Square - Early employee who has grown with the company. | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Square
There are newer employer reviews for Square

See Most Recent

Helpful (3)

"Early employee who has grown with the company."

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Square full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Collaborative environment
- Ideas and prioritization comes from the line
- Lots of mentorship opportunities for individual contributors.

Cons

- Promoting from within also means that there aren't enough senior managers.
- Needs more mentorship opportunities at the manager level.
- Need to fund speculative projects a little less and ship earlier / fail fast.

Other Employee Reviews for Square

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Best Internship I've ever had"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Square U Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Square U Representative in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Square as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I got a ton of square gear and met many influential community business owner. Drove my entrepreneurial spirit to new heights. We had health benefits as interns and offered many other benefits since day 1.

    Cons

    Mainly worked on my own, no real face to face with square employees.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more internships in the SF Bay Area


  2. Helpful (12)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!

There are newer employer reviews for Square
There are newer employer reviews for Square

See Most Recent

Work at Square? Share Your Experiences

Square
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or