eBay – A great place to work

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eBay announced yesterday that despite the world wide recession they plan to recruit thousands of people globally over the next three years. They made the announcement whilst they accepted an award for being the 6th Best Workplace 2012. The awards are given in the UK by The Great Place to Work Institute.

Aileen O’Toole, HR Director for eBay Europe told me that they’re proud of the recognition, not least because the awards are based upon what employees told the Institute and aim to be a better and better place to work each year.

There should be no shortage of roles in the eBay group of companies, eBay want to attract top talent and bolster its marketing, technology and payments teams. With new retail technologies such as including augmented reality, image recognition and smart mobile devices, not to mention payments, they want to have the top team in the world to keep eBay at the forefront of multi-channel retail.

The one thing that surprised me about the awards is that eBay were classed as a medium 75-500 employees sized company, quoted as 371 employees in the UK! I know a lot of eBay staff moved to European roles, but even so with eBay, PayPal, Shopping.com, Gumtree, GSI, Magento, e-Dialog and MissionFish I expected there to be more on the UK pay roll.

If you want to work for eBay then keep an eye out on the eBay Careers website. There are always thousands of openings for those with the right experience, and of course as far as the UK goes there aren’t many other companies that are better to work for.

It would also be remiss of me not to give a shout out to the guys at Lansons
who won 9th place as they handled PayPal PR from 2006.

4 Responses

  1. you forgot to mention the thousands of sellers sweating their nads off working for ebay

  2. I have no problem with eBay employing as many staff as they want as long as they give a cast iron guarantee to sellers that there will be no more fee increases, or fee increases under the guise of beneficial for sellers, for the next 10 years.

  3. It’s also a great place to get stuff for free when you do a bank reversal on everything or pretend it never arrived.


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