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eBay

Finance Intern

May - August 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

eBay has an unmatched culture! It's easy to tell that the company truly values its employees and does its best to give back to those that work there. The recruiters are world class and do their best to help you feel comfortable with every part of the internship process. Even when moving across the country! I loved my time there so much I joined right after graduation. Love working here! And the people are absolutely incredible.

What I wish was different

I don't have any complaints for the internship program. I even tried to stay longer than my 12 week assignment!

Advice

Be open to any and all opportunities and people! Everyone at eBay wants to get to know you and help in any way possible. Don't be afraid to make new friends with people not on your team!
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Finance & Analytics Intern

May - August 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

From working on projects that went directly into presentations to VP's to getting to have networking events and AMA's with C-Suite employees, the exposure to senior leadership was an experience most companies don't offer interns. I had the fortunate opportunity to be trusted with real projects and tasks that had a real influence on the team I was placed on and wasn't just staffed with busy work nobody else wanted to do. Aside from the work, the University Relations team treats all of the interns very well. They put on all types of events (ice cream social, Intern Conference, etc.) to help the interns get to know each other and make the experience even better. All around a great experience that I couldn't have asked for much more out of.

What I wish was different

Advice

Everyone there is open to help and talk to you, but none of it will happen if you don't ask. 95%+ of the employees if they're contacted would be more than willing to meet with you for coffee/lunch to talk and the few that aren't probably just can't because they're busy. The culture at the San Jose HQ office is insanely conducive to networking, however, it will only happen if you put yourself out there.
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Intelligence Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Good company culture, worked with an awesome team. Fast paced work environment, everyday was a new challenge.

What I wish was different

Advice

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eBay Seller

May - September 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

I like being able to set my own hours and not having to deal with someone higher up. It's nice to be able to do things on your own schedule and when you have time to get to it.

What I wish was different

The challenge is also having to make all the executive decisions and trying to do what is best. I wish the system was better set up so sellers have more protection.

Advice

It's a good thing to do to earn some money part time.
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Software Engineer Grad Intern

June - August 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Efficient Work culture. The scope for Machine Learning / Data Scientists is huge. The people are very warm and helpful. My manager was very supportive and my mentor guided me in the right direction. Hence, this enabled me to create an impact in a small amount of time. I learned a lot and also made many friends. The time during my internship is one of the most productive phases of my life.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to work on more tasks. There was a lot of scope for new ideas and projects.

Advice

Being proactive is very important - helps you get more work done.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Work at eBay is very fast paced. eBay has projects which focus on state of the art solutions to their current challenges. I have learned a lot of new things during my internship. Manager and Mentor took a lot of care to keep me at ease and guided me on a lot of things which helped me in delivering my projects.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to work on many other projects which could have helped me to understand how eBay operates in entirety.

Advice

Interns are given a lot of care at eBay. Make complete use of the internship to learn how things work in a Multi Billion dollar tech company. Take time to network with fellow interns. The University Recruiting team conducts many intern events throughout the internship. It is the best time to have fun and also network with people around you.
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Finance and analytics intern

June - August 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

eBay has an amazing culture from day one everyone welcomed me on board and ensured a smooth transition. I had a lot of say in deciding my project and deciding how to best accomplish it.

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been a lunch and learn with Pierre Omidyar.

Advice

Don't hesitate to ask questions. Try to ensure you're project will be useful to your team once you are gone.
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Global Buyer Analytics

June - August 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

eBay Inc. has an incredible culture. It's a company driven by a mission and everyone around eBay understands that their roles are pivotal to changing lives. The university recruiting team made our transition super smooth and a week in we could already feel like home. It was by far my best experience.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer, 10 weeks flew by, but I guess that's what happens when you are having too much fun.

Advice

Do not hesitate to ask questions and become close to your teammates. Work is so much better when you are friends with your team. Also, if you are lucky with the opportunity to intern for eBay, make sure you participate in all of their University Recruiting events, they are AMAZING.
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I had a chance to use my programming skills at a larger scale. I also learned a lot of best professional programming practices from my mentor during the internship. Most of the practice I currently use to ace my programming projects in my classes.

What I wish was different

I wish I had worked with a medium or large team. I'd love to experience the synergy and conflict of working with a team at a large tech company.

Advice

My advice would be to have an open mind about the assigned project or assigned team. There's always something to learn from an experienced professional. However, stay true to what drives and inspire you. Don't forfeit your interest for anything else.
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UI/UX Designer Intern

June - September 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I loved my team and my work. Thats the most important part and they were both amazing, fulfilling, and challenging.

What I wish was different

Their were a bunch of layoff at the beginning of the summer which sucked. Also, ebay design movs super slow and everyone is nervous to change things (some parts of the site still look like they did 5 years ago). The company itself was a 7/10.

Advice

Work on what you want to work on or don't join.
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HR Intern

June - September 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

eBay was such an awesome place to work for! They gave me a lot of ownership and everyone I worked with were so great. Their internship program was organized and so much fun.

What I wish was different

Nothing! :)

Advice

Be ready for an awesome summer project and to meet other brilliant and creative interns!
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Android Developer Intern

May - August 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Incredible team, incredible place, incredible AR project, great time winning an internal hackthon with some colleagues, all in all an unforgettable experience.

What I wish was different

Honestly, nothing. I'd gladly redo it all the exact same way.

Advice

It takes passion and initiative to move forward and make progress amidst big organizational changes.
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Finance & Analytics Intern

May - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I really love the culture that as there. It was really friendly and the employee and internship program always push me to grow and develop my skills.

What I wish was different

I wish it would have been longer!

Advice

Utilize the network that is given to you. Everyone is always there to give you a helping hand so make sure to take it and ask lots of questions of the company.
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Backend Software Engineer

March 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

More support from college and better carrer fair

Advice

Networking
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Public Relations and Consumer Communications Intern

June - September 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

My program had 150 other interns and I loved being apart of an intern program. I got to work on a project with 4 other interns from different departments including Finance, engineering and IT. I learned so much from working on this team and we even got to present our project to the CEO of eBay which was also a highlight from my internship,

What I wish was different

As much as I liked working at HQ in San Jose I wish I got to explore a new area this summer like SF or Seattle

Advice

Network as much as you can. Do not wait for someone to come and approach you with work. Introduce yourself to everyone on your team and learn about their position at the company and don’t be afraid to reach out to people in different departments if there is something you’re interested in, there is opportunity everywhere and people want to help!
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Diversity

June - September 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I love the openness of employees and the new challenges that came with a new experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the chance to continue my intern project.

Advice

Ask question when you need help and ask for clarification when you don’t understood something.
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Product Management Intern

June - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

How much responsibility I had

What I wish was different

I wish it was in SF instead of SJ

Advice

I never thought I would end up in Product Management, but take any opportunities you are given and run with them.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • Campbell, CA

What I liked

Great work environment, amazing people, great work-life balance, engaging tasks

What I wish was different

More structure to the projects

Advice

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Finance & Analytics Intern

May - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Absolutely amazing experience being in The Valley. Wasn’t quite sure what to expect going into it, but they recruited me through Handshake and I took a leap of faith that paid off in dividends. Amazing company and tons of room for personal growth and contributions.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Engineering Intern

June - September 2017 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Lots of flexibility, opportunities to branch out of the team and meet people from across the company, incredibly supportive manager and team

What I wish was different

I would have liked a little less bureaucracy when it comes to presenting and getting new ideas done

Advice

If you have an idea, go for it. eBay is an incredibly supportive environment and really wants intern input.
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