eBay - Reorg and internal bureaucracy and just people managers | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Reorg and internal bureaucracy and just people managers"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III, Quality in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good benefit, which includes decent salary, ESPP and onsite facility. Still a highly reputable company for your resume. Depends on which team you are working with, you may get chance to working on very interesting and innovated project. Majority of people working with you are friendly and decent, of course there are aggressive and self-fish people which you will run into in any company. Company revenue and profit...

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    Cons

    1. Heavy internal politics and bureaucracy which get engineers involved in daily life. Things are getting done slowly or sideways , some efforts are totally waste. Every half year there will be reorg on the Director or VP level in almost every department. How could you expect them to improve the product as none of them is being hold responsible for long run for new/old product quality. 2. Quite a few managers on QE...

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    Advice to Management

    Change the "Step Up" profile of QE side, which is absolute unfair in comparison to other discipline as it has taken more manger's responsibility, especially project management than a developer counter partner. It also has been used by managers as a "tool" to push their tasks to engineers.

    eBay2016-01-02
  1. "Product Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and opportunity to grow, move around in roles/teams, etc.

    Cons

    Tough competition and many priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Be agile, execute, focus on the critical few

    eBay2018-08-25
  2. "good culture"

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    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at eBay full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    agile ways of working , good management

    Cons

    deployment timings with CA time zone

    eBay2019-05-13

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