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Updated Oct 15, 2018

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Stripe CEO and Cofounder Patrick Collison
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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Rewarding, challenging work with amazing coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Focused, thoughtful coworkers who care about each other and the work—very, very few people here are coasting - Lots of autonomy and impact - Plenty of learning opportunities and career options

    Cons

    - A lot of change, all the time

    Stripe2018-10-15
  2. Helpful (17)

    "Stripe's continued growth is exciting - yet remains challenging for those who aren't ready to change."

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    Current Employee - User Operations Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the last year, Stripe has really identified areas where there is great room for improvement. Unlike other companies I've worked for, they're actively interested in fixing these issues, and continually refining the approach to people and user issues alike. I am confident that Stripe cares about employees and is willing to address these issues head-on. - continually refined compensation and review process - lots of autonomy in the job - consults employees for changes - adding new resources for manager training, IC training, feedback training, etc. - thoughtful, energetic, rigorously-thinking employee base

    Cons

    Stripe's culture of transparency isn't fully adapted by managers and very experienced IC's hired in to the company (as opposed to promoted from within), so we should work hard to ensure people adopt and support it. Additionally, there's a lack of clarity around internal mobility. Finally, the promotion process needs additional clarification, especially when moving long-time Stripes to management or other roles that include a promotion - this is something we should publicly celebrate. Stripe has been in a near-constant state of change over the last several years, and this doesn't seem to be slowing down; if you're interested in joining, be ready!

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    Stripe2018-08-20
  3. Helpful (25)

    "Exciting and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Interesting, impactful work and lots of autonomy. + Class leading product and technology. + Lots of growth and excitement. + Excellent pay and benefits: comp aims for 10% over industry leading tech companies. + Great people, smart, humble and driven co-workers. Brilliant but down to earth founders. + Good support of remote workers with about a third of company outside HQ.

    Cons

    - Still some growing pains and internal organizational difficulties. - Not a lot of work life balance but depends on team. - Not much management promotion internally, tend to prefer outside management.

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    Stripe2018-03-13
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great potential"

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

    Pros

    Smart, deeply thoughtful people; great leaders (the exec team is really impressive and closely engaged with the company); lots of autonomy; lots of potential for individuals to make an impact since the company is still small and growing.

    Cons

    Lacks structure (though it's being worked on); people need to be open to adjusting to rapid change; opportunities are plentiful but sometimes hard to properly identify and understand; unclear or confusing structure can mean people get things done by personal influence or who they know rather than clearly-delineated responsibilities. This is all pretty normal for a rapid growth period, though, and we're smart people who will figure it out.

    Stripe2015-12-29
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Passionate co-workers who embody company values"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The company is very welcoming and willing to accommodate you working odd hours if you need to - Unlike at larger companies, they don't just pay lip service to what they believe in. Instead it feels like every person you work with at the company is personally invested in the values. - You're given lots of autonomy. Important decisions like company wide goals, are decided by representatives from the entire company, then filter down to smaller tasks to achieve each quarter as decided by teams.

    Cons

    We're still struggling to grow from a baby company into a full-grown one, with everything that entails - HR processes and management structures are still developing in some areas, and we're still learning how to balance feature work with reliability. This means instability, which can sometimes mean intrusions on personal time for incident response.

    Stripe2016-02-09

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