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There's some good, some bad, and some very bad.

  • Comp & Benefits
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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at PayPal full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Strategic position in the industry, doesn't take much to reap the benefits. Can be very nimble, innovative, and productive, IF you're in the right group. Flexibility in hours and they just took down the cubicle walls.

Cons

Imagine how much the company can accomplish if it actually makes the whole company nimble, innovative, and productive. Too much politics, too many useless and "talk only" middle managers. Some managers are tacticians and good implementers, but are also brutal and warlord-like, stifle creativity and plays cronyism; hire and promote "their own kind".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Walk the halls, talk to all levels of employees. Some of your VPs and Directors are slowly but surely ruining things and driving out smart people.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    frustrating

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    free soda, free bagels, free snacks, high salaries, telecommuting

    Cons

    Unbelievably complex development environment with terrible documentation. To figure out how anything works requires a research project in itself. Everything is "tribal knowledge".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let your employees work for 24 hour stretches without sleep, unless you want to burn them out quickly. Consuming alcohol in the office is unprofessional and insensitive to some.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Neutral

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    Former Employee - Leader in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Leader in San Jose, CA

    I worked at PayPal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally collaborative culture. Focused direction improving with new management. Compensation good.

    Cons

    Business skills among decision-makers is not what it should be. Accountability systems not in place, so promotions and advancement are largely not skills and achievement based but network based. Really hard to get anything done. Worse than other companies of its size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strengthen the value to consumers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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