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Squarespace Overview

New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
2004
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic ... Read more

Mission: 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 ... Read more

Company Updates

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    How Squarespace Designed a Sophisticated Headquarters Where Grownups Get Things Done

    This story appears in the January 2017 issue of Entrepreneur . Subscribe " It's 10 a.m. on a Wednesday, and 332 Squarespace employees are working in the company's new Manhattan offices. The space, designed by New York architect firm A+I (which also designed offices for Tumblr, HBO and iHeart Media), is three floors of wood and concrete.

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    What We Learned From Touring Squarespace's Gorgeous New Headquarters

    Forget about perks. The founder and CEO of Squarespace says he believes that the right office design is the key to a productive workplace. From my first step into Squarespace's new headquarters in Manhattan's West Village, it was clear what Anthony Casalena and his team are all about.

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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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    I have been working at Squarespace full-time

    Pros

    Talented team, awesome product, competitive compensation, cool office, tons of flexibility, and great benefits. The company is growing and growing with the right people.

    Cons

    Nothing to add here. Will edit in the future if this changes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on growing your people and building out a great product.

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Squarespace Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Squarespace (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Process was one of the best I've experienced. Both recruiters I spoke with were always available to answer questions, and kept me well informed as to what I could expect. From what I'm told, the process is the same for interns as it is for full time employees (albeit, the question difficulty is adjusted).

    The structure is roughly as follows:

    1) 1-2 technical phone screens with a member of the team (~ 45min in length.)
    2) On-site interview where you can expect about four interviews (~ 1hr in length), some group and some 1:1. You have a break between where you get to join the team for lunch (it is catered every day and was very tasty!). The on-site concludes with a short feedback session with your recruiter, which I think is something more companies should include in their hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard CTCI type programming questions, as well as some systems and design questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation for interns, but the offer was already very competitive and on par with what the Big 5 pay their interns, so no complaints!

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Squarespace Awards & Accolades

  • Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC, Crain's New York Business, 2016
  • Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC, Crain's New York Business, 2015
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune, 2015
  • Top Workplaces -- Midsize, The Oregonian, 2015
  • Employee Engagement Project of the Year, Great Place to Work, 2015
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