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On track, still growing

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

I have been working at PayPal

Pros

PayPal is full of great people: smart, pleasant, interesting, diverse, hip, considerate. Some of the best people I've worked with in my career. Truly some of the best in Silicon Valley. It's also a fast-growing business, which presents all sorts of opportunity from a career standpoint, and which is exciting to be part of. Finally, it's a brand that is loved by many - by buyers at least ;) - I can't tell you how often people say "I love PayPal" when I tell them I work there.

Cons

Still a company in its adolescence, there are growing pains, infrastructure, training, etc. could be improved. Also, there's no stock appreciation because it's so tied to eBay.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

On the right track, stay focused

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    PayPal work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    PayPal is filled with very energetic people who make good company. There are highly qualified people who seem to be eager to make a difference. There is abundant work for people who actually want to work. Lately, you can see most of the engineering jobs moving offshore or to other US locations. It is a great place to work for anyone who wants or who is extremely good navigating highly political environment.

    Cons

    Unfair practices for promotion determination, kiss-ass work ethics, lip service to work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking care of yourself, take care of your people and LEAD truly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, in general. Poor engineering delivery, in general.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    The company has had and probably will continue to have solid growth. Although not an expert in the area, my impression is that the BU is very competent. I think the company has a bright future if it can solve the infrastructure issues created by rapid growth. Management team works hard to maintain high employee morale.

    Cons

    Lake many other companies it is a bit too focused on short term. Engineering Productivity is very low and needs to improve. This means a lot of weekend work to catch-up. It is much more of a relationship company than a metric company. This means it is not what you do but how you do it that matters. Being well liked will make up for failed projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on metrics for productivity and delivery.

    Approves of CEO
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