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eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
1,114 Reviews

3.7
1,114 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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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Sydney

    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

    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

    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.  

    Great Atmosphere and Great People

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    Former Employee - Quality Control  in  Shepherdsville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Shepherdsville, KY (US)

    Pros

    Schedule, hours, location, co-workers, management, job

    Cons

    Seasonal, full time takes forever, hours and number of days worked in a row.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take so long to hire on the seasonal team members your going to keep.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience.

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    Former Employee - Technical PhD  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical PhD in San Jose, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good pay, great perks as an intern. Intern project was very interesting.

    Cons

    People claim to be Data scientists, but are actually data analysts. Few people have background in data mining or machine learning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  8.  

    Awesome experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome projects, work on cutting edge technology, great money

    Cons

    Really busy schedule, busy seniors, hard to find a mentor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment; casual dress code; great company values that puts our members at first place; One employee could try a few different roles within such a big company. paypal is going to change how we pay not only online but in shops.

    Cons

    Needs to catch up with other big tech companies in applying current cutting edge technologies. Paypal is doing great though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more from its competitors, say Amazon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ebay inc bangalore

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    work-life balance , work culture , lot of fun activities and learning programs

    Cons

    Development is purely based on the team
    Compensation is really good
    Promotion is based on your performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kepp up the good work :)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    eBay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large company, good work life balance, stable job. People are generally smart and easy to work with. Global teams with multiple projects happening at all times. Never routine.

    Cons

    Career aspirations sometimes overcome sound business decisions. Actions are taken not because they benefit the company as much as they increase chances for advancement or empire building. Initiatives are sometimes not followed through.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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