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eBay San Jose Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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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. Helpful (10)

    "stay away, not the same after Paypal split"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -comp is somewhat competitive
    -decent work/life balance

    Cons

    -Morale is in the toilet since the company split. Most good leaders left, those that remain are sub-par.
    -cost cutting measures are squeezing everything. Now only VP's can fly biz class for international trips; apparently only they merit humane treatment while regular employees get to suffer on a 9 hour flight.
    -Fake culture that doesn't ring true. They brag about nobody having offices, not even VPs. But in reality all that means is VP's have a permanent conference room taken offline to be used as their office. The reserve parking spots for VPs, but label them with something random to "hide" it from employees - "delivery parking, logistics parking, etc). Look nobody cares if a VP gets a parking spot, but don't try and hide it.
    - HUGE amounts of political turf wars since the company split, since the majority of the leaders are new. The top brass (Devin and his directs) are either blind or ignoring it, so lower level employees are too busy worrying about their future to do their day job.
    - Zero career growth. Absolutely zero. Nepotism reigns supreme here. I know it's a common complaint from employees at most companies, and sometimes unfounded.... but here it really is a massive problem.
    - IT department operates like it's 1998

    Advice to Management

    Fix your fake culture. Get rid of the caste system with VPs. Address the career growth problem.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "No Innovation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    ebay has great compensation. it also has great benefits like a gym, shuttle to SF, good health insurance, good life insurance. basically a good place to "retire" and have great work life balance.

    Cons

    there is no innovation going on. everyone is focused on short term goals, and no one seems to care about making an impact or working on something that will fix a long term problem

    Advice to Management

    stop focusing on what wall street says, and start investing in longer term projects. honestly, also consider firing up to half of employees


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn and grow"

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

    Pros

    You can gain invaluable knowledge about the engineering and development of a large scale website.
    Great culture and great benefits. Progressive new annual review system.

    Cons

    Reorgs occur often,which can become fatiguing.

    eBay Response

    May 2, 2016 – Director - Global Talent Engagement

    We are happy to hear you like our new Performance Success (review) process. It has been a positive change for eBay and our employees. We believe this will be a great step in helping us develop and ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting problems to work on given that this a large-scale marketplace.
    If you're an eBay user, fantastic place of improve features you don't like and want fixed.
    Great teammates - hiring bar is maintained pretty high.

    Cons

    Top heavy management structure.
    For a larger co. strangely lacking emphasis on long-term career growth training/opportunities.
    Somewhat arbitrary bonus/promotion decision-making.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about investors. Take care of Ebay buyers and sellers.


  6. "Lots of learning"

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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

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

    Pros

    Strong talent and lots of opportunities to learn and grow. I have learnt a lot and honed my skills here.

    Cons

    May be a political and a bit short term focussed. Should start being long term focussed

    Advice to Management

    Ship fast and cut down on the processes, it's too much and drags down a lot.

    eBay Response

    May 27, 2016 – Director - Global Talent Engagement

    We are so pleased to hear you have been able to develop your skills at eBay. We thank you for your advice and feedback as well.


  7. "eBay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior HR & Employee Relations Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior HR & Employee Relations Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay (Less than a year)

    Pros

    .Good work life balance and perks

    Cons

    Communication not very fluid in our service


  8. "eBay workplace culture"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    wonderful opportunity to learn the platform business model

    Cons

    eBay lacks culture of transparency


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analytics at eBay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very advanced in its use of data, analytics and data science and an environment where business decisions are always made based on what the data has to say.

    Cons

    Complex org structure means that building a strong network is absolutely essential to getting things done, and also increases the potential for duplication of effort across teams.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to simplify and streamline priorities for maximum impact. Make sure that teams have clear mandates as to their role and contribution to overall priorities.

    eBay Response

    May 2, 2016 – Director - Global Talent Engagement

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are happy to hear your feedback on our use of data and analytics. We also appreciate your feedback and perspective on our org ... More


  10. "Great managers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The managers I worked with were great, very transparent about the direction and goals of projects. Team cohesion is important and we often went out together to eat. There are often company-wide events such as food trucks. Vending machines give out free drinks.

    Cons

    None i can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  11. "Senior Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    Pros

    Good Pay,compensation and Benefits with free break fast

    Cons

    Do not expect any thing,then you are good.

    Advice to Management

    Depends on the Team



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