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PayPal Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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Pros
  • The company has some flexibility with scheduling which allows for a healthy work/life balance (in 362 reviews)

  • Very gold environment to work managers care about staff its easy to book holidays great benefits and bonus (in 136 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience onboarding after company was acquired"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very organized, A lot off resources. Very people-focused.

    Cons

    Nothing to report so far


  2. "Amazing Coworkers, Great Benefits!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PayPal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved almost everyone I worked with at PayPal. I was able to maintain a healthy work/life balance. The benefits were great too!

    Cons

    There can be a lot of politics going on at times.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    compensation and benefits
    flexible working hours
    ESPP program

    Cons

    slow promotion, Expensive cafe food, Management


  4. "A note from the floor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and an environment to facilitate learning

    Cons

    Tendencies for leadership to abuse internal transfers and not properly address employees concerns, withholding promotions despite top tier performance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, put the customer and employees first, not the business. Don't promise canned responses and be willing to accept deviation from standard protocol when clearly called for


  5. "Overall Sentiment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director Technology Engagement
    Current Employee - Senior Director Technology Engagement
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good culture, smart passionate people wanting to do the right thing for the customer

    Cons

    we sometimes forget who the customer is and how to best serve them

    Advice to Management

    post split there is still a lot of clean up and optimizing our internal systems, tools and process.


  6. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    Great growing company and benefits

    Cons

    A lot is changing with upper management and few promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Value tour top talent by paying more. Other companies will see their value if you don’t.


  7. "great work life balance, good javascript initiatives."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work life balance, my team was nice for the most part... work was pretty fun, lots of cool javascript iniatives. but overtime i wanted a change. really great place to work for a javascript engineer looking for work life balance.

    Cons

    sometimes a bit slow paced, but some times it felt a bit underwhelming. promotion structure is not favorable, mostly based on seniority.

  8. "Great Place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start as a entry level position

    Cons

    Not the greatest vertical movement


  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    Ceo, Diversity, culture, Innovation, acquisitions, opportunities

    Cons

    Cross functional comms
    Need stronger
     leaders


  10. "Too much process and moving too slow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity for the payments space

    Cons

    too cautious and moves way to slow. New ideas tend to get shutdown before they ever really get started


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