PayPal
3.3 of 5 684 reviews
www.paypal.com San Jose, CA 5000+ Employees

PayPal Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.3 684 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

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John Donahoe

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Company tries to maintain a good work life balance for employees"
    in 81 reviews
  • "Interesting technical challenges and engaging work environment"
    in 35 reviews
Cons:
  • "Too slow to go to market; poor work life balance"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Lots of re-orgs, so never really sure who is responsible for what over the long term"
    in 30 reviews
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    A challenging place for challenging work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work, opportunities are good, decent perks

    ConsAlways under pressure, management issues

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place with lots of Ego

    Staff Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
    Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsPay for Technical jobs is awesome

    ConsLots of egos and poor processes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunities to learn and move to new areas

    Risk Analyst (Current Employee)
    Chandler, AZ

    ProsMonth off every 5 years
    Good benefits

    ConsKeep dead weight employees on too long

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome place to grow

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsExcellent pay
    great benefits
    Great technology to work with
    Brilliant coworkers

    ConsGetting hardware for your products is little slow

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould open source more of our frameworks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast moving, challenging and bever a dull moment

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsWork culture is open, honest and definitely worth looking forward to when you go to work everyday.
    Work is never boring - things are fast paced and new things happen every single day
    Leader in payments, so lots to learn from and with

    ConsWLB given remote teams in multiple geographies makes things increasingly tough
    Work is challenging - tough to always work so hard
    Agile transformation sucks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Recruiter (Former Employee)
    Omaha, NE

    ProsPayPal has great technology available to their employees, housed in a beautiful building.

    ConsI was hired as a contract recruiter, only to learn that what they really wanted was an admin that could juggle their interview schedules through Microsoft. To make it more challenging, no one talks to each other. All communication is done by email or by 'i.m.ing'. Even though I sat 10 feet away from the people I worked with any attempt to speak to them face-to-face was met with the comment 'just i.m.me'. This is the perfect environment for 30 something candidates who want to live their lives staring at a computer for 8 hours a day. This experience was a huge disappointment and let-down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour Human Resources Department needs a thorough cleaning.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Roller coaster Ride

    Anonymous (Current Employee)
    Chandler, AZ

    ProsThe people and the benefits make every day worth going into work. Casual dress. 25 cent sodas. "Play room"

    ConsThey let good managers/supervisors go and keep arrogant and self serving leadership. Thinking only of their pay check. Say this listen to our gripes yet continue illogical processes to continuously anger workers . Dont want to change for the good. Forget they are here for the employees. We are what drives this company. Rather you work and be unhappy than trying to change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at your leadership. Many complaints of mistreatment, favoritism and misdirection. You are losing good workers not cause there are places that pay more but truly because leadership is not transparent and know only how to play a fiddle and not provide results.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of Talented people, great advertisement for fun@work

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsLots of talented people from Engineers to Advertising Operations
    Engineering Architects and are few but great mentors
    Open for exploring new technologies

    ConsManagement is really bad and puts unnecessary pressure to move stuff ahead
    Work is not divided proportionately among people
    Senior tech leads play politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the ratio of Non Technical Staff to Technical Staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Transformation has made way for greatness

    Director (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsTons of opportunity, lots of innovation encouraged; really big things just around the corner that I want to be part of . Feel like I can make a difference..

    ConsHasn't always been well organized or efficient internally, but that's all changing starting with bringing in better leadership like David.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep driving the custoemr centric culture; keep the focus - don't let shiny objects distract us from what we're trying to do. Glad to be part of the transformation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Brand work has been awesome

    Brand Manager (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat experience in reestablishing our brand and identity at PayPal

    ConsIts busy and we are stretched with a lot of work

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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