Compare PayPal vs Drift BETA

See how Drift vs. PayPal compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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PayPal

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Drift

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 3333 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 113 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
PayPal Ceo Dan Schulman
90%
90%Dan Schulman
CEO Approval
Drift Ceo David Cancel
70%
70%David Cancel
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
72%
% Recommend to a friend
62%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
67%
Positive Business Outlook
72%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer III297 Salaries
$126,119/yr
Customer Service Representative49 Salaries
$16/hr
Senior Manager47 Salaries
$175,215/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer11 Salaries
$101,104/yr
Customer Success Manager3 Salaries
$85,956/yr
Director1 Salaries
$110,695/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 179 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 170 reviews)
Pros
"Free lunch"(in 9 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 152 reviews)
"Re orgs"(in 54 reviews)
Cons
"9 5"(in 11 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 10 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Software Development Manager

I worked at PayPal full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

employee-friendly, flexible, mission/ values-driven, offers career advancement opportunities, technologically advanced, innovative, excellent culture, great pay & benefits, free learning... resources (like safari books, linkedin learning, slack channels), lunch & learn sessions, free cereal/ snacks, fruits, multiple growth tracks/ learning paths to choose from, free vending machines for accessories, reasonable work-life balance

Cons

None that I could think of

Advice to Management

Great Going!

Current Employee - Solutions Engineer

I have been working at Drift full-time for more than a year

Pros

Drift has been a great career choice for me. I’ve had the opportunity to try new things and actually ended up switching roles from being a software engineer to a solutions engineer, and through that... experience learned a bunch of new things and added a whole new career path for myself in the future. I can’t speak for the other teams at Drift, but the sales/solutions engineer team is a really incredible team to work with and I’ve made some real and lasting friendships so far. If you are technical but also have good social skills and want to feel your work to deliver a more immediate impact, then it may be something to check out.

Cons

No company is perfect and Drift is no different. Fortunately the pitfalls of the company pale in comparison to what I experienced at my previous companies, but they do exist. It’s a very... energetic and outgoing culture. If you are shy and quiet, you may feel overshadowed by people who are more vocal. If you are detail oriented and like to cross your Ts before delivering work, you may struggle when delivering in the second week with limited knowledge. You have to be the judge if you can operate in that type of environment. Personally I did struggle with some of these, but I’ve also grown a lot (although it was sometimes uncomfortable) by being here in this culture.

Advice to Management

There’s always more to improve, but I’ve been impressed with the action that’s been taken from the anonymous feedback and the workshops that have been run in different functions of the company.

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