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"Database Design and Administration for MySQL, Oracle, NoSQL"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Database Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Database Engineer in San Jose, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

eBay's large scale infrastructure provide enough opportunity for a database engineer to learn and use cutting edge technologies; eBay is very active to adopt new technologies available.

Cons

Total compensation package is not as good as few leading companies. Lack the attraction of the potential IPO of startups

Advice to Management

eBay required there must be some percentage of the workforce to be in the low performance bucket, this is really not a good idea.

Other Employee Reviews for eBay

  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is nice to have comfortable job

    Cons

    no real career advancement and hard to get promotions

    Advice to Management

    please promote people who deserve it


  2. Helpful (2)

    "highly political."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    *good place to learn about the eCommerce business as well as Technical know how in Java/J2EE technologies.
    * good benefits package
    * mobile teams are set for defining future

    Cons

    Highly political environment. to succeed, it is more like who you know than what you did.

    The Testing Org needs a major overhaul - Resources are never allocated on time for critical projects (there is never enough budget mysteriously, as the Org keeps getting Top-Heavy!), stressing the entire team! This is not the place for top talent!

    Too much stress - avg QA/QE Tester works late nights and weekends to make up for bad decisions made in the mgmt chain, making it hard to recommend this company to top talent.

    Promotions to deserving employees are delayed, resulting in avoidable attrition.

    Advice to Management

    - analyze the wave of attrition and do meaningful anonymous exit interviews.

    - Hire more people who actually do the work, especially in Testing (QA) org, instead of more & more middle & top management.

    - spend more money on promoting deserving Individual contributors!


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