Square began with a simple idea: everyone should be able to accept credit cards. We've been rethinking buying and selling ever since. From a revolutionary card reader to a full point of sale with tools for every part of running a business, we’re helping local sellers take care of their business and connect with customers everywhere.
Health and Wellness
We offer a variety of health insurance options so you can choose a plan that best meets your lifestyle. You'll have access to a national network of doctors that provides comprehensive coverage when you need it most. While you’re onsite in San Francisco, take advantage of our wellness program to stay balanced and healthy. And come to work hungry—our nutrition programs add a little something special to daily life at Square.
Taking Time Off
At Square, we have an unlimited vacation policy that allows you to get the rest and relaxation you need to refresh. If you’re welcoming a little one, our paid maternal and paternal leave offers four months of leave at full pay.
We offer a competitive equity package to full-time employees to share ownership and achievement in the company. And we provide a healthy dose of financial education on equity and retirement planning so you can manage your money on your terms.
Learning and Development
At Square, you can customize your career trajectory through our development programs. Our orientation program, Square One, will set you up for success in your new job. Our company-wide quarterly Hack Week is an unstructured week to build something you believe should exist in the world. Additionally, each Square has the option to participate in a variety of peer-to-peer learning opportunities, such as watercolor, iOS, and music classes.
Life at Square wouldn’t be the same without movie nights, Square Games, our annual Holiday Party, and Bring Your Kids to Work Day. These are a few ways that we like to celebrate and bond over common interests.
Our team is quickly growing globally. All of our spaces are designed to encourage collaboration and transparency — from an open floor plan and stand-up tables, to glass conference rooms and common areas, like our coffee bar in San Franicsco. Square offices are located in:
- San Francisco (Mid-Market): Tour Square’s Tricked-Out Office
- New York (SoHo): Square to Open East Coast Headquarters in New York
- Atlanta (Midtown): Welcome Atlanta Squares
- Kitchener-Waterloo: Square Opening Office in Kitchener-Waterloo
- Tokyo (Omotesando): Square’s First Overseas Stop: Japan
Our story in the news
The Next Web: Square launches bug bounty program
The Wall Street Journal: Square Lands Payments Deal With Whole Foods
Refinery29: Tour Square’s Trick-Out Office
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Square full-timePros
-Smart & interesting people, exciting company & space
-Focus on innovation, incredibly mission-driven
-Fantastic brand for your resume/career
-Opportunity to challenge yourself by taking on new projects, exploring new things within your role
-Fun culture and tech environment
-Jack's passion for helping businesses and changing commerce. It can be very inspiring.Cons
-I've worked harder at Square than any other job I've held. (On the "Pro" side, it's also because I'm around people that push me to be better. There's a high bar of talent here.)
-Dealing with change & ambiguity can be tough (But it's also why the ride can be great. You have to embrace it.)
-Public perception can be interesting - a lot of recent press is negative and doesn't capture the real work at Square and the potential of this company.
-How we build products/features, evolve the company - growing pains with past products that were less successful and some employee burnout. I hope we are moving in a better direction.Advice to ManagementAdvice
-Encourage career growth and promotions. Specifically managers need to have *some* accountability for their team's growth - not everyone believes it's their responsibility which is unfortunate
-Training around communication, diversity, etc.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
Started with a phone screen in which an engineer asked the typical questions. Spent a day on-site working on pair coding problems and some design questions. Most of the people were fairly friendly and I liked the pair coding format. They let you use whatever language you are most comfortable programming in.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsThey didn't budge a lot on the negotiation side.Accepted Offer
- In the interest of professionalism and confidentiality, I refuse to provide hints as to what they ask in their interviews. One thing that I would mention is that the interview was difficult, and included somewhat typical CS-related questions. Some of the questions were somewhat pointless and would be poor predictors of success at the company. Being completely devoted to Ruby on Rails is probably a better predictor of success at Square. Answer Question
- Square update30+ days ago
A milestone: We’re now 1,000 employees strong.
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