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eBay Product Manager Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "One of the Internet's Originals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fulfilling roles, with an opportunity to make a real impact on the livelihood of millions and the global economy. Product managers are getting broad scope and responsibilities and are empowered to make decisions and drive execution.

    Cons

    A meaningful emphasis on process at times, can tip the scale towards showing things are done more than getting things done.

    eBay Response

    Jun 7, 2017 – Global Talent Attraction Programs Manager

    We appreciate your comments! As you are aware, eBay strives to empower and offer the best to our employees as well as people around the globe offering opportunities for all. We’re glad you... More


  2. "Hidden Gem of the Valley"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture, benefits, and people at eBay are awesome.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fostering great culture.

  3. "Product Manager Intern experience"

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    Former Intern - Product Manager Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Product Manager Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay as an intern

    Pros

    good experience, lots of swag for interns, lot of networking events for intern, good mentorship program, useful work experience, collaborative culture

    Cons

    not a consistent experience for everyone


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Hadoop infrastructure Sr. Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to technology and use cases related to big data. It helped me learn the basics and prepare myself for my next job

    Cons

    It's a brand that's going sideways and if you're on the business side, you want to be thinking hard about how you move to you're next role.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great pay and opportunities, but lacking in management, vision, promotions, and future potential"

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

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

    Pros

    the pay/stock/bonus is competitive, as are their benefits. Many opportunities for lateral movement.

    Cons

    very limited opportunities for promotion or management. The joke is: "the only way to get promoted at eBay is to leave the company then come back" which is sad. Goals are rarely met, resources are ALWAYS scarce, re-orgs occur several times a year, and layoffs happen often. Managers are not trained very well, they're often just top performers who are given a group of people to manage, which we all know rarely turns out well. Lots of churn as a result, which contributes to a culture that is not very firmly set in principles or values, which contributes to a lot of short-term ladder climbing.

    eBay Response

    Aug 2, 2017 – Global Talent Attraction Programs Manager

    We appreciate your feedback. We strive be competitive in our space and offer the best benefits to our employees. However, we are disappointed to hear of your frustrations. Hearing the pros and cons... More


  6. Helpful (5)

    "An OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Reasonable life-work balance.
    2) Convenient location for people living in Willow Glen, Los Gatos, Campbell and Cambrian Area.

    Cons

    Many talented people left to Apple, Google, Facebook etc. and now there is a disproportionately high number of incompetent people. Company has troubles attracting talent. This is especially true about engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Interviewing process is not formalized. Very poor performers get through.


  7. "A nice company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work with smart and hardworking people, get to learn from managers and peers for both domain knowledge and general expertise.

    Respectful culture. Good work and life balance. Highly value product managers.

    Cons

    Not an exciting innovative company. No ideal pay. Too much re-org and strategy updates from upper leadership team. Loose attachment between team members and leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    Like the Agile initiative and product driven strategy. Less re-org will be preferred. Keep up with the high value on product manager/owner Agile style.

  8. "Great place to work! Very helpful and friendly people!"

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    Former Intern - Product Manager Interm in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Product Manager Interm in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great opportunities
    - helpful and friendly people
    - interns get the opportunity to work full time on real and impactful projects
    - a string of amazing intern events
    - Housing in a posh locality

    Cons

    nothing as such...it's a great company to start off your journey..


  9. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture
    Benefits
    Opportunity to work on cool products

    Cons

    Slow in catching up to the market
    Beuracracy and politics

    Advice to Management

    Focus on new customer acquisition especially Millenials


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits. There are some really passionate employees who actually care about the customer and company . . . unfortunately not enough to balance the rest.

    Cons

    Constant roadmap and organizational changes. Short-term focused. Work-life balance depending on team. Company not willing to invest in infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on short-term gains. Invest in infrastructure and long-term planning.