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PayPal Reviews

Updated 20 April, 2019
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PayPal President and CEO Dan Schulman
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Pros
  • "A good place to work with good work life balance" (in 411 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, practice inclusion and diversity" (in 156 reviews)

Cons
  • "You need to keep an eye on ensuring you have your work life balance" (in 132 reviews)

  • "Constant re-orgs/politics, weak leaders, favoritism," (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome company culture, everybody works together and is helpful and trying to inspire

    Cons

    Short deadlines, heavy work load

    Advice to Management

    become less sales driven and focus more on individual success


  2. "Sales perespective"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales and Strategy in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales and Strategy in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good people across the org, who had a strong sense of urgency. PayPal brings real value to brands, and the results are there. Only downside in sales at that time was a bit of a good ole boys club whereby certain employees were set up with preferential lists and deals/money to make them work. Sure that has changed.

    Cons

    Company has changed in terms of culture. Not nearly as disruptive or hungry. More yes people who are rewarded for never sticking their neck out. Some people have been there for years with little to no performance to speak of. That tends to happens at a certain size. Dan seems like a good guy with the right values, which is important in any leadership scenario.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to focus on an entrepreneurial mindset and value employees who care enough to push for better, and raise concerns. In past, the best employees with the best numbers were sometimes penalized for caring deeply and attempting to fix things for the customers and the business. Those who manipulated the numbers and flew under the radar were rewarded for doing so.

  3. "A great place to learn advanced technology, customer-centric & mission-driven company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in San Jose, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    employee-friendly, flexible, mission/ values-driven, offers career advancement opportunities, technologically advanced, innovative, excellent culture, great pay & benefits, free learning resources (like safari books, linkedin learning, slack channels), lunch & learn sessions, free cereal/ snacks, fruits, multiple growth tracks/ learning paths to choose from, free vending machines for accessories, reasonable work-life balance

    Cons

    None that I could think of

    Advice to Management

    Great Going!


  4. "Thank you for the opportunity."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fraud Analyst in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Fraud Analyst in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment and culture. Good leadership and bring the best out of me.

    Cons

    Decision happened too fast. Suddenly office shut down.

    Advice to Management

    I understand every decisions made for the business needs. I just want to thank you for everything for great years I was on PayPal. I always love PayPal and cherish the memories.


  5. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MTS2 Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - MTS2 Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    In Austin there is not a lot of opportunity to change teams.


  6. "Dan Shulman has transformed the company in a short span"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very women friendly
    Good compensation
    Good culture

    Cons

    Constant changes and shuffling of teams


  7. "Company willing to transform"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in San Jose, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, Commute, Culture, Tech Stack

    Cons

    Cafe could be better - free food?

    Advice to Management

    Break org barriers

  8. "Great Place to work and building team work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Product Manager in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Product Manager in San Jose, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work, great management, competitive salary

    Cons

    benefit is so so, food is over priced

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Great Intern Program!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Jose, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PayPal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture, awesome campus and a very friendly campus recruiting team!

    Cons

    Ended up working overtime a few days but wasn't much of an issue.


  10. "All who enter PayPal, forget about your past exeprience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regardless of the years of experience that you might bring to the job, your entire professional history is erased once you join PayPal and you start from scratch

    Cons

    Excellent culture, decent benefits, poor junior leadership in General

    Advice to Management

    Leadersgip development and recruitment usually ends up in disaster with self centered, egotistics junior leaders who believe they are the next best thing after God himself. Humility is not a quality for PayPal leaders in Ireland. There is also a strong culture of crownism