PayPal Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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PayPal President and CEO Dan Schulman
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Pros
  • Company tries to maintain a good work life balance for employees (in 104 reviews)

  • All in all a very good work environment (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be ruined at times (in 44 reviews)

  • Re-orgs every 6-9 months create a lot of churn (in 32 reviews)

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  1. company review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at PayPal (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    salary was fantastic. loved the job but you work all the time. constantly oncall

    Cons

    management is horrible. not sure how they stick around but they all travel around and are in countless meetings getting nothing done


  2. Good place to intern

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PayPal as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting project. Amazing perks and good compensation. Opportunity to work on software impacting millions of people. New company spin off from Ebay is interesting.

    Cons

    Old technology stack. Not much innovation seen in the company.


  3. Helpful (2)

    working as a qa and dev engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Quality engineers afforded opportunity to do development work. Some teams have plenty of learning opportunities

    Cons

    alot of older folks who has dated working models or even not up to date in technologies. some engineers plays politics more than doing actual work.


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  5. Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, Fun work culture, Challenging work

    Cons

    Leadership team not clear with communication


  6. Solid company, exciting times

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Launch Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Launch Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Product organization has supportive culture

    Cons

    If you can't handle change, don't come here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the increased focus, and enhanced accountability


  7. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Program Manager, IT in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager, IT in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Base Pay, Great Benefits, Challenging Projects

    Cons

    Not many I can think of

    Advice to Management

    TBD


  8. Analytics Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Intelligent People, who work dynamically - Good Incentives for the employees - Nice perks, pay scale is good. - Fun to work, offsites, team outings

    Cons

    The leader ship team and executive team have direction. What is needed is betterr execution strategy. PayPal can go places

    Advice to Management

    The goals across different departments are different. The vision also keeps changing . More stability would do well for the company as a whole.


  9. company

    Current Employee - MTS1 Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - MTS1 Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Big and stable company with lot of upside

    Cons

    Need to understand lot about the domain


  10. Helpful (1)

    Fine place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some interesting technologies to work on. My managers are competent and kind. The compensation is nice.

    Cons

    The technology stack is outdated and unpleasant to work with. These is quite a bit of time wasted dealing with corporate concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on replacing old and bad internal infrastructure, and use less outdated technologies throughout the stack. PayPal is working on this a bit but isn't quite there yet.


  11. Meh

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    Former Employee - Training Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Training Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PayPal (More than a year)

    Pros

    recognizable brand, always in expansion mode

    Cons

    in order to really advance, you need to go to San Jose. and they really need to just acquire Square and dump Here.



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