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3.8
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90%
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PayPal CEO Dan Schulman
Dan Schulman
1081 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Work/life balance more focused on work(in 126 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great work culture"

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

    I have been working at PayPal full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance , Good compensation

    Cons

    Appraisals can be tricky sometimes

  2. "Great place to start Software Engineer career"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Timonium, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great place to start if you're a RCG and gives plenty of experience in business Software Engineering.

    Cons

    Not a lot of innovation if you're lower level or mid-tier Engineer. Not a lot of say in architecture/design decisions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III, Quality 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PayPal full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Get to work on new technologies. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    In recent years, frequent lay offs has been a concern.

  4. "Great benefits but poor work culture"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great stocks great 401k and health benefit

    Cons

    Engineering is mostly "Yes boss" culture.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce number of managers and directors. They look for their benefits first and company's benefit is secondary to them.

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing, Out Director sucks, long working hours no appreciation

    Cons

    Frequent org changes, internal politics

  6. "An awesome company"

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    Current Employee - Full Stack JavaScript Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Using the newest javascript stuff

    Cons

    hard to get a promotion

  7. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - MTS2 Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PayPal full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, I learned a lot there.

    Cons

    Layoffs can occur every year

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Unfair internal project assignment and promotions."

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Stock Performance. With one exception (that I know of), company's external ethics and contribution to global commerce with ethical stance over Humane factors such as Diversity/LGBT/Women/Travel Ban etc. Mid-level technology (descent among financial companies)

    Cons

    Unfair promotions and internal project assignment. Root cause may be acquisition of an Israeli startup with culture of promoting their own people which created an unacceptable culture which later got follow by Chinese mid-level management too. Mid-level technology (not the best/first among technology/fintech companies)

    Advice to Management

    Fix Cons above. It's within your capabilities. Some senior executives at the company have shown instances of courage to address hard issues. So research, ackknowledge and pick up those internal issues; you can fix those over time.

  9. "Great workplace"

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

    I have been working at PayPal full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Pay Great Worklife balance Great people latest technologies

    Cons

    Not much hikes Career growth Internal Politics worst performance evaluation

  10. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for and lot to learn .

    Cons

    Crappy managers for most of the projects .some managers are good but rare .

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