Stripe Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
3 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting and Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Stripe

    Pros

    A fun, exciting place to work. A lot of self-direction. Thoughtful leaders. Not much management.

    The company cares a lot about making excellent experiences. This isn't just limited to users, they actively try to get feedback and iterate on the experience of working here. The little management here actively seeks out how they can do better.

    If you're into helping a quickly growing company solve interesting challenges, this is a great place for you.

    Cons

    If you're not self-directed, you will be lost. Also, work-life balance could be better, although there's nothing extreme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

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  2.  

    Quite content

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Support  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - User Support in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Stripe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have little to complain about—why not go and work for an incredibly fast growing company that is helmed by an exceedingly bright group of people?

    Cons

    Work/life balance...but what did you expect?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think I'd be talking to all of 4 people at this point ;)

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  3.  

    Incredible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Support  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - User Support in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Stripe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is great, and works really hard. It's really unique in my professional experience. Management cares, and is thoughtful, and active. There's an incredible sense of all being in it together and working toward a common goal. The Stripe product itself is awesome. The offices are to die for (as is the food). But mostly the biggest pro is that here I feel like I've been given the opportunity to work hard and produce the best work I've ever produced. It's a pretty awesome feeling, at the end of the day.

    Cons

    Information firehose makes it hard to cope with distraction sometimes. Company is a little bit caught between the company it was (small, plucky, engineer-driven), and the company it's quickly becoming (large, global, diverse). Consensus-building, management-lite style may not be your cup of tea if you're from a more decisive, top-down corporate culture where the power to create forward momentum is centralized in managers' hands. As with any workplace there are communication and cultural imbalances between teams, though I believe people recognize this as a bug when they see it, and work toward improving it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful to message the company culture into every new hire, regardless of how fast you grow, to maintain what it is that made Stripe feel special to the people who first believed in it. Be careful to stay attentive to the changing needs of teams as they grow in size, especially with regards to management, to avoid becoming the cultural swamp that other manager-free companies like Steam have become (while at the same time preserving the Stripe values of agency, ownership of tasks, and self-direction). Respecting your employees means both giving them the freedom and space to produce their best work, while also giving them the curation, guidance, and support they need to produce that best work. This is something Stripe (amazingly) already has. Be careful not to lose it as Stripe grows.

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    Positive Outlook
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