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Updated May 21, 2017
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  1. "Great challenge, great team, great compensation"

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

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

    Pros

    eBay, by its very definition, is an economic force that helps mitigate the polarization of wealth. It makes commerce accessible anyone with an internet connection. The team I work with is exceptional, full of people that are both intelligent and kind, who are challenge-oriented and care about our projects and one another. I have been a software engineer for 15 years, and have experienced what we all have experienced, the various joys and frustrations inherent in our business. I have never been happier than I am at eBay, no kidding. Specifics:

     - An internal VM cloud, available for any developer to spin up a machine with a Linux or Windows image to test an idea or develop a POC
     - The freedom to innovate. No one is going to hold you back because "we don't do things that way around here."
     - Compensation is at the top of the scale
     - The culture strikes a great balance between caring about employees and getting the work done. I like working with people who want to work hard, and who understand that living to work is insane.

    Cons

    I have been doing this for a while. In my experience, the cons at eBay are dwarfed by the pros. In my experience as an employee, I am challenged, work with a great team, and am well compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, especially the effort around structured data and creating a meaningful site catalogue. This work is going to keep eBay viable and valuable well into this century.

    eBay Response

    Dec 21, 2016 – Director - Global Talent Engagement

    Thank you for your thoughtful comments. We are happy to hear that your experience at eBay has been both positive and stimulating. We truly appreciate you and your commitment to eBay!


  2. "Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team, Technical knowledge in abundance

    Cons

    lots of competition and organizational structure isn't the best


  3. "Good for new engineers"

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

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

    Pros

    I started working at eBay right out of college and it provided me a great way to grow as an engineer. A lot of the people really care about the product as well, which makes everyone want the company to succeed.

    Cons

    It's a big enough company that there are so many software systems to learn. A lot of what you learn will not really carry over into new companies either.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring new grads and young engineers to keep the workplace attractive to work in.

    eBay Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – Director - Global Talent Engagement

    First and foremost, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled to serve as a place for you to grow as an engineer. Your advice to management is helpful and ... More


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  5. "Software"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    People there are fun and helpful...

    Cons

    Does not provide free lunch.


  6. "ebay review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS1 in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - MTS1 in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and excellent RSU program

    Cons

    Market share under rigorous competition, hard to grow


  7. Helpful (2)

    "eBay Content Curator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Content Curator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Content Curator in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free breakfast and snacks. I stay full and focused while being able to leave earlier than 5. I also get to choose my hours as long as I have 40hrs in the week, and don't work more than eight hours a day. I love the people here as well. I am working with the SEO team and they are great people to work with. Totally a laid back job, and if I need to, I can work from home.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, my job is contract, but if given the opportunity were given to be taken on full time, I would totally take it! It is hard work and pretty demanding. the website is pretty messed up, there is a ton of work to do, but I would gladly continue.

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees, don't be cheap with so many contract positions. Fund projects that involve more manpower instead of algorithms, because you are losing customers because a robot is doing the work. the category tree is a mess, if you want to keep customers, create a better user experience because this company has a ton of potential.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Se3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance here

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs creates lots of churn

    Advice to Management

    Re shuffling the team always


  9. "Loved growing my career here - looks great on resume too!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Researcher in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Researcher in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities
    Competitive salary
    401k matching
    Interesting problems to solve for
    Can move teams if you get bored which helps with retention
    5 year sabbatical

    Cons

    No Silicon Valley company perks ( free food, etc )
    Red tape
    Technical limitations often limit getting doing the right thing for the user
    Too focused on A/B testing metrics - doesn't make it an ideal place for designers and researchers


  10. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people working there. Great customer focus.

    Cons

    Decision making slow. Large org, with processes that take time. Slow to respond to change.

    Advice to Management

    Speed, tie in to objectives


  11. "Sr manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    work life balance is very good

    Cons

    Work quality is average at eBay


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