eBay Inc.
3.3 of 5 976 reviews
www.ebayinc.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

eBay Inc. Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.3 976 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

eBay Inc. President and CEO John J. Donahoe

John J. Donahoe

(672 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Decent starting compensation and a good work life balance"
    in 90 reviews
  • "Many smart people with pretty diverse industry backgrounds"
    in 46 reviews
Cons:
  • "Once you reach manager level or higher, work-life balance will suffer"
    in 62 reviews
  • "Lack of alignment from senior management and lack of decision making ability"
    in 39 reviews
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Very good

Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time for more than a year

ProsGood technology exposure. You get many opportunities to work on very recent technologies.

Consmight be stressful occasionally. Less infrastructure facilities when compared to top 10 companies in Bangalore.

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Great place to be! People centric company

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProseCommerce giant.
As a technologist, excellent core stack to start digging into.
Full of opportunities on eCommerce.
Good pay master.
Leadership has gone through an overhaul and has become more people centric.

ConsInertia. Pace with which the features and initiatives move.
Synergy among business units.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the throttle on! Good going so far.

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

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Worst experience of my career

Recruitment (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at eBay Inc. as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGood technology and salary with good engineers

ConsNo job security, no growth opportunity, contractors are seen and used as use and throw items

Advice to Senior ManagementPlan well before hiring so that people do not spoil their career

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Learning

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at eBay Inc. as an intern

ProsSeveral teams within the company working on several different technologies. Opportunity to learn new stuff

ConsCould be better interaction within different modules. Several teams were working on the same thing.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood incentives to employees

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

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Good and Fun... But extremely laid back atmosphere with sudden heavy-work spurts may not be good for some people.

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Chennai

I worked at eBay Inc. full-time for less than a year

ProsHelping People, Nice Pay, Nice Culture

ConsIt took 2 months for me to get my computer at work. I virtually lost interest in working... Also, no proper orientation programme - makes life a bit difficult at first.

Older technologies to work with.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake some more risks or be behind

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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amazing..great atmosphere and fun though hectic some times

Online Sales Manager (Former Employee)
New Delhi

I worked at eBay Inc. as a contractor for more than a year

Pros1. If you are luck , you will get onsite easily.
2. Lot of opportunities.
3. Lear politics

Cons1. Lacks Transperancy
2. Lot of Internal Politics
3. Forget Promotions
4. Monotonous work
5. Lot of Demotivation

Advice to Senior Management1.Please ask Middle level Managers to leave. Neither they grow nor they want others to grow.
2.Work on your promotion policies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning

Software Development Manager (Former Employee)
Chennai

I worked at eBay Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood compensation and learning opportunities.

Conslimited opportunities for growth in India; Poor quality of leadership

Advice to Senior ManagementThe top management needs to go in for a total makeover. They are hardly inspiring..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting place to work for large, scalable ecommerce sites

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at eBay Inc.

ProsAwesome CTO in Mark Carges. Get to work on some interesting problems (not hardcore research) of building scalable ecommerce website.

ConsDecision making sometimes can be quite slow. In some groups lack of clear leadership.

Advice to Senior ManagementCertain parts of the companies need to be revamped. Decision making needs to be faster. Better accountability at leadership level.

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Good Work Life Balance

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Work Life Balance. Open environment.

ConsCareer Growth is not clear

Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparent and promote employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's only my first job, but while my friends crib, I have only good things to say about eBay

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at eBay Inc. full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat culture, smart and passionate people, challenging work, a company that cares.

ConsWhen work slows down, you get bored and sometimes, at least in my case, that's quite often. But I won't speak for everyone. Some people do have work all the time, especially those who are a level or two above me.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management is doing a great job. The atmosphere for fostering an innovative mindset (which is already present) can be enhanced. People working here are capable to doing much much more than what they are already doing.

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

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