Stripe

Amazon yhkhgi
Apr 15 20 Comments

Curious to hear from those that work or have worked at Stripe your thoughts on:

Comp: is it competitive
Culture: complex work, cool people and perks?
Benefits: how do they stack up to other high flying startups?
Promise of IPO? If so, when?

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  • Zillow Group / EnganKW36
    Comp is more competitive than amazon, if you consider pre-IPO RSUs to be worth something.

    Culture is a little intense. A lot of former Uber employees there, and they bring over the intensity of that culture.

    Benefits on par with other unicorns (free Uber credits, decent lunches provided, gym reimbursement, 401k match, etc)

    No plans for IPO yet, AFAIK.
    Apr 1510
    • Amazon yhkhgi
      OP
      Uber’s intense culture a good or bad thing? I’ve been at Amazon for 8 years and been in a lot of intense teams/etc.

      How about cash comp to make someone coming from FAANG whole? Or do they load up with options with the promise of going public?
      Apr 15
    • Zillow Group / EnganKW36
      I didn’t care for it. But some people may prefer that sort of thing.

      Cash comp is competitive for FAANG. But maybe not as competitive as elsewhere.

      And they offer RSUs, not options. I don’t think many unicorns give options anymore.
      Apr 15
    • Facebook gluteus
      How is Zillow? As an eng who is also a real estate investor I always thought about working at redfin or Zillow but not sure how good the eng work is?
      Apr 15
    • Zillow Group / EnganKW36
      I am really liking it here. There is a lot more red tape, but I also get a whole lot of autonomy on designing/building my services. I am relatively junior, so I am gaining a lot of really great experience.

      That said, eng practices at Stripe are unparalleled and everything there was super clean and worked extremely efficiently. Because there is a lot more freedom at Zillow, things are not nearly as nice or easy.
      Apr 15
    • Facebook gluteus
      Thanks for the insight. Have you learned a lot about real estate ? Or do you not get exposed to that much in eng teams? I'm sure it depends on which team you are on ..
      Apr 15
    • Zillow Group / EnganKW36
      In terms of work, I don’t that much. But I could imagine other teams are far more exposed to it. You could probably optimize for a role that does give you more of that.

      Also Zillow does have a buttload of classes, learning lunches, etc, to inform you whatever you want to know about the industry. I haven’t been that involved in that, myself, but you definitely could be picking something up every week!
      Apr 15
    • Amazon yhkhgi
      OP
      Anyone able/willing to share more along the lines of PTO, benefits, perks?
      Apr 16
    • Google checkers2
      Didn’t they tell you in the offer?
      Apr 17
    • Amazon yhkhgi
      OP
      I don’t have an offer. I’m in the process and looking for intel from non biased people who know
      Apr 17
    • Google checkers2
      PTO is 21 days standard for everyone. Good health insurance etc, small 401k match. Free food 3x per day.
      Apr 17
  • Stripe / Productjlpqnjk59
    Its intense. No IPO in the near future for sure.
    7d2
    • New / Engeclectic
      How many hours a week do you work?
      7d
    • Amazon doc chh
      Please do share more about how it’s intense. I’m interviewing there and am quite interested but if it’s a grind with no IPO in sight that may factor in to decision making. Appreciate it.
      6d
  • Google checkers2
    TC?
    Apr 163
  • New oRrs57
    YOE?
    Apr 151

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