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Updated January 22, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "A slow, misadvertised place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxing atmosphere. Long lunch breaks. Ping pong table. Low stress environment.
    Nice people.
    Excellent location
    Good holidays, pay, and benefits

    Cons

    The job was advertised as being a startup job at a cool company with exposure to modern technologies(Clojure, Ruby on Rails, React). The overwhelming bulk of the work was maintaining an incredibly poorly architected codebase in Java 7 written by the acquirer (ebay), exactly as instructed by the US office.
    Decisions take almost forever to make. Feedback is loudly welcomed and then promptly discarded.
    The state of the codebase is awful - static initialization is practiced as a matter of course(for instance), and the configuration is tracked through an in house built and maintained system. Agile practices are spoken of and ignored. No real attempts at resolving the issues are taken.
    Any open discourse about the situation is suppressed by management. No new technologies or progress is attempted.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your system and your process. Accept that sometimes codebases either need to be rewritten from the ground up, or significant, concerted effort needs to be invested in their improvement.

  3. "eBay review"

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

    I worked at eBay full-time

    Pros

    Good Company Values
    Truly empowers their employees to own and drive their career

    Cons

    may not pay as competitive as others in the valley

    Advice to Management

    Creating growth opportunities for people from within the organization, so you dont loose good talent to other companies.


  4. "It is great experience"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is great. Teamwork, innovation are keys!

    Cons

    The company is big, and it is hard to get know most of the coworkers.


  5. "Looks Good on Paper, But..."

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    Former Employee - Web Developer
    Former Employee - Web Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is diverse and flexible
    Breakfast every day
    Great benefits
    Some exciting new technologies being developed
    NodeJS is core tech stack
    Good developer tools and hardware
    CEO and other C level people are really outstanding people

    Cons

    Expected to work over 40 hrs a week and weekends regularly
    Quantity of work is more important than quality of work in certain internal organizations
    Dev organizations are expected to work with each other but often do not
    Directors may retaliated against employees that go to HR
    Age discrimination
    Legacy technologies and unmaintained core libraries hinder development progress in some instances
    Core tech maintainers are highly possessive and controlling of "their" code its our way or the highway more than it should be
    Very Clicky, it's a cult like culture in many ways as you are expected to drink the eBay cool-aid
    Hiring process is slow
    Expect 8 hour on-site interviews

    Advice to Management

    Fix your core technologies, review age discrimination policies, fix the horrible website UI. I know you know it is horrible because it is talked about internally all the time. Keep doing what you are doing as far as diversity is concerned. I Highly approve of how diversity is treated. It is what makes the company so appealing.


  6. "Resolutions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time

    Pros

    Great training and benefit information. Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Inflexible with scheduling, telecommuting was not an option across the board. Micro management.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of punishing employees for longer call time, focus more on the context and customer service that is being given.


  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Concierge in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Concierge in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Great benefits. decent pay

    Cons

    The end of the year review is crap.

  8. "Great company to work for"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting problems to solve. Maximum flexibility in work hours and location. Great culture of intense work and fun stuff.

    Cons

    Focus only on ecommerce. Not a lot of options if ecommerce is not your thing.
    No other cons area so just filling words to get to 20.

    Advice to Management

    Take more risk to achieve higher growth. Not much for me to say in this area so just filling words to get to 20.


  9. "Some good some bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture over all, people first, flexible, challenging work and cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Leadership has changed away from inclusive and supportive to pushing and less human. Moving toward grinding the people, less inspiration and trust.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A company (StubHub) that does not take care of its employees."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    StubHub is a fast growing company with support from one big internet company like eBay
    Good compensation package with good benefits for employee and family

    Cons

    Managers that do not care about employees
    HR department is only concerned about frugalities and does not address real issues


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