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Overall okish company.

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To get promoted you need to be in the good books of your Boss' boss. Otherwise, I don't think the promotion is going to be an easy ride.Tech wise it depends on which team you lands into.

Pros

Good benefits

Cons

Dual standard management
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Relaxed work environment if you're not on call with great management

Very aligned management from top down. Low stress. Compensation lower than other Fintech companies. Didn't feel challenged, didn't feel ownership of product due to frequent project changes.
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Good culture, company cares about employees

Good office culture and events to rejuvenate. Good food facilities, transport. Work life is mostly good except during some project deadlines or peak times.

Pros

Employee well being

Cons

Compensation can be improved
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Awsome place to work

Learning curve is way too high. Can meet super power minded people but talking like normal. Beasts in work. Inspiring environment and benefits. Loved to work here.
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Good job, good work/life balance

Perfect work life balance, one of the best places to work, can gain good technical knowledge. The management treats the employees really well. Helps employees with personal improvement along with professional growth. Good salary and benefits.
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Good to work in Paypal company and it is a having great work life balance as well as the good collegues. This place i will suggest for others. Good compensation too.
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Great place to work depending on the team

PayPal is an amazing place to work provided you are in the right team. Visibility to upper management and across teams is the key to getting promoted. You need to drive your own growth when it comes to technical skills outside everyday work. Not a lot of opportunity, time and encouragement for learning broad technical skills. Otherwise hard work is well recognized. Annual growth in compensation is subpar.

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Wednesday bagels, free snacks, sodas and beer, healthcare
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Great engineers to work with.

Great talent, good compensation and benefits. Lots of growth opportunities up to a certain level, once you know the work then it becomes monotonous and you don't feel challenged.

Pros

Flexible hours, location, Great engineers.

Cons

Too much politics, too many re-orgs, cutting down on cost everyday.
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Sweet and Bitter experience

it depends on the team you work. benefits are more in company. free snacks, pick up and drop fun parties once a month superb infrastructure reporting managers to director level there is politics. very tough, not much people skill for the managers Be a slave to managers, you will be rewarded 10x.

Pros

free snacks, pick up and drop

Cons

Office politics is there
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Decent

Worked at a subsidiary of PayPal at Boston. The experience was half way between decent and good. Had high expectations for the work but was disappointed. Very good people though, loved working with them.
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Good compensation, poor culture

Work-life balance good, fairly low stress environment, but if you don't fit a certain personality type, you will be relegated to bottom of the performance "calibration curve" and will get poor ratings and generally be ignored by management in favor of the teacher's pet types. Visibility is supreme at PayPal, and counts for more than results. So if you aren't a self-promoter, you will fade into obscurity. Also there are frequent re-orgs and layoffs every few years.

Pros

Free snacks, good work-life, good compensation

Cons

Zero culture or team camaraderie, management horrible and rewards sychophants
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Great business, poor management, so so technology

PayPal has a great business. It's management is poor and chaotic. It has a huge legacy in C++. The code base is messy and lacks thoughtful design.

Pros

great business, decent benefits

Cons

old technologies, boring and tedious projects
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