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Stripe Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Stripe is a software platform for starting and running internet businesses. Millions of businesses rely on Stripe’s software tools to accept payments, expand globally, and manage their businesses online. Stripe has been at the forefront of expanding internet commerce ... Read more

Mission: To increase the GDP of the internet.

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Stripe – Why Work With Us?

We’re still in the early days of the internet’s potential. People use Stripe to build the kinds of companies that couldn’t exist even ten years ago—new models like crowdfunding, on-demand apps, ecommerce marketplaces and more. Our technology enables companies to compete on equal footing in some of the most unlikely places in the world: An education company in Guatemala. A bug tracking startup in the Middle East. A hiring platform based out of Nigeria. Stripe wants to enable and accelerate this kind of progress—and the most ambitious companies in the world—no matter where they are.

Stripes are voraciously curious, supportive, meticulous about the details, and obsessively user focused. They raise ambitions for those around them, inspiring others to do more and go further.

The most important work Stripe will ever do has yet to be done, and all Stripes are expected to take ownership and edit the company. We have a flat structure without titles—it’s about what you do, not what you’re called. We want you to take what you’ve been hired to do, and show us how it’s done—you might create something we never would have imagined. 

We believe that lowering barriers and creating access starts from within our own walls. We work on broadening the diversity of the backgrounds that Stripe is composed of and strive to create a safe, welcoming home for everyone to do great work. We have lots of work ahead and we believe that enabling progress belongs to all of us. Our commitment to inclusion extends beyond Stripes themselves—to candidates, community partners, and users. Inclusion, we believe, will drive the innovation we seek in all aspects of our work, no matter our role.

Stripe is working on creating a better economic future for everyone and we apply many of the same principles in accomplishing that goal to supporting all Stripes, at work and beyond. We strive to provide a thoughtful and balanced set of benefits that allows Stripes be their best selves and do great work. Whether that be offering comprehensive health plans, supporting Stripes’ financial futures, providing support for major life moments, or making sure Stripes have access to healthy, delicious food at the office, our robust programs put Stripes and their families first.

Stripe Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "Well intentioned company with great peers and growing pains"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at Stripe full-time (More than a year)


    I've been extremely impressed by Stripe since day 1 -- in how it composes itself facing difficult decisions, runs on the day-to-day, and goes above and beyond expectations on a consistent basis.

    Leadership is inspirational (listen to a podcast with Patrick) yet very grounded when the going gets tough. Our company values ("operating principles") are lived by the leaders and it does really trickle down through the reporting chain. I seldom find myself disagreeing with decisions leadership makes, and they are quite transparent about their reasoning why.

    Your peers are friendly, sometimes to a fault, and I don't notice much/any unhealthy competition in the engineering org. You can assume your peers are well-intentioned and are willing to hear you out fully, in the end doing what's best for the business (or, customer). A slight downside to this -- knowing the right people to talk to is an invaluable skill that isn't scaling so well as the company grows.

    The mission of the company -- grow the GDP of the internet -- is arguably pure and apolitical. There is a sense we are building core infrastructure for the world. It's nice not to feel conflicted about your work.

    I've been happy that our planning process is often long-term. You can successfully argue for ideas that might not result in immediate benefits, but will pay dividends in, say, a year. This applies to paying down tech debt to new products or features. Your argument has to be well articulated, though.

    Finally, as a medium sized company, there is so much work to be done and opportunity for those who are willing to go out and grab it (even if it's not always obvious). Ambition and foresight are recognized and rewarded, even if you don't necessarily have seniority or tenure.


    Work-life balance can suffer depending on your ambition. Working a 9-5 is OK, but in practice a 9-6 is more common. (management generally seems to not care about hours worked, but actual productivity, which is a plus)

    Internal tooling, testing, and development speed (especially outside the "happy path") has been a drain on productivity as the company has grown. It's invested in, but sometimes can be rough.

    Stripe grew as a developers-first company, so some scaffolding and support from others orgs is missing. Engineers often have to take on extra responsibility that may seem tedious or unrelated at another company.

    Growth / education / mentorship is well supported, but you sort of have to seek it out yourself.

    Advice to Management

    1) Keep questioning processes that might not be working and replacing them with better ones. The culture cannot stay static as we grow.
    2) Try to track and improve the velocity of development, iteration, and testing.
    3) Try to remove the bottleneck of "knowing the right people" to get stuff done. Our writing-centric culture is a good first step, but even that has become "knowing the right docs / slack channels". We need better curation and knowledge sharing.

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Stripe Interviews



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Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Stripe.


    Coding challenge, one initial technical screen, two back-to-back technical screens, then a call with an engineering manager. Whole process took roughly 4 weeks, and the recruiter was incredibly nice. They do not do offer extensions, even if you have a competing offer though.

    Interview Questions

    • Hash tables and HTTP requests   1 Answer
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Stripe Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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