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 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • PayPal scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 7630 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 34 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
American Express employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
American Express employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
American Express Ceo Stephen J Squeri
94%
94%Stephen J Squeri
CEO Approval
PayPal Ceo Dan Schulman
100%
100%Dan Schulman
PayPal employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than American Express employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
American Express employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 17% higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
72%
American Express employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 39% higher than PayPal employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
33%

Salaries

American Express has 728 more total submitted salaries than PayPal.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Customer Care Professional21 Salaries
£20,055/yr
Senior Manager17 Salaries
£63,223/yr
Financial Analyst13 Salaries
£35,941/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Relationship Manager2 Salaries
£80,581/yr
Senior Manager3 Salaries
£85,048/yr
Senior Risk Analyst1 Salaries
£65,095/yr

What Employees Say

  • American Express had 209 more reviews than PayPal that mentioned "Work environment" as a Pro.
  • American Express had 156 more reviews than PayPal that mentioned "Great benefits" as a Pro.
  • American Express had 117 more reviews than PayPal that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 385 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 341 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 185 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 176 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 273 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 157 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 156 reviews)
"Re orgs"(in 53 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Travel Consultant

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

Pros

They really care about their employees, great pay, great benefits and great company values that they uphold.

Cons

I really can't think of any cons about the company.

Advice to Management

Management is very supportive. I have no advice to give but to keep up the great work managers.

Current Employee - Program Manager

I have been working at PayPal full-time for more than a year

Pros

You can shine up if you do and present your job well

Cons

Some departments might have politics

Job Postings

PayPal has 690 more recently posted open jobs than American Express.