Square Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 10, 2020

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Square Founder & CEO Jack Dorsey
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469 Ratings
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  • "Great work/life balance - leadership advocates for this pretty consistently(in 53 reviews)

  • "They offer great benefits for their employees while also helping them further in their career(in 34 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Best company I've ever worked for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Our purpose - economic empowerment, especially during the Covid pandemic, it's really amazing to see our teams build products to help our merchants during this hard time + Strong and inclusive culture - there are amazing communities built within SQ, and we have a humanity first approach. Generally humble and kind coworkers + Impressive Leadership + Innovative products and thinking across the board + Great work/life balance - leadership advocates for this pretty consistently

    Cons

    - Base is not competitive, but equity is

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  2. "Great mission"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Product Marketing 

    I have been working at Square full-time

    Pros

    Great people working here and mission-oriented

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging


  3. "Data Scientist aka Product Analyst"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and work/life balance

    Cons

    Slow-paced, not collaborative, not transparent

  4. "Square is great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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 5 years

    Pros

    Visionary leadership, innovation, mission driven

    Cons

    Subpar benefits, work/life balance is tough

  5. COVID-19
    Helpful (4)

    "Love it"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The number one thing I love about working at Square is that our company's purpose, economic empowerment, is so front and center. Especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, watching the company rally together and find ways to help small businesses is really inspiring. Other pros: great work-life balance, great medical coverage, beautiful Oakland office, generally humble+amazing coworkers, humanity-first culture.

    Cons

    No dinner. COVID-19 is hurting our customers. Political echo-chamber.

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  6. "Amazing place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Square full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Great company culture with an impactful mission -Opportunities for career growth -Genuinely value customer/employee feedback and make improvements accordingly -Great work life balance

    Cons

    -As with any fast growing company things can move slowly at times.

  7. "Love it here"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -the culture is non-hierarchical, friendly and eager -people believe in the mission -exciting growth trajectory -tons of transparency from the top -increasing flexibility around WFH and distributed workforce

    Cons

    -company is betting that equity will counterbalance mediocre cash salaries -growth can mean uncertain work life balance -turnover is getting higher since the stock price leveled out in 2019...but that’s not unheard of in tech -culture around advancement is weird. Levels are hidden, promotions un-announced, manager-given performance ratings generally a secret. I get that they’re promoting a non-aggressive environment but it makes personal development harder to measure and plan.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Not to be dramatic, but Square has radically improved my life"

    5.0
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    • 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.

    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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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great at first."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Square full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance in some positions. Great benefits and events.

    Cons

    Absolute lack of leadership ownership.

  10. "AMAZING"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Advocate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I’ve never felt more appreciated, and been at a job where my work life balance was valued

    Cons

    None right now, I’m only a few months in though! 😉

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