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eBay Overview

San Jose, CA (US)
10000+ employees
1995
Company - Public (EBAY)
Internet
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year

eBay – Why Work For Us?


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eBay is a global commerce platform leader.

eBay is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for discovering great value and unique selection. eBay connects millions of buyers and sellers around the globe, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Our vision for commerce is one that is enabled by people, powered by technology and open to everyone. We partner but never compete with our sellers and create stronger connections between buyers and sellers with product experiences that arefast, mobile and secure...and we're just as passionate about connecting buyers and sellers as when we founded the company in 1995. For more information, visit ebayinc.com. Or for more on careers, visit careers.ebayinc.com

 

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This is What We Care About

At eBay, your work makes a difference. We are committed to unlocking more economic opportunity for everyone, including you.

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Our Purpose

We believe that we can build a better form of commerce that is enabled by people, supported by technology, and open to everyone – creating more opportunity for all.

Our Culture in Action

At eBay, we empower you to make a difference. We believe that we will win by connecting talented people to each other and by giving them abundant opportunities to succeed.

Our Social Impact

Since our founding, we’ve understood our opportunity to drive both strong business performance and positive social and environmental change. Our work centers on making a positive, lasting impact in three key areas: eBay Foundation, Enabling Greener Commerce, and Powering Giving.


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Our Health & Wellness Benefits

Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Benefits are an important part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. We strive to offer programs that help support both mind and body, including quality healthcare insurance and wellness programs, plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead, and time off programs so you can recharge.

Our Financial Benefits

We provide a variety of plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

  • Stock Purchase Plans
  • Retirement Savings and Pension Plans
  • Stock Awards
  • Life Insurance and Disability Benefits
  • Credit Union Memberships

Your financial future is important. Ask about financial benefits during your hiring process.

Balancing Work & Life

We offer many programs such as paid holidays and PTO, sabbaticals, and flextime to support your mind and body.

Our Social Innovation Programs

Our employees around the globe strive to have a positive impact on our customers, our communities and our planet, both through the work they do every day, and our various community engagement programs. Here are some ways our employees are improving the communities they call home:

  • Matching Gifts
  • Green Teams
  • Skills-Based Volunteering
  • GIVE Teams




Ask about additional benefits during an interview.


NOTE: While eBay Inc. intends to provide these benefits indefinitely, we reserve the right to change or terminate any or all of the programs at any time subject to any limitations or restrictions of local law. Benefits may vary depending on location.​​​

undefinedMeet Our People

We’re not just looking for the very best talent, we’re focused on developing and keeping all our talented people. Get to know a little about them and what they find important in their days at eBay.

Some of our team...

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When you intern for eBay Inc., you’ll make an immediate impact at all levels. See more reasons we were ranked a top 5 company for internships in 2015 by Glassdoor: Hear from our interns


eBay Reviews

  • "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Business Analytics in Richmond, London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Business Analytics in Richmond, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work culture
    Smart people
    Work life balance
    Diversity

    Cons

    Decentralized structure
    Slow Decision making
    Top heavy

    Advice to Management

    Reduce Layers
    Get more Informal

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eBay Photos

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eBay Interviews

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Getting an Interview

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    Software Eng Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond upon Thames, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at eBay (Richmond upon Thames, England) in September 2015.

    Interview

    First I was contacted by the engineer I send my CV to. After that,
    I had an interview by phone with a lead software engineer that was mostly about my experience.
    Then, a technical interview by another software eng. This was followed by a coding challenge I could do in some days and e-mail.
    I was then flied into London where I was asked to be with them for a whole day.

    They will evaluate you like you were a software engineer already, expect the same experience and knowledge. They don't see an internship as a place where you're there to learn. So, if you don't have experience working in a regular company, don't apply.

    It took really long time. I spent so many hours preparing, doing the coding challenge, etc to be rejected after the on-site interview.

    I believe that if you don't fit the 'agile is everything to me' culture you won't be selected (they even name the role 'AGILE software engineer')

    Interview Questions

    • Tech interview: Java basics, OO design, Clean Code, Agile, XP   Answer Question
    • Coding challenge: Develop the Rock Paper Scissors game (just google Rock Paper Scissors eBay and you'll find examples). They provided a user story with some acceptance criteria.   Answer Question
    • On-site interview: I was asked to write some user stories based on input from a 'product owner', then code it working in pair programming. The problem was that the pair was an engineer there that was not pairing with me but accessing me. I did everything by myself. When I asked for opinion, there was not much feedback. It was what Kent Beck recommends it not to be.
      Then you have to present what you did to the product owner.

      After this, there's an interview with lead software developers about Agile experience, Scum, ... What would you do in this situation? And this one?
      What do you do when you have a doubt? Do you google? Check Stack Overflow for suggestions? (Answer is no! You need to have people you aspire to and you'll check what they did - name a few ones).

      By the way, the challenge will be to do a sudoku game with a CLI. --> Think about software patterns, clean code, TDD(most important!!!)

      They will offer you flights, accommodation, lunch, a t-shirt and a tea cup.   Answer Question
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eBay Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2011
  • Top 50 Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2012
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere, 2013
  • Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2014
  • Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2013
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