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PayPal Overview

  • San Jose, CA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1998
  • Company - Public
  • Internet
  • $10+ billion (USD)

At PayPal, we believe that now is the time to democratize financial services so that moving and managing money is a right for all citizens, not just the affluent. We are driven by this purpose, and we uphold our cultural values of collaboration, innovation, wellness and ...
Mission: At PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL), we put people at the center of everything we do. Founded in 1998, we continue to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution, last year we processed 4 billion payments, of which 1 billion were made on mobile devices. PayPal gives people ...

Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2019(#34)

Company Updates

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Sep 23, 2020

Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David was on the latest episode of #NeverStandStill. As a member of the Black and LGBTQ communities, Alphonso is challenging all of us to think about identity in a more intersectional way than we have historically. Both identities shape who he is at work and in his personal life, and his efforts at the HRC advocate for society and institutions to see people’s whole selves as valuable. Conversations like these continue to inform our efforts at PayPal to ensure employees can not only bring their full identities to work, but also be celebrated and respected for those identities. Many thanks to Alphonso for the important and candid discussion. You can watch their full conversation here.

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Sep 23, 2020

PayPal Chairman and Nike CEO John Donahoe and PayPal CEO Dan Schulman share the perspective that businesses play a critical role in solving important social issues—not just condemning things they see, but driving forward a solution, a topic discussed on their #NeverStandStill conversation. They both acknowledge that while Nike and PayPal are making strong commitments to diversity and inclusion within their own walls and beyond, the journey never ends and there’s still more work to be done. Watch their full conversation here.

PayPal - Why Work With Us?

At PayPal, we’re giving people better ways to connect to their money and to each other. We’re putting freedom and flexibility in the hands of our customers, helping people buy, borrow, donate, shop, sell, and trade safely and on their own terms. Our professionals find great satisfaction in unlocking economic opportunity for millions of people around the world.

Headquartered in San Jose, CA, we have approximately 13,000 employees in North America, and each one is empowered to innovate constantly and to compete fiercely. If you're ready to take up our global challenge, bring your passion, experience and vision to the team at PayPal. We are proud to work here. You will be, too.


Our facilities stretch from coast to coast in the U.S., plus our location in Toronto. We do a significant amount of technical hiring for our Bay Area locations, as well as in Austin, Boston, Scottsdale and Timonium. We have three Customer Support Operations centers - Omaha, Chandler, and Hunt Valley.

United States

  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chandler, AZ
  • Chicago, IL
  • Hunt Valley, MD
  • New York, NY
  • Newton, MA
  • Omaha, NE
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Timonium, MD
  • Washington, DC


  • Toronto

PayPal Reviews

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Top CEOs 2019
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"Amazing Experience, Great People"

Former Employee - Senior Manager in Phoenix, AZ
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I worked at PayPal full-time for more than 10 years


Opportunities to learn lots of different technologies. In the time I was there, I worked on an application team, operations team, development team and a security team. It kept me interested as I


Promotions were difficult. Consistently rated in the top 2 tiers (when there were 5) and in or near the top tier (when it was reduced to 3). Just could never get that promotion. Was pacified with

Advice to Management

There were a lot of re-orgs. Not just changes up and down the leadership ranks, but the actual organization was restructured quite a bit. It seemed to make accountability suffer.
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Diversity & Inclusion at PayPal

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...Very positive corporate culture : Lots of focus on diversity, financial inclusion, charities involvement, work-life balance etc....Read More

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PayPal Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at PayPal (United States) in Jan 2019


    2 phone screens. One easy LC question (reverse the string type), and 1 Medium Leetcode question. The interviewer were very nice and friendly. I thought I botch up the interview because it took me 1 hour to solve it, and way past their allotted time, but they seem happy that I try my best to solve it and eventually found the solution (it was a bug that I didn't anticipate, though my code logic was correct). The offer was quick. They let me know immediately after a few hours after the interview that I was hired.

    How to reverse a string? How do you generate permutations of an array?

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PayPal Awards & Accolades

  • Top CEOs 2019 by GlassdoorGlassdoor2019
  • Best Global BrandsInterbrand2019
  • Fortune 250Fortune Magazine2019
  • World's Best EmployersFortune2019
  • Best Company Perks & BenefitsComparably2019

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