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PayPal Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance; great benefits (in 302 reviews)

  • A great stable company also with great benefits (in 115 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life/balance needs some adjustments (in 101 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 61 reviews)

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  1. "great company , work hard to be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    dynamic,hard working,complex system for you to learn, incredible smart people there. you know youtube founder? linkedin ,yelp,slide,etc founders? all comes from paypal

    Cons

    too busy,managment do not know tech, too much meeting

    Advice to Management

    know technology more,reduce talking ,start doing


  2. Helpful (1)

    "PayPal UED is a great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UED Professional in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - UED Professional in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent leadership, senior management listens to every level of employee. PayPal keeps making constant progress to improve - for both its customers and its employees.

    Cons

    Typical Silicon Valley internet company issues that you'd find anywhere else: process issues, technology restraints, projects get descoped due to lack of dev resources. The grass isn't greener elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't paint everything so rosy all the time. Even though we're always "up and too the left," let's opening acknowledge our roadblocks and start doing what we need to do (what's right), and stop doing just what we can do.

  3. "PayPal Rocks!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Paypal has the biggest business growth opportunity in history a global brand name that's recognized the world over and a can do culture that is contagious.

    Cons

    PayPal has become a big, big company where it takes a bit of effort to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget and abandon your technology roots - it's what go you here.


  4. "I love where I work!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Top Buyer Agent in Lavista, NE
    Current Employee - Top Buyer Agent in Lavista, NE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PayPal offers the best benefits and pay for a job that does not necessarily require a degree in the Omaha metro area. Each paycheck we get approximately 5 hours of PTO, benefits start from the day you are hired. After 5 years working there you get a one month paid sabbatical in addition to PTO every paycheck. PayPal offers a variety of work schedules, including 12 hour SSM shifts that rock my socks! It's feels like working a part time job with full time pay! The work itself is enjoyable and most of the customers are very pleasant and friendly.

    Cons

    Requesting days to use PTO can only be done within 90 days from the date that you need off. Must have PTO to take days off.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. Helpful (2)

    "PayPal is the best place I have worked in my career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented people. Talented leadership. Business model that is exponential in it's potential for greater success.

    Cons

    Not as nimble or able to change as easily as it used to be. Lots of meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive and move faster.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best companies in Silicon Valley"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are really for the most part quite nice and very smart. I think that PayPal is just at the beginning of it's success. I want to be part of this phenomenon as it becomes more main stream.

    Cons

    The Development cycle is extremely long.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your teams. Trust and empower your teams to determine goals and deliver them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Feel good about coming to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company still believes in ethics and team work
    open, cooperative atmosphere
    competitive salary/benefits
    genuine interest in having happy, satisfied employees

    Cons

    rapid growth has created some situations where our processes lag behind our needs, especially when working across different teams in the organization

    lots of opportunities to do things more efficiently and predictably; still a little too much of the start up "just do it" approach

    Advice to Management

    It's pretty great to work someplace where I not only have regular access to senior leadership, but what I think/say matters to them. I'm also seeing more focus on longer term/strategic thinking for the coming year, which is great - thanks!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn

    Cons

    Bell curve needs to go

    Advice to Management

    Drop the "bell curve" its dividing employees and making them not want to exceed. Other companies have tried, and they have failed. Lets get back to keeping it real.


  9. "By far the best place I have worked for to date !!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Risk Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Risk Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Strong product and market leadership
    - Clear vision and goals
    - excellent project management and deliverables
    - employee benefits
    - Respect work-life balance (esp for working mothers)

    Cons

    - tends to get little aggressive at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "This is a very fast pace, challenging environment, but very rewarding at the same time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff I in Timonium, MD
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff I in Timonium, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent senior management; challenging; great developers

    Cons

    work life balance can be difficult at times

    Advice to Management

    Continue the path we are taking in making PayPal one of the top technology companies around the world.


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