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Updated December 11, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be tricky (in 113 reviews)

  • Too much politics is influencing decision making (in 82 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Leadership with a slave driving attitude"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Nice campus
    - Good facilities
    - Great cafeteria
    - Good company mission
    - Interesting challenges to solve

    Cons

    - No diversity
    - Weak quality of engineers compared to other silicon valley companies
    - A bunch of yes men lead organizations, that don't question or debate anything that comes from the top
    - Total command and control style leadership, constantly hounding dates
    - Easily swayed by rumors and don't bother to perform their own analysis
    - If you are part of the desi mafia, you will thrive (sad)

    Advice to Management

    vet your managers, and leaders
    some people in leadership positions are a joke

    eBay Response

    Nov 30, 2017 – Global Talent Attraction Programs Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We care deeply about our employees and work hard to support our people in their personal and professional growth. We have taken note of your critiques and will be using... More


  2. "na"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eBay full-time

    Pros

    company is changing platforms and vision

    Cons

    too many changes in management, processes and vision

    Advice to Management

    na

  3. "Politics driven"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Emphasis on diversity
    - Work/Life balance
    - Competitive benefits

    Cons

    - Decisions are driven by politics
    - Top priorities are focused on meeting the status quo, just catching up to competitors
    - Employees lose motivation to due to politics driven, ever changing direction
    - Many executives don't follow the company culture code

    Advice to Management

    Need more accountability on senior management's decisions.


  4. "Manager Business Intelligence"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Like any other large company you do meet intelligent, creative and smart people

    Cons

    They were already under huge pressure from other ecommerce competitors. Leadership was not strong enough to lead an effective turnaround.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "eBay re-invented themselves in the past 2 years"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    eBay totally re-invented themselves after they separated from PayPal. There were significant changes in the upper management as well as a cultural change. The company is now all about innovation, empowering people and leveraging the ideas people from diverse backgrounds bring to the table.

    A key thing that changed is also the approach to strategy. Instead of changing the strategy every year and focusing on different customer segments or business areas in different years, there is no a long-term strategy that focuses on key areas.

    Also, the focus on the customer is now really there. Customer Service was leveled up and empowered to really serve customers in an effective way.

    It's been an amazing and highly motivating journey is on and I am impressed such an "old" company is able to get such a transition done.

    Cons

    The second office location in San Jose at 1st Street isn't as awesome as the main office. A lot of work is taking place though to bring the facility up to speed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do. The will to win among Devin and his leadership team is inspiring.


  6. "Unbelievable environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented people working together. Great leadership.

    Cons

    Depending on your position and department, can be long hours, late nights, and a coupe times a year a Saturday.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stick to your core values.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "PhD Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High salary, good balance and fancy work environment.

    Cons

    Not efficient, not promising for future.

  8. "Great place to work! But does move slowly.."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Business Analytics in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Business Analytics in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent collaborative culture where everyone is respected. I work on the business side, not the engineering side, so my comment is specific to that.

    Cons

    eBay does move slowly and is risk-averse. Every innovative idea is met with resistance, in that leaders need to know about short-term ROI to agree to it. There's plenty of deliberation on these new ideas, so much so that the original teams that came up with the idea lose steam.

    Advice to Management

    Enough with the conservative approach to business, let's get aggressive and grow.


  9. "It is a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eBay full-time

    Pros

    PTO, benefits, tuition assistance, sabbatical, and cafeteria

    Cons

    hard to get decisions made


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Old company with an antiquated culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay.
    Cultural diversity.
    Great people.
    Surprising adoption of relatively new technologies.

    Cons

    Top-down management.
    Very risk averse culture.
    Horrible marketing.
    No real sense of what it means to be a data-driven culture.
    Minimal free amenities.
    Tolerance of B and C players (impossible to fire due to risk averse HR).
    Poor work-life balance if you're an A player.
    Non-technical managers struggling to make technical decisions.
    Nebulous business direction.
    Stifling bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the internal processes of your industry peers.
    Make sweeping changes in the structure of the engineering orgs.
    Open up budgets and hiring for resource constrained groups.
    Make decisions that are right for the health of the company, not simply to improve quarterly numbers.
    Keep reqs open and stop forcing managers to hire B players just so they won't lose the req.
    Encourage the contrarians.
    Hire smart people and get out of their way (we need far more decision making from the bottom up).
    Get rid of non-technical managers who are in technical organizations.
    You had an opportunity to build a platform for e-commerce that could be used to enable other businesses. Get back to that.
    Fire whoever thought it was a good idea to buy a company based in Turkey.


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