What do FAANG and other top tech companies think of PayPal?

PayPal @Username
Jan 10 27 Comments

Please avoid TC or GTFO.
Just want to know the perception of PP as a tech company! You can be brutally honest.

Other top companies: Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Oracle, MSFT

Apologies if I missed out something.

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TOP 27 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng mrAmaze
    The whole imaginary “tier” rankings that people talk about in Blind are totally subjective and really don’t mean much of anything. That being said, on my personal tiered scale, I’d rank PayPal as tier 3.
    Jan 10 5
    • Bank of America / Other tSWv17
      +1 to @mrAmaze' response.
      I work at BofA in Tech, people here would call my situation Tier 10..but honestly my work is Tier 2 level most days and Tier 1 level some days.

      In my personal company tier scale, PayPal would be Tier 2.
      Jan 10
    • Netflix enjoylyfe
      tSWv17, there is a reason BofA is tier 10 is because it distorts your reality to what the tier is. When you say your work is Tier1 does that mean it's on par with FAANG? From what I hear of BofA and it's tech stack, it doesn't seem to match.

      Maybe it is but I'm genuinely curious to know.
      Jan 10
    • Bank of America / Other tSWv17
      @enjoylyfe - Like most things in life, it's not smart to generalize.
      I'm personally very connected to reality and I know that in every company, whether it's BofA/Netflix/PayPal, there is shit (pencil pusher kinda) work & quality (cutting to bleeding edge kinda) work.

      'The cheques that you can either scan via the BofA mobile app or deposit through ATM machines and the instant money deposited into your account' is a fascinating technology solution under the hood.

      I work on the computer vision based machine learning problems (like encountered in the above example) and various other ML/DL problems at BofA. The tech stack is comparable to any top tier company from what I know.
      Jan 10
    • Facebook / Eng Rustie
      @tSWv17 does that mean you managed to escape quartz?
      Jan 11
    • Bank of America / Other tSWv17
      @Rustie - haha, I'm one of those folks (from those teams) who don't work on Quartz.

      I work on only cool shit 😎
      Jan 11
  • Google / Eng L4Grunt
    How can you include "Oracle" as a top company? Your sense of reality is severely distorted
    Jan 10 5
    • Google Vpod07
      Lol +1
      Jan 10
    • Google meXe73
      I don't see apple or Google getting stadiums named after them

      Tier 1: Oracle, Chase, SAP, Levi's
      Jan 10
    • PayPal @Username
      OP
      What a counter!
      Jan 10
    • Rakuten / Eng 72jd7eh7d
      stadiums aren't named after them, they pay these stadiums for marketing purposes
      Jan 10
    • Google Vpod07
      Tiers must be decided based on employee experience. Compensation, How smart are people they work with, how elite the processes are, how great life as an employee is, how fair the policies are and finally the perks of the job itself.these things make the job coveted. People compete to get such jobs.

      People often confuse company stock price (Apple , amazon etc) to be the only factor. That is the main factor for an investor not for an employee).

      AFAIK, Oracle has some great minds but I have seen a lot of mediocre to horrible people in that company. The interview process is a joke compared to google fb or any other tier 1 companies. While comp and perks are not too bad they don’t compare to tier 1 companies.

      If you want to stay in denial then sure work for those companies! Oracle, sap, hp, and yeah Levi too why not.
      Jan 11
  • Facebook / Eng TCYOE
    This was my tier list about a year ago. I should probably change things around
    Tier 0: Be your own boss
    Tier 1: Google, Facebook, Netflix
    Tier 2: Apple, Airbnb, Lyft, Uber, Square, Slack, Dropbox, LinkedIn, Nvidia, Robinhood
    Tier 3: Microsoft, Amazon, Yelp, Pinterest, Twitter, Salesforce, Zillow, Snapchat, Reddit, Spotify, Twitch
    Tier 4: Cisco, Oracle, Yahoo/Verizon, SAP, Intel, Adobe, IBM, Intuit, eBay, PayPal, Juniper
    Tier 5: Everything else
    Jan 10 1
    • Netflix MPgg65
      Cannot agree more on this list!
      Jan 10
  • Netflix MPgg65
    I think Paypal is way better than Oracle
    Jan 10 0
  • Microsoft / Eng gssa
    Honestly it depends upon the pay scale. Folks here don’t give a dime about everything else.

    So pay scale wise look at levels.fyi you will figure out people’s opinion about Paypal. Everything else probably doesn’t matter.
    Jan 10 0
  • Facebook / Mktg L7BP
    Tier 3
    eBay is tier 4
    Jan 10 0
  • PayPal pradeep99
    It really depends on the group. In my group, most people graduated from top schools and end up working at FAANG after been here for 2-3 years. On the other hand, I used to come across some group that would be anywhere from tier 2 to 4. In term of business, I think we are doing well and we also acquired startups aggressively in the last couple of years. e.g. Venmo, iZettle, Jetlore, Simility etc.
    Jan 10 3
    • Google / Eng whelmed
      What group are you in?
      Jan 10
    • PayPal @Username
      OP
      It's not you acquired. It is PayPal who acquired, and one don't get even a dime benefit for that.
      Jan 10
    • PayPal pradeep99
      Well, I have a chance to work with these smart people and I consider that a benefit for my career.
      Jan 10
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    There are legal limits on how innovative and disruptive one can be in finance.

    PayPal sold out to big banking when it got rid of its interest on deposits.
    Jan 10 3
    • PayPal @Username
      OP
      I didn't understand when you said legal limits? Can you elaborate please? Or paste some link to article?
      Jan 10
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Money transfer companies like PayPal are subject to state, federal, and international financial regulations.

      KYC, for example.
      Jan 10
    • PayPal @Username
      OP
      You can do whatever you want subject to various legal rules, however that should not affect how disruptive you be in tech industry
      Jan 10
  • Apple 88812122
    Tier 2/2.5
    Can’t think of moving there.
    Jan 10 1

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