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Updated August 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Overall experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Normally treating people good (some special cases are excluded) on compensation and benefits; work life balance is ok comparing to startups and other companies;
    and listening to concerns from employees based on quarterly engagement survey ;

    Cons

    Sometimes lots of politics; diversity looks not good (majority of employees are Indian); Talkative people (not people who focus on working and delivering) got more opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Focus on business, technologies, innovation and people who really help these stuffs


  2. 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.

  3. "Bigger Isn't Always Better"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, some see that as a big plus. Cultural values are solid and well-meaning. Lots of spots on campus to get away when you need a little fresh air, but work space is far from ideal (so you'll need it).

    Cons

    Being on site every day is expected. It's especially difficult when you're in an open-office environment, where it's loud, distracting and ultimately, counterproductive. Seems so old school to expect smart, seasoned professionals to be tethered to what's basically a glorified lunch table - especially if your job requires major focus (most do!). It's also a complex company, where nothing is easy. Getting things done, figuring out who does what, and finding answers is a constant exercise in frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Find out what the data says about "open office environments" vs. private work spaces. Support telecommuting. Trust employees to do the right thing, even when they're not on campus (isn't that what the founders believed? That people are basically good?). Your employees will be happier and gain better work/life balance if you give them more freedom. A new approach will likely spark the bold ideas you claim to crave.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  5. "Down hill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, long term steady work

    Cons

    Negative atmosphere and less customer focused

    eBay Response

    Jul 10, 2017 – Global Talent Attraction Programs Manager

    It's good to know you are enjoying your employee benefits. However, we're sorry to hear about your negative experience. If you haven't already, we encourage you to raise your concerns with your... More


  6. "MTS 2"

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

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

    Pros

    Overall pay package is OK

    Cons

    Career development, and management keeps changing

    Advice to Management

    Help make employees' work smoothly


  7. "fun job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vero Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vero Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you can sell your items and get money, own your own business, work from home

    Cons

    the fees are expensive and customers are protected more than sellers

    Advice to Management

    review who is selling and who is buying

  8. "Contract Work is Not Great"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay as a contractor

    Pros

    Most co-workers are pretty cool, especially in Product

    Cons

    Some of the business folks can have too much of an "MBA vibe", a lot of polished people walking around and talking about Tech and trends in Tech, but not really creating or innovating in Tech. Not a very creative company, and creativity doesn't seem to be recognized and rewarded.


  9. "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, not all teams though

    Cons

    very limited and not transparent career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    poor decision making, trying to improve

    eBay Response

    Jun 7, 2017 – Global Talent Attraction Programs Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your honest feedback and know that it has been heard. We are continuing our efforts to ensure career development and decision-making are priorities as areas... More


  10. "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time

    Pros

    great team and challenging projects.

    Cons

    review process is not good, no career ladder


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