eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
1,103 Reviews
3.7
1,103 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 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • 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.  

    Internship reveiw Ebay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Intern trip to San Fran

    Cons

    Austin office was a bit disconnected from main office

  6.  

    eBay Marketplaces Product & Technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart employees working on tough problems. Amazing business model. Company provides real value to many people who make a living selling on eBay or find great joy in purchasing items not easily found elsewhere, or scoring great deals. If you find the right org to work in, and the right projects to work on, it can be incredibly fulfilling. And you can learn a ton about running a large-scale e-commerce product and business.

    Cons

    Decision-making can be slow and painful due to odd org structures, lack of operational discipline, and lack of clear strategy. Cash compensation is just okay and stock has been hit or miss. Bonus pays out pretty consistently.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company to work for, if you are with the right team in right location

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of Emphasis on work life balance.
    Management respects your opinions an views.
    Opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    If you are not working for the right team in right location your growth opportunities are cut off.
    Weird promotion polices adopted by some of the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the employee as assigned to right roles as per their skills
    There are folks outside san jose that do an awesome job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Still a silicon valley company

    Cons

    But it's not tech driven company

  9.  

    Best summer an intern could ask for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Product Management  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Global Product Management in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of freebies: gym, training, food, pop machines, beer bashes, shuttles to and from work, free housing (interns WITH a housekeeper), swag items, work from home abilities, an AMAZING intern conference, brown bags with VP's and Exec's, great salary, AMAZING team and management (I call them family!), and AMAZING culture. I fell in LOVE with eBay because of the friendly and warm culture. I'll now be holding every future company to the "eBay Standard" for corporate culture.

    Cons

    Interns don't get stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your intern program is THEE KEY to pipe-lining amazing, diverse, and intelligent talent into eBay, Inc. If you're in an upper management role and haven't reached out to or supported the University Programs team then I urge you to do so immediately! Find out some of the reasons why interns aren't accepting, how YOU and YOUR teams can improve, and how you can continue to recruit top of the line employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I love working at eBay

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Bunch of talented people everywhere

    Cons

    Always feeling unstable, easy to be affected by a reorg.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being faster on product side

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for, but there is still much to be desired.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time

    Pros

    The pros of eBay are the people, the environment, and the ability to promote within the company.

    Cons

    The cons are the senior level politics and the way they impact the customer, teammates, and organization as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't over promise and under deliver.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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