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Awesome Internship Experience

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Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

I worked at Venmo as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Venmo was a great place to intern at. Got to push code and affect the product on day one. Other interns were great to work with.

Cons

At times, a lack of guidance. This should of course be expected at a startup internship. Overall, if your'e ok being self guided, you won't get lost.

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  1.  

    I loved working here more than anywhere else.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Venmo for less than a year

    Pros

    • Everyone is valued, no matter which team you're on.
    • Founders are well-grounded and take the time to listen to you
    • Vibrant, youthful team overflowing with talent (yet still humble and always looking to learn)
    • Workers are largely self-directed (yet still accountable to peers)
    • Flat hierarchy and complete transparency across the company.
    • Can choose SF & NY; can transfer freely
    • Depending on your team's situation, you may have good travel opportunities (SF<-->NY and recruiting ops)
    • Catered breakfast and lunch

    You'll work on something that matters. The college-aged crowd LOVES the product.
    You'll work with the nicest and most supportive people you'll ever meet.

    Cons

    • There's some technical debt that could use refactoring.
    • Writing good tests is hard. Some teams may want you to write tests for the sake of having tests. Would have liked more direction on how to test code effectively.
    • "Bugs" come at a much higher price than they would at a social network company, so be cautious that you're dealing with money.
    • Paypal is a large bureaucracy with so-so public reputation. Usually they stay out of the way, but they can be annoying to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Preserve the Venmo culture and VenmoCorp - Don't let Paypal kill the vibe.

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  2.  

    Fast-paced, innovative tech company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Venmo full-time

    Pros

    The people are awesome, everyone works hard and is not afraid to challenge the status quo in order to build great products.

    The user base is growing very quickly, which provides scary but fun engineering challenges and also means morale is typically very high. It's still an exciting phase in the history of the company even though we're now owned by PayPal.

    Cons

    Some of the technical team early on were inexperienced in terms of writing maintainable, well-unit-tested code and there's still some tech debt to recover from. But I've never seen a startup where this is not the case; if a startup isn't valuing product innovation over clean code in the very beginning they likely won't be around long enough for it to even matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let PayPal kill the vibe :)

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    Positive Outlook
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