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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 for more than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to work and progress in your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    its very competitive environment with good forward progression your career. Payscale is good

    Cons

    pretty lethargic people and work environment is moving agile which people are not that comfortable with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love the people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    The company is beginning to create a new vision under David Marcus. There is a great belief among the people that we can actually do what we are dreaming.

    Cons

    This is a big time of change, a lot of pain... but again we have to go through it to see future benefit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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