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eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.3 1,058 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

eBay Inc. President and CEO John J. Donahoe

John J. Donahoe

(720 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Wonderful Place to work!

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee) Sydney

    ProsCreative Environment and Excellent Compensation!

    ConsSome limitations of career progression.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It has so much potential!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsSmart, 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.

    ConsWeak 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.

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    • Disapproves of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

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

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Sydney

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place when you start, not so great when you have been there a long time. They don't value employee loyalty.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    ProsThere are wonderful people to work with around the company. The sabbatical program is of course a plus (after having worked there 5 years). I found a lot of opportunities for advancement and learned a lot during my time there.

    ConsAfter a number of promotions and over 10 years of working there, I barely got a pat on the back when I left. I went in and felt like a contributor that mattered for a number of years and left feeling like a number.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire better people managers. There are a lot of smart people out there, but you're suffering in the morale and productivity departments because of the lack of true mentors at the company. Don't throw new programs at the problem (I know there's a mentoring program.). You need to hire people that actually inspire others. And please start showing those that have stuck with the company through good and bad some appreciation, instead of operating a culture that makes that loyalty feel like a negative.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    International environment

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsA demanding company, but very focused on the employee needs. International teams, people from all over the world, lots of tools to work with.

    ConsYou can think about a career inside the company and in different areas, everything it starts from a good training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProfessional and very well selected.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life Friendly Employer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- fantastic work life balance: work from home whenever, flexible hours
    - people are generally good to each other; cooperative work environment
    - great place to learn the best of big data

    Cons- management decision making mainly aimed at on small incremental gains
    - lack of a sense of pride
    - business people trump engineers in decision making processes, making many valued engineers leave

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    Amazing internship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX (US)

    ProsThe senior management takes the internship program very seriously and invests heavily I'm it.
    Lots of feed back from managers and coworkers.

    ConsVery high paced and stressful
    Working out of any office other than San Jose makes for a very disjointed experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementInclude the remote interns more.
    Power[UP] was the highlight of my summer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Immerse yourself in eCommerce

    Director (Former Employee) King of Prussia, PA (US)

    ProseBay is an innovative, forward thinking company with a very positive corporate culture, strong executive leadership at corporate level (in San Jose), excellent benefits and internal employee programs, and very smart people.

    ConsThere was zero work like balance at eBay Enterprise (formerly GSI Commerce). There were integration pains in relation to corporate culture. eBay Enterprise's leadership not quite on board with corporate leadership priorities as it related to work/life balance. Employees did not feel comfortable taking advantage of any internal program that didn't result in more GMV for their clients and management did little to discourage this behavior. Also, clients were unhappy with continued delays to technology platform, which created strained relations for those managing client relationships.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet on board with encouraging employees to take time to recharge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice experience as an intern

    Database Administrator (Former Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    ProsYou can learn a lot
    nice office sport to relax your brain

    ConsNot very good work-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer 2, Quality

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    ProsLot of domains and fast paced learning. Active environment to work for. Good facilities.

    ConsCareer development opportunities are less.
    No Scope to learn great technologies.
    Lot of re-orgs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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