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"Big opportunities but slow moving"

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Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Great place to learn how a large e-commerce site is run and all the issues (data infrastructure, seller relationships, user experience, etc) it faces.
- Many smart people with pretty diverse industry backgrounds.
- Lot of opportunities to move within the company to experience different roles.
- The products you work on have the potential to become high visibility because eBay has so many users.

Cons

- Relatively slow moving organization.
- Relatively risk averse. New, interesting ideas take a long time to get off the ground because many groups that need to sign off have no incentive to support new improvements - they're there to support the status quo.
- Mostly a hierarchical organization with power for decision making concentrated at the top. Depending on the project this can cause some churn, minor decisions get revisited because someone upstairs wants their say.
- Quality of co-workers is a bit uneven. Some are great to learn from, others make you wonder how they got in.

Advice to Management

Streamline the organizations even more and empower employees to make quick decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for eBay

  1. "Great company with an amazing mission, but hard to get big things done"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good customer focus, great leadership, opportunities to try new things

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get changes made, politics play a part in decision making


  2. "eBay employee of 8 years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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