eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
1,127 Reviews
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1,127 Reviews
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eBay Inc. President and CEO John J. Donahoe
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on your area in the company, there is a real emphasis on work-life balance (in 110 reviews)

  • Alignment and strong purpose, working with very smart people - have direct impact from UK (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer (in 72 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 (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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company Culture, Competitive Salary, GREAT Benefits.

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    Former Employee - Technical Systems Analyst in Draper, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Systems Analyst in Draper, UT (US)

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    eBay has a really fun culture and value employee input. By the time I left, over 80% of the company had been there 5 years or more. That tells you alot about how nice it is to work there. One of the killer benefits is every 5 years they give you 1 month paid sabbatical.

    Cons

    Most people don't leave a company, they leave a Manager, this was the case with me. Would love to go back to a different team. Really miss the culture of the company as a whole.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Inherently Good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst, Site Services in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst, Site Services in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at eBay Inc. as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    An extremely exciting place to work! Basicly the mission statement explains the benefits and the positive nature of this workspace, ie; all Human beings are inherintly good, and all human being have something to offer... are the first things that i noted...

    Cons

    perhaps too spurious growth in the beginnin, leading to mismanagement and scalability problems. It would appear that these problems have been rectified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    challenge all complacent behavior, Know who and what your employers are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun

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    Former Employee - Intern in Draper, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Draper, UT (US)

    I worked at eBay Inc. as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work here include the flexibility and the people. They are trying to build a culture of great customer service. Free soda.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship. Lack of communication and direction from upper management. Unpaid internship. Lack of communication from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, but could be so much better

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    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Almost everyone I work with is super smart.
    Most people seem to want to give their best to the job.
    People are ambitious and nice; that's a rare combination.

    Cons

    Management chases too many 'priorities'.
    Sometimes different units in the company seem to be pursuing conflicting strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more focused on fewer priorities.
    Don't forget that at it's core eBay is about helping ordinary people make their lives better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved it

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

    I worked at eBay Inc. (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Way too much politics at all times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIre better talent across the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Software Engineer II

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging projects , good place to work

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Some things are great - others not so

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large organisation with lots of opportunities to move geographies and change roles. Most people are super smart and generally nice to work with. Generally well paid. Work life balance is challenging but manageable.

    Cons

    Management is top heavy (too many chiefs and not enough highly empowered indians). Lots of MBA strategy people with no clue about product development. Product & technology groups are disempowered. Still very waterfall in terms of planning. Minimal agility at the ground level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy, planning & prioritisation is so high level it is useless. It offers no guidance to teams at the ground level as to how to make trade offs between multiple strategic initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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