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Updated November 25, 2016
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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work :)

    Cons

    Not many cons in my opinion


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I currently have no positive feedback about Venmo.

    Cons

    The tech support employees at Venmo in Chicago are very juvenile. There's lots of drama, unhappy workers, constant shifts in management and workplace policies. I get that it's a startup, but get your act together instead of making sweeping changes every two weeks to how the support staff does things.

    Re: the drama, a lot of drama between coworkers that was only exacerbated by "managers" who spread the gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe don't have your managers spread gossip about personal things a coworker is going through? There are many managers who meddled in personal details of an employee's life by sharing private information about them to everyone else on the team. Quite unprofessional!


  3. "Great environment, great people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A community of great people who take ownership of problems and focus on solving them
    An amazing office environment that makes it easy to focus by yourself or collaborate when you want to.
    Work with brilliant people who share knowledge instead of gatekeeping it.
    A variety of generally healthy and tasty catered lunches are provided daily.
    Working on a game-changing product that customers love.
    Great compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Obtaining new equipment could be easier and faster


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    "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY

    I worked at Venmo full-time

    Pros

    Overall great team of smart, team oriented people. Great salary and great office perks. They really promote health and wellness as well.

    Cons

    Lack of vision from the top. Priorities change constantly. Lacking strong managers which leaves many employees directionless. Undervalue non-engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Employees want clearer direction on longer term vision for the future. The team is looking for more professional development and growth opportunities.


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    "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance
    - Flat org structure
    - Flexible work arrangements
    - Dedicated, enthusiastic co-workers
    - Nice environment

    Cons

    - Acquired by PayPal, who are now bringing the company into the corporate fold, which is a threat to the DNA of Venmo

    Advice to Management

    PayPal - don't mess with the formula! Support expansion and enhancement of product by hiring more engineering resources and remaining hands-off.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Perfect Work / Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent compensation
    4% of salary 401K match by company
    up to 10% bonus linked to personal and company performance
    "Grow at your own pace" work environment
    Catered food, free drinks and snacks
    Great, supportive co-workers and culture
    Flexible to school schedules
    17 paid days off start accruing the day you start wotking
    Tuition assistance

    Cons

    Seriously, nothing! Haven't found a flaw worth complaining about!

    Advice to Management

    None needed!


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away from this place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people still work there, pay is good, although the health insurance plan is terrible.

    Cons

    Constant shifting priorities from management and last minute regulatory asks makes working here miserable. Lots of "diva" developers straight out of college who think they know it all and upper management doesn't do anything to stop them.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Self-important paeons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Venmo full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch, PayPal ESPP program

    Cons

    People all think they're the best programmers around and that their way of doing things is the only way to do things. Can't discuss differences, must conform.


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Venmo full-time

    Pros

    Solid pay, free lunch/snacks/breakfast/coffee/etc, nice office, great co-workers, fun atmosphere, lots of opportunity to make impact. Seriously some of the best people I have been around, fun, smart, helpful, and kind.

    Cons

    Management is at best useless and at worst a hinderance, still figuring out how to manage the team and workflow, no truly senior engineers, product is becoming stale, heavy tech debt slows down development so much that new feature work is difficult to prioritize, health insurance is only okay.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to micromanage us by trying to track every tiny bit of work. Our team is still small, we don't need to adopt the organizational patterns of large companies.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Not for smart engineers"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Venmo full-time

    Pros

    Out of school it comes off like an up and coming startup. Seems like a fun brand to attach your name to, some of your friends might think it's cool.

    Cons

    It's all maintenance. There is nothing here inspiring, there's nothing new. Venmo is just PayPal's slave...their office is literally above us and dictates anything we do. There are plenty more successful startups in NYC with actual stock option benefits if you want to apply your abilities.

    Advice to Management

    Actual management bailed a year ago. The leftovers don't need advice because this is a temp job for you.



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