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PayPal Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
825 Reviews
3.4
825 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • PayPal gives you enough flexibility to ensure a happy work-life balance (in 104 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best employee friendly company to work for.

    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I have been working in Paypal for almost 7 years now and it is been one of the best employee friendly company i have ever worked.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any "cons". I had the best time working for this company right throughout my tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going with the same momentum and make Paypal even more bigger than what it is currently now.

  2.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    Easy to move around to different roles, teams and orgs. Friendly, good people. Good work/life balance (great if you have kids). Work from home policy.

    Cons

    Some teams lack enthusiasm. Upward mobility can be hard because paths aren't always clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PayPal has a great opportunity become nimble once the spin-off from eBay happens. Don't let the current 'big company' mentality and ingrained habits make the new PayPal "business as usual".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Applied scientist who works on machine learning and data mining algorithms to solve business problems.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II Applied Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff II Applied Scientist in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects with large scale data.

    Cons

    Technology is still lagging the industry standard due to multi layer of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire talented people to work on challenging projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company...if you're a full time employee

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

    I worked at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    Very casual environment; great people. Culture is very positive and friendly. Well established company with great eyes on the future.

    Cons

    Being a contractor was difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good company values and culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Company needs work

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

    I worked at PayPal

    Pros

    Good benefits, that's about it.

    Cons

    Inexperienced Management. Terrible Culture. Ineffective Training. Products rolled out with too many bugs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    Unrealized potential

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

    I worked at PayPal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company grows year over year; it's the 800 lb gorilla in its space. Mostly collaborative work culture. Acquires other companies/IP to help innovation.

    Cons

    Not all consumers get PP--and it's not their fault. Rampant staff attrition. Lots of competition from new and existing players all along the value chain. Pockets of innovation throughout the company, but not prevalent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify. Drop the unnecessary baggage and deliver. Hopefully the company will emerge stronger and leaner in the near future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    dysfunctional and disconnected corporate culture

    • 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

    Pros

    Great benefits package and the free snacks

    Cons

    Terrible communication and poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't know where to start..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PayPal Credit Collections Agent
    Current Employee - PayPal Credit Collections Agent

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

    Pros

    Office culture is good. Everyone gets along pretty well with each other and make you feel a part of a team. There are monthly contest that allow you to win prizes.

    Cons

    Disorganized changes that do not have solutions. Time-off procedures

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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