eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated 28 October 2014
Updated 28 October 2014
1,138 Reviews
3.7
1,138 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 112 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Company Culture, Competitive Salary, GREAT Benefits.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Great place to work, fun people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lot's a cool co-workers
    Free Soda
    Culture similar to most tech companies

    Cons

    Cafeteria Not subsidized
    Office politics
    older employees (30+)... Everyone's a "manager"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some youngins

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good intro to other opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Draper, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Draper, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Love the people, pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Recently there has been so many big changes that career advancement has been non-existent for entry level people to move up, which has caused many ambitious people to leave, even though they love working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that when you lose good people, its usually for a good reason.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Awesome pay,accommodation, lot of interesting challenges. One of the best internships in the Bay Area, I had a chance to meet lot of people working in my area of interest . Every body is very passionate about their work

    Cons

    Some groups are not that good. Some managers suck.AT the end of the day, your performance in teh eyes of higher management is decided by your manager.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, people are very nice here

    Cons

    too much re-org, company politic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    need to be a high performer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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