Yeah that’s a good question, it may have just been with the team I was on and being more junior. It seems the senior engineers had a lot of fun and freedom with making stuff, but still had a lot of infrastructure support.
I would say it is customer first, yes. But they do not make shortcuts around engineering. The code is very clean and nice there.
I think stripe is a great place to be. But for this point in my career, I’ve found my new job a whole lot better. Will probably be a lot different in a few years!