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eBay Classifieds Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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eBay Classifieds General Manager Alessandro Coppo
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  1. "Detrimental gap between Ops and Dev"

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    Current Employee - Site Operations Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Site Operations Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay Classifieds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, lots of travel to Europe and other places. Lots of chances to get hands on emerging technologies.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional relationship between development and operations teams.
    Senior development management does not foster an environment that is conducive to the cohesion of both groups as one organization.

    Advice to Management

    Try to bring product development and site operations together, rather dividing them between locations.


  2. "good job environment; constantly changing; moving fast; inc. is too slow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay Classifieds full-time

    Pros

    constantly changing, good job environment; constantly changing; moving fast; inc. is too slow

    Cons

    old school, low pay, not too many growth opportunities

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay Classifieds (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, if at an adjacency. Very flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Got too large and is moe mainstream. No sense of innovation

    Advice to Management

    Foster innovation


  4. "Solid Gig"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay Classifieds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great coworkers, good benefits. Their Stubhub building has decent amenities.

    Cons

    eBay as a whole seems to know it's in a rut. But their doesn't seem to be a lot of desire to change things, for better or worse.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely keep spearheading the initiatives to modernize the product. The company needs it.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay Classifieds full-time

    Pros

    Fastest growing part of eBay, and a organization that has a global footprint, affording the opportunity to travel and meet a wide variety of businesses.

    Cons

    The business is in the process of being more tightly-integrated into the rest of the company, which is slowly diluting its culture, talent and willingness to take risk. Its best days are likely behind it.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed assessment - good business and compensation, low investment in people and org"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, good benefits, good professionals

    Cons

    Low to no investment in people


  7. "Interesting projects, career growth, great team."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay Classifieds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team overall, including both engineering and business. Frequent team-building events. Work with people from the whole world, due to distributed nature of the business. Challenging engineering problems and multiple opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    Multiple entities with similar needs, but standalone tools, this often leads to reinventing the wheel and varying implementations which can be hard to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Unify common tools across businesses, leverage the fact that there's a high degree of synergy between different units.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "No longer has its luster. Not an organization worth recommending"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay Classifieds (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a former employer, what attracted me to this team was the lure to take on the other established players in classifieds like Craigslist, and also a rapidly growing business in Canada. Work was plenty, and there were many different opportunities to show our technical know-how and we had a CTO who knew technology and how to promote us back in 2010 - 2011. Our team members also regularly travelled to our businesses in Australia, Asia, and EU to share technical knowledge and business strategies - we were based in San Jose but operated like a global team which is unique n the marketplace.

    Cons

    Since the last reorganization the organization pretty much has flipped upside down. Technology has now become an afterthought, a drag. Development team gets no recognition for any accomplishment whatsoever. Our senior leader has also brought on a complete cultural shift in early 2013 that thrives on death marches and to meet the senior leadership's ego of meeting numbers at a quarter end, at the expense of employee lifelihood and customer experience.

    The organization has morphed to one where skills like selling a used car is recognized then building one. People management skills of several of our leaders are more than questionable. This mode is not sustainable long term.

    There are also questionable hiring policies employed by one arm of the team, who only seems to bring on new members of a certain descent. I'm not sure if this meets eBay's policy of diversity hiring.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure what advice to give. Since my departure I've learned several talented people who have already left for our competitors or other parts of eBay as there's no growth opportunity. These individuals were crucial in building the business. I would advice prospective candidates to look elsewhere.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and enhance your career."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay Classifieds full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Environment - North Campus is a stunning environment with great eating opportunities and comfortable places to reflect on your tasks for the day.
    Job - training is always available. Technology and people are of the highest quality, with healthy and respectful behaviour and values- inspires individuals to be better.
    Internships - fantastic opportunities are always open for young people.

    Cons

    PTO includes sick days :-(

    Advice to Management

    Exclude sick days from PTO.


  10. "very relaxing and fun"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    part time, easy system to run

    Cons

    work on weekends, no bonuses

    Advice to Management

    more company parties


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