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

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Current Employee - Square U Representative  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Square U Representative in 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 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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  1. 12 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Campus Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Campus Representative in 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, 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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