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eBay Product Manager Reviews

Updated March 22, 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. "Company Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Product Manager at eBay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge scale
    Ability to create impact for real users - change lives of millions of sellers
    Mature product management practice - helps hone skills
    Nice people
    Decent pay and perks
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Slow pace of innovation
    Too much emphasis on everyone agreeing
    Matrix organization which creates dependencies for simple task. No end to end ownership

    eBay Response

    Dec 21, 2016 – Director - Global Talent Engagement

    Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you value the ability to work for a company where you can impact millions of people around the globe. We find it quite inspiring too! We are constantly ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    competitive compensation, good work/life balance, innovative atmosphere

    Cons

    bureaucratic, sometimes lazy, lack of data driven decision-making


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place, but needs better direction"

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

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

    Pros

    There was a wonderful work life balance. I had amazing colleagues. I got to work on a great product. Even though it is a large company, it felt small.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and political morass. It was difficult to get this done quickly and there was fear to make changes. Head quarters were subpar, especially given the company size and


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Needs to wake up - otherwise great place to be"

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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
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment
    Interesting product and customers
    Good work life balance
    CEO's a great guy

    Cons

    Some people are clearly doing nothing or just enjoying meeting and debating on nothing
    There is not enough innovation, everyone is scared of radical ideas or partnerships
    Not enough team building, or activities, a lot of hypocrisy
    Senior leadership not inspiring (besides from the tech/product group)

    Advice to Management

    Make more bold bets

    eBay Response

    Nov 11, 2016 – Director - Global Talent Engagement

    We appreciate your feedback. Our goal is to constantly embrace new ideas and technology and we are sorry to hear you feel that goal is not being met. We will ensure your feedback is heard.


  8. "Nice people"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people there are really nice! I met my best friends there. Team leader is kind to all numbers.on the weekends.the team numbers would go out for team building

    Cons

    Sometimes we need to enhance our efficiency. There are too much meetings. Some of them are really boring and not necessary

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  9. "Sr. Product Manager Technical"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager II - Technical in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager II - Technical in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture and career opportunities.

    Cons

    Opportunity to improve the Decision Making

    eBay Response

    May 2, 2016 – Director - Global Talent Engagement

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your positive feedback! We really appreciate it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting problems to work on given that this a large-scale marketplace.
    If you're an eBay user, fantastic place of improve features you don't like and want fixed.
    Great teammates - hiring bar is maintained pretty high.

    Cons

    Top heavy management structure.
    For a larger co. strangely lacking emphasis on long-term career growth training/opportunities.
    Somewhat arbitrary bonus/promotion decision-making.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about investors. Take care of Ebay buyers and sellers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great purpose, good potential but needs to figure out future"

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

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

    Pros

    The culture at eBay is great and so is the purpose of the company - a place where anyone can buy or sell anything! Tremendous potential. Believes in developing employees, offering them big opportunities to prove their capabilities and also flexible culture in letting people make mistakes, acknowledging and then choosing a different path (this is special). Many people have been around a long time and have tremendous history and passion for its customers and business - a interest to do the right thing. Also lots of new people with viewpoints and expertise are blending well and trying to help educate and do the right thing at same time. Compensation is good (especially as you get promoted) and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Unfortunately company can't figure out what's next, lots of ideas, lots of enthusiasm amongst employees and senior leaders (HackWeek), but lacks discipline in execution to remain focused on a few significant things. A lot of peanut butter spread across different projects. Promotion opportunities are limited. Work life balance mixed, depends on the team that your on. The number of meetings can be tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Help teams focus on whats most important and ship it.