I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at PayPal in October 2011.
Interview Details – It was very fast. I was referred by an employee there and got an email to setup an interview the next night. The interview was one on one with a manager after taking a serious of proficiency tests on typing / internet explorer / word processing. The interviewer was very easy to talk to and the process went very smooth. One of my more comfortable interviews of my career.
Interview Question – The questions were pretty standard but the one that stood out was "What was my proudest moment in my last customer service job". View Answer
Negotiation Details – Because of my previous experience, my offer was better than they would give an entry level Agent, so I refrained from negotiating salary.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PayPal.
Interview Details – Interview 1: Over the phone approximately 10 minutes in length.
Interview 2: In person, 30 minutes in length. Skills test.
Interview 3: Same day as #2 but with new interviewee, 20 minutes.
Interview Question – Questions related to the company and its purpose. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PayPal in November 2011.
Interview Details – Phone interview is first, if you pass then you will be emailed info to take a skills assessment, if you pass skills assesment you will be contacted for in-person interview within a week. Very quick hiring process. Very efficient and always on the ball letting you know what is needed to get application approved.5 references are required and contacted which could be dificult if you haven't had much work experience
Interview Question – Why do you want to work at PayPal? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PayPal in February 2009.
Interview Details – I submitted my application to one of their open job reqs on ebaycareers.com and received a call from a recruiter the same day. I had an initial conversation with her and then a followup phone screen the next day. After that, I was asked to come in and do an interview in their office. I met with 4 or 5 people. Each of them had a different area of interest they questioned me about. I had to write code on a whiteboard and discuss what I had "coded" and why. I also met with a manager.
After that office interview, I got a call back within a week asking if I could fly to their office in San Jose, CA. I was in Phoenix, AZ at the time, so they arranged everything and I flew out in the morning, did the same type of office interviews, but with 7 different people, and then flew home that night. It was an exhausting day, but I felt like they knew the kind of person they were looking for and they wanted to be sure they hired the right person. This was encouraging that they wanted to fly me to their HQ, but also a bit stressful in terms of wondering if I was going to make the cut after such an extensive process.
In the end, they extended an offer and I accepted. They also did a background check, which seems pretty standard these days. That took some time, so from the time I submitted my application to my first day, was probably about 5 or 6 weeks.
Interview Question – I don't want to give too much away, but I was surprised that they wanted me to code and see how I approached coding for certain problems. If you interview there, you better know your stuff because they will want you to prove it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They didn't really negotiate. I didn't push it because I wanted to leave my existing job at the time.
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at PayPal in October 2010.
Interview Details – Job Fair, Interview, Test, Job offer
Interview Question – Why don't you want to be in management? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiating. They offered a very fair hourly rate and I accepted.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at PayPal in May 2010.
Interview Details – It was systematic with a phone interview first and one to one interview next.
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PayPal in December 2011.
Interview Details – I can't remember off the top of my head when I applied for the merchant risk ops analyst at Pay Pal.
I received a call from the Recruiter and asked when I could do a phone interview. Later, I received an email confirming a phone interview ( which was 30-45 minutes) on the spot he asked me to come in for a group interview I would say a week later I got an email confirming the interviews which was at 8am. The interviews to me went GREAT ( granted a few of them weren't even awake yet and just stepping in the office.) All of the 6 people I interviewed with ( 3 were supervisors) they all said everything thing I did with my previous company was exactly what they did in this one, 4 of the 6 even stated my resume was unique because of this. After the interview while still in the building I finished an assessment given information and asked weather or not i'd continue to extend credit based off the facts given. I went through the background check, and they asked for 5 references to fill out surveys. I had one last phone interview with a gentleman in San Jose which was the reason I didn't get the job, that conversation I knew when I hung up the phone did not go well... just the questions that he asked would make anyone stump and stumble ( I asked random friends and colleagues and they too were shocked.)
The process took a day - interviewed at PayPal in April 2011.
Interview Details – It took about 5 hours. First round was the IQ tests. (ex: given a stack of penny, how do you determine if all the pennies can fill this room) Second round was finding programming errors on the pre-defined questions from the interviewer. You need to explained why there are errors and how to fix it. Next was writing code on white code for C++ exception handling. Then after that, it was the basic math function type question. (ex: given a number 1234, how do you reverse the number in 4321 format without using string.reverse). Next round is programming design.( ex: UML). Last round is with the manger. The discussion includes everything above plus oracle DB problems ( ex: indexes, how to do update to the live db tables etc.) The whole interviewing process is long but not terribly hard.
Interview Question – How oracle stores the indexes? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PayPal in May 2011.
Interview Details – I applied online for Paypal and the next day a recruiter emailed me. I filled out the questionaire and sent it back. The next day a recruiter called me and did a phone interview. I was then invited in for an in-person interview and skills test. I passed the tests and interview. I was then sent the background check information. I submitted everything back immediately. I never heard another word until I contacted the recruiter who said there was a problem verifying my education. I contacted the background company and got everything straightened out. I then called the recruiter back who advised that they would have someone contact me and now it's been two weeks and never heard one word back!
Interview Question – Please tell me about a situation when you dealt with an irate customer? Answer Question
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