eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
1,123 Reviews

3.7
1,123 Reviews
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eBay Inc. President and CEO John J. Donahoe
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767 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your area in the company, there is a real emphasis on work-life balance (in 99 reviews)

  • Many smart people with pretty diverse industry backgrounds (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer (in 68 reviews)

  • Frequent senior management attrition, leading to reorgs / policy changes (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful Place to work!

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Sydney

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Creative Environment and Excellent Compensation!

    Cons

    Some limitations of career progression.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    It has so much potential!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Smart, passionate people. Totally self motivated and driven.
    Network of intelligent and experienced people all around the world.
    Great international opportunities. Generous travel.
    Interesting strategic questions and impact to Australian market. Everyone is plugged into it.
    Collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Weak senior management role models in regards to expertise and experience. There is a lot of talk about experience, but not a lot of direction or action.
    Consultant mentality. Everyone thinks they are strategic. Execution and delivery suffers.
    There is an obsession with profile and exposure.
    Favouritism from the top. Obvious imbalances. It is definitely easier for some than others.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Has potential, but decision-making centralised in US and hesitation in product innovation is holding eBay back.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Actually quite fun work environment, people were good to work with and helpful.

    Cons

    Too centralised with many major decisions / bottlenecks having to come from US headquarters. Also not bold enough on innovation, and no visible technology leader - plenty of consultant / powerpoint types.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bolder with technology innovation - and innovation means going beyond just changing the layout of our search results page....

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good environment. Difficult to make an impact

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good environment
    Good pay
    Opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    Life work balance takes a toll
    Fast paced so takes time to adjust
    Difficult to make an impact

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    nice time

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at eBay Inc. as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    lot of free time, good work life balance, nice place

    Cons

    no work most of the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work harder

  7.  

    Great work culture, lots of growth opportunities, Women initiatives, Overall Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, benefits like Emp stock purchase plan, 401k

    Cons

    The company does not have consistent Processes. Process maturity is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great top-level leadership team. Mid level management need to be Fast at decision making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best internship I have ever had

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at eBay Inc. as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As an intern, they treated me like an employee which was amazing. You do not do side projects that have no consequences while interning at eBay. Instead, you get to work on real projects that will be implemented. I was working with top executives (as well as the CEO) which you would never expect from an internship. I doubt I would have been able to have this level of impact or freedom at any other company.

    The company is shifting entirely and really moving in the right direction. After losing the old CEO, Meg Whitman, the company has been making great moves with John Donahoe

    Cons

    I really can't say there are many cons. They try so hard to give you a great experience and you are treated like one of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People love John Donahoe and they are really pleased with the hiring of R.J. Pittman. The company is moving in the right direction and is really dedicated to innovating and changing the game. Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    eBay Workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

    Pros

    MOST Senior Leadership does tend to follow up on their promises, and there is a great deal of integrity about social responsibility

    Cons

    it's not a big company so you don't have the structure of one, yet it's not a startup so you don't have the energy and dynamism of one. it's a bit stuck in its identity which is not very fun

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefit and corporate culture - strong business outlook for PayPal business

    Cons

    Too many middle managements, not enough individual contributors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have been working for ebay for quite some time and it's a great place to work on. you get a chance to work latest technologies and the projects/area that interests you. Ebay also pays competitive salaryand other benefits.

    Cons

    Promotion is little tricky to get in the ebay . It takes 3-4 years for you to go to next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are lot of redundancy of projects (different team trying to do the same thing). so i would recommend to fix that so that company can focus on newer initiative.

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