PayPal Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
778 Reviews
3.4
778 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • PayPal gives you enough flexibility to ensure a happy work-life balance (in 102 reviews)

  • Interesting technical challenges and engaging work environment (in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Once you sign on with Paypal there is no work/life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • Lots of re-orgs, so never really sure who is responsible for what over the long term (in 32 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, Face paced environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    There's a lot of opportunity to branch out and learn. It's a 'never-get-bored" environment where there's always something to get involved in -- even it it's outside your job scope. If you decide to explore other careers, there are options to do so.

    Cons

    Life work balance isn't that easy.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a very focussed company. You get a lot opportunities to learn from a good crop of engineers around you. There is a strong emphasis on getting people what they need to be able to advance in their careers. All in all a very good work environment.

    Cons

    A tab bit difficult to maintain work life balance. There seems to a shortage of equipment (laptops/montiors etc) and sometimes they give out refurbished stuff to new hires. IT dept. is not that great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at PayPal as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    good environment ,people are highly skilled and work well in groups

    Cons

    too much work, and not enough time to complete the requirements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Relaxed working environment (internship).

    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at PayPal as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The working culture and environment is pretty relaxed and had a decent amount of intern activities to participate in. Everyone was very friendly and will help you out if you need it.

    Cons

    Worked in a newly formed team, so we did not have too much organization and structure.

  6.  

    PayPal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collections Account Specialist in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Collections Account Specialist in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at PayPal part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great management who really want to take care of their employees.

    Cons

    I was collection agent for Paypal, which was a very crappy job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor Fraud in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Supervisor Fraud in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people and culture depending on what department you end up in. Wonderful benefits. Overall I recommend the company but just be careful a lot of cliques in management. Sabbaticals.

    Cons

    Communication between upper management and below is an issue. More about who you know to get promoted. They should pay more as tenure means nothing here, which is not how it used to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to learn a lot because there is not a whole lot that is documented very well

    Cons

    despite the learning opportunities the career path is not very clear

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Toxic and very political work environment. It is about who you know, not what you know.

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

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits, benefits, benefits, benefits.

    Cons

    It's very unfortunate that good people are not given opportunities and that seniority means absolutley nothing. It is also unfortunate that we are not allowed to voice our opinions truly without repercussion. Management says they have an open door policy and that they want to hear what we have to say but as soon as you disagree, you are targeted as a negative person and then things get...uncomfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating employees as robots. Please LISTEN to your employees. Pulse survey's mean nothing if you do not actively listen and make appropriate changes. The overall feeling is that you do not care about your employees rather, you care about the numbers. Well, as management always says--"there has to be a balance." PLEASE FIND IT! YOU have lost what a truly fun and inspiring work environment is all about---you can have all the "fun" events in the world but if you do not treat your employees with respect, it means nothing. The environment created is cut throat--no one really seems to care about the other. There is no helping other's to succeed---you do what you have to do and that's it. This is so unfortunate. It didn't used to be this way and it make me sad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been a roller coaster of a ride!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty awesome!

    Cons

    In mature people and bosses. If you get the right boss and manager it pretty ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People can't lead something they know nothing about. You do need product knowledge leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    PayPal Experience not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great product, Company have sabbaticals every 5 years. Good (not great) benefits.

    Cons

    Bad management. Certain groups are overworked with no work-life balance. Lot of politics and some managers can get away with a lot of bad stuff as they know how to connect to the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid level managers needs to be managed not to be playing politics and taking advantage of the single contributors reporting up,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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