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Square Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2009
Company - Public (SQ)
Information Technology
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy. So we’re building tools that make commerce easier and more accessible to all.

We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. Our ... Read more

Mission: Make commerce easy.

Purpose: Economic Empowerment.


Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs:2017 (#38)

Company Updates

  • Work with product, engineering, and design teams to build and iterate the core dashboard http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQeS2

    Software Engineer, Catalog Server

    The Catalog team manages the items and inventory that Square merchants sell to their customers. We support all types of merchants from food trucks with just a few menu items to retail stores with hundreds of thousands of SKUs for sale.

  • Consider yourself the CEO of the Caviar Dallas-Fort Worth territory. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQeTi

    General Manager, Dallas

    You'll oversee all aspects of the market, and make key decisions that include building and mentoring a team, sourcing and onboarding vendor partners, generating new business through local sales and marketing, scaling operations, and growing revenue.

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Square – Why Work For Us?


Square's Story

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.

Check out the stories of Yassin's Falafel and Webster City, Iowa. 


Health and Wellness

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.

Taking Time Off

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.

Money Wise

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.

Learning and Development

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.

Employee Experience

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.


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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: 

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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.

Square Reviews

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    Current Employee - Business Services in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Square full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - 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

    Cons

    - 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.

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Square Photos

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Square photo of: Square Capital team - just a regular day in the office
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Square photo of: Sales, Support and Accounting team sync
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Square Interviews

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    Engineering Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Square (San Francisco, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    • For technical phone screen make sure to brush up on CS fundamentals - data structures, algorithms, etc. If you make it to the onsite the recruiter will provide plenty of information regarding what to prep for.   Answer Question
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Square Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads, Fatherly.com, 2017
  • Most Innovative Post-IPO Startup, Inc, 2017
  • LinkedIn’s Top 50 Most In-Demand Employers in North America, LinkedIn, 2017
  • Highest Rated CEOs, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Financial Woman of the Year, The Financial Women of San Francisco, 2014
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