Stripe Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2021

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Stripe CEO and Cofounder Patrick Collison
Patrick Collison
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Pros
  • "good company with good benefits(in 8 reviews)

  • "Lots of smart people and good career growth opportunities(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be off sometimes(in 23 reviews)

  • "Some growing pains, not great with internal mobility within the sales org (they look for external hires with 10(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Transparency and Fulfilling.

      Apr 30, 2021 - Technical Recruiter in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Impact in almost everything you do. Very fulfilling work. Great colleagues Great benefits and comp.

      Cons

      Slightly understaffed Can be long hours

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fast growth

      Aug 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company reputation Really smart people Autonomy and freedom, no micromanagement Strong benefits and compensation

      Cons

      Massive growth spurt in hiring can mean a dilution of company culture Working in an international office outside of HQ in America can be a bit daunting, especially when some teams view HQ work to be more important than regional work

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fun place to work , lots to do !

      Jun 1, 2021 - Analyst in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great people and progression at the firm

      Cons

      A lot to build at the company

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good culture

      Sep 29, 2020 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very nice and supportive working culture

      Cons

      Not so great food in the canteen

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Strong Product / Company, but needs to be wary of warning signs as the company grows

      Jul 16, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - Overall a really strong, smart team that really strive with their work - strong product / vision - Good leadership team at exec level.

      Cons

      - poor middle managers. Many of them have little to no experience and no training so they're left trying to work things out and generally fail - as the company grows there's an increasing lack of autonomy, and middle tier management are seemingly making all of the decisions without looping in the people on the ground - there's two very different sides to the culture; for those that genuinely buy into it, it's a strong culture of sharing and trust. Others use it as a facade and decide it doesn't apply to them other than in extremely general terms. Again, those people are often in management positions, so this is starting to spread and is ending up with people climbing the ladder by slightly more nefarious means, and the 'nice' culture means that this often doesn't get called out. This is fortunately rare, but it's likely to get worse as the company grows.

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      23 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Company culture

      Jul 12, 2018 - Human Resources 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, career opportunities , growth, fast paced, fun!

      Cons

      WLB can be challenging at times with HQ in SF

      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Exciting work, great colleagues.

      Apr 11, 2017 - Growth in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really exciting work, Stripe is the clear leader in the market from a technology and talent perspective. From a sales point of view, we work with really interesting companies with hard problems to solve. I love my colleagues and enjoy coming to work every day in an amazing office. The culture is fantastic and encourages the best from people.

      Cons

      Working in a remote office to HQ brings it's own challenges around time zones and connectivity but nothing that technology doesn't make a lot better. Some org challenges to work through as we've grown but generally navigated well all things considered.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A great place to work, I love it!

      Mar 26, 2016 - Growth in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great and passionate team, interesting and varied work, good management team, the company actually cares about their employees.

      Cons

      All of the product stuff happens in San Francisco, some late calls and meetings because of the time difference.

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Growth

      Oct 28, 2015 - Growth in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      small team, and quite some cross team work with san francisco office

      Cons

      very so so team - former UK MD left after one year. Current one is an ex consultant, not very good leader or communicator.

      24 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Overworked, very little diversity in eng org, but hopefully big pay off

      Jun 4, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work is very high impact and there are lots of opportunities to learn if you're not already familiar with the fintech space. Most of the big projects I've been on so far have been fun to work on. There are also a lot of talented, kind, and helpful engineers at Stripe who are really nice to learn from. I really enjoy my manager and the folks on my team. The money + bonuses are ~ok~. Pretty standard for a pre-IPO unicorn, but the goal is that there will be a big pay off later (fingers crossed).

      Cons

      - The work life balance is *bad*. For how many products Stripe has, we are a very lean company. Too lean. There's just a lot of work, and very very tight deadlines, very fast paced, and not enough engineers and product managers to do all of it. If you want WLB as an engineer, join an infrastructure team, not a product team. - There is little to no investment in making the engineering org more diverse. This was surprising to me because of a lot of public facing company statements, but don't be fooled like I was. People (at least in the eng org) do not care about diversity. - HR sucks. And of course they would, I guess. But I had a really negative experience with HR where I walked away feeling completely devalued and gaslit. - Dev environments kinda suck and make the work a lot slower than it should be.

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