1. Helpful (26)

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

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    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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  1. Helpful (1)

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  2. Helpful (7)

    "well-intentioned, but,,,"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Education Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Stripe full-time

    Pros

    well-intentioned, innovative, company full of hires you want to work with

    Cons

    life/emotionally immature and inexperienced leadership

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