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"Overall Pretty Good!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Merchant Service Frontline Agent in Chandler, AZ
Former Employee - Merchant Service Frontline Agent in Chandler, AZ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Lots of chances for recognition
-The people are genuine
-For the size of the company, very personable
-Great Benefits
-$.25 Sodas
-Free Fruit Fridays
-Free Top of the line Gym
-Clean

Cons

-Promotions are tough as 20-50 people will apply for 1 position
-Very micromanaged
-You become a number, someone they can replace
-Extra hard work gets you a pat on the back

Advice to Management

Management, please consider achievements when interviewing or looking at people for a promotion. There is a lot of YOUNG great talent their and they could contribute a TON. Don't overlook them.

Other Employee Reviews for PayPal

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Improve Upper Management and Business Practice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many people are willing to do their best and accommodating.
    It is a beauty to see everyone marches in unison once the company-wide initiative and expectations are clearly communicated.
    PayPal encourages entrepreneurial culture, provides executive sponsorship for worthwhile ideas/prototypes, tries to attract technologists and attempts to compensate well.
    Executives express their appreciations to little guys in various ways including company wide meetings and corporate communications.
    There are SPOT awards to individuals and sometimes teams for going beyond their call of duty.
    PayPal celebrates a lot at both company and individual team levels.
    PayPal encourages employees to have a work-life balance and provides tools and resources.
    Some people make work place fun by hosting social events both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
    There are communities withing PayPal with many helping hands.

    Cons

    Too much lip service and too few quality managers.
    Too many architects, directors and VPs.
    Many projects get started but do not really come to fruition or even road tested.
    Process heavy and agile practices/expectations misunderstood at many levels.
    Many leaders do not necessarily understand domains that they own beside how they can take advantage of it to move up/out to the next level.
    Some key leaders think that PayPal is quite bloated. Even then, whatever the work force that was trimmed in 2012 for PayPal to be lean and fast, the growth in Bangalore and Chennai seems to replace far beyond those numbers.
    Nepotism and selected consuls seem to exist. Some leaders force fit key roles with people from their previous companies regardless of qualifications.
    Some San Jose teams seem to be constantly catching up due to difficulties in getting requisitions approved while Bangalore and Chennai seem have problem filling up their requisitions, which no one really questions. Most San Jose folks treat the work-life balance as academics.

    Advice to Management

    How many Architects, VPs, Directors, Chief of Staffs, etc. are really needed? Having one set per domain seems like an overkill on top of platform-specific and central architecture set.
    Hire quality over quantity/cost saving overseas.
    In an effort to up level technology, many hiring VPs become one dimensional with hiring the best coder for the first and second line managers instead of best rounded managers.
    Walk the walk.
    Be willing to road test a product early and make adjustments for it to be successful.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance in La Vista, NE
    Current Employee - Compliance in La Vista, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Quarterly bonuses. On-site amenities. Global company with a family feeling.

    Cons

    Internal transfer interviews are difficult to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication and decision making.

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