Thursday, August 04, 2005

Why I am Going to Work for eBay

The benefits at eBay kick some royal ass.
  1. Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  2. 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, and a Company Match
  3. Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  4. Tuition Reimbursement
  5. Adoption Assistance (ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! WHUT WHOO!!!)
  6. Flexible Spending Accounts
  7. Disability Benefits
  8. Life Insurance
  9. Company Holidays
  10. Paid Time Off (PTO)
  11. Credit Union affiliations
  12. Employee Referral Bonus
  13. Bagel Wednesdays! (EVERY Wednesday? Whoa.)
  14. Complimentary soft drinks and Starbucks coffee (This should be at the top of the list. Seriously.)
  15. Convenient Onsite Services (dry cleaning, chiropractic care, dental service, etc.)
  16. On-site Employee Training Courses
And the CEO - is a WOMAN!
Meg Whitman
President and CEO, eBay

As president and CEO of eBay since March 1998, Meg Whitman has led the company to become The World's Online MarketplaceĀ® and the number one consumer e-commerce site. Meg's expertise in brand building, combined with her consumer technology experience, has helped eBay evolve into a leading company that is reshaping how commerce takes place around the world.

Prior to eBay, Meg was general manager of Hasbro Inc.'s Preschool Division, responsible for global management and marketing of two of the world's best-known children's brands, Playskool and Mr. Potato Head. During her tenure, Meg oversaw the reorganization of the Preschool Division and its resulting return to profitability. From 1995 to 1997, Meg was president and chief executive officer of Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD), the world's largest floral products company. While at FTD, she oversaw its transition from a florist-owned association to a for-profit, privately owned company.

Before FTD, Meg served as president of the Stride Rite Corporation's Stride Rite Division where she was responsible for the launch of the highly successful Munchkin baby shoe line and the repositioning of the Stride Rite brand and retail stores. She has also held the positions of executive vice president for the Keds Division and corporate vice president of strategic planning. Meg spent 1989 to 1992 at the Walt Disney Company, highlighted by her work as senior vice president of marketing for the Disney Consumer Products Division. She also worked for eight years at Bain & Company's San Francisco office where she was a vice president. Meg began her career at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati where she worked in brand management from 1979 to 1981.

Among Meg?s many accolades, Time named her one of the world?s 100 most influential people in 2004 and 2005; Fortune ranked her one of the 25 most powerful people in business and the most powerful woman in American business in 2004; Worth ranked her number one on its 2002 list of best CEOs; and Business Week has included her on its list of the 25 most powerful business managers annually since 2000.

Meg is on the Board of Directors of Procter & Gamble and Gap Inc. Meg received a Bachelor of Economics from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.


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