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

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Square full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (5)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Square U Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Square U Representative in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Square part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's fun to work for a young innovative company that is growing and improving Work at your own pace Define your own hours and workspace Very social and open community

    Cons

    It's a young company with young employee's that are still wet behind the ears Supervisors are slow to respond to questions Management is slow to reward for a job well done

    Advice to Management

    Respond more quickly to employee's questions. Reward your employee's more visibly/publicly for a job well done.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campus Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Campus Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Square part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, work your own hours, be social, no constraints, fun

    Cons

    Difficult to 'sell' to people sometimes, even though your actually not selling the product, but a lot of people are hesitant to try it

    Advice to Management

    Don't have such a large turnover rate and kick students out of the internship after one semester


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