PayPal Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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PayPal President and CEO Designee Dan Schulman
Dan Schulman
27 Ratings

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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348 Employee Reviews

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  1. Could be so much better!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Lively culture
    * Growing Company

    Cons

    * Growth potential could be better
    * Politics and culture of engineering not as strong

    Advice to Management

    * Don't become a big company


  2. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at PayPal (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Too many changes in strategy.


  3. Senior Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Smart. Ambitious.

    Cons

    Politics. Hard to move up (can't apply for roles higher than current role). So, people leave to move "up".


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  5. Paypal

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Market leader, cutting edge technology in payments. Smart people. Good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of frequent changes in strategies.


  6. Great place!

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

    I worked at PayPal (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. fast paced
    2. Innovation is encouraged
    3. Market leader

    Cons

    1. Not a all analytics teams are good


  7. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at PayPal as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart and passionate people. Very collaborative environment focused on problem solving and proving results.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move up. Be very mindful of what your role and title will be because you'll likely have it for a long time.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Principal Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at PayPal

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

    Pros

    Very life balanced, you have bunch of time to play around

    Cons

    old technology, no energetic, too many polititals


  9. Direct Impact on millions of people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work on projects that have direct impact on millions of consumers and merchants worldwide

    Cons

    Lot of legacy systems need to be uprooted and replaced with more industry standard systems

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on pushing and helping developers replace legacy systems with more industry standard systems


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good freedom of work, very employee friendly and good salaries

    Cons

    Too much planning and amount of work done is not much. Too many re-orgs/ leadership changes happening all the time at multiple levels, which continuously keeps changing the focus of your work


  11. Helpful (1)

    Safe place to work, but not innovative

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

    I worked at PayPal (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    PayPal is an industry leader in the payments space. They have revolutionized the way people pay for things online and have strived to solve that same problem in the POS space.

    Cons

    Products are run very autonomously, so there is little cohesion between them. Integration between products is considered a chore by many teams, so when you compare these as a whole, there are holes in the way products work together. Missed the boat on mobile payments, to which solutions like Apple Pay have capitalized.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time trying to focus on payments for Ebay, and worry about the rest of the world. While Ebay accounts for a large part of revenue, PayPal must solve payments outside of that domain in order to be truly successful.



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