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2 people found this helpful  

It was relaxing yet high pay, promotion is nearly impossible in my department

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Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA

I have been working at PayPal

Pros

High pay, flexible hours, you can working from home and work short hours. Nice gym, nice facilities, overall nice working environment.

Cons

A lot of politics, promotion is extremely hard because my manager had been working at his position for 9 years without a promotion.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More transparency is needed and more motivation needed for employees. Should provide more full time opportunities for contractors and part time employees.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    * Flexibility
    * Opportunities to work in different areas
    * Experience of a big company without working for a big company

    Cons

    * Even for the small size, the politics sometimes feels overwhelming
    * It is appalling to see people pushing their own agenda rather than what is best for the company. But I guess we will find people like this everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The process of making bets on big initiatives can be improved.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    This was the biggest career mistake I've ever made.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Vista, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Vista, NE

    I worked at PayPal

    Pros

    -Decent benefits and pay
    -Great product
    -Sound business model that is growing internationally
    -Good disaster recovery plan in the event of a tornado

    Cons

    -Very political environment. You must ingratiate yourself with your rater to get a decent rating on their outdated bell curve performance review model.
    -Replacement culture. They would hire people they don't know that well from the outside rather than develop the people already working there.
    -Human Resources is completely broken. Employee satisfaction is very low and HR is completely ineffective.
    -Overstaffed organization creates an organization that is complicated and inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Leadership needs to develop the folks they already instead of hiring more people from Bank of America.
    -Get HR to get out of their offices (the days they're actually on site) and talk to the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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