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Square Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2019

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Solid choice"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Growth, Growth, Growth - RSU packages are extremely valuable (4.2X stock growth over 24 months!) - Benefits are nice (unlimited vacation, WFH etc.) - Still a lot of unsolved hard engineering challenges - Strong engineering culture - A mission (economic empowerment) that's worth fighting for - Positive impact on businesses

    Cons

    - major innovation is getting harder to get to. Case in point introducing something like Square Cash it's challenging now due to inter-dependencies on other teams - certain internal departments are not as strong as engineering - while high level of decentralization is good, lack of strong mandate makes it difficult to push for larger changes

    Square2019-01-22
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Worked out for me"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Square full-time

    Pros

    Overall, I enjoyed my time at Square. As a software engineering you are exposed to all kinds of interesting problems in the financial space. Engineering talent was a positive surprise.

    Cons

    Company grew from 2000 to almost 4000 relatively quickly. Career advancement can depend on department and manager, although it's a very typical problem at most places I have been working at. Being on-call is expected. The on-call experience is also very team dependent.

    Square2018-09-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "overall satisfied"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engineering talent density remains high. Problems are challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    It took a bit of time to embrace new technologies such us cloud computing

    Square2018-02-25
  4. "Exciting and rewarding late-stage startup"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    #1 a very energizing place to work, strong sense of mission in the world #2 strong engineering culture, amazing coworkers who are brilliant, hard working, and inspiring #3 transparent culture, feels like family, very trustworthy and competent management team #4 great equity; good benefits, salary, flexibility

    Cons

    #1 can be demanding, long hours needed sometimes, can be hard to achieve work-life balance #2 direct management can be somewhat hands off depending on team

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Square2014-10-14
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