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Best Internship I've ever had

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Former Employee - Square U Representative  in  Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Square U Representative in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Square as an intern for less than a year

Pros

I got a ton of square gear and met many influential community business owner. Drove my entrepreneurial spirit to new heights. We had health benefits as interns and offered many other benefits since day 1.

Cons

Mainly worked on my own, no real face to face with square employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer more internships in the SF Bay Area

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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. 5 people found this helpful  

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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