Stripe San Francisco Reviews

Updated Nov 21, 2020

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Stripe CEO and Cofounder Patrick Collison
Patrick Collison
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  1. "Great Company!"

    5.0
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    Current Contractor - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stripe for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company! Now that the company is going public we are hiring many people so the work is very intense, but the company is well positioned to expand.

    Cons

    None, everything is wonderful here.

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  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Partnerships in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Stripe full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Full of exceptional teammates and very strong (+positive) culture

    Cons

    Still working out titles/growth opportunities

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  3. Helpful (79)

    "Stellar co-workers and benefits, questionable management and performance philosophy"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stripe full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Stripe hires great people and you will love your co-workers * Benefits are great, even with pay and stock options not being what they used to be. Especially good for parents or expectant parents. * Great food in their really swanky office(s) * Flexibility for working from home regularly * Lots of self-taught learning opportunities, you'll definitely take on new skill sets

    Cons

    * No recourse for outright toxic management, to say nothing about mediocre or bad management * No feedback culture, very low scores on employee surveys each year. Umbrella reminders for employees to give each other feedback regularly but no enforcement for management to provide feedback to their reports. * Job expectations are extremely vague and seem to be left that way on purpose * Appear to be doing broad layoffs in preparation for IPO and likely to be able to hire in lower-pay employees, so make sure compensation seems worth it if you are given an offer * Removed unlimited vacation * Expectation that you self-teach skills not listed in your hiring responsibilities in order to "level up," minimal to no training offerings in those areas. Exceptions for technical/programming skills - skills like project management etc. are expected to be self-taught with absolutely zero guidance. * Basically no upward mobility, though parallel mobility is accessible to some. * Work/Life balance is only achievable if you are okay with mediocre performance reviews and the consequences thereof. Unspoken requirement to run yourself ragged if you want to get good performance reviews, though also apparently no actual way/route to ever meet standards for highest "levels" of performance. Top performers seem to burn out and need to take medical leave after a couple of years, for which they're often penalized, yet never meet highest performance levels according to performance reviews.

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  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "exciting business, great team"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stripe full-time

    Pros

    competitive pay across all roles (not just eng) coworkers are good mix of ambitious/driven and very friendly/helpful meeting a lot of really amazing engineers one of the places that's actually continued to grow and need new talent during covid

    Cons

    growing pains from previous years affect our current reputation, and there's some work involved in showing people that things have changed

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Its great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Legal Counsel in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Stripe full-time

    Pros

    Everything is great about working at Stripe.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind!

  6. Helpful (9)

    "Great but intense"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Administrative Business Partner in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Stripe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work with incredibly smart people. The product is great!

    Cons

    Everyone has imposter syndrome. Stripe is a hard place to work but hoping it will pay off in the end. Hard because it can get pretty intense. There is a high bar for quality. It’s a work horse culture.

  7. "Totally good, some improvement"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - SDE-1 in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    engineer culture is great, everyone is friendly

    Cons

    tech debt a lot and miss management due to fast pace

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Amazing Leadership"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stripe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Such smart, motivated people work at Stripe, I've learned a lot! I feel really supported and heard as an employee and it's been a wonderful place to grow a sales career (not a super sales-y company)

    Cons

    Some growing pains, not great with internal mobility within the sales org (they look for external hires with 10+ years of experience instead of promoting top reps)

  9. "Great Company - growing fast"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Stripe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Growing fast - opportunity to make an impact

    Cons

    Sometimes feels a little chaotic. Work life balance is strained.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Fun place to work for those who are strongly self-motivated"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Business Risk Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stripe is a workplace teeming with brilliant people across all functions, and especially so in technical roles. Thanks to its highly collaborative nature, all of these people are happy and willing to take the time to help teach you and grow. Transparency and clear direction from are also very obviously valued by leadership which makes it easy to understand why and when big things will happen.

    Cons

    The main downside is that while there are a bevy of bright people and resources available to learn, the fast paced nature of the company can easily leave you behind growth and learning unless you take the time to seize it yourself. Managers are willing to fund and guide towards useful growth opportunities but the time commitment and initiative need to be self-driven.

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