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Used to be great...now just ok

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

Pros

Great opportunities to learn and interface with a global team. Generally, people are smart and work together to get results. Campus culture is good as is the riverside location in Richmond.

Cons

High concentration of management consultants, so a lot of pointless Powerpoint presentations. Richmond is a bit far from central London, so may be a con for some.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less short-term focus on quarterly results and invest in the future like Amazon.

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    best internet idea ever.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, London, England

    Pros

    The most interesting internet business to work on and the most complex one.

    Cons

    Scarce tech and geek culture, too many MBAs without passion for the internet.
    Few real leaders. Still too much politics for an internet company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    love the internet, use the site, love the internet. meet your community.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dying slowly.

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    Current Employee - Withheld  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Withheld in London, England

    Pros

    There are some great people, some really talented people in the business and given the mess it's in the enthusiasm and the passion to change is still strong. eBay is still a brand that creates emotion in people and being part of that can be hugely rewarding.

    Cons

    Unfortunately none of the great, talented people are at the executive or senior management level. Due to a combination of poor leadership, lack of coherent vision and a fear/mistrust of the platform there's a complete inability to execute projects efficiently. The main product of eBay is Powerpoint, and it's an oft-quoted line that 'meetings are the work'.

    People, particularly those more senior are fearful of making the commitment to change that's required to save this business from slowly dying on the vine. Focus seems to swing from one project to another depending on what is perceived as the current silver bullet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring MBAs and Powerpoint jockeys, start hiring people who understand customers, the web and technology. Stop trying to be Amazon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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