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PayPal Reviews

Updated November 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "The company has some flexibility with scheduling which allows for a healthy work/life balance" (in 384 reviews)

  • "Good benefits including paid sabbatical every 5 years" (in 145 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can get out of whack" (in 120 reviews)

  • "Too many re-orgs, not competitive pay packages" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Data Scientist"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Culture, Nice people, Career development, Work&Life Balance

    Cons

    Changes takes time and slow, Salary is not high


  2. "MTS 1, Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Nice business domain and have awesome tech tools for a software engineer to work with.

    Cons

    Politics in every corner to get high visibility/appraisals.

  3. "Good compensation and work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Product Owner in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Product Owner in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong Vision, Work life balance

    Cons

    None none none none none


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at PayPal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great CEO, mission, very smart people, work on global scale in something that makes a difference in peoples’ lives, all over the world.

    Cons

    Complex and can be hard to navigate and/or get promoted.


  5. "excellent company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    customer champion, great company culture and business strategy, tons of interesting projects and innovations, good team collaboration and synergy, CEO Dan Schulman is such an inspiring and savvy leader.

    Cons

    can have some improvements on benefits


  6. "Great company to work if you are a hard worker."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, friendly environment, bonus and parties.

    Cons

    Work on weekends and management gives opportunities to people that don't deserve it.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Relaxed environment with a good community"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    - Strong recent college grad community with frequent events like paint night, bowling, field day, etc..
    - Lots of great perks with free gym classes, good health insurance, solid ESPP program
    - Good work life balance with little to no deadlines and no work over the weekends

    Cons

    - Management is slow moving and has political agendas to take credit for others work
    - Engineering is disconnected from each other, a big company has problems knowledge sharing
    - Lots of reorgs to redefine the team structure which causes setbacks and slowness
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  8. Helpful (1)

    "business analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    good place to work but you must always document whatever you do because when any issue comes up, your director might behave as if hes not aware of it at all

    Cons

    office politics is quite high


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Such wasted potential"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, have the potential to change the world

    Cons

    The vision and culture that the executive team has does not trickle down. Leading by intimidation is the norm


  10. "Release Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    Great company with good opportunities and competitive compensation plan.

    Cons

    none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    None


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