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Biggest Start-up in the world

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Former Employee - Vice President of Global Design in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Vice President of Global Design in San Jose, CA

I worked at PayPal full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Lots of opportunities to make a difference how people communicate through commerce

Cons

Need to break through established corporate habits that are risk-avert

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to focus on outstanding design expertise; make brand part of a holistic user experience.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    High-tech nightmare

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at PayPal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits to an extent. Convenient location and facility, onsite gym, green field for sports.

    Cons

    Highly secretive and hypocritical culture with a dash of a far-eastern aptitude. Grinds good professionals down to either stressed out, overworked marionettes or political survivors. Attracts and harbors quite a bit of paycheck chasers and tech phonies.

    Processes frequently change and at the same time are as slow as the telegraph in the fiber optic era. It's hard to catch up and stay up to speed, esp for new hires. And of course politics. It has flooded everywhere.

    The ebay mothership advertises good values which unfortunately serve as a facade only. Usually values are walked over demonstratively after finding a convenient excuse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bold '97 Steve Jobs type turnaround, replacing the current drone management with proven professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Marcus and Ferguson didn't know what they were getting into...

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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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation/benefit package.
    Cafeteria/gym on site.
    Core business continues to grow 20% year over year.
    Huge potential upside if we execute...

    Cons

    David Marcus/Hill Ferguson leadership has been a bit like amateur day. Announcing layoffs and re-org that essentially grind work for half of the company to a halt while everyone holds their breath to see if they will still be employed.

    Lots of nice people here but a culture of distrust and secrecy reverberates between most teams as people seem to attempt to take control or credit for the work of others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate, focus, and change the culture to one of trust and cooperation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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