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A downright toxic work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

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

ConsTop 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 Senior ManagementChange 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to work and progress in your career

    Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) 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… Cons: pretty lethargic people and work environment is moving agile… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Love the people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at PayPal full-time


    Pros: The company is beginning to create a new vision under David Marcus. There is… Cons: This is a big time of change, a lot of pain...… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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