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Smart people constrained by politics and dated platforms.

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Some great, smart people to work with;
Decent salary and benefits, but you will work for them (see below).

Cons

Pockets of politics that truly prevent innovation (I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't experience it for myself);
Work/Life balance can be challenging;

Advice to Management

Do away with stack ranking -- it is killing employee morale;
Focus on doing fewer things better;
Do more to ensure that people play nice;
Encourage more collaboration teamwork and less internal competition.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Getting tech-oriented now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PayPal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its the place to be, if you want to learn technically

    Cons

    Need to be politically savvy to survive

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with goal-setting and performance assessment

  2. Helpful (2)

    Working hard does not matter here... better off trying to be politically savvy!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Product engineering teams are sharp and some good perks such as free gym access for FTE and shuttle buses to/from SF.

    Cons

    Inept marketing team who doesn't do much besides moan and whine - probably one of the most incompetent I've ever been a part of. Also, not much upward mobility unless you are great at politics. Lots of people here with no value-add.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promise people who work for you something you're not able to deliver. Integrity counts.

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