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Square – Why Work For Us?

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Square's Story

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.

Money Wise

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.

Employee Experience

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.


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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: 

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Square Reviews

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Square Founder & CEO Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey
95 Ratings
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    A Challenging Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Square full-time

    Pros

    -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.

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Square Interviews

Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014

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    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
    • 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
    Negotiation Details
    They didn't budge a lot on the negotiation side.
    Accepted Offer

Square Awards & Accolades

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Financial Woman of the Year, The Financial Women of San Francisco, 2014
International Design Excellence Award, iDSA, 2014
Innovator of the Year, The Wall Street Journal, 2012
Healthy Mothers Workplace Award, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, 2013
Innovation Award, Career Sites, Jobvite Summit Award, 2013
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Recent Updates
  • Square update
    30+ days ago

    A milestone: We’re now 1,000 employees strong.

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Additional Info

Website www.squareup.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year

Square makes commerce easy for everyone. With simple, affordable tools for everything from accepting credit cards to managing a full point of sale and selling online, Square helps businesses start, run, and grow.

Square Reader, the free credit card reader for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, allows businesses to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for one low... More

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