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  • "Terrible management to those who are contractors (minus the Customer Success/Support teams who have the best managers)(in 27 reviews)
  • "Extremely low pay for silicon valley standards.(in 24 reviews)
  • "The managers have also out sourced a lot of their work to tendered advocates so they don't provide any support for calls or take escalations.(in 19 reviews)
  • "Long hours and confusing reorganizations(in 8 reviews)
  • "Lack of diversity(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Best place I've ever worked by far

    May 16, 2022 - Engineering Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I've worked at lots of other tech companies, from tiny startups to a big, sprawling brand name. Block (and specifically Square) is still far and away the best culture I've ever worked in. People are really smart and hard working but not competitive. I never feel pressured to give up my work/life balance. There's a lot of room for individuals and teams to try new ways of working, new features, new products. Every team I work with is helpful and has a great attitude.

    Cons

    With so much autonomy for teams, it can be hard to get everyone "rowing together." If you want to succeed in any sort of a leadership role, you'll need to be good at making a convincing case for big initiatives.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    great place

    May 12, 2022 - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good work and engaging ppl, great culture

    Cons

    lower on cash comp than other firms

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great team

    May 9, 2022 - Content Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I'm lucky to be with a team that cares about the humans behind all the work. I never feel left behind or unseen. In fact, it always feels like my best interest is kept in mind.

    Cons

    Typical stresses but rarely anything major.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    May 9, 2022 - Customer Support Advocate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits Advancement opportunities galore

    Cons

    Training and support isn't as strong as it used to be.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great WLB & Mission

    May 7, 2022 - IOS Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Mission and helping Sellers - Autonomy - Smart & Kind People - Unlimited PTO - Eng first

    Cons

    - Stock drop and not focusing enough on retaining talent affected by TC drop

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place with good comp

    May 5, 2022 - Chief of Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Social Cause, Compensation, Diversity, Technology, Learning

    Cons

    Chaotic in general, frequent changes, over communication

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Ecommerce Sector

    May 17, 2022 - Customer Success in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work From Home, Stock Options

    Cons

    Inconsistent Metrics and low level training

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Finally

    Apr 29, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Having come from one or two companies in tech where I really felt burned to the ground this has been an amazing opportunity and really life changing. If you like collaborating, the challenge of a start up without the burn out of a start up and the stability of a larger company without basically feeling invisible this is a happy medium Finally….a company that truly believes in inclusion and diversity allows remote work (otherwise you are really hiring from one demographic in your office radius). Many preach it, Block practices it. Pros WL balance Remote first culture Pay, benefits, equity

    Cons

    None so far Things can change quickly in fintech just like tech

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to be

    May 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Company culture is amazing and they care about employees

    Cons

    Career progression is a big tough

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Sales Org is a MESS

    May 11, 2022 - Business Development in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Not sure if there are any right now.

    Cons

    Leadership is spinning in circles with no real direction.

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Block has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 1,010 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at Block to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Block employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Block. This rating has decreased by -7% over the last 12 months.

85% of Block employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Block 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Block to be senior leadership, career development, benefits and the cons to be compensation, management.

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