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Anonymous shared this review of eBay, United States on Jan 11th, 2021
"It is hard to get promoted or have your ideas get across within the team. Most leadership and teams consist of the men who are not easy to adapt to your ideas and requested changes. Make sure you find those who will advocate for you within your team. "
Anonymous shared this review of eBay, United States on Jun 30th, 2020
"You really need to make sure you're a good fit for the call center position and be ready to adhere to strict metrics. It was my first (and hopefully last) call center job, so I didn't know exactly what to expect. From what my other coworkers told me, it was different than other call centers, but not necessarily better. I thought I would enjoy it (and for the most part, I did), but there was a lot of turnover. In one year my team lost about 1/3 of the reps with no new hires to fill the vacancies. The morale was low, I did hear a lot of complaining from other employees in different departments, and it seemed like the only truly happy employees were those that were not in such a customer-facing position as I was."
Anonymous shared this review of eBay on Mar 26th, 2019
"there is no gender difference as most of the managers are women "
Anonymous shared this review of eBay on Jan 24th, 2019
"Maternity leave benefits and support is far better at a technology company like eBay than at more traditional nontechnology companies."
Anonymous shared this review of eBay on Nov 19th, 2018
"Ebay is a great place to work as a woman but it could be improved in certain ways."
Anonymous shared this review of eBay on Oct 13th, 2016
"Maybe not. Depends on the orgranization within the company. Some organizations are more encouraging towards women leaders than others."
Anonymous shared this review of eBay on Jun 17th, 2016
"There is a macho culture in the technology org although that may have gone away with new leadership."
Anonymous shared this review of eBay on Apr 14th, 2016
"Expect to be overworked. "
Anonymous shared this review of eBay on Apr 6th, 2016
"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."
Anonymous shared this review of eBay on Mar 30th, 2016
"Great company for women except at senior executive levels."
Anonymous shared this review of eBay on Mar 23rd, 2016
"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."
"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 get to work on projects that I really enjoy. However great people seem to be leaving the company faster than great people get hired. On my org - perhaps less than in others- a man's opinion seems to count for more than a woman's of equal credibility and rank. It seems I've seen this happen more often than not that Women have to work harder and prove their points when men can make the same points and be believed with little or no proof. However the company as a whole is aware if the inherent unconscious bias and is making efforts to abate it."
"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."
"Leadership is a boy's club. Over the past few years there has been a lot of movement in Sr. Leadership and women have become less present in Leadership. Given the boy's club atmosphere, I'm not sure how they'll correct for this."
"There is a huge gap between going from an hourly employee to a salary employee. Most require external experience to move forth. The company is working on improving these problems, but as of now, it is still a struggle."
"I haven't experienced anything troubling with regard to my gender. The company enthusiastically celebrates LGBTQ rights and flies a rainbow flag, which is wonderful. After 5 years of employment you are awarded a 30-day paid sabbatical. Health coverage is good/decent (Blue Cross Blue Shield of California). I have not personally used maternity leave at this company but I believe it's 90 days - eBay U.S. could really improve upon this and set a better standard by offering 6 months as recommended by the World Health Organization."
"I see close to 50% women in some parts of this company, which is super. I am not sure if that applies to all of the company though. There are also quite a few women at VP level."
"I've worked here for 3 years and there are a lot of women working here, but predominantly in support roles. Generally I believe they are treated fairly but management is male-dominated and not diverse, which makes it tougher for women to "network" with them. Mid-level women don't seem to advance because of these subtle issues."
"good work life balance so far"
"stand up for yourself"
"Nothing to share at this time."
"The company has a stated commitment to recruiting women, which has led it to have better diversity figures than comparable tech companies. However, the environment for women varies widely by department/function and manager. The company has a way to go when it comes to retention, though it does support work-life balance with flextime and the ability to work remotely."
"Great work/life balance. Collaborative and friendly culture, but slow moving."
"I've been working here for 10 years. Many things improved. The company started implementing some policies trying to make it easier for women to stay and grow. Reality is - apart of the legal policies which had to be accepted - everything else is fake. The company pretends to support women, because its a hot topic in the Valley. Its all boys club, you can do excellent if you pretend to be male."
"I worked here for 1.5 years and have liked the work for the most part. The people are very friendly and the executive team seems committed to promoting women - although there aren't yet enough of us in senior positions. I haven't had children yet so I can't speak to that but the company has good work/ life balance."