THE stripe coding INTERVIEW

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Take a deep dive through the Stripe interview process and learn all about what to expect in this comprehensive insider guide to the Stripe interview process.

 

what are people saying about working at stripe?

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PROS

CONS

  • The work is very high impact and there are lots of opportunities to learn if you're not already familiar with the fintech space

  • Few projects fail because we are so deliberate and thoughtful

  • Amazing leadership and virtually every role makes a huge impact

  • Not enough focus on productivity relative to other concerns.

  • The work life balance is *bad*. For how many products Stripe has, we are a very lean company. Too lean

  • Re-org is not uncommon and sometimes could be very often

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“Our interviews try to simulate the work you'd do on a day-to-day basis. We don't ask any purely algorithmic questions — no project at Stripe has ever required writing a red-black tree from scratch. We're also perfectly okay with people Googling around or collaborating with their interviewers.”

 

“The questions we ask are intended primarily to test what we call a person's "thought-to-code compiler". Namely, it's always fairly clear how a human would go about solving our problems, but the challenge is in writing clean, maintainable code to implement the relevant functionality.”

 

“Simply writing correct code isn't enough — the most common reason for doing poorly on this interview is not having a strong enough intuition around what makes for good code.”

 

*All quotes obtained from Stripe

 

what stripe employees have to say about interviewing

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 What you can expect in the stripe interview

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*All quotes obtained from Glassdoor

 

“There's typically a technical phone screen followed by a full-day (virtual) on-site. The on-site consists of a series of interviews that test debugging, problem-solving approach, system design, and simple coding problems that have real-world applications.”

 

“The interview process is friendly to those don't want to spend too much time on leetcode-style questions.”

 

“The phone interview is not a LC style, but a practical string processing hashmap problem. Use my own IDE and share screen via Zoom.”

 

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT stripe’S INTERVIEW?

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

CAREER PAGE:

https://stripe.com/jobs

 

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