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eBay Inc. Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 05, 2014
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Easy Interview

Marketing Interview

Marketing
Toronto, ON

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at eBay Inc. in December 2010.

Interview Details Interviewed by HR, very positive experience. Very nice person in HR.
Interviewed by VP, surprisingly rude and uninterested.
Focused on b2b experience.

Interview Question – explain b2b experience.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Head of Customer Insight Interview

Head of Customer Insight
Richmond, London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at eBay Inc. in July 2014.

Interview Details I attended an interview in the Richmond office and was interviewed by one employee for 45 minutes. The employee explained what the job entailed but only asked a few questions about my experience. When I explained what I had done in the past it became evident that the employee had not read my CV. Furthermore I was surprised to learn that the employee was changing jobs at the end of the month to a different department. The employee's boss should have been interviewing for her replacement not the employee. By allowing an employee to hire their own replacement it gives the employee an incentive to hire a mediocre person in order to make themselves look good.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Member of Technical Staff I Software Engineer Quality Interview

Member of Technical Staff I Software Engineer Quality
Portland, OR (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at eBay Inc. in May 2014.

Interview Details I was communicated on the interview schedule 1 week in advance, there was 1 hour technical phone interview. The result was shared next day and 2nd round of Full day F2F interview was scheduled after 2 weeks. Interview lasted for 7 hours each interviewer getting a time slot of 45 min each. Interview was more on QA related questions and few puzzles were also asked. They said the results would be shared in a couple of weeks and after 2 weeks, I got a call that I have cleared the 2nd round and final interview with the Sr. Manager and Technical Director was scheduled after 2 weeks. It was a 2 hour interview.

Interview Question – It was more of process oriented and Practical in nature.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Program Manager Interview

Program Manager
San Jose, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at eBay Inc. in April 2013.

Interview Details About 3-4 interviews mostly related to previous work and some questions about job situations and how to handle. Very nice interviewers who wanted to know you as person and helped me understand the role and the work environment much better than other companies.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Chennai (India)

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at eBay Inc. in July 2014.

Interview Details First round- written test at ebay office, it includes aptitude(10 questions) for 30 mins and technical questions from c,c++,java pogram snippets( 10 questions) for 30 mins.
and followed by three to four technical interview and one HR.

Interview Question – i forgot.. its all program questions..   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Manager NA FP&A Interview

Manager NA FP&A
San Jose, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at eBay Inc..

Interview Details Applied online. I was contacted by a recruiter via email 4 weeks later and I replied the same day with 5 business days/times for an initial phone screening. Several days passed and I did not hear anything back. I sent a follow up email on the 5th day to the recruiter asking if any of the days I provided would work. One thing to note here is that 2 of the 5 dates I provided had already passed by that time. I immediately received a response from the recruiter asking for an interview the following day (which was outside of the days I initially provided). Unfortunately, I had to decline due to scheduling conflicts, however we did agree to a time two days later.

The day of the scheduled interview finally came around and I was very eager and excited to talk to the recruiter. If things were only that easy. Exactly 11 mins. before the interview, I received an email from the recruiter (luckily I checked my emails right before the expected call) telling me that the phone screening needed to be rescheduled two days later, without any further explanation. (11 days after the first email) Being employed full time with a very busy work schedule, it is always very challenging to accommodate last minute changes on the calendar. Since this was the first time the recruiter rescheduled, I did not want to make it a big deal and ended up postponing an internal meeting in order to be able to speak to the recruiter at the newly suggested time.

Now, the day of the rescheduled interview finally arrived, but I still had some doubts if the conversation with the recruiter would ever take place. In the hope I would not get an email from the recruiter, I checked my emails one hour before the scheduled call. And there it was. A note from the recruiter mentioning that she was behind with her work load and also at the same time she was preparing for her vacation (she was expecting to take the next 3 business days off). Ultimately, she rescheduled the interview again (the second time!) to the following week when she would be back from vacation. (17 days after her first email) (On a site note, I don’t quite understand why a candidate should suffer when the recruiter is not able to handle their workload.) In addition, the recruiter mentioned in the email that the timing for the role was still good and it seemed that moving the phone screening to following week would not cause any issues or delays in the interview process. Being already very discouraged, I did not have a choice but to agree to the proposed time.

After having the conversation rescheduled twice, my motivation and excitement for the company and position was starting to suffer tremendously. When the third attempted interview date arrived, once again, exactly 10 mins. before the proposed interview time, I again received an email from the recruiter, but this time, explaining that an internal employee was interested in the position I applied to and she was no longer interviewing people for this role.

I would understand if I would have been eliminated from the interview process due to lack of skills or experience. However, going through 3 attempted phone screenings, all cancelled at the last minute, all while being assured that there was no interference with timing, was highly unprofessional. In addition, I always had the feeling that I and my work schedule were not taken seriously.

This experience has certainly given me a completely new perspective on ebay and the professionalism the company has with interviewing candidates. I am very concerned that the lack of seriousness that is presented during the recruitment process is a reflecting of the way ebay conducts business and treats employees.

Interview Question – Never got to a point where I talked to the recruiter. Highly disappointing experience!!   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Seattle, WA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at eBay Inc. in July 2013.

Interview Details interview was very similar process to Microsoft or Amazon -- large tech company. Typical routing through HR, set up of a 1 day or 2 day loop with multiple people and a final reviewer (as-app).

Negotiation Details – Negotiated with someone in HR. They knew what they were doing, and were willing to negotiate. I got some additional sign-on bonus, but was not able to get more vacation.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
San Jose, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at eBay Inc. in April 2014.

Interview Details I applied for 70 to 80 positions for intern positions. Eventually I got call for Java Backend intern position. The interview went well, but I stuck with the question in REST ful web service.

Interview Question – Which project is your most favorite project and why?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at eBay Inc..

Interview Details 1 interview - it was not tricky and it was straight forward. Nice people all around you and they have a cafe that was very cool. good campus too. was what you would expect for the job.

Interview Question – All easy questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Standard


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Portland, OR (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at eBay Inc. in June 2012.

Interview Details I applied online via dice
Recruiter called me after a few days and scheduled a telephonic technical round
then 5 rounds of in person interview at ebay office each 30-45 minutes

Interview Question – avaerage   Answer Question

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