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Updated 11 July 2018
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • 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


  2. "eBay as a Company...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at eBay part-time

    Pros

    eBay has a fantastic culture and a belief in diversity and inclusion. The people at eBay are a great team, who respect one another and work together to achieve success.

    Cons

    There is a strict template on job grades, and only a certain number of promotional opportunities per year, and it can sometimes be difficult to progress.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Loss of direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working, river view, good pay

    Cons

    White male ex consultant MBA only leadership team. Limited diversity at the top in the UK

    Advice to Management

    Get all of the leadership team to be open and direct. There are two many hidden agendas.


  4. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ok place, you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    slow, many ppl doing the same thing

    Advice to Management

    more control and a clear strategy


  5. "Great employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Richmond, London, England
    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Richmond, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very generous salary, great benefits, relaxed working conditions, active developmental support, takes its values very seriously

    Cons

    The London office is annoyingly far from central


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Relaxed place where devs come to die"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed. No working hours controlled. Work from home. No pressure. Good perks. Stability.

    Cons

    Huge mess in organization and systems. Old technology stack. Old fashion software development. And no one really cares.

    Advice to Management

    A self called "technology" company, with slow reaction to change has no competitive advantage. Key people sustaining the business are the same slowing it down.

    eBay Response

    20 Apr 2018 – Global Talent Attraction Programs Manager

    As a company that strives to offer its employees with competitive benefits, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the benefits you receive as an employee. We are sorry to hear of your negative... More


  7. Helpful (5)

    "A slow, misadvertised place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxing atmosphere. Long lunch breaks. Ping pong table. Low stress environment.
    Nice people.
    Excellent location
    Good holidays, pay, and benefits

    Cons

    The job was advertised as being a startup job at a cool company with exposure to modern technologies(Clojure, Ruby on Rails, React). The overwhelming bulk of the work was maintaining an incredibly poorly architected codebase in Java 7 written by the acquirer (ebay), exactly as instructed by the US office.
    Decisions take almost forever to make. Feedback is loudly welcomed and then promptly discarded.
    The state of the codebase is awful - static initialization is practiced as a matter of course(for instance), and the configuration is tracked through an in house built and maintained system. Agile practices are spoken of and ignored. No real attempts at resolving the issues are taken.
    Any open discourse about the situation is suppressed by management. No new technologies or progress is attempted.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your system and your process. Accept that sometimes codebases either need to be rewritten from the ground up, or significant, concerted effort needs to be invested in their improvement.

  8. "eBay after five years"

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    Current Employee - EMEA Content Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - EMEA Content Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    eBay is an incredible company that can truly say it enables people all over the world. This strong purpose is why I love being part of something that changes the lives of people and gives them opportunities.
    eBay is a company that looks after its people. It’s exciting, fast paced, and challenging.
    Salaries are good, really good.
    But above all the people are outstanding, kind, supportive and amazingly talented.
    I feel proud to be an eBayer.

    Cons

    We are a lean company and this means promotions can be hard to come by. We lose talent because there are literally no roles for people to move up into and feel like they are progressing in their careers. It’s somethjng being worked on - but we have to fix this.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge the company to give you more support as a manager and make sure you fight for your people to be promoted and have avenues to grow within eBay - stop talent from leaving.


  9. "Highly political"

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    Current Employee - Department Head in Richmond, London, England
    Current Employee - Department Head in Richmond, London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can move between roles often.

    Cons

    Highly political, difficult to get things done if you're not in the headquarters, priorities change often, some poor leaders are thriving

    Advice to Management

    Be more strategic, invest in big bets and give them a chance to see the light of day. Do not promote poor managers, empower employees more.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Stagnant and failing also ran"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at eBay full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is OK
    Package is OK
    They talk the talk
    Colleagues are nice oK

    Cons

    Stagnant growth in the market while ecommerce roars ahead
    Brand is indistinct
    No visionary outlook - can you tell me what eBay stands for?
    Poor management with lifetime adherence to the company driven by generous wages but a total lack of creative response to market conditions
    Platform technology is crude and bad user experience
    Controlling and abusive management culture - pings for every thing, even things you were not told about
    Diversity challenged - lifetime employees run the show
    Weak HR - allows a culture of controlling abusiveness to prevail
    Career suicide - unless you're a brick, in which case, build a wall

    Advice to Management

    Less petty management and more business development.


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