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Good place to work for and great opportunity to grow in the company

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

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

Pros

Very good growth opportunity, good place to work

Cons

Dint find anything in particular

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep up the good work

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible time, this is a great company that has been crowded by some terrible people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PayPal as an intern

    Pros

    David Marcus has a great vision. It's just that his employees sometimes just don't get it.

    Cons

    Nothing was shipped or got done. PMs never got along. It was all talk and no action.

  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    endless parade of "leaders"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    > most managers try to make sure you maintain a good work/life balance
    > lot of flexility as far as working from home/remotely

    Cons

    If you are a UE/UX designer (UI, visual design, content, user research) this is NOT the place for you. Despite some job postings and/or reviews to the contrary, if you're looking to do some really interesting work and grow as a designer do NOT work for PayPal.
    > an endless parade of "leaders" has driven this company in general, and the UED team in particular, right into the ditch. They've tried to reboot this team so many times b/c the senior leadership is totally incompetent.
    > your work will not be recognized, rewarded, or celebrated.
    > you will be moved on to projects and into verticals regardless of any interest you have expressed or career goals you have.
    > IF your manager actually bothers to set goals with/for you, how you do on those goals will generally be ignored when evaluations occur.
    > evaluations are generally a popularity contest and are based more on how hard your manager fights for you then the work you actually did or how you did against your goals.
    > an absurd amount of money will be spent on pointless schwag and company celebrations rather than on salaries, team offsites/team building, or things that most people generally consider "useful." You will also find yourself wondering why you would possibly need another cheap plastic water bottle rather than some actual decent advertising that could bring in more revenue or positive attention.
    > right about the time you finally get an org chart and start to get a good sense of how the team is structured, sr management will conduct a 're-org' and change it. you can expect this to happen on an annual basis, if not more frequently.
    > as part of the recurring re-orgs you will be moved to yet another manager, again with little to no concern for any relationship you have established.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i continue to be baffled by your choice of "leaders" - for both UED and Product. You have consistently brought people in who are clueless or sociopathic, or both, and they have slowly but surely driven away the truly talented people that helped build this company. I understand you REALLY want to believe that an international multi-billion dollar company can act and be run like a start-up but that's just not reality. accept what and who you are and start running this company like the front-runner that it was.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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