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"Too many levels of management promotes politics"

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  • 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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Other Employee Reviews for eBay

  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Supervisor Role"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CS Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - CS Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, promote from within, benefits

    Cons

    Overwhelming amount of work, work life balance very hard to maintain

    Advice to Management

    Unload admin duties from supervisors who should be spending their time coaching and mentoring instead of processing payroll. Very difficult to maintain work life balance with so many responsibilities while taking escalated calls from members constantly

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