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Updated August 16, 2018
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eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig
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  • "shifts can be hard but this is being looked into as a whole by the company and directors to gain better work life balance for all" (in 119 reviews)

  • "Need continued focused on cross-functional, complex decision making" (in 89 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (18)

    "Enjoyable place to work and a great brand to support"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    eBay offers opportunity to the world that many other jobs don't. This is buffed by the way they appear socially when enabling global commerce. Working here is good and the pay, stock, health coverage, and additional benefits (like a full Month off of work after working 5 years) are wonderful.

    Cons

    A fair share of bureaucracy whenever attempting to run with a guise of empowerment. They like to allow you to be expressive and creative, but on a retractable dog leash.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the grass roots. They build your replacements.

    eBay Response

    Nov 30, 2017 – Global Talent Attraction Programs Manager

    We love hearing when employees have a great experience working with us and can relate and identify with our mission-driven brand! Empowering entrepreneurs, dreamers, and business owners around the... More


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can get a chance to work with good technologies with distributed and scalable architecture. Work life balance .

    Cons

    Looking for new business initiatives to get more revenues.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time

    Pros

    workload is not heavy. Average salary in the valley.

    Cons

    poor management and transparency. you don't get much of Sense of accomplishment there


  4. "Amazing company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    eBay is an amazing company to work for. The people, the leaders, cutting edge technologies to work with, the coluture are few of the things that i likes about working here. You always have a support system, you can talk to leaders without inhibition, work in different teams if you like to .

    Cons

    Though we work on delivering ideas to the customers sometimes leaders can lack the end goal and vision.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely plan long term goals. Be very thorough when a goal is defined and together aim to achieve it. Keep amazing talents locked.


  5. "God Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, nice atmosphere, products solve real-world problems for everyday people. Especially with the Valet services/

    Cons

    Way too many meetings. Not always consensus among the leadership team, which often trickles-down to the director/manager level. Scope creep can easily become a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Work closer to the actual "workers" on the teams. Many of them are smarter than the managers to whom they report.


  6. "Great Launchpad!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong VP Exposure at least within Analytics and Finance. Regularly given opportunities to pitch to decision makers
    Data driven and mostly analytically competent company, so as an analyst great opportunity to design metrics
    The eBay brand/Alumni network is good in the jobs marketplace and when you decide to move on, it will help open doors for you
    Great salary, benefits one of the best in the Bay Area
    Wide variety of opportunities to choose from in terms of business domain
    Open to employee entrepreneurship; I run my own small business outside my day job

    Cons

    Talent is mediocre; which means that tech competence is basic within senior staff in a lot of cases
    Very poor accountability for actions, a lot of people are just cogs in the wheel, with no real contribution to the business, the numbers tell the story clearly
    A lot of people are not self starters or self managers and need a manager to run the show for them
    Low appetite for risk within my function, people are working for themselves and not the betterment of our buyers and sellers
    Very political environment, which is why a lot of great employees leave
    Fickle/fear based approach to strategy and no dogged determination to make key initiatives succeed
    Don't spend more than 5-6 years here, the valley has better opportunities

    Advice to Management

    If you want the world to shop first on eBay give it a killer reason to. Don't spend time on crap nobody can afford like luxury furniture. This company was born out of beanie babies costing a few bucks and was embraced by people on the fringes. Keep catering to their demands. Innovation always happens on the fringes. Don't be afraid to break stuff. It took 10 years for Prime to become ubiquitous stay the course and don't look back. Don't give up on structured data!!!!! It is one of the most ambitious tasks in the history of the internet. Creating a universal product catalog! Just think about how valuable that will be. Keep figuring out the challenges. It will be worth it


  7. "Not as easy to change the eBay brand as initally thought"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work culture.
    - Competitive compensation.
    - Lot of Merit given to individual contributors.
    - Good growth of individual contributors.

    Cons

    - Some old bad hires still hanging around but the new hires are decent.
    - Management hires are typically bad.
    - No innovation. Just the same routine development.
    - Very difficult to change brand name unless it comes from the grass root employees.

    Advice to Management

    - Improve your brand not just by adverting and marketing but also by the type of people you hire. Especially the lower management. They are like how small businesses are to the US economy. Not fancy but very crucial.

  8. "pros/cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay full-time

    Pros

    life work balance is great

    Cons

    stock performace is not good


  9. "The work environment was the best I’ve been part of."

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Community, Encouragement, Energetic, Free food.

    Cons

    Wouldn’t hire me on full time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  10. "Serv rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, pay, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    None. I haven't had any problems.


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