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"Tough environment to get things done"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Ebay is trying to do the right thing. Senior management has created a mission, values and behaviors. John Donahoe is sincere and approachable. The company has good benefits and competitive compensation.

Cons

Although the company has stated mission and values, I don't think actions of senior management always align with those values, i.e. do the righ thing, develop people, be open, honest and direct. Unfortunately, as with many companies, people who are not good managers or leaders are rewarded. This is a matrix org; when there is not goal alignment, it is extremley hard to meet goals and get things done. Likewise, the company would like to invest in 'innovative' products, but these are the first ones being cut. The folks that are rewarded are the ones that work on 'core' businesses and are optimizing at the edges, not building the new stuff. There is a lot of bureaucracy and 'churn'. The people who get ahead are the folks that have been at the company a long time and are political. As you get more senior, the work-life balance is not good.

Other Employee Reviews for eBay

  1. "Too many levels of management promotes politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, exposure to real world heavy traffic, few smart people to work with, good work life balance , resources available to learn new stuff

    Cons

    too many levels of management, full of people who please managers and get promotion instead of doing work, afraid to make drastic changes or introduce game changers due to size of traffic and possible impact

    Advice to Management

    Focus on better evaluation for promotions by discussing with more than just manager and actually checking deliverables
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  2. Helpful (7)

    "Needs Leadership makeover"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are fair

    Cons

    Very poor work-life balance
    Sr. Management doesn't practice what they preach
    Little transparency
    Unclear goals and poor prioritization across the board

    Advice to Management

    Too much management, too much talk and not enough action. Need to regain your employee's trust with more transparency and find a way to motivate and inspire your talented employees so they can once again develop great products.


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