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    One of the best employee friendly company to work for.

    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (more than 5 years)


    I have been working in Paypal for almost 7 years now and it is been one of the best employee friendly company i have ever worked.


    I cannot think of any "cons". I had the best time working for this company right throughout my tenure.

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    Keep going with the same momentum and make Paypal even more bigger than what it is currently now.

PayPal Interviews

Updated Dec 7, 2014
Updated Dec 7, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PayPal.

    Interview Details

    A friend who worked at Paypal forwarded my resume to their internal recruiter and she set-up a phone screen for me.

    The person called-up at the scheduled time and without bothering to introduce himself plunged right into asking me about my most recent project. Within 2-3 sentences he interrupted me and jumped to another section of my resume. Within 2-3 sentences of that he interrupted again and jumped to my education. I got the feeling that he was not really listening to me. I had taken a course in compilers several years ago and he then asked me to describe how to write a compiler. I mixed up a lexer and a parser in the first sentence and he got ticked off about that - rudely correcting me before I could correct myself. He then peppered me with questions that were absolutely irrelevant to the job I was applying for - example what is a fast-fourier transform and how is it used in signal processing? I was just taken aback at this question - I'm not a analog/digital processing electrical engineer nor do I play one on TV!

    The interviewer came across as having a huge superiority complex - essentially being rude and condescending throughout the interview.

    I narrated my experience to my friend and he confirmed that the person who interviewed has had several run-ins with his co-workers and management because of his attitude. Oh well.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a fast-fourier transform and how is it used in signal processing? This was for a software-developer position!   Answer Question
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PayPal Awards & Accolades

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India’s Best Companies to Work For, Great Place to Work Institute, 2009

Additional Info

Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By eBay Inc.
Founded 1999
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Square,, Apple

PayPal offers flexible and innovative payment solutions for consumers and merchants of all sizes.

At PayPal, we put people at the center of everything we do. Founded in 1998, we continue to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution, giving people direct control over their money. Through our innovations, we make life better for our over 152 million active registered accounts by helping people and businesses receive and make payments in more than 100 currencies in 203 markets. An eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) company, PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and... More

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