eBay, PayPal tap Indian talent

Bangalore, July 29, 2014: World leader in online commerce,  eBay Inc. has hired around a hundred Indian graduates mostly from  tier 1 engineering colleges to mostly  staff the the PayPal India Development Centre with  the remaining going to the  eBay Product Development Centres in  Chennai and Bangalore.
The recruits are currently undergoing an  induction programme, which is a 5-week-long boot. The first week of the programme called ‘UPLOAD’ includes campus-to-corporate workshops for skill building, customer-centric design workshops, programming exercises, and innovative real-time problem solving projects and presentations. This is coupled with fun activities for team building such as ice-breaker sessions, solving murder mysteries, and quad biking. The new employees have been grouped into cross-functional teams that will offer solutions for some of today’s toughest industry concerns and customer problems. Their ideas will be presented to the top management, with the most viable and effective solutions being passed on for further development. This not only provides an opportunity for fresh graduates to come up with ideas for practical problems and real issues, but also helps in boosting their confidence, improving their communication skills, and exposing them to top management right in the first few weeks of employment.
Says Anupam Pahuja, General Manager, PayPal India Development Centres: “At PayPal, we tap into the bright minds of our young talent right from the start as we believe that innovation and free thinking play a pivotal role in our global success. At the same time, we believe in grooming them for success. Unlike others in the industry, our first-time employees are exposed to tough situations and real adversity during the boot camp – only to emerge wiser, stronger and more confident,” said
PayPal India has also recruited more than 30% of its new hires this year from the group of graduates who had previously interned with the company. PayPal’s intensive internship programme has helped the organization springboard new employees into the company as they are already accustomed to its culture and are aware of the opportunities it provides, well before they accept the offer.