Thoughts on Stripe?

Amazon / Eng cayde
Jun 21 22 Comments

I'm very interested and have an on-site next week. I feel like their cultural values align with mine, and I love their mission.

One thing that gives me pause is that within the last 6 months, top officers have said that they have no plans to IPO in the foreseeable future.

I can understand why a company would want to stay private, but that's like, 40% of my salary that I can't touch for the foreseeable future.

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  • LinkedIn mtndew💚
    If you’re not white you won’t succeed there
    Jun 21 9
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      I heard that as well! But I will have to confirm with Stripes after the interview. If that's the case, I'll be fine. Looking to buy a house in the next 2 years, which is the big factor for me. Have 100k in savings for it, so almost there. Want to buy with 250 down and 50k in savings.

      Yeah, levels shows REALLY good TC, and I believe if they IPO, it'll be big in the years that follow.

      6yoe, second half at Amazon, first half at other FAANG. TC 180, which is why I'm looking, haha.
      Jun 21
    • Apple appl3
      Yeah you should definitely jump ship if you get Stripe. If not, I’d recommend trying other companies. For you yoe, you’ll definitely get decent offers if you perform well in your interviews. Good luck!
      Jun 21
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Thanks!!
      Jun 21
    • Stripe udkwp
      Yea, definitely compared to airbnb/fb/et al. Stripe seems to hire fewer intl/visa people, so the asians there are mostly asian americans/green cards.
      Jun 22
    • Facebook udaJ27
      Why does Stripe hire less intl/Visa people? Is it because they don't sponsor Visa/gc, or less of those people apply?
      Jun 24
  • Stripe commoner
    Foreseeable future likely is a policy to prevent revealing information to outsiders. I wouldn't put too much stock in that statement.
    Jun 22 2
    • eBay seaguyy
      ??? what do you mean?
      Jun 22
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Actually, that's a good point. If you don't want people hounding you about it, that's a great way to put it. Don't tease IPO and expectations won't soar.
      Jun 22
  • Capital One
    dcMetroC1

    Capital One

    BIO
    Hello, I like turtles.
    dcMetroC1more
    How was the phone interview?
    Jun 21 4
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      I had 2! Both very out of the normal of leetcode. First one was coding, it was basically like, hey here's some data, we need to get some specific info from it. Write code to do it. The goal was not to save space or time complexity, but to get the code written with valid answers ASAP. Each problem built on the last. I got through the first 2. There was a third, but we ended up talking for the last 15 minutes of it. Second was a conversational interview with the HM. Went over experience, and a bit of design.

      I'm not sure if only clearing the first 2 questions in the first interview was a guarantee for the second. I honestly didn't think I'd advance, but we did discuss the code as I was writing it, so maybe the discussion factored into the pass.

      You can code in an IDE, which is nice because you can get an immediate validation of your code just by running it.
      Jun 21
    • Capital One
      dcMetroC1

      Capital One

      BIO
      Hello, I like turtles.
      dcMetroC1more
      Awesome! What type of question was it and did it require extensive knowledge of the language of choice and how did they see your screen? Was it OOP heavy?
      Jun 21
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Just screen sharing with zoom. Nothing special. It's a problem that you could solve if you have worked as an engineer for a few months. Simple scripting stuff. Objective is progressing to the next iteration of the problem, not solving for time or space complexity.
      Jun 21
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      May also want to add tests for the code you wrote.
      Jun 21
  • Reddit ticsi754!
    It's not the last 6 months. They've been telling that to employees for years. They have no intentions of an IPO.
    Jun 23 1
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      How can equity be a viable compensation method if they truly have no intention of IPO? I heard they have buybacks every year, but I have yet to hear that from a Stripe.
      Jun 23
  • Bloomberg / Eng MYPu01
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    Jun 21 1
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      I'm not familiar with what this means.
      Jun 21