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PayPal Rocks!!

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at PayPal

Pros

Paypal has the biggest business growth opportunity in history a global brand name that's recognized the world over and a can do culture that is contagious.

Cons

PayPal has become a big, big company where it takes a bit of effort to get anything done.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't forget and abandon your technology roots - it's what go you here.

Recommends
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    So much potential, so much half-assedness

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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

    Pros

    Lots of good people, but frequently in inconsequential positions

    Cons

    Too many incompetent people in key positions. Too much terriorialism and an "us versus them" attitude between different groups. Too many over-hyped projects that don't add to the bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really invest in infrastructure, customer service and technology, don't just talk about it and then cut headcount and funding for everything that matters

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing Pains

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

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    1. The People - many bright, talented, fun, interesting people throughout the company, and it's generally a pleasure to work with them.
    2. Education - PayPal is a complicated business with a lot of moving parts. I've learned more in my time there than in any previous job.
    3. Innovation - PayPal does push the envelope with clever new business models and technology, and in that sense it's a lot of fun.
    4. Success - The business is doing very very well, growing quickly with strong margins. It's fun to be part of a winning team and feel like you contributed to the company's success.

    Cons

    1. The changing culture - As PayPal grows larger, the style of leadership just isn't as open or collaborative as it used to be. It's become much more hierarchical.
    2. Lack of focus - PayPal is trying to go too many directions at once instead of focusing on doing a few things right.
    3. Focus on quality - PayPal doesn't invest enough in the quality of their systems and processes and it often shows up as a bad customer experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus, focus, focus - on customers and their needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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