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PayPal Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance; great benefits (in 310 reviews)

  • A great stable company also with great benefits (in 119 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be challenging (in 103 reviews)

  • No work which means if you stay here for long you can't find another job, re-orgs is the only work management has (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    inclusion , genuine people,

    Cons

    work life balance, companies we have purchased always think they are better then core Paypal but don't really add to the bottom line

    Advice to Management

    don't loose rack of profitability and buying companies which only generate top line without any profit. the street will look for more once


  2. "Good Benefits. Interesting work. Hard to Develop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Work is Interesting. Mission is easy to rally behind.

    Cons

    Sometimes work/life balance isn't as balanced as it should be. Internal development and progress is difficult due to hierarchy and external recruitment being the focus.

  3. "Overlooker"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good teams, good managers, good culture

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs, not competitive pay packages


  4. "Amazing place to work!"

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    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 visionary leadership. Open communication and shared goals. Team environment and flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    Really cannot think of anything.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Risk Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay/Benefits compared to others in the region

    Cons

    Constant changes and re organizations


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good overall package"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Front seat in hot field FinTech
    Good overall benefit package
    Care about diversity

    Cons

    Big companies have more processes.

    Advice to Management

    People are less interested in politics, and let them stay out of it whenever possible


  7. "Compliance Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Team Leader in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Compliance Team Leader in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Relaxed working environment

    Cons

    Poor leadership
    Pay below industry standard
    Treated like a number

    Advice to Management

    Take some ownership and lead! By far the biggest opportunity for PayPal is their senior leadership. Pay analysts fairly and stop paying new hire significantly more than existing employees. 10-15k gaps between people performing the same role is the norm.

  8. "Great company if you get in with the right team"

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

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    My group in PayPal is hands down the best people I have worked with over my career. They own problems, even if it may not be their responsibility, and just get things done.

    Cons

    Products don't always work well together, and lack of communication outside individual groups.


  9. "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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good open culture, Motivations to new ideas, best work-life balance

    Cons

    slow moving company, Need to hunt good teams to do good work, too much repetitive work across teams


  10. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PayPal full-time

    Pros

    Great People to work with! Good Benefits

    Cons

    Dealing with customers on the phone


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