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eBay San Jose Reviews

Updated December 7, 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. "One of the Best!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great business, wonderful customers. Something special about this place. The company feels like it's on the UP again. Really good pay and benefits. Has a nice vibe - the San Jose campus is pretty cool.

    Cons

    Hours can be long and demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the product and the eBay brand. And keep pushing for more speed and innovation in the way people work and think. The culture is changing - definitely for the better.


  2. "Awesome firm"

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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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture of helping the world

    Cons

    Founder left. Not enough focus on core eBay

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Overall experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Glad to be outta there"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    convenient location, flexible work hours... unfortunately there's not alot else to share that would qualify as a "pro"

    Cons

    terrible decision making, frequent flip-flip on strategy and product direction, "do because I said so" style approach with no opportunity to discuss other perspectives, poor executive management, extremely limited opportunity for growth in most groups, high attrition rate leaves you constantly starting from scratch with many cross-departmental efforts.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Versatile tech stack.
    2. Management encourages out of the box thinking and newer ideas.
    3. Good perks and compensation

    Cons

    1. Slow decision making.
    2. Management believe in slow and steady growth and does not incorporate aggressive strategies in capturing market.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Hadoop infrastructure Sr. Product Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Bigger Isn't Always Better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    I love my job and no concerns

    Cons

    I cant think of anything

    Advice to Management

    I cant think of anything


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Great pay and opportunities, but lacking in management, vision, promotions, and future potential"

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

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

    Pros

    the pay/stock/bonus is competitive, as are their benefits. Many opportunities for lateral movement.

    Cons

    very limited opportunities for promotion or management. The joke is: "the only way to get promoted at eBay is to leave the company then come back" which is sad. Goals are rarely met, resources are ALWAYS scarce, re-orgs occur several times a year, and layoffs happen often. Managers are not trained very well, they're often just top performers who are given a group of people to manage, which we all know rarely turns out well. Lots of churn as a result, which contributes to a culture that is not very firmly set in principles or values, which contributes to a lot of short-term ladder climbing.

    eBay Response

    Aug 2, 2017 – Global Talent Attraction Programs Manager

    We appreciate your feedback. We strive be competitive in our space and offer the best benefits to our employees. However, we are disappointed to hear of your frustrations. Hearing the pros and cons... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great perks.. Just wish they would move faster!"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent community of employees, good perks, strong commitment to job satisfaction, great rotational programs

    Cons

    Company needs to start thinking bigger, currently slow and overly cautious.. have to get out of the retail mindset and get into the Silicon Valley mindset!

    Advice to Management

    Be bold! Break stuff!


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