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    Helpful (5)

    "Great Place to Work, Challenging and Exciting!"

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    Current Employee - Business Role in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paxos full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    * Super exciting work. Opportunity to see and feel the impact of your work bringing success to the company, and ultimately modernizing finance globally. * Great work life balance, and benefits package * Cold brew on tap

    Cons

    * We are all working super hard, I would say everyone is operating at 120%. For those of you who want to coast, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Management in the past few months has gotten much better at letting go of underperformers (some of whom, in my opinion, should have been let go years ago), my advice is to keep it up. It boosts morale and keeps us all excited to work with the very best and brightest.

  2. "Fun but Intense"

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    Former Employee - Business in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paxos full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The employees here are incredibly smart and driven, at every level of the company. Our founder really cares about creating an exciting and fun culture here, which really boosts morale.

    Cons

    Paxos wasn't the most diverse place, but there were initiatives in place to build a more inclusive, diverse and caring environment - there were recurring diversity & inclusion meetings and efforts to get company wide involvement.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Environment to Build and Grow"

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    Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Paxos full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Paxos is really effective at creating an environment where the employees feel empowered and encouraged to be autonomous, which, in my experience, actually contributes to achieving company-wide goals. In my experience, the freedoms and flexibilities they have provided me allowed me to work more creatively and propose more innovative ideas. I admire the firm’s encouragement of employees to do their own research and projects...

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    Cons

    The hours can be quite long. Also, due to the nascent nature of the crypto/blockchain industry, things can feel very trial-and-error at times. Not that that’s inherently bad, but there is plenty of revisiting the drawing board and consequently work can sometimes feel wasted.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great People + Mission-Driven"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Paxos full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Generous people, amazing talent, and a mission-driven company. You will quickly realize that you are surrounded by the best-of-the-best. This only encourages you to raise your level of work and continue to push harder.

      Cons

      Be ready to work. This is a company which requires and demands commitment from everyone. However, motivation comes easy when you have a collective team who all believe in the same mission and are striving for success.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to motivate and reward this amazing team. This is only the beginning of great things to come.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Exciting company to work for - lots of opportunities to grow and challenge yourself"

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      Current Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Paxos full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      -open and honest environment for communicating and collaborating -clear expectations based on company values -flat management structure and visibility to management -huge opportunity for personal career growth (with managers who invest in your success) -great work life balance

      Cons

      As a start up, things are constantly changing which can create some ambiguity. Not necessarily a con, just something to be aware of.

      Advice to Management

      -maintain culture as company continues to expand

    • Helpful (3)

      "Business"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Paxos

      Pros

      Snack and decent benefits. The office is also centrally located

      Cons

      Management is not really involved in what happens to employees. Very cold. There is definitely a them vs. everyone else

      Advice to Management

      Be more inclusive.

      Paxos Response

      February 1, 2019Senior Recruiter

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We’ve since implemented an anonymous management review structure and are currently working on rolling out management training. We’d like to discuss this further to see how we can improve and learn a bit more about your experience. Please email ...

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    • Helpful (4)

      "Empowering Employees to Solve High Impact Problems"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Paxos full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      -we are solving wide-reaching problems of very high consequence and impact -everyone is very nice, smart, humble, and hard working -as a company we value output rather than input -tons of autonomy and ownership to solve complex problems -lots of resources to accomplish what we need to -tons of freedom -amazing benefits -good work/life balance -sometimes catered lunches -leadership is open, accessible, and transparent...

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      Cons

      -no 401k match (yet) -we're still a early-ish startup and so there is lots of ambiguity about processes (personally, I love this but I have seen it be challenging for some) -we have very high aspirations which means there is a lot of work, I'd like to see us hire more people

      Advice to Management

      For a while things were touch-and-go as we began to scale and let go a couple of underperforming employees. I think we have made the necessary changes; we are starting to grow very rapidly, which is essential to our success. Keep giving recognition where it is due (you do a very good job of this) and being transparent about the direction of the company - if we can continue to do this as we scale, we are going to change...

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    • Helpful (4)

      "Extremely mission driven and engineering driven culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Paxos full-time

      Pros

      - Great core values. - Committed to excellence. - Strong engineering team. - Engineering management is extremely driven and wants to get things done. - Fast paced. This is not for the faint of heart. - If you are not motivated by the problems being solved here then this is not the place for you. - Believes in Realtime Radical Candor - you will receive a lot of feedback that will help you improve.

      Cons

      - This is a challenging place with a lot of focus on our weaknesses in order to help constant growth and achievement. - Going through the growing pains of a high growth company. - Running out of space.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Paxos full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Management listens to and provides real-time feedback, work life balance is excellent, day to day work is engaging and meaningful, pace of work is both challenging and rewarding.

      Cons

      There have been no cons so far during my time with the company.

    • Helpful (4)

      "Not for slackers"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Paxos full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Learn a ton - Work with extremely brightest people - Make a big impact no matter your role

      Cons

      - Can be stressful - Not for those who don't want to work hard

      Advice to Management

      Invest more in your employees and focus on retention

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