Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 15, Large


San Jose, Calif. [Pacific]
Credit: Kristen Fortier

Why you want to work there

This San Jose-based online payments company offers its technology team opportunities to innovate while working in an environment that values professional growth, personal needs and fun. In addition to giving people a chance to work with cutting-edge technologies, PayPal offers competitive compensation and unique benefits such as untracked paid time off, up to 16 weeks of maternity/bonding leave at 100% pay, and paid time off for volunteer work. It supports career development with on-site training, a mentoring program and reimbursement for educational costs.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 17,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 990

IT employee turnover in 2015: 11%

IT promotions in 2015: 11%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $505

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: No set maximum

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: No set maximum

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 80%