Mission: Make commerce easy.
Purpose: Economic Empowerment.
Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#38)
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Square began with a simple idea: everyone should be able to accept credit cards. We've been rethinking buying and selling ever since. From a revolutionary card reader to a full point of sale with tools for every part of running a business, we’re helping local sellers take care of their business and connect with customers everywhere.
Every business starts with a dream. We believe in an economy that has room for everyone’s dreams. Where there’s a shorter distance between having an idea and making a living from it. Where anyone can build what they want to see in the world.
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We offer a variety of health insurance options so you can choose a plan that best meets your lifestyle. You'll have access to a national network of doctors that provides comprehensive coverage when you need it most. While you’re onsite in San Francisco, take advantage of our wellness program to stay balanced and healthy. And come to work hungry—our nutrition programs add a little something special to daily life at Square.
At Square, we have an unlimited vacation policy that allows you to get the rest and relaxation you need to refresh. If you’re welcoming a little one, our paid maternal and paternal leave offers four months of leave at full pay.
We offer a competitive equity package to full-time employees to share ownership and achievement in the company. And we provide a healthy dose of financial education on equity and retirement planning so you can manage your money on your terms.
At Square, you can customize your career trajectory through our development programs. Our orientation program, Square One, will set you up for success in your new job. Our company-wide quarterly Hack Week is an unstructured week to build something you believe should exist in the world. Additionally, each Square has the option to participate in a variety of peer-to-peer learning opportunities, such as watercolor, iOS, and music classes.
Life at Square wouldn’t be the same without movie nights, Square Games, our annual Holiday Party, and Bring Your Kids to Work Day. These are a few ways that we like to celebrate and bond over common interests.
Our team is growing globally. All of our spaces are designed to encourage collaboration and transparency — from an open floor plan and stand-up tables, to glass conference rooms and common areas, like our coffee bar in San Franicsco. Square offices are located in:
New York (Soho):
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Life At Square
We’re looking for curious, hard-working leaders to join our team and help empower our global community of sellers. Have an idea? Pitch it—entrepreneurial minds thrive at Square.
With a career at Square you'll enjoy the freedom to solve real complex problems for sellers. Product design, engineering, management, and operations work side by side to create a cohesive, end-to-end commerce platform. We develop concepts, build solutions, and manufacture prototypes every day to make commerce easier.
Squares, our employees, make an impact across the globe. With inclusive offices around the world there are limitless boundaries to deliver value and grow your career.
I have been working at Square full-time (Less than a year)
- Inspiring, positive atmosphere
- Brilliant, energetic coworkers
- Innovative product that is revolutionizing the way small businesses operate
- Great benefits (the food especially)
- Pristine office (and many more opening)
- Honest CEO that truly cares about the mission
- Work/life balance
- Great ally networks for those in underrepresented classes -- everyone is supportive of diversity and Square is working hard to bring even more diversity to the workforce
- Big emphasis on health and mental wellness
- New "career path" initiatives
- A lot of internal movement for individuals who do well and express a desire for a role change
- Ability to "shadow" other departments to understand different roles
- Some departments are still new and have constant change
- Payment processing companies are historically shady, so sometimes it's hard to earn customer's trust
- CEO is focused on both Square and Twitter (not necessarily a con, but of course Square employees would love his focus on just Square)
Advice to Management
Honestly, everything really seems to be falling into place. The diversity and career path initiatives really build upon the culture at Square and I am happy to see improvements in our SaaS/hardware products every day. Guess my only advice is to never forget the mission of economic empowerment for all.
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Square (San Francisco, CA) in June 2017.
Process consisted of an initial 1 hour call with a hiring manager, followed by two phone screens - one management related and one coding. The coding screen was done via Coderpad, and involved basic CS concepts.
Onsite consisted of 2 paired coding interviews using a real IDE rather than a whiteboard, 2 additional technical interviews (design/architecture, and talk us through a significant piece of technical work you did in the past), 1 management interview and then meeting with a few hiring managers of teams that had management openings. The 2 non-coding technical interviews and the management interview were both conducted by 2 interviewers each. In total, the onsite was 7 hours, including lunch, which made for a long, but enjoyable day. Everyone was very friendly and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. The day was well organized and ran on schedule. Definitely the most polished onsite I had during my job search