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eBay London Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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  • Work-life balance depending on team (in 105 reviews)

  • Opportunity to improve the Decision Making (in 68 reviews)

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  1. "A lot of pros"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    some wonderful people. Lots of fun events. Great office locations

    Cons

    Certain managers make everyone miserable and indeed leave.


  2. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, trust, career opportunities, location

    Cons

    Few benefits, poor W/L Balance


  3. "Opportunity to work with very smart people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work on hard problems, make an impact. Great focus on culture and values; not just lip service but actually implemented.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to grow in London office. Culture is changing now.


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  5. "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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Just a weird, political and backwards place..."

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

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

    Pros

    There are some great people there, really passionate about the organisation and genuinely trying to do the best job they can, without indulging the politics.

    - great induction
    - some great people

    Cons

    It's dripping with politics and, when I was there, the management created a blame culture, people were clearly afraid of making mistakes and it led to me being advised to 'make sure after you've agreed something in a meeting that you have everything in writing otherwise they'll hang you out to dry'.

    - politics
    - a tired and inflexible technical infrastructure
    - bad location for Londoners (Richmond) unless you live in Richmond, and an office that looks like it hasn't changed since the dot com boom (complete with dust coated pool tables with no balls)
    - absolutely no idea how to speak to customers
    - you basically can't get anything done without it being an existing imitative from the US mothership

    Advice to Management

    Give people the autonomy and freedom to try and fail

    eBay Response

    Dec 21, 2016 – Director - Global Talent Engagement

    First and foremost, we would like to thank you for taking the time out to write us a review. We are glad to hear that you liked the people you worked with. We believe that having a great set of ... More


  7. "Exciting times"

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    Current Employee - Strategy Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Strategy Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really supportive and fun team environment - globally and in London. Strategy team all ex McK/BCG/Bain, super bright and fun to work with (feels a bit like consulting but without crazy hours). Lots of exciting change underway, means you get to work on some pretty far out projects. Strategy serve as swat team to CEO, so get good traction in the business.

    Cons

    Lots of work with San Jose, means you get well acquainted with Virtual Meetings (often 5-10 screens at a time). Can sometimes result in late meetings but they're getting better at syncing time zones.

    eBay Response

    Dec 21, 2016 – Director - Global Talent Engagement

    Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy working with us! Just like you, we are excited to see where these changes take us as a company. We understand that working ... More


  8. "Great Place to Work - 4 Years and Counting!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analytics Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analytics Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO
    Office Location
    Work Culture
    Activities & Outings
    Food & Drinks

    Cons

    Not any I can think of.


  9. "Good culture"

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    Current Employee - Insights Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Insights Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, brilliant people, work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of structure, unclear vision

    Advice to Management

    Work on the vision and stick to it


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

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    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.


  11. "eBay business unit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    well reward and dynamic working environment

    Cons

    some days can be very busy, difficult to determine people accountable due to flat structure



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