Lakshmipriya Baskar was in her final year at university when she was first introduced to PayPal. An employee-focused culture and the ability to make an impact on the community encouraged her to apply for a software engineer internship with the values-driven company.
“Even though we were all working virtually because of COVID, everyone was very welcoming and helpful. I was assigned to work with a team that was responsible for a few front-end tasks; including a full webpage redesign. I managed to see the outcome of my work within the duration of my internship and that was very impactful for me,” said Lakshmipriya.
After a six-month virtual internship, Lakshmipriya was offered a role within PayPal’s Platform Engineering Team. As she transitioned from an intern to a full-time employee, PayPal’s onboarding program expanded her professional network and provided training to build foundational competencies that enabled her to accelerate her development. Today, she’s a full stack developer and has added leadership responsibilities as scrum master for her team.
“The best part of working [at PayPal] is the people. They are willing to help you. If you go and ask them for suggestions and advice, there are a lot of people willing to mentor you. I’m in a better space, both personally and professionally, because of the mentorship experience,” Lakshmipriya added.
Seeking Tomorrow’s Fintech Leaders
Fostering a diverse and inclusive global community introduces fresh perspectives that help advance innovation. Our commitment to valuing diversity and inclusion attracts top talent from different backgrounds, as reflected by an overall workforce diversity of 56% in 2022. In 2023, PayPal’s Global Talent Acquisition team transformed our outreach approach and partnered 40 colleges across India to secure more than 25,000 applicants for our Internships and Recent Graduate programs.
By joining PayPal, all students and new hires are immersed in a vibrant culture that thrives on our core values of innovation, collaboration, inclusion, and wellness. Our internship program prioritizes real, meaningful projects that directly support PayPal’s business and customers and engagement with peers and leaders. The recent graduate program focuses on enhancing the full-time experience at PayPal through curated workshops and events that strengthen business acumen, develop careers, and build a strong community of innovators and leaders.
Building the Next Generation
At PayPal, our employees are one of our most important stakeholders. We believe that effectively managing and investing in our global workforce is an important aspect of the long-term success of our business.
A company’s culture plays a crucial role in retaining and attracting employees. To this effect, we foster a culture where everyone feels included, encouraging personal growth, promoting fairness, and prioritizing the well-being of our workforce. By nurturing such a culture, we strive to create an environment that values and respects each individual.
Learn more about PayPal’s University Recruitment initiatives here.