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"A place where talent comes to die"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits, few talented people, free soda.

Cons

Legacy and proprietary garbage will ruin your day and your desire to live as you count the hours in your little chicken coop/cubicle. For goodness' sake, they still use ClearCase! Java based stack is proprietary with SOAP suck-vices ruling the roost. There are rumors of a better stack in the works but it also is proprietary. Also, svc control is non-existent and any random doofus can call your code without anyone the wiser until you get pulled into troubleshooting live issues overnight. Morons with their tiny little fiefdoms will block you at every turn. Worst of all are the tinpot QA people who will blame you first to ensure that their lack of testing ability doesn't come up when yet another live bug comes up. This place is where know-nothing failures and H1B indentured servants come to lose their soul. Stay the heck away unless you have no talent or desire to grow. Goodbye eNay, I made sure the door didn't hit me on my posterior on the way out.

Advice to Management

In the interest of open and honest feedback, I advice you to lay off a lot of people and get some actual talent in place.

Other Employee Reviews for eBay

  1. "eBay employee of 8 years"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sabbatical program, work life balance

    Cons

    Not much to complain about


  2. "Good Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Content Implementation Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Content Implementation Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment is very flexibility

    Cons

    Such a big company, takes time for teams to get some things accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Better training and clarity at beginning of projects for new contract people.

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