Ebay layoff history

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Feb 25, 2018 21 Comments

Does anyone know about layoffs at ebay? Like how many times it had happened? How is company in general doing? Growth prospects in terms of revenue and profit? Any insights from people working at ebay?

Like in general people are happy and see their future there or it is sinking ship and they are looking for new jobs already??

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  • eBay Boze
    Layoff every year. Sinking ship unless something saves it
    Feb 25, 2018 9
    • eBay / Eng
      #yolo

      eBay Eng

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      #yolomore
      That's not gonna happen you see, some people at eBay have awesome team and work, unlike you
      Feb 25, 2018
    • eBay Boze
      Ok yolo yolo
      Feb 26, 2018
    • eBay FutI38
      #fakenews. If you are getting laid off, it’s probably justified because you suck.
      Feb 28, 2018
    • eBay / Eng
      #yolo

      eBay Eng

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      #yolomore
      @Futl38 exactly my point!
      Feb 28, 2018
    • eBay Boze
      Not really, don’t u know what happened in 2015
      Feb 28, 2018
  • eBay / Eng
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    eBay Eng

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    Tons of hiring recently. I think 900-1000 hires last year? Which is significant for a company of 10k. I know there were layoffs in one team but it was like 9 or 10 people who were laid off

    The company itself is doing much better than in the recent past, and growth is accelerating. There are still so many issues to fix, though, and I think if you’re good at what you do, it’s a great company to be at to have visibility and be noticed
    Feb 25, 2018 3
    • Microsoft Lodu
      Any interesting projects at Ebay one could jump on? Or do most teams work on infra related to the site?
      Feb 25, 2018
    • eBay / Eng
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      eBay Eng

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      I’m in platform engineering so my knowledge is mainly within that domain, but I know there’s a lot going on with AI and machine learning within the buying and selling domains. Engineering work for payments is also a big effort right now as eBay switches from PayPal to Adyen.
      Feb 25, 2018
    • eBay r654ghk
      Which part of platform engineering?
      Mar 1, 2018
  • eBay Blinduzer
    EBay is a good company with good benefits, but there are multiple micro cultures in each team.. some teams have highly immature leaders who get the roles only based on tenure and cause poor experiences for their teams.
    May 17, 2018 0
  • eBay Dead W8
    I’m not sure how to respond here. I have friends who have nearly unsinkable jobs at Oracle and Cisco, but they feel like a forgotten shirt in a wardrobe. I also have friends who were laid off by eBay after years of service.

    I would say that the people in the latter group are happier overall. When they were laid off it was awful, but they moved into new jobs quickly.

    Layoffs at eBay happen at least twice per year, but they are normally contained to specific roles - for example, getting rid of the analytics wing in India last year. The last truly large layoffs happened when eBay and PayPal split - eBay had to look good for the street and apparently the best way to go to that party is with a bunch of heads in a basket.
    May 13, 2018 0
  • eBay cryptofly
    i have seem layoff happen every year in oct -feb duration. many time nothing related to performance. just something like closing india center or no need for experinentation or budget cut
    Feb 25, 2018 0
  • eBay Blinduzer
    Each individual’s experience is based on the micro culture within their org, and while at a high level eBay is a great place to work, a rotten manager can totally kill your experience..
    Apr 5, 2018 1
  • eBay Fqdg12
    Great work life balance, decent pay, work will depend on team. We have good backend work, pm me if you’re interested in big data backend work. Growth in terms of levels is okay. If you want to accelerate learnings you would have to look beyond just your job.
    Mar 3, 2018 0
  • HPE FVQL65
    Thelayoff.com
    Feb 25, 2018 0