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Great Benefits, passionate people, poor management

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Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

I worked at PayPal full-time (Less than a year)

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

Pros

Highly competitive benefits Good work-life balance Talented and Passionate coworkers

Cons

poor management do not retain talent review process is terrible and only worsens turnover

Advice to Management

Find a way to actually reward individual employee achievements instead of grading on a curve.

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  1. Great company to work for, hit or miss management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, Great benefits, very good growth opportunities, good people around to work with. You can get pretty much everything you need to be productive.

    Cons

    Great promotion opportunities for developers but not so many in PMO. Management is very political will work against you if you are being perceived on the wrong side. Lots of money is mismanaged and spent on offsites/travel. More than 50% of the travel can be easily cut. Headcounts are reduced in last quarters to save money which was overspent in first 3 quarters.

    Advice to Management

    Stop mismanaging money. Grand off-sites are just to satisfy your ego and can be done less frequently.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Corporate Culture Needs an Overhaul

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The corporate culture is HORRENDOUS. Coming into PayPal was like walking into a wall of glass shards. It is incredibly political and you are constantly paranoid that someone is out to back-stab you as everyone is only looking out for themselves. The competitive spirit amongst your peers and subordinates is so cut-throat - it's frightening. People here have promotion on their minds as soon as they step foot in the office and whatever they need to do to get to the next salary level, or the next prestigious title - they will stomp all over you without any shame. Don't expect to be trained, except for the usual required company-wide stuff on security, privacy, etc... You will be left to fend for yourself - at least I was and I created my own documentation as I trained myself. Most of the people managers there are newbies and are the worst kind you can ever imagine. Expect to be micromanaged and reprimanded for not knowing the ins & outs of something that is not within your domain....yeah go figure. There is serious nepotism at this company as it seems like everyone that works here are all related. If you are not in one of the upper castes, economic, or social circles, forget it - you'll get nowhere in this company. They will continue to treat you like a servant.

    Advice to Management

    Hire/promote seasoned people managers as newbies are not cut-out for managing people that have been in the work force for 20+ years and to be treated worse than a dog is not cool - it is down right insulting.


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