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"Company is good. But the top management above directors are pretty bad"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at PayPal as a contractor (More than 5 years)

Pros

Company and the working culture is good. It was once a best place to work and not any more. Peers and your reporting managers are good. But after that no one is good.

Cons

The management people don't know what they are doing. They lack ideas and innovation. They don't bring in any innovation or world changing ideas. If it comes from the bottom down they won't appreciate it. They don't recognize you for anything. I have worked here for 6+ years as a contractor and proved several times. But they never wanted me to convert in to a full time employee. The VPs are bureaucratic. They want work from me but they don't want full time employees. Because they need all from IITs and MITs. What an idea? Beware this company's code is the stupidest way of doing things. All dirty if and while loops. For that they dont need any body from IIT or MIT. Even a normal school kid can do it.
They will never promote you.

Advice to Management

There are reduntant VP positions. Allow people to innovate and appreciate them who ever they are. PayPal is going down with lack of innovation and appreciation from people. you can sustain only because of the existing customers for few more years. But for sure if you don't take any action you are going down PayPal.

Other Employee Reviews for PayPal

  1. "Quality of Life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best benefits in the industry. Awesome insurance, very generous PTO and every 5 years you get a month-long paid sabbatical. Work life balance is very important.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement in certain areas.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management at corporate needs to address the inconsistent salaries/pay that people receive across the board.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good Culture - People have changed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Workforce Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Workforce Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facilities
    Co Workers
    Community Events and Volunteering

    Cons

    Leadership not in touch with employees
    Employees are way under compensated
    Bottom line considered over employee satisfaction
    Attrition of good employees

    Advice to Management

    Understand what all of the business units do. Many "brilliant" ideas have a negative affect on some people. Care about quality people and not quanity and pay fairly.


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