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Updated 16 September 2018
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  • "shifts can be hard but this is being looked into as a whole by the company and directors to gain better work life balance for all" (in 119 reviews)

  • "Need continued focused on cross-functional, complex decision making" (in 90 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  2. "Old boys club. D&I issues"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Product Development
    Current Employee - Director of Product Development
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally kind people, offices are a bit dated

    Cons

    Management are at times too directive and many have been around for years and years. Insufficient effort on inclusion of people of diverse backgrounds at management levels. Only one exec from an ethnic background and female in the whole of the eBay Group (Stub Hub). Middle management lack training in working with people from different backgrounds and skillsets and struggle with integrating these resources into their teams and working methods.

    Advice to Management

    Train middle management more effectively on 'inclusion'
    Make a concerted effort to support the growth of ethnic candidates into exec positions (with merit taken into account)

  3. "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, flexible working, high calibre teams, great support (HR and IT), fast paced and clear the company has a clear direction which feels inclusive

    Cons

    Restructures are apparently too common. My entire team was made redundant and whilst not bitter as we were treated well, I believe that this is relatively common.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Cliques and Circles"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Richmond, London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Richmond, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company, there are some chances for promotion and opportunity, Strong brand.

    Cons

    Company needs to develop more honesty and transparency, particularly across middle and middle-senior management. Lots of gossip, judgement, and falsehoods.

    Advice to Management

    Start actualy promoting cross team collaboration and equality, instead of focusing on being seen to. We also need much more capable site directors in each major site, the current ones are for the most part very poor choices, particulary the main site in Ireland.


  5. "Great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at eBay full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and people, good benefits

    Cons

    Way too many restructures which is demoralising

    Advice to Management

    Trust and promote your own people. Put more emphasis in Analytics and Product.


  6. "eBay as a Company...."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Loss of direction"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Good place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Great employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Relaxed place where devs come to die"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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