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"The most challenging and satisfying job I've ever had"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Management that truly listens. A culture of constant improvement, with smart and passionate coworkers. Working on a good product at a company that cares about it's customers and community. A dynamic and quickly changing environment. A reasonable work/life balance.

Unlike some reviewers, I find the work life balance totally acceptable, but it does require require some amount of personal responsibility. Decide how much you're willing to work, and then do that. I tend to work 40 hours a week, and take several weeks of vacation a year. I encourage my team to do the same.

Cons

Square is still a young company, so it's still figuring out how best to work. There isn't always the same structure you'd expect to find at a more mature company.

We have a high standard of quality for all of our work, which can be both a pro and a con.

Other Employee Reviews for Square

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Meaningful work and mission, collaborative culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Our mission and work is meaningful and has a positive impact on the world.
    Senior management's integrity and commitment are incontrovertible.
    Colleagues are highly intelligent, collaborative, and motivated.
    Engineering has a high commitment to quality work.

    Cons

    We've grown quickly, and there have been some growing pains.
    The information overload takes some getting used to.
    Location in SF makes it hard for South Bay commuters.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep a laser focus on execution and innovation in service of our customers.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great learning experience, formal for a tech company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Square as an intern

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people, strong core values, great design, fantastic perks. The people are nice, the food is fantastic, the office is beautiful, and it is an incredibly launchpad for any career in technology

    Cons

    Stringent, almost corporate culture, formal for a tech company, tense atmosphere. While the people are nice they can be workaholics - nothing on a finance or consulting company - but many feel as though their work is being micromanaged by bosses. Some feel that Jack's hold on the company is too strong.

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