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  1. "The Opportunity is Yours"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II, Software Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II, Software Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been employed at eBay for 3+ years and have been in the software industry for > 25 years; eBay is the best company I've worked for in which your work ethic, skills, innovation, etc. is the basis for your reviews and advancement. If you want to come in and work hard, innovate and really advance your personal skills and abilities, eBay allows you to all that and more.

    Cons

    All companies have some level of politics and of course eBay is no different, so if I'm looking for a con, that's about the only one I can really point to from a company perspective. The only other con is that many people who join eBay are very technically strong and looking for a new challenge monthly (weekly, daily even for some) which leads to quite a bit of attrition. This level of attrition can make your job harder b/c the service, module, component, etc. that you need to interface often no longer has any original authors or true owners.

    Advice to Management

    I'm excited to see how the *new* eBay operates after the PayPal separation and hope you continue to keep everyone involved / informed as to how we move eBay to a platform company. Also, please don't sell out to Alibaba until we have a chance to run on our own!!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Individual agendas trump career development"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's difficult not to fall in love with the community of Ebay buyers, sellers, and devoted Ebay staff. Ebay has global reach and scale so there's a lot of positive change an individual (or talented group) can affect.

    Cons

    The quality of Directors is appalling. Their personal agendas and often poorly thought strategies result in lack of career advancement for the poor souls that work for them. Leaders are often hired from the outside, and diversity is measured only in the type of car each drives.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to the VPs and Directors - they only have their own backs covered, and not the company's.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Sad to see what has become of this great internet pioneer"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great business model and wonderful buyers and sellers

    Competitive compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Company has struggled over the past few years and has lost major share to Amazon and others. Morale is low and not much confidence in senior leadership. Kind of feels like a 'cash cow' that is slowly being milked. Not much investment or innovation. Large percentage of workforce feels "checked out", and there is very little 'buzz' or excitement on campus. Sad.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the longer term and what you need to do to truly delight customers. Amazon and other competitors are tough, and they are playing chess while you play checkers.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Culture"

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    Current Contractor - Visual Designer in Campbell, CA
    Current Contractor - Visual Designer in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    fantastic team, open conversation and ability to take feedback well

    Cons

    not much room for new hires

    Advice to Management

    consider hiring contractors that contribute to the team. Look at the big picture but don't forget about the people that help make things possible on a daily basis.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Bitter Sweet, does not value people"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to eCommerce. Lot of things to learn. New ideas and problems.

    Cons

    Managers are just idiots, does not value your contribution. If you get a bad rating in some quarter for any crappy reason. That will become your benchmark. Similar for a good rating. Lot of politics. Need to be in the right team.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and dont punish mistakes, rather than try to understand that they are big oppurtunity to learn.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Worst place I've ever worked. Run from this company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is on par with other Silicon Valley tech companies. Work/life balance is reasonable.

    Cons

    No real strategy, just a bunch of unrelated features and services that release each year.

    Terribly matrixed with no alignment across teams. It's very common to be working o a project and then find out there is an entire team doing exactly what you are trying to do.

    No vertical career growth. Most opportunities are horizontal.

    Terrible culture. So much apathy. No one cares about the quality of what they are releasing. Mediocre results are not only tolerated, they are celebrated.

    Very poor middle management.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open work culture, Great benefits, Compensation is very competitive
    Would recommend the company for learning eCommerce and how to work in a matrix organization
    Lots of growth opportunities and avenues of growth

    Cons

    Everyone has a different and non-additive agenda
    Need to be political to succeed at work
    Matrix organization, so setting goals are not shared
    Rather than being creative & customer centric, financial results alone measures product decisions

    Advice to Management

    Set a vision and the company will come together as a glue to contribute towards that vision

  8. "Working at eBay"

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    Former Employee - Director in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, leading edge technology, opens doors because it is recognized as a great company

    Cons

    Getting more difficult to get things done as the company is growing

    Advice to Management

    Do more to create opportunities for existing employees. Company started to do more hiring from outside versus promote from within in certain organizations.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great co-workers, high importance placed on where you got your MBA than ability"

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    Current Contractor - Business Development Contractor in Campbell, CA
    Current Contractor - Business Development Contractor in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, relaxed business hours, fun atmosphere and very convenient location.

    Cons

    Managers can be bad "people persons". A lot of importance is placed on getting business degrees from a large.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty solid job"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large, stable company with lots of smart, talented, and hard working people.

    Cons

    Not everyone is hard working, lots of bureaucracy.


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