Square - Good growth | Glassdoor
  1. "Good growth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Design Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Square full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good income, decent work life balance, experienced team

    Cons

    Deviation from mission, lots of travel, flat org with low room for mobility

    Square2019-05-31
  1. "Worth the time"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Square full-time

    Pros

    Incredible coworkers. Great challenges and fascinating industry. Innovation, especially in Cashapp

    Cons

    company went through a lot of reorg-s recently.

    Square2019-12-27
  2. "Not to be dramatic, but Square has radically improved my life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Square full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - The people. Lovely people to work with who are incredibly helpful. You often hear rhetoric at other companies like "we're /disrupting/ and changing the world", but at Square, you'll find that people are more humble about the mission of economic empowerment and people have full lives outside of Square. - Product ownership is huge here. I feel like I get to weigh in on decisions for product, and innovate on our products with new ideas. - Engineering excellence. I worked at startups before this, where engineering was haphazard and unfocused. Here you learn how to build incredibly performant, secure products that integrate with a global payments stack - Career ladder is well defined for software engineers. Clear paths for I.C.s vs management roles and my EM's have all been very receptive to my career goals. - Perks are amazing. Free lunch and breakfast everyday (I wish we still had free dinner) and lots of other freebies that are icing on the cake when picking a job. - It's in the best location in S.F., in mid-market. Incredibly close to Hayes Valley, the Mission, Alamo Square, etc.

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    Cons

    - Tension between having an ecosystem of products that are all working towards their own goals, while needing to collaborate with other teams where roadmaps were not aligned between teams - Company feels less transparent as we get bigger - Honestly, I wish we still had the free dinner perk. It made it really easy to not have to cook on a weeknight if I was working late. Buuuut it was overall really great that they cancelled dinner service because I have a better work-life balance leaving work earlier instead of working later to get dinner.

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    Advice to Management

    I love management here. Jack has set this company up successfully where he is not a bottleneck for decision making, and the core leadership team is good at setting direction for the company. Advice: I think wherever possible, the leadership team should follow Jack's example and not make themselves bottlenecks either and keep pushing decision making back down to the product teams.

    Square2020-01-27

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