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12 people found this helpful  

Fast paced workplace full of nice over achievers working really hard.

Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

Pros- Everyone pursues excellence.
- Everyone is masterful at their work.
- Everyone is very intelligent and many are over achievers.
- Numerous employees have founded companies previously. (Not just Jack!)
- Everyone is committed to the success of the company.
- Work is highly collaborative.
- We felt a collective swell of pride at the Starbucks deal.
- Everyone believes we're changing payments for the better.
- The work environment is an open, noise filled space. You can find a promo video on squareup.com.
- Communications are transparent across all teams. Meeting notes are available to everyone.
- The work itself is challenging, fast paced, and frequently changing.
- Leadership clearly communicates company goals and performance.
- Underperformers are let go.
- Confidential information is treated very seriously.
- The hiring bar is high and many, many candidates are interviewed and rejected.
- Teams joke around a lot, laugh a lot, and party together regularly.
- Employee retention is very high. Few people leave.
- Most people are upbeat and positive.

Cons- Most employees work intensely for more than 10 hours a day.
- 50 to 70 hours a week is normal.
- Early stage employees tend to work very, very hard.
- There's a culture of workaholism and significant peer pressure to work until "it's done".
- Praise for an individual's good work is usually brief. The focus is on the team's success as a whole.
- There's hero worship of Square's founders.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart encouraging people to rest. Your best people, especially your early employees, are repeatedly burned out. Make sure they take a proper break!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Young company and employees that is still learning and growing with a lot of promise.

    Square U Representative (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    I have been working at Square part-time for less than a year

    Pros: It's fun to work for a young innovative company that is growing and… Cons: It's a young company with young employee's that are still wet behind the ears Supervisors… Advice to Senior Management: Respond more quickly to employee's questions. Reward your employee's more… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Campus Representative (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Square part-time for less than a year

    Pros: Great pay, work your own hours, be social, no constraints,… Cons: Difficult to 'sell' to people sometimes, even though your actually not selling… Advice to Senior Management: Don't have such a large turnover rate and kick students… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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