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"Dysfunctional culture"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good benefits, stock has been good performer so ESPP/RSU is valuable. Flexible schedule. Can work from home when needed.

Cons

Management only focused on favorites. Easy to get overlooked. Meeting-happy culture wastes lots of time. Internal transfers seem to be discouraged. Heavy process around almost any activity. No effort to develop team spirit or culture. Most managers and employees' main focus is making sure they come out looking good, even at the expense of others.

Advice to Management

Learn how to recognize, encourage and reward talent and contributions that don't emanate from sycophants.

Other Employee Reviews for PayPal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Benefits but lot of team politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff I, Database Engineering
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff I, Database Engineering
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large DWH; Huge Data to work with; You get to work with big players of the industry

    Cons

    Work Culture is bad; Lot of team politics; No recognition for technologists unless you can spend time and market yourselves


  2. "Grass isn't greener elsewhere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership is finally humble again and focusing on the customer
    Good benefits and perks: Farmer markets, sport & gym facilities, music events, clubs, etc.
    Everyone has a voice, friendly environment

    Cons

    Politics, but show me a company that doesn't
    In the middle of a turnaround (Q3 2013)

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of toxic people sooner

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