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PayPal Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
810 Reviews
3.4
810 Reviews
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PayPal President and CEO Designee Dan Schulman
Dan Schulman
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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 39 reviews)


Cons
  • Culture to push yourself may lend itself to working longer hours and less work-life balance (in 44 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Growth opportunities are just not there

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    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company provides good benefits. PP has been growing at double digits for number of years and it will for next few years. So pretty stable job environment.

    Cons

    its very hard to grow as there is just too much churn at director level. Every new director likes to shuffle things around and before you know it, you have worked with more managers than projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great company to work for. Always give you pressure to improve yourselve. Lots of training opportunities

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

    I worked at PayPal full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great opportunities for promotion

    Cons

    office politics and redundent work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PayPal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Every position under the rainbow is available.

    Cons

    may have to move to get the position you really want

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at PayPal as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture and people. Teammates are supportive and helpful. A variety of challenging projects to manage. Opportunity to work from home.

    Cons

    No significant cons of note. Growth of employment has resulted in a crowded office space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider improving the compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good product and brand, with good benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    Leader in payments - Spinoff should enable market reach and new partnerships. Innovative products and features. Great benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Politics overshadows good work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value talented engineers and managers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    merchant risk monitoring

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    humanized culture, ppl are nice, good work-life balance

    Cons

    As a large company, the salary isn't so good,

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Enormous opportunity but potential to be more focused

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    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)

    Pros

    PayPal is truly the leading online global payments platform, and as such there is no shortage of interesting projects and great challenges to work on. This also attracts a fair share of smart and interesting people. Also, a lot of positive changes in the David Marcus and Dan Schulman era, with the company becoming more innovative, customer focused and agile.

    Cons

    The downside of the large opportunity is lack of focus. The company is always pursuing one shiny object or another and in recent years took its eyes off the ball a bit in terms of the core business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stronger focus on core business. Continue push to be more customer centric and product driven.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company and resourceful, stable work enviroment

    Cons

    Move slow and too many teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More innovation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PayPal

    Pros

    Very fun place and good pay

    Cons

    Training is long and you can't miss any

  11.  

    Excellent place to work. High compensation, great work life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    Challenging work. Place for innovation. Good management.

    Cons

    None as I know of. Working in this company for more than a year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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