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  1. "Satisfying"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    1. Great ambience to learn & innovate 2. Compensation & benefits are satisfactory

    Cons

    1. Uncertainty at higher level

    eBay2015-04-14
  2. "Great employee treatment. Less innovation than desired"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Employees are treated well. They get what they deserve. The teams work on good technologies

    Cons

    There is less innovation until now. The industry is full of giants who dare to go into different ventures

    Advice to Management

    Please invest in innovation and buying startups etc.

    eBay2018-06-30
  3. "This is a decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at eBay for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Okayish career growth Good work culture and teammates in most of the teams

    Cons

    Lack of diversity Aggressive growth and diversification strategy

    eBay2017-08-19
  4. Helpful (15)

    "Average company which lives in 2000's"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    * Big company * CEO has vision (but it will take years to change the engineering team culture) * People recognize it (Although they seem to be sad that you are working there and start asking why you are not working at Amazon) * Good work life balance * Some colleagues very helpful and knowledgable * Free breakfast

    Cons

    * They mostly hire average people. If you are above average, you will have a hard time growing. Your ideas get shot down, you get resistance from low performers. *Most senior people wont help you learn the process and tools and there is very less documentation about them. I believe this is a way to keep your seat: Do not write documentation so you cannot be replaced easily by a better engineer. *If you are average...

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    Advice to Management

    Fire half the engineering staff and keep the agile, open source minded people who care about code-reviews, coaching new members, owning the product writing good documentation.

    eBay2017-04-27

    eBay Response

    May 12, 2017Talent Acquisitions

    We appreciate your feedback. As a company that strives for a great work experience for all employees, we are sorry to hear of some of your experiences. We would like you to know that your feedback has been heard.

  5. Helpful (5)

    "eBay review from a PD"

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

    I have been working at eBay full-time for more 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...

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    Advice to Management

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

    eBay2016-04-09

    eBay Response

    May 9, 2016Director - 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 this with the competitive compensation we offer and positive work-life balance atmosphere. ...

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Reorg and internal bureaucracy and just people managers"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III, Quality in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good benefit, which includes decent salary, ESPP and onsite facility. Still a highly reputable company for your resume. Depends on which team you are working with, you may get chance to working on very interesting and innovated project. Majority of people working with you are friendly and decent, of course there are aggressive and self-fish people which you will run into in any company. Company revenue and profit...

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    Cons

    1. Heavy internal politics and bureaucracy which get engineers involved in daily life. Things are getting done slowly or sideways , some efforts are totally waste. Every half year there will be reorg on the Director or VP level in almost every department. How could you expect them to improve the product as none of them is being hold responsible for long run for new/old product quality. 2. Quite a few managers on QE...

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    Advice to Management

    Change the "Step Up" profile of QE side, which is absolute unfair in comparison to other discipline as it has taken more manger's responsibility, especially project management than a developer counter partner. It also has been used by managers as a "tool" to push their tasks to engineers.

    eBay2016-01-02
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Decent salary, health benefits. Free soda, coffee. Sabbatical every 5 years. Onsite Gym.

    Cons

    Pathetic work life balance. I would say none. Working late nights and weekends is a norm. It is not expected but is required to survive the tight deadlines and pressure put on you. Management driven, engineers have no say. Limited career growth.

    eBay2015-12-23
  8. Helpful (3)

    "May be good. May be bad. It depends on lot of things"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    There are some really good teams to work for (which I am in). They reward hard work well. They have great learning resources like trainings, conferences etc Easy to switch between teams and gain good knowledge of whole domain

    Cons

    Most of the decisions are made based on bureaucracy, rather than technology. ebay management loves rewriting projects again and again. There are directors and VP's who make their teams work on certain already existing projects just to keep their ego Everything moves like a snail. It takes forever and ever to make any decisions They still use technologies like clearcase (Mother of all torture development tools)

    Advice to Management

    Please stop making decisions based on politics. Use a little bit of common sense to understand why you are writing new project which are already existing and new one you are writing is not making anything better than existing ones.

    eBay2015-08-31
  9. "Software Development Engineer II"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Lots of long timers and have expert knowledge. Many new technologies being used in the company. Company culture is chilled.

    Cons

    Depending upon the team there would be pager duty as well which can be really hectic if the system is not designed good

    Advice to Management

    Should provide more stock and salary to employees as it is not upto the mark with other tech companies. Also it falls slightly short in terms of benefits provided.

    eBay2015-08-14
  10. Helpful (1)

    "great"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III, Quality 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at eBay

    Pros

    Great company to work for. love id

    Cons

    more training and better management. Really nothing

    eBay2015-07-23
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