In everything we do, we strive to build the best possible product. Our goal is to combine simplicity and power to deliver an awesome experience. While the set of people using Stripe has expanded to include all the people that make a business possible, our core audience remains developers.
We want to build a work environment where people are happy, productive, and interact well.
Personal interaction in particular is something we emphasize a lot.
We work hard to find people who make others want to be around them. We know we're doing a good job of hiring so long as we see people continuing to join simply to work with those who are already here.
We're quite transparent internally. This helps everyone make better local decisions and avoid split-brain behavior. (Plus, we hire curious people, so they generally want to know the details of what's going on.)