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Square Reviews

Updated Dec 3, 2019

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3.9
78%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
Approve of CEO
Square Founder & CEO Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey
371 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)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "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
  2. "Good mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Square full-time

    Pros

    Great mission and leadership

    Cons

    Bad middle management who try to hide what are actually happening in the fields

    Square2019-11-28
  3. "Well rounded employment"

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

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

    Pros

    They care for employees, make incremental improvements to product and workplace really frequently. It's an easy sell.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is no clear path for progress

    Square2019-11-23
  4. "amazing place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    from the challenges to the mission through coworkers. It's still one of the better ones

    Cons

    Square is at a weird spot size-wise and signs of bureaucracy started creeping in.

    Square2019-11-23
  5. "Worthy product and a lot of smart people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The offices are beautiful and the perks are great. Your experience at the company depends a lot on what team you're on. If you manage to land on a great team, your experience will be great. Also, the food is amazing.

    Cons

    Persistent feeling of chaos. Re-orgs are constant, political, and don't necessarily create a great end user-product. Qualitative research is oddly undervalued and not encouraged. Boys club atmosphere remains at the top of the design discipline. Difficult to understand a path forward for professional growth as a designer.

    Square2019-12-04
  6. "Awesome Culture!"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, amazing, incredible company to work for. It's easy to sell, everyone knows and loves Square. If you work hard and put in the time, easy to grow vertically!

    Cons

    Horizontal growth in the CA office is limited. Great if you want to progress within your function, but hard to move to other functions and learn things beyond just your role at a more senior level.

    Square2019-11-19
  7. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Square full-time

    Pros

    Good employer that values employees

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for improvement

    Square2019-11-13
  8. "Great Place to work!"

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    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

    Mission driven. Good people. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not enough focus on building new products and expanding internationally.

    Square2019-11-12
  9. "if you have realistic expectations, this is a fantastic company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    The fintech industry is still one of the most innovate/exciting industries out there. Square has a lot of interesting products. Mission of economic empowerment. Good food and benefits.

    Cons

    Growing pain. Signs of bureaucracy

    Square2019-11-10
  10. "realistically, you can't really ask for or expect more from a company"

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

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

    Pros

    surrounded by very smart people most of them are actually pretty nice and high quality individuals fantastic office with great perks

    Cons

    weird cult of personality around Jack Dorsey management can be hit or miss as many people are inexperienced many non technical roles have poorly defined career paths

    Advice to Management

    be real. people can handle it. i think

    Square2019-11-06
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