Compare American Express vs PayPal BETA

See how working at American Express vs. PayPal compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at American Express vs. PayPal. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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American Express

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PayPal

Employee Ratings

  • American Express scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 12633 reviews)
American Express employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 544 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.9
American Express employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
American Express employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.3
American Express employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
American Express Ceo Stephen J Squeri
93%
93%Stephen J Squeri
American Express employees rated their CEO Approval 14% higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
PayPal Ceo Dan Schulman
79%
79%Dan Schulman
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
87%
American Express employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 17% higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
70%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
81%
American Express employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 19% higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
62%

Salaries

PayPal has 1,144 more total submitted salaries than American Express.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Client Services1 Salaries
€37,132/yr
Account Development Manager1 Salaries
€60,537/yr
Director1 Salaries
US$1,095/mo
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Service Representative65 Salaries
€29,866/yr
Account Manager30 Salaries
€45,004/yr
Manager14 Salaries
€72,812/yr

What Employees Say

  • American Express had 229 more reviews than PayPal that mentioned "Great benefits" as a Pro.
  • American Express had 127 more reviews than PayPal that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 540 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 474 reviews)
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 254 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 245 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 361 reviews)
"Slow decision making"(in 216 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 234 reviews)
"Re orgs"(in 77 reviews)
Featured Review
"SME"17 Sept 2019

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at American Express full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great company to work for, huge amounts of learning and progression.

Cons

Nothing bad to report

Former Employee - Compliance Risk Analyst

I worked at PayPal full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- amazing management, providing great support - salary - time off - package

Cons

Could be difficult to prove your expertise at the entry level, however once you proven your ability to work hard and brought development focus, you will find big opportunities in this workspace.... Fast changing targets environment.

Advice to Management

I would provide more freedom to people at the entry level to express themselves and their knowledge instead of putting them into frames. It feels like you have a more value to the company on greater... levels.

Job Postings

PayPal has 738 more recently posted open jobs than American Express.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
American Express company logo1,574 Jobs
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