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Clover Overview

Sunnyvale, CA
201 to 500 employees
2010
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Financial Transaction Processing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Clover (a First Data company) empowers small businesses to run and grow their businesses. We've built the largest open-architecture point-of sale product and platform -- we enable more than 2 billion transactions/year in the U.S. alone for hundreds of thousands ... Read more

Mission: Our mission at Clover is to empower small businesses to run and grow their business.

Clover – Why Work For Us?


Clover station POS system

Clover replaces your cash register, payment terminal, receipt printer, and barcode scanner with an integrated suite of products. Accept credit cards, EMV, and Apple Pay. Get to know your business and your customers better with reports you can run at work or from home and applications that streamline your workload.

We believe that if you are going to do something, you should be the best at it; whether it is work or play, you have to go all in. If this sounds like you, come on and join our team.

At Clover, we've assembled an exceptional team hailing from Silicon Valley's most successful consumer internet companies and the world's leading universities who are determined to change the way the world handles payments.

Clover is committed to offering a competitive benefits package for our employees and their eligible dependents.

Health & Benefits

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance premiums covered at 100% for you and your dependents
  • Free lunches and dinners
  • All the snacks and beverages you can dream of
  • Competitive salary
  • Vacation: take it when you need it
  • 4 weeks paid parental leave
  • Robots, happy hours, and hackathons
  • 100% subsidized CalTrain pass
  • Vanguard 401K
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Clover Reviews

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
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    I have been working at Clover full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Really nice people. Awesome culture.
    - Upper mgmt responsive to org problems. Also responsive to issues like catching up on tech debt.
    - Lot of growth. Lot of potential for career growth. Used to be very flat, but that is changing out of necessity.
    - Tons of perks and great benefits.
    - Exciting work since so many things are changing and improving
    - Most of the pros of a startup, but with the financial backing and stability of a blue-chip
    - My great rating is not a mindless plug. Really is the best company in my 20+ years as a SW Eng in the Silicon Valley. Beware 1-star people who are bitter over a specific personal issue.

    Cons

    - Growing pains transitioning from "start-up" to a mid-sized company. Growing in areas of ownership, SLAs, policy, procedures, standard services and all that boring stuff that is absolutely required to prevent chaos in a company larger then a startup.
    - Some of the managers are on the less-experienced side compared to the standards of larger companies.
    - Need tech updates in ops and such. Another growing pain. Most tech/services/HW are sub-par or are not standardized across teams. But it is a known issue that is getting attention.
    - All organizations are made of people, and people are people. If you can't handle "off-people", you should be a contractor who works from home.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward with plans to unify the teams, offer standardized services/tech, and push quality.

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Clover Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Clover (Mountain View, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I found the company through a current employee, who was very friendly and referred me for a role. Unfortunately, things went downhill from there.

    First of all, the HR woman is awful. The process—which dragged on for months—remained opaque throughout. The company never explained its hiring procedure, and for much of the time I did not know which position I was being considered for or if the process had ended. Furthermore, the HR woman proved unresponsive and inconsiderate, not bothering to answer my questions until I had asked multiple times and changing schedules on a whim. More than once she emailed me asking if I had availability at a later date. I would block off that entire morning or afternoon and not hear back until the night before, when she would ask my availability at another date—she seemed to have no regard for my schedule or my time.

    I had two phone interviews, the first of which was more or less standard while the second was quite enjoyable. My interviewer and I hit it off, and the subject matter brought a refreshing twist to the typical phone screen.

    The onsite date proved a different story. While my first interviewer was pleasant enough, the second explained that all he cared about was whether I knew Java—everything else was unimportant. As any engineer knows, this is the least significant skill and arguably the worst indicator of ability. My final interviewer sealed the deal with remarkable condescension. At times I had difficulty speaking through his incessant interruptions.

    While I appreciate the kind employee who referred me, my time with Clover left a strong distaste. If the company wants to attract the best talent, HR and recruiting need to respect their candidates.

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