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PayPal

Software Engineer

May - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

The people

What I wish was different

Bureaucracy

Advice

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Full-Stack Software Engineer

May - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

The work environment and culture was great!

What I wish was different

I had a great time over there, They were more of learning experiences than things wishing to be different

Advice

Imposter Syndrome is real! Being in the midst of 500 other interns was scary, but being able to know your strength and identify your weaknesses helped a lot.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

It was a great experience with very impactful work. I was thrown straight into the deep end on the first day of my internship, and I learned a lot. The program is very well organized with tonnes of fun events as well as learning experiences.

What I wish was different

Approval processes sometimes take longer than you would hope, such as access to certain tables and repositories. Its understandable, but slightly frustrating when you're completely blocked by it.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions, but make sure you definitely cannot answer the question yourself before you take it to someone else.
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Site Reliability Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Scottsdale, AZ

What I liked

The culture and inclusion at PayPal was incredible and I found that I was doing projects that actually were useful.

What I wish was different

Nothing, this internship was the best experience I’ve had.

Advice

Don’t be worried about not knowing enough because you always have resources. Try your best and take opportunities like this when you have them.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

The team's and company's culture was very open, welcoming, and conducive to learning all things that were new to me.

What I wish was different

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Large internship program which the company invests a lot in. Ability to learn new things every day. Open campus structure to promote meetings across teams.

What I wish was different

Many teams are content maintaining rather than progressing. The payments space is one of hot and growing competition; PayPal needs the same fire as its competitors.

Advice

Make the most of your time there: there are a wealth of resources and smart people--so tap into them!
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Product Management Intern

June - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Great Company

What I wish was different

More group work

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