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eBay San Jose Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig
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  • In the UK market no good work-life balance in regards to shifts (in 104 reviews)

  • Can be very hierarchical in decision making situations (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "eBay cares about your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    eBay is investing in the future and is a place you can really make a difference in whatever tour role. You really feel like you are making a difference by enabling connected commerce in all corners of the world. It's also a fun place to work and there are so many talented and friendly people.
    It's also a place no matter what your age, ethnicity or background that you feel respected. We need to continue to increase our diversity because it will only help us to better understand our richly diverse customer base. I love working at eBay as they are a company that is serious about creating an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    The buildings are all being renovated and it's quite noisy campus right now. It will be beautiful but it's not great right now. Get the cafeteria done ASAP!

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to have leaders week each year so we can stay connected and engaged as we grow. Continue to increase the diversity by gender, ethnicity, age (young and old) and thinking. Start a dog to work program!


  2. "Customer Solutions Teammate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multinational corporation that has a start up feel. There always is some form of change

    Cons

    Little to no real advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with prospective and current employees


  3. "top company, good work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Even though not known as google or apple, it is one of the best companies in the bay area:
    * benefits are competitive (4% 401K, ~10% bonus, good health insurance, ok RSU)
    * team events
    * possibilities to grow

    Cons

    * quality of employees not as high as other companies
    * not much innovation
    * a lot of friction and politics (normal...)


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  5. "eBay is headed in a good direction, but there is still a lot of micromanagement that's holding us back."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Merchandiser in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Site Merchandiser in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empowering individuals to run their own businesses on eBay is an effective mission and "koolaid" for the business. We're developing interesting features, and revamping the site to me on par with amazon, and other competitions, which is unbelievably exciting.

    Cons

    There's tons of micromanagement at every level. There's always a variety of stakeholders across the organization, and it's a challenge to get their alignment on ideas and features.


  6. "Senior Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits. There are some really passionate employees who actually care about the customer and company . . . unfortunately not enough to balance the rest.

    Cons

    Constant roadmap and organizational changes. Short-term focused. Work-life balance depending on team. Company not willing to invest in infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on short-term gains. Invest in infrastructure and long-term planning.


  7. "On the rise"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits, stock and bonuses; challenging problems at scale; fulfillment by working with great people

    Cons

    Leadership indecision and poor planning cause a lot of churn


  8. "A great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance; resources for career development. Generally polite and respectful culture with passion for customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Overly complex organization with 3 people doing the same job in 3 different departments. Too little cross-polination between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce headcount - only way to simplify the org and truly give employees a sense that they own what they're doing/ contributing


  9. "Disappointing experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance if you are in the right team

    Cons

    Poor quality of work, no learning, pay not competitive enough, hardly any innovation in commerce space


  10. "Great Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology oriented
    flexible work culture
    no hierarchy

    Cons

    frequent lay offs
    frequent strategy changes


  11. "Good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits and treats employees well

    Cons

    vision wasn't very clear and the company is somewhat disorganized



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