eBay Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

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  • "some times work life balance not good(in 161 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      analyst

      Jul 1, 2021 - Analyst in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - nice working environment and good people

      Cons

      - hard to have normal work-life balance

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Lovely work environment BUT...

      May 15, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Its a great place to work with friendly and welcoming colleagues across the board, almost makes you feel like family ; nice perks like free beverages, fruit and pastries, daily newspapers ; gym with personal trainers on site

      Cons

      Unfortunately eBay lacks a clear strategy, following too many different directions and is becoming even more bureaucratic than government institutions ; Projects are picked up and pushed forward under severe pressure from senior management only to be dropped six months later ; Sn management is only focussed on politics, whilst 'the people' have become the company's least important 'resource' ; Sn Management promotes employees who talk the most, not those with stellar performances ; Work-life balance no more, one can expect to work 50-60h per week

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      High-fiving days are over

      Nov 7, 2014 - Affiliate Manager in Richmond, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      eBay have amazing offices and a location to die for on Richmond riverside. They are a company who truly live and breathe their values at all levels of the Org. When you tell people you work for eBay there is an Oooooooeee factor Dress code is pretty much optional; some developers swan about in shorts and sandals Recent announcement of split from Paypal is fantastic; it was much like working for a hip eCommerce player with a Bank tagged-on to it just across the street.

      Cons

      Sickeningly political marketplaces teams, in an Oxbridge, tweed-with-leather- elbow-pad wearing way darling; though not so much in peripheral teams like catalog and monetization/pricing. Avoid Category mgt teams if that's not for you. Cross team collaboration... like getting blood from a stone. Managers are very keen to be liked and want to flash their leadership capabilities, which at times can get tiresome. Some still yearn for the hi-fiving "let's give ourselves a clap for being so clever" days and it can be laughable at times. Work life balance is a big focus for eBay, though if you want to step up your game on Intl projects, be prepared for a lot of evening and morning calls with anyone from USA to Australia. Often way too many stakeholders putting their two pence in

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great shared purpouse and tech company

      Feb 27, 2014 - Business Development Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This company has great ideals, but sometime management fails to focus on their execution. People are very smart and fun to work with, and work life balance is great. Though there isn't that much challenge everyday and people are afraid often to go against the status quo and risk for new breakthrough ideas.

      Cons

      This company has great ideals, but sometime management fails to focus on. People are very smart and fun to work with, and work life balance is great. Though there isn't that much challenge everyday and people are afraid often to go against the status quo and risk for new breakthrough ideas.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      North America Marketing

      Oct 27, 2021 - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Enrichment opportunities Ability to own quarterly plans Great people

      Cons

      Growth ceiling Competitive Competing visions No downtime Very meeting heavy impacting work life balance

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not Recommended

      Nov 10, 2021 - Concierge Customer Service Representative in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      25 days holidays, VHI, decent pay

      Cons

      It's a glorified call centre, all that matters is that you are available to take contacts over and over and that's before they then skill you to take contacts from other departments. So you regularly do not do your own "line of business" and spend your day being abused on calls and chats. Since going to the WFH environment, management used the disconnect between them and the staff to increase the work load by adding new lines of business to you daily skill set and not telling you in advance until you got a contact from that LOB and you'd be told "they're struggling" or "it won't be for long" when it fact its just the start of daily, weekly and in some cases permanent changes that you are never consulted on. Work life balance does not exist in eBay, if you want time off good luck getting it approved! Once WFH hit departments found our holiday allowances on the company calendar turned to zero so you had to basically beg for time off or early leave. If you want any time off you better request it months in advance and even then you aren't guaranteed to get it approved and be given the old excuse of "just get a shift swap" which is nearly impossible too. Oh and a word of warning they are open 365 days, yes including Christmas Day, so they will have you working on Christmas Day "just in case people need to call us". You work shift work in rotations (including lates(9pm) and Weekends too), they have split days off which is horrible and recently added a second week of lates "cause we need to support our line of business" and then you discover you are not supporting your own departments LOB but everyone elses. They champion mental health however work their employees to breaking point as getting time off is near impossible and then if you are off sick with mental health or other reasons they hound you for daily updates on your progress and weekly sick notes (if your doctor issues a two week note, you'll be made go back and get two weekly ones). The majority of management are just there to get experience to leverage better offers with other companies and don't actually care about the staff behind them (bar a couple) and have almost no people management skills and cannot offer any kind of development coaching or advice. Your bonus is based on whether the customer likes eBay and it's rules or policies or not, so if the customer is angry regardless of what you do to help them they will leave a negative cause they do not like the company policies/procedures and this effects your personal bonus pay out. Advancement is next to impossible as any position that is non-customer facing quickly finds everyone on phones applying for the role as the call taking is pure hell. But don't worry you'll be bombarded with emails everyday asking you to work over time with the chance to win a €25 One4All voucher! Unless you're desperate for experience in a customer facing role I wouldn't recommend applying here.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work and start your way

      Oct 3, 2021 - Data Analyst in Netanya
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, Place, A lot of data

      Cons

      Collaboration, Work life balance, a lot of work

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Solid place to work

      Sep 2, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly management. Many teams have great and work life balance. All opinions are respected.

      Cons

      Work life balance could be poor depending on the team you're on. Does not feel like there is a lot of upwards mobility.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing place to grow your career

      Aug 27, 2021 - Lead Learning Specialist in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun and practical work environment

      Cons

      Work life balance can be a struggle

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    10. 2.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Understaffed

      Aug 30, 2021 - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people to work with

      Cons

      Disorganized, severely understaffed, no work life balance

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