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"Not challenging enough"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Not enough pressure
Freedom to do things the way you want
Decent compensation
Good fringe benefits

Cons

Technology is 10-years old. Management has realized that, but isn't making any progress. Management can't even do a reorg in a proper way leading to more waste of time and people. In short, not a good place to work and not challenging enough for high-caliber talent.

Advice to Management

Please execute on your promises.

Other Employee Reviews for PayPal

  1. Helpful (2)

    "extremely weak management and subsurvient culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the eBay stock is doing well, so people with unvested equity tend to wait for vesting, but the morale seems very low and many people are looking for other jobs

    Cons

    extremely week middle management and subserviant culture

    Advice to Management

    Novel idea: promote for merrit. now the culture is way too political and promotions go to folks who rarely deserve them


  2. "frustrating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    free soda, free bagels, free snacks, high salaries, telecommuting

    Cons

    Unbelievably complex development environment with terrible documentation. To figure out how anything works requires a research project in itself. Everything is "tribal knowledge".

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your employees work for 24 hour stretches without sleep, unless you want to burn them out quickly. Consuming alcohol in the office is unprofessional and insensitive to some.

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