremely competitive, particularly the RSUs, given the trajectory of the stock as of late

    Cons

    They haven't been able to figure out how to integrate Quality into the Engineering process yet. Even though people are open to new things, the skill of the average engineer within the organization is much lower than at any high tech company I've been exposed to. It often seems like they have 10 mediocre people working where one really good person would do better. The code is so convoluted, so deeply coupled, so disastrously unreadable, It is difficult to imagine how they can implement features at all

    Advice to Management

    When I left, it appeared as though things were headed in the right direction, with more focus on true SOA implementation and a unified presentation layer. As long as that keeps up, things will probably improve. My biggest problem was, the rug was pulled out from under me not once but twice in 5 months, as directions and plans and technology stacks were re-thought and re-argued endlessly. If things stabilize, eBay could be a formidable engineering organization. At the moment I think it's more momentum keeping you afloat than innovation.


  2. "eBay is Overall a Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice campus, good weather, great benefits and perks. Great culture.

    Cons

    Can get stuck in a career rut.

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