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  1. "Great pay and benefits!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits! great people!

    Cons

    No cons at this point


  2. "Great people, questionable decisions from upper management."

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    Former Contractor - Data Scientist in Bellevue, WA
    Former Contractor - Data Scientist in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great collaboration, great culture, and free breakfast every day.

    Cons

    Upper management has a history, again and again, of making decisions that really hurt the company and make employees unhappy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your low-level employees and managers. Don't try to push an agenda without getting agreement from them. Make sure the best employees and managers continue to get promotions and raises.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "About eBay..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Compensation
    Liberal Culture & Values
    Highly Diverse

    Cons

    Consensus Driven
    Follower Mentality
    9-to-5 Work Ethic
    B's hiring C's

    Advice to Management

    eBay needs to boldly rethink its business model if it wants regain dominance as an online retailer. Small, incremental improvements to its stale platform will not get it there. It needs to return to its innovative roots and stop chasing the prior technology successes of its competitors. It needs new thinking, a sense of urgency and a "willingness to fail" culture.


  4. "I love my life"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Clothing Reseller in Seattle, WA
    Current Freelancer - Clothing Reseller in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at eBay (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I am my own boss; my hours are as many or as few as I need them to be. I can take time to cook, clean and care for my home when needed.

    Cons

    I am at work most of the time. There is no paid time off and I am responsible for my own benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Work smarter rather than harder. Buy less but better quality merchandise. Acquire more clip hangers and get organized


  5. Helpful (5)

    "eBay review from a PD"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team. eBay hires solid people at the individual contributor level. All my co-workers are hard working, intelligent, sharp developers. There's no lack for talent.

    eBay also has above average compensation and awesome work-life balance. It's a healthy place to work.

    Cons

    The tech stack. Ebay's technology is years behind it's major competitor - Amazon. It's getting more current, but that takes time. There has been a solid push at the company for the last year or so to revamp old processes, and we're seeing a lot of that work paying off.

    Middle management seems to lack direction at times. Upper management has a pretty clear vision for company growth, but middle management often changes the approach to achieve their goals.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in technology. Grow by giving your engineers the best tools and opportunities to create great products.

    eBay Response

    May 9, 2016 – Director - Global Talent Engagement

    Our global talent engagement partners work hard to find top talent and bring them into our workforce - and we are all so fortunate to be surrounded by smart, talented co-workers. We are able to do... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Free fruit. Free coffee and beverage.

    Cons

    No new projects. Not good for young people. If you are old, come here

    Advice to Management

    Bad...


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Flexibility is a must"

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    Current Employee - Information Security Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Information Security Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting technical experience, things are moving fast and the ability to get things done is rewarded. Telecommuting is an option in some groups, and encouraged in others. eBay is a global company so there isn't a singular view on any approach.

    Cons

    There is a "get it done at all costs" feeling which can negatively impact quality and foundational activities. You have to be protective of your work/life balance because the org operates 24/7 and if you're ready to engage someone is there to keep you busy. The pay is good, but not the top range great.

    Advice to Management

    At the top most layer be consistent, be ethical, be effective. At the mid range and down, communicate and collaborate. Stepping on each other is not the way to build a strong company.

  8. "Place with good opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS1 Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - MTS1 Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities for people with right talent. Company going through a shift with more emphasis on better technologies and architecture.

    Cons

    For those that are not self driven, career growth could get slow


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Fun place to work but not a place to grow !"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, Office culture, work life balance, trainings and travel opportunity

    Cons

    compensation can be good if u joined in past couple of years. For interns coverting to full time it could be plus and minus. The compensation is too good to say no but once you are in the company the immediate management is not good enough to train the intern or new grad. Majority of the people are highly experienced and are not willing to give responsibilities to young minds easily.
    another major con is layoffs. They dont hesitate to even layoff <1 old new hire.

    Advice to Management

    Management lacks vision. There are very few teams which has a proper vision and goal. Internal product teams are pretty much lacking vision and are just doing the same thing over and over. Waste of money and talent.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects , good place to work

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any.. Work culture is really good.


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