By Srianthi Perera
PayPal has “heart.”
The financial services company located in the Price Corridor in Chandler is one of 2017 ‘100 Best Arizona Companies” chosen by BestCompanies AZ, which is marking its 15th anniversary this year.
The consulting firm dedicated to identifying great workplaces has named PayPal within the “Best of Heart” category. This honors companies that build strong relationships with employees, customers and the community, demonstrating how much they care.
“PayPal is a purpose-driven company that is inspired to do well—doing what’s right for our customers, our company, our employees, and for our communities,” said Karen Marshall, vice president of Global Operations, North America for PayPal.
The company operates on the core values of innovation, collaboration, wellness and inclusion, she said.
PayPal’s digital payments platform is used by about 200 million active account holders who connect and transact in new ways, be it online, on a mobile device, in an app or in person.
Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, the company creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility.
“Being a global company, we are fortunate to have employees from all over the world who bring a diversity of experiences, capabilities, talents, backgrounds and interests to work we do on behalf of our customers,” Marshall said.
For the past six years, PayPal has earned a rating of 100 percent from the Human Rights Campaign Equality Index, making it one of HRC’s “Best Places to Work” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Also, the company recently received HRC’s Corporate Equality award.
Collaboration is one of its cornerstones. Employees have open workspaces, a game room for work and relaxation, appreciation events and receive rewards and recognition.
Paypal Chandler’s annual employee appreciation week offers free barbecue lunches, fun team meetings with oversized games, leaders taking their employees’ shifts for a few hours, management potlucks, thank you cards and raffle prizes.
Employees also have a chance to give back to the community, but coordinating outreach projects that range from healthcare to homelessness.
This year, the company is fundraising for and volunteering at The Arizona Humane Society, Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels and American Cancer Society.