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Square Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Nov 28, 2019

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3.9
79%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
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Square CEO Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey
398 Ratings
Pros
  • "High emphasis on work life balance and a culture within the talent org of trying new things like supporting remote recruiters/managers(in 45 reviews)

  • "Open, transparent, low ego work environment(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Typical growing pains of a new office(in 28 reviews)

  • "Just starting 401k matching so the program is not as developed as some others yet (but will get there)(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Square full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Open, transparent, low ego work environment. Genuine passion and purpose from basically everyone I've interacted with. Smart, scrappy, committed leadership.

    Cons

    We're working on a lot and at times can lose focus.

    Square2019-02-27
  2. "Account executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 

    I have been working at Square full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    Could be more competitive with pay

    Square2019-11-28
  3. "Salary"

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    Former Contractor - Customer Success 

    I worked at Square

    Pros

    Casual work environment was great!

    Cons

    Real cut throat Office! Trust no one

    Square2019-11-15
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Decent company to kick off your career right out of school"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Square full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - resume builder - stable job, can't really get fired unless you are terrible at sales - lunch is provided for - relaxed work environment - easy product to sell with strong brand

    Cons

    - compensation is below industry-average for sales folks - Square hires a ton of younger folks who do not have sales or industry experience - lack of diversity - weak leadership

    Advice to Management

    Lack of diversity in tech is a real thing! It is a real thing at Square too! Square's proposed mission is to empower EVERYONE to participate in the economy - it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from. Since Square is serving a large number of business owners from minority groups, wouldn’t it make sense to have strong diversity representation on the sales-team to match the diverse pool of Square sellers?

    Square2019-05-28
  5. "Great company to get your foot into the door"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Developer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Square for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Work environment, helpful people

    Cons

    Not much room for advancing in your career

    Square2019-01-26
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great company with room to excel"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Square full-time

    Pros

    - engaging, fast paced work environment - customer-centric approach to product development - terrific compensation & benefits

    Cons

    - open office layout, which may not work for everyone - opportunities to grow through promotion or increased responsibilities may be limited, depending on the team/product

    Advice to Management

    Continued investment in development programs for employees, including mentorship opportunities, career development workshops, and the ability for employees to work on projects for other teams/products (however small) to explore other areas of the company.

    Square2019-01-10
  7. "Summer Intern"

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    Current Intern - Internship 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Square for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the best companies that I have worked at that offered real world projects to work, and you direct impact on the companies day to day operations. Provided great work environment. Never to stressed since they had food on hand at all times.

    Cons

    Not a lot of mentorships or one - ones with higher management.

    Square2018-08-22
  8. "Review"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at Square

    Pros

    Great work environment Great people

    Cons

    Hierarchy is evident amongst different teams Contractor Relationship needs work

    Square2018-06-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Success Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Square full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment, encouraged to approach challenges uniquely and creatively, high emphasis on customer satisfaction

    Cons

    Support leadership not all trained to lead- just manage teams

    Square2018-05-31
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great work environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment, intelligent and motivated colleagues, managers who genuinely listen to team feedback, excellent health and wellness benefits, food galore

    Cons

    Difficult to transfer between departments despite having an internal recruiter dedicated to promoting internal mobility. Other than that, not too many I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep out the good work but don’t overlook the talent that’s right in front of you when hiring

    Square2017-12-06
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