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Lots of opportunity from a great yet imperfect company.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in San Jose, CA (US)
Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

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

Pros

-Friendly and supportive culture--not a dog eat dog environment
-Great benefits and excellent eBay inc. stock program
-High performers are recognized and rewarded
-Current (though not past) management recognizes company challenges and has put bold plans in place to improve.

Cons

The company's core technology and development processes stunt innovation at the company. This makes product development progress incredibly slow and often unsatisfying to all who contribute. This has driven away many talented product managers and developers. eBay also has a penchant for constant reorganization. Every time a new senior leader comes in, a reorganization will be put in place. This flux causes churn and impedes both the company's and employees' goals.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop believing that reorganizations solve real problems. I've witnessed this tendency for ten years, and it has yet to yield lasting improvements to the effectiveness of teams.

Give small teams autonomy over product areas with guidance on expected results. Management still
tends to issue product edicts "This product must be built in so in so ways.." that are ill-informed and poorly conceived. Talented professionals who develop and manage products for a living will always produce better product solutions than professionals who run companies and manage people. The skill sets for these roles are not the same, and this needs to be acknowledged. Focus on the results and guide with expectations and core values.

The company *must* improve it's technology processes. All former leaders have failed at this--take the time to understand their mistakes and do not repeat them. Develop a concrete plan for this, and execute well.

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  1.  

    I had a good time interning at Paypal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PayPal as an intern

    Pros

    Good salary , Good Management ,Good work culture

    Cons

    Technology needs to improve a lot . Lot of stuff used is from the 90s

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good atmosphere to work here

    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    all are pros - good atmosphere to work here

    Cons

    sometimes layoffs are pain -

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