This review is specifically for SF, though 90% of perks are the same across US offices. Best: Employee Stock Purchasing Program. RSUs. Flexible PTO (Management is very understanding of time off). Phenomenal Culinary team. Smoothie bar with ginger and wheatgrass shots. Medical benefits (I had a major surgery with a zero dollar deductible that cost only $100 total). Open and friendly culture. Large support for Women, LGBTQ, LatinX, etc. Colleagues are like family. Good: Office is open and clean, though it is starting to get crowded with all the growth. 401k is nice but it could match to a higher max. Competent C-Level Execs and Management. Frequent surveys for culture feedback. Fair: Ergo options for your desk - nearly impossible to get a standing desk these days. Actual salary is below average, but it made up for with the rapidly increasing stock price. Getting a significant raise can be difficult. Career pathing is complicated but getting better. Commuter benefits. Bad: No Education Reimbursements. Expense policy is fragmented. High valuation means high expectations from workers.
Great food and coffee. Benefits touch on all the critical categories.
Great stock offerings, but they just got a 401k plan this year and it's very elementary. Work food is reimbursable, and they're good about compensating overtime. Ample time off and work from home days. Managers are very understanding.
Pro: Delicious healthy food. Great health care and gym benefits. Con: No 401k matching
16 weeks parental leave is good although becoming the standard in tech. Every company I interviewed at had this benefit or better. I wish the benefit took into account the actual health impact on woman and the time needed to recover so that the actual time that woman and men got “off” to bond with the baby (post health recovery) was equal. A lot of other tech companies have more options for birth mothers.
Great perks, including food, snacks, etc.
Crazy good benefits for the age and size of company. Benefits are better than I had at more profitable tech companies.
Best - 401K, ESPP, RSUs Pros/Cons (TL:DR) - it's how you see it! * Their salaries offerings are slightly less as compared to SF standards * Free food apparently (Breakfast - $1 after 9AM, Lunch - Free, you only taxes, Dinner (after 7pm) - Free, you only taxes). Every other Friday is a "Famine Friday" (means lunch is not provided) * Food is healthy but If you are don't eat meat or don't like American food (you are in a trouble). * It's a company of hard-working people so if you are the flexible work/personal life types then you are probably better off negotiating this in your offer. WFH is not generally encouraged unless you have established good employee reputation and negotiated with your manager. * For Caltrain commuters, they don't provide a shuttle bus. Civic Centre Bart station is 7mins walk away * Very open culture is encourage - from open seating, copying entire company on emails to looking up anyone's calendar anytime. * If you love to read and write, Square would be your dream company! Documentation is core to company's culture, we all become writers here overtime. It's common for 8-week status report outs to run 40-80 pages. It's probably fair to say each employee might be spending about 6- 8 hours in a week on Google Docs. Become a pro at G-suite before you join.
Perk policies are generally excellent. Breakfast/lunch/dinner on-site (a main cafeteria and the delicious Wise Sons deli) - watch out for the 'Square 15' :). Unlimited vacation policy and flexible work from home days.
The best perk is unlimited PTO
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