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"Biggest Start-up in the world"

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Former Employee - Vice President of Global Design in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Vice President of Global Design in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of opportunities to make a difference how people communicate through commerce

Cons

Need to break through established corporate habits that are risk-avert

Advice to Management

Continue to focus on outstanding design expertise; make brand part of a holistic user experience.

Other Employee Reviews for PayPal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Forgiveness not permission"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is not the same PayPal of 10 years ago. It's hungry, razor sharply focused and attacking a much bigger market than the massive one it already dominates.

    Cons

    PayPal had a lull in the early '00s, and it's spent the last couple years working out of that. Some of those habits are tough to eradicate.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "High-tech nightmare"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PayPal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits to an extent. Convenient location and facility, onsite gym, green field for sports.

    Cons

    Highly secretive and hypocritical culture with a dash of a far-eastern aptitude. Grinds good professionals down to either stressed out, overworked marionettes or political survivors. Attracts and harbors quite a bit of paycheck chasers and tech phonies.

    Processes frequently change and at the same time are as slow as the telegraph in the fiber optic era. It's hard to catch up and stay up to speed, esp for new hires. And of course politics. It has flooded everywhere.

    The ebay mothership advertises good values which unfortunately serve as a facade only. Usually values are walked over demonstratively after finding a convenient excuse.

    Advice to Management

    A bold '97 Steve Jobs type turnaround, replacing the current drone management with proven professionals.


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