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Updated October 13, 2017
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  1. "Frontline manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    one of the data companies have challenge problems in terms of technology scale and investment to tackle them

    Cons

    a lot of politics and redundancy. As a developer, hard to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify process and consolidate/remove duplicate functions and put most of decision making process back to developers. Focus on acquire/retain top talent.


  2. "Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Applied Research in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Applied Research in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, friendly workplace. Nice culture

    Cons

    Internship experience was not bad at all

    Advice to Management

    administrative delays happens some times

  3. "good tech company to work"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good team work and good communication from top management

    Cons

    too many meetings with no work

    Advice to Management

    keep it simple and clear


  4. "Great challenge, great team, great compensation"

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    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!


  5. "Intern"

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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for new engineers"

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    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


  7. "Software"

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    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.

  8. "ebay review"

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    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Se3"

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    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


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

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    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


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