PayPal Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Career opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Decision Management in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager, Decision Management in Austin, TX

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    It was really good until most of the group (all the managers) were laid off. Some others were retained.

    Cons

    In back sight, it is obvious there was a lack or strategy and vision and disconnect with senior leadership. The group was the shining star for a while but began slipping after a management change. Now there are no opportunities for risk management in Austin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay connected in strategy with senior leadership and focus on team reputation and stature.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good Companies

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    Good Work life balance. Helpful people.

    Cons

    Constant re-organisation. Lots of project managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop re-orgs.

    Recommends
  3. Great potential

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

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    Global reach and amazing talent

    Cons

    Shifting goals, management and organization is constant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus and execute

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Product management

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

    I worked at PayPal

    Pros

    The work is very interesting and it helps you build core competency which is very good for future
    Package is pretty good compared to industry
    Very smart and talented people in the company

    Cons

    The work life balance tends to get a little off as company is growing rapidly
    Still feels a bit disorganized even though company is no longer a start-up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people leadership so that talent can stay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Career path

    • 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

    very good work life balance

    Cons

    Its hard to progress in to a role where your skills are useful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great experience for a Quality analyst

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

    I worked at PayPal

    Pros

    1. Structured environment with many training opportunities
    2. Focuses on individual goals
    3. Great work life balance with many amazing provisions like Gym, Dance Studio along with non-profit initiatives like eWIT

    Cons

    Frequent change at C suite caused some change in the processes

    Recommends
  8. Good for some one aggressive

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

    I worked at PayPal

    Pros

    Nice work environment and good teams

    Cons

    Relationships is key bad time management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve HR process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Info Security Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Information Security Analyst in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at PayPal

    Pros

    - Mangers' encourage new talents
    - Good pay
    - Individual Initiatives are well rewarded

    Cons

    - Management changes very often
    - Have been moved into 4 different organizations in the last two years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    Great place, but it was a dead end.

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

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

    Pros

    Fun, exciting place to work. I learned a ton and got to work on some really cool projects. The people are very smart. Good pay. Top-notch benefits.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted. eBay/PayPal uses the horrible "stack ranking" system (google it to learn more.) Everybody I knew was very dedicated and working extremely hard, but the arbitrary rules for performance evaluation demanded that only a small percentage could be recognized/rewarded for excellence.

    Too many re-orgs, too much politics.
    Most people were nice, but they were over-shadowed by a handful of abrasive types with big egos.
    Your experience may be good or bad, depending on which org you're in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of stack ranking. Hopefully the new president is a good guy. David Marcus (previous president) was moving in the right direction, but his ego was massive, and he didn't care about employees.

    Positive Outlook
  11. I am working in risk

    • 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

    Good ppl... Lots of freedom to do what's right for the company and customers.. Great infrastructure..

    Cons

    Top heavy company... Low compensation.. Lots of complexity in org structure..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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