Block Overview

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 2009
  • Company - Public (SQ)
  • Internet & Web Services
  • $1 to $5 billion (USD)


Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ...
Mission: Our purpose is economic empowerment.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2022 (#36)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#38)

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"Amazing company"

Mar 20, 2023 - Account Development Representative
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Block is so incredible caring when it comes to their employees, The benefits, PTO, strive for mental health, and overall value of their employees is unmatched!


Can be hard to move internally. It's a competitive company.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Block

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

We’re building tools to help more people overcome barriers to participating in the economy. Equity and access are essential to our purpose of economic empowerment. So inclusion and diversity are at the heart of how we approach our work.

Check out to learn more about the representation of our workforce and our efforts to promote inclusion and diversity.

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How is diversity at Block? that truly believes in inclusion and diversity allows remote work (otherwise you are really hiring from one demographic in your office radius)....Read More

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Block Interviews

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Applied online63%
Employee Referral13%

  1. Platform Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    I applied online. I interviewed at Block (United States)


    Deceptive interview practice for a 60m tech screen. Here's how it went: Introduction: 5-10m Them: So, we are going to present some questions to you that we want you to solve through CoderPad. Them: Act like this is a pair programming session (but no further explanation of what that actually means to them). 🔻 Them: Make sure you are talking through what you are doing, and how you are thinking, as we want to know how you solve problems. 👍 Question 1: a simple problem, finished in ~10 minutes Question 2: as I was solving this, I ran into a couple of things, one of which was a bug in the Golang Docs page for the standard library. Then I ran into another problem, regarding CoderPad won't let you import non-standard library packages. Then I ran into another problem in my implementation, that I didn't account for, that had to do with duplicates. Then I ran into another problem in my implementation, that I didn't account for, in regarding a non-nominal initial implementation that would result in non-deterministic behavior. I was verbose through all of this. Every "shortcut" I took, I was upfront about, and explained why I wasn't doing something in a particular way, and to just let me know if that's a "requirement". Dropped some statements about Big(0) performance characteristics of this and that, etc... And we reached the 50m mark... Questions: 5-10m --- Seems all well and good. Get a response < 24hrs later that they "decided to go with another candidate". Called the recruiter to get more information. He didn't complete all the questions in time. Oh 🤔 that must have been a 3-part question... well, they didn't set any expectations for what "success" meant for this interview. 🔻 Recruiter: Actually, it was a 4-part question. 🔻 Ok, so what they actually wanted, was for me to complete a 4-part question in 40minutes... 🔻 I wasn't told how many parts there were going to be, so I wasn't thinking about pacing or anything like that. I'm imagining also that each part of the question gets harder than the last, so it seemed I was setup for failure.

    Given X input, write a function that produces an output like Y (format does not need to be exact). (specifics redacted for fairness)

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Company Updates

February 1, 2023
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When it comes to inclusion and diversity at Block, we’re always asking ourselves how we can promote greater equity in our communities, at work, and through our products and services. Learn more about our approach.
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Inclusion & Diversity at Block
January 9, 2023
A powerful way to support the Indigenous economy is by fostering business relationships and opportunities. We are proud to create opportunities by being the first private investor in NACCA’s Indigenous Growth Fund to provide more and larger loans to Indigenous entrepreneurs across Canada. Learn more below.
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Building a more resilient economy must include supporting the Indigenous economy

Block Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Best Places to Work for New DadsFatherly.com2017
  • Most Innovative Post-IPO StartupInc2017

Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Tech Hiring Commitment

    Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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Block FAQ

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What is paid time off like at Block?

...Great leadership, collaborative work environment, great benefits and flexible time off...

February 4, 2022

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People Also Ask about Block

Employees rate Block 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 1,209 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2022, Block employees have voted their company to be one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

To get a job at Block, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Block and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 84% of employees would recommend working at Block to a friend. This is based on 1,110 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

44% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Block as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Block.

72% of employees think that Block has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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