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Former Contractor - Product Management Intern in Timonium, MD
Former Contractor - Product Management Intern in Timonium, MD

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

They allowed me to gain experience in the product management field, where I truly felt I was valued. Contributed real data and analysis, and could speak up in meetings.

Cons

Not many, other than there are not a lot of openings for contracting interns to be hired full-time afterwards.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Manager, S/W Development in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager, S/W Development in Austin, TX

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PayPal offers flexible, engaging environment where everyone is encouraged to try and experiment various technologies.

    Cons

    Too many unexpected Reorgs. Rocking boat for no reason.

  2. Helpful (15)

    A downright toxic work environment

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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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules
    Working with some of the best talent in the industry

    Cons

    Top down management style (explained below)

    What the new senior management has been doing as part of a drive to redesign the company is to eliminate certain units, redesign some and grow a chosen few. The method of implementation however has not been to layoff employees, but it has been to create a very hostile work environment in specific groups and departments to encourage attrition. And in some cases where individuals do not leave in a few months - as a last resort, some employees get specifically targeted at each level where in a situation would be created for them that pushes them to leave. They would find themselves in a situation where a new construct requires a different skill set. Or their existing jobs may suddenly require them to work in a different location owing to a new drive in which every member of a single functional unit is to be sitting in the same office. Hence they would either end up in a situation in which they may be fired by finding some excuses for poor performance, or they get fed up and leave on their own if they act first.

    What is also unfortunate is in such a environment, nepotism, racism and favoritism tends be very rampant as everyone tries to save their own skin

    Advice to Management

    Change your management style - this may be one of the world's biggest startups, but it may still need a method that is different from an emerging startup of less than a 1000 employees. The company's reputation may only get more damaged in this way.

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