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Stripe Overview

San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Stripe is a set of tools for building and running an internet business. We help businesses accept payments from anyone, anywhere, and build new kinds of companies like Lyft or Kickstarter. Internally, we say our goal is to increase the GDP of the internet---we want to bring more ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Stripe is partnering with Path Forward to host a returnship program this fall for people restarting their careers after time off caregiving. You can apply at and join us for a career restart seminar on August 8th in San Francisco:

  • Stripe's internal coding class:

    How Stripe teaches employees to code

    Code is central to Stripe: we build APIs, software tools, and infrastructure that are in turn used by other software engineering-driven businesses. And code is, of course, also central-by definition-at other software companies.

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Stripe – Why Work For Us?

Stripe is a set of tools for building and running an internet business. We help businesses accept payments from anyone, anywhere, and build new kinds of companies like Lyft or Kickstarter. Internally, we say our goal is to increase the GDP of the internet---we want to bring more businesses online worldwide.

Stripes are curious people who empower one another to build high-quality products and never settle. We're passionate about beautiful code, APIs, and documentation. Come build with us!

Economic infrastructure for the internet

Stripe is the best way to accept payments online. Stripe aims to expand internet commerce by making it easy to process transactions and manage an online business. We want to increase the GDP of the internet.


We believe that enabling more transactions is a problem rooted in code and design, not finance. Stripe is built for developers, makers, and creators.


We had experienced first-hand the difficulty of accepting online payments. On almost every front, it was becoming easier to build and launch an online business. Payments, however, remained dominated by clunky legacy players. It seemed clear that there should be a developer-focused, instant-setup payment platform that would scale to any size. Stripe launched in September 2011.

Public launches to public companies

Stripe now processes billions of dollars a year for thousands of businesses, from newly-launched start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Since Stripe powers so many new businesses, it's a snapshot of how the internet is changing; many users are in categories that barely existed five years ago. Web and mobile businesses around the world using Stripe include Twitter, Kickstarter, Shopify, Salesforce, Lyft, and many more.


Stripe is 650 people and headquartered in San Francisco. The company has received around $450 million in funding to date; investors include Sequoia Capital, Visa, American Express, Peter Thiel, and Elon Musk.

We want to build a work environment where people are happy, productive, and interact well.

Personal interaction in particular is something we emphasize a lot. We work hard to find people who make others want to be around them. We know we're doing a good job of hiring so long as we see people continuing to join simply to work with those who are already here.

We're quite transparent internally. This helps everyone make better local decisions and avoid split-brain behavior. (Plus, we hire curious people, so they generally want to know the details of what's going on.)

We are committed to building an actively inclusive work environment that makes Stripe an excellent home for everyone—regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, education, age, or other personal characteristics. We work on broadening our diversity because we think it's simply the right thing to do. We want to include people, be a spectacular home for them to be themselves, and enable them to do great work.

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Paid parental leave
  • Relocation support
  • 401(k) plan
  • Wellness and commuter benefits
  • Flexible work hours
  • Competitive vacation policy
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • We embrace distributed work; some benefits will vary by location

Stripe Reviews

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  • "An Amazing Place to Launch and Grow Your Career"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Stripe full-time (Less than a year)


    - The level of internal transparency and trust will shock you in a good way. You'll have more than enough information to decide if Stripe is a good bet with which to start your career.

    - Leadership (at all levels up/down the management chain) actually cares when it comes to diversity. They fundamentally "get" it, and are working hard on multiple initiatives in this area. Unconscious bias training is treated as table stakes and a starting point at most, rather than the silver bullet/checklist item that other companies seem to see it as. Recruiting also cares deeply and is closely partnered with leadership. Diversity metrics are fully available internally and regularly updated.

    - Every other person is among the best around and yet very humble. They're all clearly experienced and capable, even as they go out of their way to help you. The hiring process selects for highly capable people who are also actively warm and kind, and it shows in the daily interactions around the office.

    - Tech bros clearly don't belong here. Need I say more? Well, actually, I'll say a little more. I have yet to hear "bro" or "bruh" in all my time here so far. There are no ping-pong tables or a permanent games room (though people sometimes set-up Smash or board games after work). There is alcohol, but people only drink it in the evenings, and it tends to be a classy dinner with wine.


    - Ruby used to be more of a pain at this scale, recently alleviated by a lot of internal tooling that's been brought to bear.

    - Maintaining Stripe's uniquely warm and kind culture will only become more difficult as more people join.

    - Our diversity metrics should be public. Public accountability is important, even if it doesn't make for the ideal press release.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be proactive in tackling scaling challenges and being very careful with hiring. Invest even more in internal tooling for engineering and customer success. Publish our diversity metrics.

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    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Stripe (San Francisco, CA).


    I had a 30 minute call with a Sales Person who has only sold for a year and half in their entire career. I closed the individual and he couldn't tell me if he would recommend me moving forward and couldn't tell me what his concerns were.

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