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Updated May 6, 2021

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  • "Great benefits can move up if you work(in 160 reviews)

  • "Very good benefits including health(in 147 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance could br improved(in 144 reviews)

  • "Management struggles with decision making(in 114 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      I hit the jackpot!

      Sep 10, 2020 - E2M in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The culture at eBay is very encouraging, supportive and upbeat. eBay is a HUGE company but when you’re hired you feel like you’re joining a family and not just another huge corporation.

      Cons

      I haven’t found any yet!

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      eBay Response

      What an incredible review, thank you! eBay is one big family and we're happy that you're along for the ride. If you have anything else that you'd like to share, please send us an email at glassdoorfeedback@ebay.com.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      Feb 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for

      Cons

      Not clear strategy to win market share

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      eBay Response

      Thanks for sharing these comments with us. We're happy to see that you've had a great experience with eBay so far. If you have more to share, feel free to email glassdoorfeedback@ebay.com.

    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      The most toxic place I have ever worked

      Mar 16, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      some descent engineers who usually leave as soon as they get a job in faang

      Cons

      1. There is no career growth opportunities for people with technical background. Most of the science teams at the level of directors/VPs are led by non technical people. In my organization, the average time for non technical people to get promotion was around 1-2 years but for technical people was more than 3. 2. A large number of technical teams have non technical managers. Such managers have a hard time evaluating the quality of the work that their employees has accomplished. Instead, they rely on gut feelings and biases to give promotions 3. The performance review and calibration is so flawed that managers can easily game the system. No one checks the accuracy of performance reviews and managers can easily fabricate the evaluation forms and get employees fired 4. If your manager wants to give your position to his friend or just simply does not like you, there is no one at eBay (including HR) to stop that from happening. There are numerous times that HR assisted managers in creating a paper trail and getting employees fired 5. Although HR claims that they are interested in diversity and inclusion, they do not actually care about such issues. If you have issues related to that, HR puts you in the layoff list. 6. If the team culture is toxic and your manager does not care, there is no one at eBay who helps

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Payments is not "real" eBay

      Apr 6, 2021 - Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great mission - High impact work - Decent compensation, though not inline with FAANG

      Cons

      - Autocratic payments leadership, tends to micromanage everything - Payments leadership never takes blame for anything but always looks for people to blame, both within and outside of payments - extremely frustrating - Inability to make a decision and stick with it. Decisions are constantly revisited causing teams tremendous churn - Payments leadership team says the right things to employees, but doesn't act accordingly (e.g., WLB has been in the toilet for 2 years, yet all we get is a no meetings day - that is actually filled with meetings - once a month? PayPal does proper days off once a month)

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A great company, but culture changing as it grows.

      Apr 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Pay and benefits are generous.

      Cons

      The culture has shifted to one with a poor work life balance over the last couple of years.

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      eBay Response

      Thank you for your comments. Our Compensation & Benefits Teams work tirelessly to ensure that our employees are taken care of. Your suggestions about how you feel work/life balance could be improved are very helpful! If you have additional thoughts, email glassdoorfeedback@ebay.com.

    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      good company to work for

      May 3, 2021 - Associate, Strategies in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good culture for any person

      Cons

      not so much growth outlook

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place, Great People!

      Apr 6, 2021 - Operational Excellence Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people here have built a great culture and I'm excited to be a part of it. There is interest and excitement from the people I work with which always makes going to work a more pleasurable experience. At eBay, we are enabling people to manage their own businesses and reap the benefits that all that entails and I'm excited to be a part of that!

      Cons

      If I experience any I'll update.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great people focussed company and culture

      Apr 30, 2021 - Recruiting Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company, amazing culture, great benefits

      Cons

      Nothing significant, it's a great place to work.

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company Terrible Job

      Mar 23, 2021 - GCX in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and pay! Like amazing. eBay has great core values and tries to do good in the community and for its employees.

      Cons

      The GCX side of eBay is a dark hole where everything is running backward. There is no potential to grow, as they require you to master your role but change your department without notice every 6 months. Leadership is not supportive and only cares about stats. They will belittle you and some of them are not competent at all to be "coaches" as they are the most unsupportive people in the team.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Review

      Apr 30, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable, reasonable work life balance, ok pay

      Cons

      Old tech stack, non exciting projects

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