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Squarespace Overview

New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
2003
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Squarespace empowers millions of dreamers, makers, and doers by providing them with the tools they need to bring their creative ideas to life. On Squarespace’s dynamic all-in-one platform, customers can claim a domain, build a website, sell online, and market a brand ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is help people with creative ideas succeed.

Company Updates

  • #Flashback to last week during our second Leadership Speaker Series with Dave Evans, co-author of Designing Your Life. Browse our benefits for more on how we're empowering employees with learning and development initiatives: http://sqsp.link/XVNFoA #ThisIsSquarespace

    Squarespace Careers - Squarespace

    Squarespace is hiring. We are looking for new members to join our engineering, creative, marketing, finance, customer operations, product, strategy and legal teams.

  • We have an ongoing mission and goal to empower entrepreneurs through our all-in-one platform. That's why we're excited to announce that Acuity Scheduling is officially joining the Squarespace family – read more about our first corporate acquisition, per TechCrunch.

    Squarespace makes its first acquisition with Acuity Scheduling

    Squarespace is announcing its first acquisition today, a 13-year-old company called Acuity Scheduling that allows businesses to manage their online appointments. Squarespace CEO Anthony Casalena noted that the company has been expanding beyond website building already - he said he now wants to prov...

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Squarespace – Why Work For Us?


Squarespace Office in New York City

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. Our platform empowers millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories and create an impactful, stylish, and easy-to-manage online presence.

Squarespace Cafe where free lunch is served daily

Why Squarespace

At Squarespace, you will work with the world’s most talented engineers, designers, and thought leaders to shape the future of online publishing.We hail from over 20 countries, speak more than 15 languages, and apply an incredible breadth and depth of experience to our work. Our roster also includes award-winning designers, math geniuses, standup comedians, white hat hackers, sponsored skateboarders, bluegrass musicians, trained chefs, community activists, competing motorcyclists, and more.

Recognition

As a truly exceptional place to work in New York, we continually win major industry recognition for our company and workplaces:

  • Squarespace was ranked the #5 Best Small & Medium Workplace by Fortune Magazine in 2015, and the highest ranked company on their list located in New York City.
  • Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces For Millennials in 2015.
  • Most recently, we were named to Wealthfront’s 2016 list of Career-Launching Companies, an honor determined by partners from 16 of the world’s top venture capital firms.
  • Named to Crain’s list of Best Places to Work in New York City every year since 2012.
Squarespace Office in New York City

HEALTHCARE

Squarespace offers top-tier medical, dental, and vision coverage and pays for 100% of the insurance costs for its employees and their dependents.

FLEXIBLE PTO

We believe that rest unlocks creativity, so we encourage our employees to take advantage of our liberal PTO policies. Our employees take as much vacation as they want, when they want it, as long as they’re getting their work done.

OFFICE MEALS

We provide catered, gourmet meals every weekday and stock an impressive supply of cold-pressed juices, fair trade coffee, healthy snacks, and treats.

EQUITY PLAN

We strongly believe in sharing in our success. All Squarespace employees receive an equity package in the company as part of their total compensation.

PARENTAL LEAVE

We support our employees’ families, by providing new parents with up to 18 weeks of fully paid leave following the birth, adoption, or custody of a child, along with flexible scheduling arrangements to ease the transition back to work.

401(K) / PENSION MATCH

We will match up to 4% of your annual salary in 401(k) (US) or Pension (Ireland) contributions.

ALL HANDS

The entire Squarespace team gets together once a month at our All Hands meeting, to celebrate company milestones, share updates, and welcome our newest hires. As an organization, we value transparency and go to great lengths to make sure our entire company is informed regarding key aspects of our business (including our financial performance). Our All Hands meeting also includes special guest speakers who are leaders in entertainment, technology, and design. We’ve hosted Ira Glass, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Jeff Bridges, just to name a few.

LOCATION

Squarespace is headquartered in New York City's West Village, a diverse neighborhood known for its rich cultural heritage and world-renowned restaurants. In Dublin, our office sits in the heart of the Irish capital, steps away from cultural landmarks such as Dublin Castle, Christchurch, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Squarespace Portland is located in downtown Portland, around the corner from gourmet food trucks, green spaces, and an array of cultural offerings. So no matter which location you're working from, you’ll have an abundance of activities to keep you excited and entertained.

Squarespace Office in New York City

BE YOUR OWN CUSTOMER

Squarespace is built using Squarespace. Our entire business relies on the same platform and tools our customers pay us for. To that end, we build products and design experiences we would want for ourselves.

EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS

Squarespace believes in the power of the individual to create great things. This is what our product enables and our marketing celebrates.

DESIGN IS NOT A LUXURY

Good design means coalescing hundreds of details into a package that is simple and beautiful. From the tools we create, to the experience our customers have, Squarespace strives for excellence in design and iterates relentlessly in order to achieve that ideal.

GOOD WORK TAKES TIME

We respect the creative process and pursue long term ideas without fear. We only release our products when we feel they meet our standards.

OPTIMIZE TOWARDS IDEALS

While metrics are critical for tracking and testing the performance of our business, they are merely a reflection of our ideas and execution in the market. Our values and ideals are our decision making guide.

SIMPLIFY

Squarespace office in the West Village in NYC.

At Squarespace, our mission is to provide creative tools that help anyone bring their ideas to life. Engineers at Squarespace work on amazing projects and solve tough problems using many of the latest technologies guided by a couple of our company's core values:

  • Design is not a luxury
  • Good work takes time

For us engineers, this not only means that our product is visually beautiful, but it also means that the architecture and the code behind it is equally beautiful. We go through as many iterations as needed to build the right product, and sometimes spend days, weeks, or even months thinking through the proper solution to a problem before beginning the execution. We are proud of our work and in this blog you can learn about the ups and downs of our engineering endeavors.

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    Pros

    I've worked at several well-oiled software companies and I find Squarespace to be my favorite so far. The amount of autonomy, the mission, and my passionate teammates make it my favorite place.

    Cons

    The autonomy requires constant cycles of self-reflection and experimentation. If you require step-by-step guidance on how to be effective and execute — this place is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Push more. Give more.

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Squarespace Photos

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Squarespace Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Squarespace.

    Interview

    The process was fantastic.

    First, the recruiters, Matt and Mark were extremely helpful and accommodating. Every part of the process went smoothly from the introductions to the travel arrangements to the team placement. 10/10 would recommend.

    The interviews themselves were really fun. The interviewers were intelligent and friendly, and the questions were fair and relevant. The questions and challenges felt collaborative rather than quiz-like, and this left a good impression of Squarespace.

    Overall, I had a great experience, and I'd recommend it for sure!

    Interview Questions

    • Without giving away specifics, I'd recommend being comfortable with the standard interview fare, such as your coding language of choice, system design, and algorithms.   Answer Question
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Squarespace Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Places to Work, Built in NYC, 2019
  • Career-Launching Companies list, Wealthfront, 2018
  • Fortune's 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, Fortune, 2017
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune, 2015
  • Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC, Crain's New York Business, 2015
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