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"Process, process, process"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at PayPal full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

1. Improving work/life balance (vs. 3 years ago)
2. Stable business overall
3. Great co-workers. Rank & file employees still want to do-the-right-thing
4. A few good managers. Getting fewer.

Cons

1. Constant re-orgs and change in big direction.
2. Very difficult to innovate new products/ideas. Planning process == big idea killer.
3. Sr. execs only keen on building fiefdom and forwarding personal agenda. Land grab mentality.
4. Loooong promotion process.

Advice to Management

Talk to rank-and-file employee to get a accurate read of the company and customer sat. Less PPT and more F2F with employee.

Other Employee Reviews for PayPal

  1. "Best company I ever worked for..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Sales Strategy in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Sales Strategy in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PayPal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enlightened management team, strong/unified focus on sales, simple, elegant product, well positioned in the market

    Cons

    None - this is truly a great company to work for!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - this is a GREAT company!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good company, but sometimes you get stuck with bad direct management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many exceptional people who work at PayPal with lots of ideas.
    Lots of different areas to grow and make your mark or make a difference
    The top internet payments company
    Lots of other companies under eBay Inc. to work with or be part of

    Cons

    Some leaders are way to political and only interested in self-gain. If you get into one of their teams, it can be rough.
    Constant org changes
    Too many processes and tools--not enough strategy.
    Secondary challenges in doing software development, (dev environments, builds/deploys, etc) that make work not efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Exec/VP level is on the right track, but director level needs work.
    Keep your focus on people and enabling/developing their talent.
    Trust each other
    Spend the money to really fix the software dev cycle and environment. A multi-billion dollar company shouldn't have these kinds fo problems.

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