Maybe not. Depends on the orgranization within the company. Some organizations are more encouraging towards women leaders than others.
Expect to be overworked.
It is a great shame to have seen the departure of great women Product and Technology leaders from eBay in recent years. In spite of the company insisting it supports female careers, the numbers speak for themselves. There are no women on the CTO staff for the Core Product development team and only 1 woman leader on the leadership team of the New Product development group - and this in spite of great talent that was nurtured in the org through previous Executive regimes. It is no surprise then that eBay's company performance has dipped in recent years. Promotion practices are arbitrary and favor those who self-promote and shout loudest. Women are penalized for displaying the same behaviors as men. And so it's male-dominated executive staff have indexed toward solving for "customers like me" - in spite of the fact that the new global consumer is female. So it has a dwindling customer base that skews male in a market where the biggest spenders are women. For early and mid-stage career professionals, eBay pays well and has better maternity policies than most American companies - although in reality they have only just brought themselves inline with Google and Facebook to remain a competitive employer in Silicon Valley. Flexibility is very manager-dependent.
Great company for women except at senior executive levels.
Its not a great place to work for men or women, but if you are a woman be prepared to play the game hard to get anywhere. If you don't fit into a certain archetype (in marketing/client services), you'll be passed over.
There is a macho culture in the technology org although that may have gone away with new leadership.
No work life balance. Not a lot of flexibility for working moms, including close colleagues of mine. Yes you can leave the office to pick up your kid, but you'll arrive home and be expected to answer 40 new emails and handle issues at all hours of the day and night and through holidays. Senior leadership tends to be dismissive of female perspective, despite customer data showing a lack of appeal to female customers. Very confusing, slow, and political promotion schedule.
Company is starting to bring in female leadership for key roles and given recent departures, will see if boys club is dissolved. Gender bias seems to be issue with promotions tending to take longer for females vs their male peers.
Mid to upper management is male dominated, and so as a woman, you have to make sure you get in good politically. Women tend to be judged a bit harder than men, and more so, mothers are judged more. The maternity leave was mediocre. 6 weeks paid at a percentage of your salary for a natural birth and 8 weeks paid for a C-Section. The rest of maternity leave is unpaid. There is limited to no flexibility when you return to the work force. Despite my role being completely online with clients out of state, and most of team sitting in another office (also out of state), my boss wanted me in office. I would sit there being less productive than I would have been at home, because as a first time parent, I worried about my daughter and also found it extremely stressful to find time to pump milk at work. There was only one mother's pumping room in our office and 4 women that needed it. Therefore, we'd all try to rush in or secure time to privately pump. There is a greater need to accommodate mothers, particularly mothers of newborns.
I've worked here for almost 3 years, and have found that women here are treated fairly for the most part...until it comes time to fill a senior management role. Overall, though, the company does emphasize work/life balance, and it's not unusual for employees - men and women - to duck out early to pick up the kids, or work from home when a child is sick.
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