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  1. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible working hours and company is very open to working from home, office is very relaxed and friendly

    Cons

    Very few permanent positions, management team are slightly incompetent, team structure is very messy and uncoordinated, departments don't work together, a lot of money gets wasted

    Advice to Management

    Structure teams effectively and train management staff on people management


  2. "Lots of great people, but..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time

    Pros

    eBay is a diverse place - when it comes to business units, locations, people etc. I worked at eBay for 5 years in various roles, geographies and businesses. While there are differnces, this is my overall take.
    eBay has an open and fun culture, lots of great people. At the best of times what we did impacted customers and users in a great way.

    Cons

    eBay is moving too slowly, it takes forever to get things done. It is becoming increasingly process oriented and political - as clearly seen by who moves upwards in the org.

    Recommend to a friend? Would depend very much on role, part of org and aspirations of the prospect. There are pockets of greatness, but by and large it is is big - and old...

    Advice to Management

    You need to get out more. You are losing out on business and talent in high growth markets. Listen. Simplify. Decentralise. Promote the doers not the tellers.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Fantastic environment, progression limited"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unbeatable river-side location in Richmond. Very close to high street with an excellent range of restaurants and food shops to suit all budgets. Certainly feels posh but not arrogant.

    People are extremely nice and most of them are very approachable. Depending on the team, people's backgrounds can be diverse. And if you're lucky, your role may allow you broad interaction with international folks and even travel!

    Cons

    Very top-heavy. Progression is very limited. Once you get in a at a certain (low) level, it's very hard to climb up. The same senior folks get promoted time after time and you see lots of really high-achieving individuals not recognised. Does make you wonder what they're doing about high departure rates of the best people. It's sad really.

    Lots of red tape. Lots of talk. Not much really done. The company tries to be innovative but unfortunately is always playing catch up with other American companies.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise people on the ground. Review the organisational structure and scrap the countless VPs and Directors.


  4. "Fun company, mostly good support from managers, open for input from employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good progression if you do well

    Cons

    Long hours in some cases

    Advice to Management

    focus more on people


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, could be much better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, work life balance, good salaries

    Cons

    Politics, Politics, Politics.
    Career progression depending on networking rather than skills. Still, It's near impossible to leap in career progression

    Advice to Management

    Be more open-minded, less siloed.
    Want to be a manager? You need to be able to be a leader.
    Managing with authority belongs to the 20th century.


  6. "Professional internet marketing machine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Understanding of internet marketing
    Professionalism of the people
    Known brand
    Ability to prioritise

    Cons

    Too much management by powerpoint
    Product not state of the art any more

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the managers with customer interaction


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