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Helpful (2)

"There's some good, some bad, and some very bad."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Strategic position in the industry, doesn't take much to reap the benefits. Can be very nimble, innovative, and productive, IF you're in the right group. Flexibility in hours and they just took down the cubicle walls.

Cons

Imagine how much the company can accomplish if it actually makes the whole company nimble, innovative, and productive. Too much politics, too many useless and "talk only" middle managers. Some managers are tacticians and good implementers, but are also brutal and warlord-like, stifle creativity and plays cronyism; hire and promote "their own kind".

Advice to Management

Walk the halls, talk to all levels of employees. Some of your VPs and Directors are slowly but surely ruining things and driving out smart people.

Other Employee Reviews for PayPal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A good company with high potential, however org is complex with overlaps, lots of stress and ambiguity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Analytics Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    competitive pay. stocks are doing good (can be better). smart people to work with. good culture of innovation

    Cons

    reorg is norm. collaboration is a joke here when you have to work with several teams who may be doing something similar and everyone try to find their sponsors. work life balance is bad - working on night and weekend is norm here (you may be able to find teams where you don't need to, but usually such teams won't stay long in such fast pace company).


  2. "Great company to work at"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Group Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PayPal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company on growth trajectory, good treatment of people

    Cons

    Too slow and political, takes time to move things

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