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Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.3 701 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

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John Donahoe

(16 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • PayPal gives you enough flexibility to ensure a happy work-life balance (in 87 reviews)

  • Interesting technical challenges and engaging work environment (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Too slow to go to market; poor work life balance (in 34 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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    Great Company with smart people...but Re-orgs and Re-orgs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPaymaster - Above the top industry standards
    Smart People
    Treatment with Respect

    ConsRe-orgs
    Copying culture mindlessly, there is a difference between social media and money, dont copy, be the leader

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou Senior Leaders come from a startup, try to prove your worth by re-org, impact this great company, get a good mention of PayPal on your resume and leave...please dont damage the company. People are great otherwise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Constant Re-orgs

    User Interface Designer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsIntelligent coworkers, concerned with employee growth

    ConsUnorganized, overworked, contractor treated like outcasts

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet more realistic expectations

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cutting Edge Payments with a difficult culture

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    Pros- Nimble Payment Technology
    - Fast growing
    - The Compensation and benefits is really good.

    Cons- The culture
    - The Politics kills innovation an creativity

    Advice to Senior Management- Diversify the culture.
    - Genius is not measured by seniority, you should consider everyone's opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Churn and burn company

    Anonymous (Current Employee) Chandler, AZ

    ProsBenefits are great 401k, Employee stock purchase plan. Great vision with POS mobile payment wise.

    ConsCompany treats you like a number not a valued employee. It's a huge revolving door type of company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTruly work on developing an employee instead churning them out. Then you will wont have to spend all day interviewing replacements.

    Also need to make sure products work for customers to use them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good product.. too much red tapism

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prospays well. Product is trying to compete well

    ConsThey can get better management, too many non technical people

    Advice to Senior Managementclean up cannot be done bottom up. It has to come up from top down.To hire good talent you need to have smart engineers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Shifting strategies create confusion

    Engineering Program Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGreat location and benefits. Nice campus environment that is very supportive of diversity. Open environment has created a great opportunity for collaboration. PayPal has yet to take advantage of this.

    ConsConstant shifting of priorities creates lack of focus and makes people constantly think of their next role. Leadership can be abrasive at times even when the intent is good. Selfserving approach by management has slowed the potential to be a leader in the marketplace.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on a few key areas and gain a reputation of taking it to completion and getting it right. Gain credibility in the marketplace.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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