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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 ...
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.
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.
As a truly exceptional place to work in New York, we continually win major industry recognition for our company and workplaces:
Squarespace offers top-tier medical, dental, and vision coverage and pays for 100% of the insurance costs for its employees and their dependents.
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.
We provide catered, gourmet meals every weekday and stock an impressive supply of cold-pressed juices, fair trade coffee, healthy snacks, and treats.
We strongly believe in sharing in our success. All Squarespace employees receive an equity package in the company as part of their total compensation.
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.
We will match up to 4% of your annual salary in 401(k) (US) or Pension (Ireland) contributions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
I have been working at Squarespace full-time
Talented team, awesome product, competitive compensation, cool office, tons of flexibility, and great benefits. The company is growing and growing with the right people.
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Advice to Management
Continue to focus on growing your people and building out a great product.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Squarespace (New York, NY) in December 2016.
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.
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!