Compare Google vs PayPal BETA

See how working at Google vs. PayPal compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Google vs. PayPal. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Google

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PayPal

Employee Ratings

  • Google scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • PayPal scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 20011 reviews)
Google employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 19 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.3
Google employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.9 higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.3
Google employees rated their Work-life balance 1.5 higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.2
Google employees rated their Senior Management 1.1 higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
4.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Google Ceo Sundar Pichai
95%
95%Sundar Pichai
CEO Approval
PayPal Ceo Dan Schulman
100%
100%Dan Schulman
PayPal employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Google employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Google employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
84%
Google employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 19% higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
65%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, PayPal salaries averaged CA$2,195 higher than Google.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer198 Salaries
CA$106,570/yr
Analyst11 Salaries
CA$57,658/yr
Project Manager6 Salaries
CA$129,426/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer3 Salaries
CA$82,535/yr
Analyst2 Salaries
CA$75,528/yr
Senior Product Manager3 Salaries
CA$142,177/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Google.
  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at PayPal.
  • "Big company" was the most mentioned Con at Google.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at PayPal.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 879 reviews)
"Great people"(in 594 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 200 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 193 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Big company"(in 430 reviews)
"Large company"(in 254 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 179 reviews)
"Re orgs"(in 59 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Product Manager

I have been working at Google full-time

Pros

* Fast growing industry, lots of opportunity * Variety of roles to choose from

Cons

* Organizational churn * Tech debt

Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer

I have been working at PayPal full-time

Pros

DevOps Engineer role gets paid more as it involves admin level tasks.

Cons

DevOps Engineer role is bit challenging as involves more than the Devops Automation through tools.

Job Postings

Google has 1,917 more recently posted open jobs than PayPal.