Compare Stripe vs Zenefits BETA

See how working at Stripe vs. Zenefits compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Stripe vs. Zenefits. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Stripe

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Zenefits

Employee Ratings

  • Stripe scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Zenefits scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 115 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 526 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
4.1
Zenefits employees rated their Work-life balance 0.7 higher than Stripe employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.9
Senior Management
4.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Stripe Ceo Patrick Collison
93%
93%Patrick Collison
CEO Approval
Zenefits Ceo Jay Fulcher
93%
93%Jay Fulcher
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
81%
Stripe employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than Zenefits employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
70%

Salaries

Zenefits has 19 more total submitted salaries than Stripe.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Stripper1 Salaries
CA$176,926/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer7 Salaries
CA$154,949/yr
Financial Analyst1 Salaries
CA$198/mo
Senior Product Manager1 Salaries
CA$144,045/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Stripe.
  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at Zenefits.
  • Zenefits had 41 more reviews than Stripe that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 6 reviews)
"Lots of autonomy"(in 5 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 31 reviews)
"Great people"(in 26 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 18 reviews)
"Growing pains"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 59 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 53 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Operations Specialist

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.

Advice to Management

Provide an anonymous/safe way to report toxic management and follow up on reports. Even without personal experience, reports of toxic management came from multiple teams about multiple managers, with... the certainty they would never be removed.

Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

Very nice working environment. People are nice and friendly. Very friendly to people coming from outside of US. The company has a Vancouver office in Canada. Good pay. Fun social events. Flexible... work hours.

Cons

Sometimes need to have work hours in the early morning or night to meet with people from the other side of the world.

Job Postings

Stripe has 34 more recently posted open jobs than Zenefits.