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"This is a very fast pace, challenging environment, but very rewarding at the same time."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff I in Timonium, MD
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff I in Timonium, MD
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

excellent senior management; challenging; great developers

Cons

work life balance can be difficult at times

Advice to Management

Continue the path we are taking in making PayPal one of the top technology companies around the world.

Other Employee Reviews for PayPal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, but very slow to recognize talent if you aren't the squeaky wheel"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Technical Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Technical Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, and can be a very good place to be if you are in the right team.

    Cons

    Low to Mid market salary ranges; stingy with the stock options; waaaay too many org changes; individual assessment is picked apart, so good people get left behind when reviews/promotions/bonuses come around - and squeaky wheels get the glory.

    Advice to Management

    Rate people as individuals, not compared to others in the same pay grade. What I do in my pay grade isn't what another person on my team does at the same pay grade - nor do I do what some one in the same vertical does at the same pay grade. It's not fair to the employees to be judged that way.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "There is a reason PayPal was not voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Omaha This Year"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lavista, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lavista, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits hard to beat
    Competitive salary
    Diversity
    Flexible Scheduling
    Community Involvement
    Pleasant campus
    Brand recognition - mention you work at PayPal and everyone knows who they are

    Cons

    Performance review process should be illegal. Regardless of time spent setting and reviewing goals, in the end you are negotiated, or "calibrated", to fit the bell curve regardless of your performance resulting in inequity, demotivation and a what is the point in trying to excel attitude when you are going to be placed where the % rating needs to be filled. Employees are well aware of this practice and the common joke at review time is to just wear a big "M" monogram on your shirt for "Meets" because that is what will be given no matter how much you excel beyond so that the Exceeds can be distributed to fit the politics and favoritism.

    Too many outside top heavy management brought in and inside talent is not recognized or utilized. An employee could change their resume to replace PayPal with FDR or FNB and apply for a position externally and be brought in at an inflated salary instead of being promoted.

    Nobody is captain of the ship. There are so many product teams, project managers, process managers and overlapping roles between locations that don't communicate causing redundancy in efforts that go nowhere and enhancements or fixes that take 2 years to get implemented, only to cause more issues because there are also 30 QA teams that don't communicate. Many senior level leadership positions that make promises and commitments without accountability.

    Advice to Management

    If there is a goal setting and review process, it needs to be equitable and truly based on the performance and contribution of the individual and not how much is budgeted to be dispersed in a bell curve format.

    Employees get shuffled around like herded sheep from dept to dept with every monthly reorg that results in an external person being hired in a mgmt position - use the internal talent that has dedicated 5-10 yrs to the company and invest in their contribution.

    Pulse surveys and upward feedback are "taken seriously" every year but little follow-up and action to fix the concerns are actually taken or addressed. It should be a wake up call that for the first time in my 5 yrs employment PayPal did not make the Omaha Top Companies to Work For list. Executive leadership needs to be downsized, infrastructure problems addressed, accountabilities put in place at the top, and all the pats on the backs replaced with ownership and honesty of where real change needs to happen to keep ahead of competition, retain employees, and regain its once coveted position as a leader in the industry.

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