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PayPal was a great friendly place to work

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Former Contractor - Data Analyst in San Jose, CA
Former Contractor - Data Analyst in San Jose, CA

I worked at PayPal as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

Everyone is very friendly and easy going. Dress is pretty casual, everyone wears jeans and a polo shirt or T-shirt. The group I worked in provided me with lots of useful feedback and career advice.

Cons

The workload for everyone in the company seemed to be very heavy. Being a financial company there is alot of red tape and process to follow.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I thought the management was good. Came around to talk to everyone in the department, and was easy to approach.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great experience, mediocre system, and poor development environment

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

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

    Pros

    Great company which is doing extremely well in the marketplace. In some groups, the code you touch affects the livelihood of millions of people. A great place to learn about payments and payments processing. Some really top notch engineers.

    Cons

    More than a few mediocre engineers just coasting. The code base is kind of a mess, although many efforts are being made to fix things. The development environment, building and testing, was a real mess when I was there, although I hear that things have gotten a bit better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize improving the development environment, reducing needless processes, and shortening the list of objectives and priorities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Constant org changes, poor work / life balance

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

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Strong business that continues to drive growth and profits
    Global reach, with a strong presence in many international markets
    Smart co-workers
    Nice campus, with great cafeterias
    Driving some pockets of innovation

    Cons

    Unwieldy technology base hampers new product development
    Constant re-orgs (I had 4 managers over 2 years)
    Constantly focusing on the next shiny new thing, sucking resources from other initiatives
    Cutthroat environment - not many team players
    24/7 culture means poor work / life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PayPal is no longer a small scrappy startup, so like it or not, you can't change strategies / org structures on a whim without impacting employees, partners and our customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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