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Braintree Overview

Chicago, IL
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (PYPL)
Financial Transaction Processing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
We provide the global commerce tools people need to build businesses, accept payments, and enable commerce for their users. It’s the simplest way to get paid for great ideas -- across any device, and through almost any payment method.

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Mission: To enable beautiful commerce experiences so that people and ideas can flourish

Braintree – Why Work For Us?

About Us

Every time you pay for an Uber or book on Airbnb, you're using our product. Braintree creates products that make payments easier -- so easy that they fade into the background, making entirely new kinds of interactions possible.

At Braintree, opportunities to shine happen daily. We value what makes you you, and encourage you to act on your ideas -- no matter how pie-in-the-sky. You bring skills and a customer-first mentality, and we'll bring the tools and environment you need to do your best work.

Headquartered in Chicago, Braintree has offices in San Francisco, New York City, Austin, Sydney, and London, with employees stationed around the world.

A little snapshot

  • 7 global locations (Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Austin, London, Sydney, & Singapore)
  • 500+ employees and counting
  • An infinite passion for payments

As our industry finds itself at the center of the conversation about workplace diversity, we must shine a light down our own halls and ensure we’re being reflective of the people who use the products we build.

With this call to self-awareness comes a responsibility to continually make things better than they are. We’re on the hook now. We acknowledge that we have room to grow, and we push ourselves to reach out and actively elevate those who might otherwise be suppressed. We do this through the events we host, the education we support, and the jobs we offer—in the hope that the change we bring about today will ripple through the larger community.

Tools of the Trade

  • Brand new MacBook
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Goal setting & career planning
  • Two annual paid conferences*
  • Open dev Fridays*

* applies to Product Team

Feel Good Perks

  • Competitive health, dental and vision benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Sabbatical program
  • Commuter reimbursements
  • Transgender health benefits
  • Paid parental leave
  • Subsidized childcare program

A Fantastic Workplace

  • Catered lunches
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Hosted meetups & community events
  • Casual, open work environment
  • Mother’s room with hospital grade pump
  • Flexible schedule/work from home opportunities*
  • LGBTQ groups and events
  • Family-friendly events

* applies to select teams

Braintree Reviews

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Braintree full-time (Less than a year)


    This is the best job I've ever had. As a software developer who has been worked into the ground at other companies I feel like Braintree has all it's priorities in order.

    As an engineer here is what I appreciate:

    1. We're a product company who's mission is customer success. When you, as a engineer, are arguing with your peers about what the best outcome for your customers is - you know you're working at the right place.
    2. The company has large technical scaling issues. It's hard to get these problems other places and they are tough and exciting to work on.
    3. Mentorship is available at almost every level; there are some very very smart people here.
    4. Opinions and criticism are welcome and encouraged.
    5. Automated testing is baked into the culture


    Like any company growing this fast there are problems with internal communication.

    Advice to Management

    You've got a very good thing going here and it will be tough to scale but please try! This is a special company with a special culture and I really want to see us succeed. I've already referred multiple friends because they are so impressed with BT after hearing about it.

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Braintree Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Braintree.


    Applied online and got a call from a recruiter later that day. Nothing too substantial in this conversation. The recruiter then sent me a coding challenge to complete within a week. It was pretty basic object oriented stuff. We had to submit tests and documentation explaining our methodology and why we chose the language we chose. A few days after submitting the code, the recruiter called me to let me know the engineering team wasn't satisfied with my submission.

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