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"Fast paced workplace full of nice over achievers working really hard."

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Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Square full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

- Everyone pursues excellence.
- Everyone is masterful at their work.
- Everyone is very intelligent and many are over achievers.
- Numerous employees have founded companies previously. (Not just Jack!)
- Everyone is committed to the success of the company.
- Work is highly collaborative.
- We felt a collective swell of pride at the Starbucks deal.
- Everyone believes we're changing payments for the better.
- The work environment is an open, noise filled space. You can find a promo video on squareup.com.
- Communications are transparent across all teams. Meeting notes are available to everyone.
- The work itself is challenging, fast paced, and frequently changing.
- Leadership clearly communicates company goals and performance.
- Underperformers are let go.
- Confidential information is treated very seriously.
- The hiring bar is high and many, many candidates are interviewed and rejected.
- Teams joke around a lot, laugh a lot, and party together regularly.
- Employee retention is very high. Few people leave.
- Most people are upbeat and positive.

Cons

- Most employees work intensely for more than 10 hours a day.
- 50 to 70 hours a week is normal.
- Early stage employees tend to work very, very hard.
- There's a culture of workaholism and significant peer pressure to work until "it's done".
- Praise for an individual's good work is usually brief. The focus is on the team's success as a whole.
- There's hero worship of Square's founders.

Advice to Management

Start encouraging people to rest. Your best people, especially your early employees, are repeatedly burned out. Make sure they take a proper break!

Other Employee Reviews for Square

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Young company and employees that is still learning and growing with a lot of promise."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Square U Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Square U Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Square part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's fun to work for a young innovative company that is growing and improving
    Work at your own pace
    Define your own hours and workspace
    Very social and open community

    Cons

    It's a young company with young employee's that are still wet behind the ears
    Supervisors are slow to respond to questions
    Management is slow to reward for a job well done

    Advice to Management

    Respond more quickly to employee's questions. Reward your employee's more visibly/publicly for a job well done.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campus Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Campus Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Square part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, work your own hours, be social, no constraints, fun

    Cons

    Difficult to 'sell' to people sometimes, even though your actually not selling the product, but a lot of people are hesitant to try it

    Advice to Management

    Don't have such a large turnover rate and kick students out of the internship after one semester

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