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Updated February 16, 2017
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eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig
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  • In the UK market no good work-life balance in regards to shifts (in 104 reviews)

  • Can be very hierarchical in decision making situations (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "eBay cares about your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    eBay is investing in the future and is a place you can really make a difference in whatever tour role. You really feel like you are making a difference by enabling connected commerce in all corners of the world. It's also a fun place to work and there are so many talented and friendly people.
    It's also a place no matter what your age, ethnicity or background that you feel respected. We need to continue to increase our diversity because it will only help us to better understand our richly diverse customer base. I love working at eBay as they are a company that is serious about creating an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    The buildings are all being renovated and it's quite noisy campus right now. It will be beautiful but it's not great right now. Get the cafeteria done ASAP!

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to have leaders week each year so we can stay connected and engaged as we grow. Continue to increase the diversity by gender, ethnicity, age (young and old) and thinking. Start a dog to work program!


  2. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing Company - Passionate Culture - Connecting People and Passion - Great Employer

    Cons

    Working for eBay was a highlight of my career, I don't identify with any Cons per say.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on your path in defining culture, value and in connecting people.


  3. "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing company culture, dynamic fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    Depending on position, stability could be a concern. Re-orgs and layoffs happen more often than I was comfortable with.


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  5. "Best place to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance
    Employees are treated as humans and not resources/objects
    Considerably good pay for the work life balance it provides

    Cons

    Not very aggressive strategy to place on top in the competitive market

    Advice to Management

    We need a groundbreaking business decision to re-position ourselves


  6. "Strong organization and good people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the individuals and there is high caliber across the organization. Pay is competitive for the market with full benefits, 401K, Employee Stock Plan Purchase (ESPP) and for salaried upper level positions Restricted Stock options on top of annual bonuses.

    Cons

    As with major companies communication needs to be improved and it can cause issues which could have been avoided. They have also had several years of layoffs in multiple groups where no one was prepared and the decisions which were made at a very high level did not always leave the best employees at the company.


  7. "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits
    Work Life Balance
    Employee Services through WorkPlace Resources

    Cons

    Not too many, but it really depends on your team


  8. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eBay full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits to take advantage of

    Cons

    Changes in strategy causes changes in resourcing


  9. "Good work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time

    Pros

    Pay, bonus, awesome benefits, work environment and culture

    Cons

    very limited room to move up from mid level management


  10. "eBay is headed in a good direction, but there is still a lot of micromanagement that's holding us back."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Merchandiser in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Site Merchandiser in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empowering individuals to run their own businesses on eBay is an effective mission and "koolaid" for the business. We're developing interesting features, and revamping the site to me on par with amazon, and other competitions, which is unbelievably exciting.

    Cons

    There's tons of micromanagement at every level. There's always a variety of stakeholders across the organization, and it's a challenge to get their alignment on ideas and features.


  11. "Great company going through transition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time

    Pros

    - Work on things that have a meaningful impact on the lives of buyers and sellers worldwide
    - Large scale (both in terms of user base and, perhaps more importantly, money) engineering challenges
    - You get to work on things that friends and family have heard of and use
    - Good cultural values as a company
    - Good product pipeline

    Cons

    - Lots of old technology that is being replaced (also a pro to some degree but you've got to make the transition and it just isn't fun doing that in many cases)
    - Short attention span in the business leadership - bias towards quick wins vs. long term multi-year bets that require sustained investment. Not always a customer/product driven mindset.
    - Tendency to go for shiny objects over less glamorous critical projects
    - More attention paid to what is presented in ppt/meetings vs. what is really happening at times.

    Advice to Management

    - Call BS more on people with a track record of good powerpoint but poor execution / product thinking / code quality
    - Hire more junior high potential people vs. senior people with more experience - leave room for people to rise internally vs. hiring externally
    - Eliminate 30% of business unit which is bloated and often aspiring to be a shadow product organization and slowing things down

    eBay Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – Director - Global Talent Engagement

    First and foremost, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. As a company, we pride ourselves on our cultural values and doing meaningful work. You bring up some great ... More



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