How to get a job at

Paypal

A company that enables users to pay, send money, and accept payments. It allows users to buy things at millions of online stores, all without the hassle of converting currency.

What

Paypal

Looks For

Paypal wants people who have a keen desire to understand their products and push the technology forward. They need to be dynamic, collaborative, and curious.

History of

Paypal

PayPal is all about democratizing financial services and making it possible for all/any person and business to join (and thrive) in the global economy. The company boasts 277 million active account holders, all of whom can access their accounts either online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. In 2018, for the tenth consecutive year, PayPal earned a perfect rating of 100% from the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, making it one of HRC’s “Best Places to Work” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Accounting
Business Development / Corporate Development
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Data / Analytics
Engineering
Finance
Product
industries
Financial Services
office locations
Greater Austin
Greater San Francisco
Greater Chicago
Greater Boston
Greater DC
Greater New York
Greater Salt Lake City
Greater Phoenix
2019 Revenue:
$17.7B

Paypal

Internship Programs

Paypal Summer Internship Program

The 12-week PayPal Internship Experience provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work on real, meaningful projects that directly support PayPal’s business and customers. Interns are empowered to be champions of PayPal’s customers and culture, and the work that you do will support the company’s strategic priorities. Interns are also afforded opportunities for personal and professional development through a robust learning and development program and networking events with peers and leaders. PayPal’s internship experience is designed to help you develop, build community, and have fun.


Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors
Perks:
  • Relocation assistance
  • Paid housing
  • High-end swag
  • Employee discount program

Paypal

Interview Process

Initial Phone Interview

The first step of the interview process is an initial phone interview going over your background and interests that'll serve as a screen to determine if you should be moved on to the next round.

3 Person Panel Interview

The next step of the process is a panel-style interview with 3 team members to gauge your fit.

Interview with Your Potential Manager

The last step is an interview with your potential manager.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into PayPal and the interview process

Do your research

Do research on PayPal, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

Paypal

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  • Why do you want to work at PayPal?
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Tell me about your previous experience as an intern.
  • Make a presentation where you analyze one of our business partners.
  • What did you learn from your last internship?