Compare Square vs GitHub BETA

See how working at Square vs. GitHub compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Square vs. GitHub. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Square

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GitHub

Employee Ratings

  • Square scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • GitHub scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 652 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 98 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.6
GitHub employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Square employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Square employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than GitHub employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Square employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than GitHub employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Square Ceo Jack Dorsey
90%
90%Jack Dorsey
Square employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than GitHub employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
GitHub Ceo Nat Friedman
79%
79%Nat Friedman
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Square employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 17% higher than GitHub employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
69%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
82%
Square employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than GitHub employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
74%

Salaries

Square has 1,236 more total submitted salaries than GitHub.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer334 Salaries
$150,166/yr
Account Executive36 Salaries
$59,062/yr
Product Manager32 Salaries
$140,945/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Software Engineer22 Salaries
$185,174/yr
Solutions Engineer6 Salaries
$131,669/yr
Technical Project Manager3 Salaries
$131,217/yr

What Employees Say

  • Square had 44 more reviews than GitHub that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Square had 20 more reviews than GitHub that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 55 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 36 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 11 reviews)
"Remote work"(in 10 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Growing pains"(in 29 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 25 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 5 reviews)
"Good managers"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great"Mar 3, 2021

Former Employee - Team Leader

I worked at Square full-time

Pros

Money was good and perks were great

Cons

Management is about who likes u

Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I have been working at GitHub full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great co-workers, great managers, good compensation, good mission

Cons

Moving from medium to big sized company. Sometimes you may not agree with the company policies. Some struggles with coordination as the company continues to grow quickly.

Advice to Management

Continue to deliver but make sure that the people placed in upper level management roles facilitate coordination and stick with empathy first.

Job Postings

Square has 1,038 more recently posted open jobs than GitHub.