PayPal Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. overall a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    great work/life balance. competitive salary and a 4 week sabbatical after 5 years of service!

    Cons

    corporate strategic direction can sometimes be sidetracked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stronger, clearer vision for the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Great Company to Work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great pay, great product, great location good environment

    Cons

    within the sales team, leaders at the top are oblivious to how business us run and make decisions detrimental to the business from time to time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get feedback from the sales floor regarding who and what is important and why instead of soliciting feedback from your direct reports

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    So much potential, but leadership needs to make the tough decisions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PayPal

    Pros

    A large and growing user base, lots of revenue, employees who are subject matter experts in payments, e-commerce, and risk.

    Cons

    Classic large company issues. Leadership needs to make the tough decisions and streamline the business. Too many employees = fiefdoms and confusion over who owns what. Slow decision-making allows nimble start ups to get first to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think and act like a start up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Product Analytics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    You will work with a lot of great people.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lack of process in proper data collection. Data Warehouse design is not optimal and is EXTREMELY difficult to mine data. There are too many processes that you have to follow in order to get access to data. If you are in data/analytics, this is not the company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become a true data driven organization and do a complete overhaul on data management and analytics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 4 people found this helpful

    Difficult to Advance-Chaotic environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at PayPal

    Pros

    benefits and comps was really good--still be there had they not gone though multiple re-orgs

    Cons

    leadership is generally remote with no connection to staff in Omaha. The leadership is making adjustments every quarter showing instability and uncertainty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. PayPal

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Secure payments. Grand vision. People are helpful. Good work life balance. There is plenty of work to be done and plenty of learning opportunities. You will not be bored.

    Cons

    Difficulty getting things done in the org structure. New leadership will make org changes to streamline work processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make thoughtful but infrequent org changes. Too many org changes hamper productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    GOPS

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    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    Best culture under great senior leadership team.

    Cons

    Long working hours, have to deal with all crisis relating to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to find qork life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    marketing manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lutherville Timonium, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lutherville Timonium, MD

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

    Pros

    good culture, friendly, especially in maryland location

    Cons

    hard to get things done, lots of change in sr management/reorgs, no clear priorities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pick a direction and stick with it (at least for a little)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    No clear vision .. too many re-orgs

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    good compensation, Great engineers , ok work-life balance

    Cons

    I have been here for 4 years and I have seen almost 6-8 re-orgs in such a short time. I see that senior leadership has no clear vision . Their indecisive nature leads to lot of confusion among the employees when the projects are moved around the teams very frequently for no reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have a clear vision. Please stop unnecessary re-orgs or make re-orgs which benefit the company and stick to it. Frequent experimentation in the name or re-orgs is just confusing employees and wasting company's time and talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    BEST JOB

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    Im a security contractor, and love the people, PayPal is very fair and treats its employees well.
    It is a professional company, and fun.

    Cons

    Sometimes the younger people working at PayPal tend to be the "$30,000 a year millionaires."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Between security and management, things could be significantly easier and quicker. Having many steps to do something that I can come up with in 2, to do the same thing.
    More detailed often isn't "better"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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