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Updated May 25, 2021

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3.8
69%
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9 Ratings
Pros
  • "IMO this is how organizations should actually implement a "good work life balance" by implementing the right processes that allow that to be true(in 12 reviews)

  • "Excellent benefits (catered lunch each day(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "They don't do a great job of training hires who don't have a natural proclivity for the type of work Braintree does(in 4 reviews)

  • "No longer offers competitive benefits, snacks are not as good and(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
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      Jul 15, 2020 - Underwriter in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Culture is best in class

      Cons

      - Not applicable to this situation

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Not too shabby

      May 25, 2021 - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting problems all across the stack

      Cons

      Small company being acquired by a big company (PP)

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great benefits

      Feb 15, 2021 - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company feels like a startup but is backed by a big company, PayPal so you get the benefits of a big company but the feel of a small one.

      Cons

      In recent years team reorganization has left some confusion around teams and reporting structures. From a product point of view sometimes we were working on what seemed like similar product to things as PayPal but leadership had not given clarity or definition to each team's role in the product build and execution.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Startup within a larger org

      Mar 11, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong engineering culture historically, working at scale.

      Cons

      PayPal is increasingly asserting ownership.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      well oiled machine

      Jul 29, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Professional Growth Plethora of great resources to learn and grow. Subscriptions include O'Reilly media, Udemy, LinkedIn Learning. Braintree treats pair programming as a first class citizen so context sharing comes more naturally. Because of this and the Open Dev days every 2 weeks, I've had to do less to hone in on technical skills (something I've been used to in prior jobs). IMO this is how organizations should actually implement a "good work life balance" by implementing the right processes that allow that to be true. Benefits Good package overall. Industry standard 401k match. Good health care options. Onboarding As good as I've ever seen. The onboarding sessions were interesting, organized, and interactive. Extremely happy with how much thought was put into easing employees into the organization. IT team is stellar (which is crucial given everyone is working remotely) Culture Leadership has and is continuing to put forth programs and initiatives to tackle some hard social issues.

      Cons

      More integration of PayPal has made things more volatile in terms of reorgs. These changes have come up as pain points in collaboration tooling (i.e having to go from Google Suite to Microsoft) and migrations.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Risk analyst

      Jan 30, 2021 - Credit Risk Analyst in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone genuininly cares about the mission of the company and the drive to help Merchants

      Cons

      Low opportunity on the customer facing side to move up

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Decent place (not for long term career growth)

      Jan 15, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A good place to start a career. Great in terms of learning opportunities as a junior/mid level engineer. Smart people and sometimes interesting projects. Company is doing very well and has strong and great core values, which I admire.

      Cons

      For mid to higher senior, I would not consider this place for long term career (no more than 2/3 years). Product changes priorities constantly which makes the job more difficult and less fun. Pay is below average (specially for the Chicago area given the city is expensive). They rely on having your compensation be like 30 or 40 percent equity based, but when the stocks/market goes down, so does your entire compensation and it always happens when you need to cash your stocks....Go figure. Base salaries are not great and pushes people away as well as the lack of opportunities to move up or sideways to keep growing your career. I had a few managers with subpar leadership skills and provide zero value feedback and little opportunities. I understand they target 10% promotions within a team/org per year which in my view is very low, and it is why people tend to leave after 2/3 years. I met many folks that are amazing engineers that have been with the company for at least 4/5 years and they have never been promoted.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Cliquey with no room for growth

      Feb 25, 2021 - Risk Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -no micro managing -free snacks -free lunch -free beer

      Cons

      -Leads lack basic managerial skills -lack of employee development and growth -lack of diversity in management and senior positions -racial microagressions -low pay

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good start to a career

      Jan 9, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture - nice perks since its own by PayPal

      Cons

      Room for growth. It can become a situation where you feel stagnant

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A good job with great folks

      Nov 9, 2020 - Software Engineer in Yorkville, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Coworkers, Empathetic Managers, Wonderful Culture

      Cons

      Difficult Upward Growth, Large Company Feel Regarding Feedback

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