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eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated 19 December 2014
Updated 19 December 2014
1,172 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 114 reviews)

  • Alignment and strong purpose, working with very smart people - have direct impact from UK (in 56 reviews)


Cons
  • Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer (in 73 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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    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.  

    Great work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Excellent work benefits and discounts.

    Cons

    Your have to be on top of your game all the time. Love it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Collaborative environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great work culture, remote option, love team environment

    Cons

    lots of changes currently, not sure what will happen after separation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good company, lots of turmoil right now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    Big on employee growth and great culture around being there for our customers. Lots of seasoned people from other companies around the Bay Area.

    Cons

    Due to the recent split announcement, there is not a lot of room for personal or professional growth. Bonuses are tied to the performance of the company, which is low. Budgets are slashed so most projects are cancelled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about the impending lay offs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the most memorable internship experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    - Consistent and good level of engagement from top management
    - Work given is challenging, engaging and most importantly, impacts the business model
    - Good work-life balance
    - Structure is really flat and colleagues are really friendly

    Cons

    - Seems like the APAC division does not do fresh hires
    - Workplace benefits seem to pale in comparison with the ones in the US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    eBay cares about employees

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II

    I worked at eBay Inc.

    Pros

    great place to work. Good managers and projects.

    Cons

    no free food
    Can have better intrapreneurship opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest money from PayPal spin off into more start up acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Smart and passionate co-workers, a little lost in the corporate machine.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Everyone I work with is wonderful. In the Portland office we have many perks and creature comforts. Everyone in this office takes care of each other like family.

    Cons

    Corporate is disorganized and processes are chaotic. It is easy to get bogged down in the process and our incredibly smart and dedicated employees' talents are not maximized as a result. This unfortunately causes a lot of turn over. There isn't a lot of growth potential into new roles, they tend to hire new people instead of promoting the more qualified ones they already have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline reasoning and work flows. Identify employees strengths and weaknesses and put them on appropriate projects. Organize and simplify across the board.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Fantastic place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eBay Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This was a job that never felt like work. I was excited to come in, learn, and give my best every day. I would 100% still be there but I had to move back to the east coast and assist with an ill family member. There was lots of roles to move up to as long as you were willing to work hard. The perks were great at the old office in Draper but I've heard they're even better at the new location!

    Cons

    None that I recall. I would say perhaps the pay could be slightly higher but I was happy overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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