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Square Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2009
Company - Public (SQ)
Computer Hardware & Software
$2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year
Competitors

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Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible ... Read more

Mission: Make commerce easy.

Purpose: Economic Empowerment.

Square Reviews

  • "Autonomy, transparency, and sense of fulfillment at work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Talent in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great leadership and management
    - WFH option
    - helping small to medium sized businesses
    - growth opportunity
    - no egos

    Cons

    - Work life balance during busy seasons
    - Office is a wework space so there are limitations at times

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Square Photos

Square photo of: Pickle-making event with a Square seller in San Francisco!
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Square photo of: One of the kitchens in our New York offices
Square photo of: Break out work space in our New York office
Square photo of: Our New York office
Square photo of: In St Louis, we have Kounter Kulture onsite for employee lunches!
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Square Interviews

Experience

Experience
45%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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17%
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    Software Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Square (Toronto, ON).

    Interview

    The first step was a phone screen, which was very standard.

    The second step was a 45 minute leadership round and an hour technical round. I thoroughly enjoyed the leadership round, got to know more how Square operates and a lot on the culture.
    The technical round is where everything fell apart. I've been technical for years and while I may not have been coding 100% of the time anymore, I can still write code. The interviewer gave a question that wasn't very detailed and through asking questions it turned out I didn't have the right approach. After restarting, added another scenario which made me restart yet again. I didn't have the chance to complete the final solution unfortunately. The interviewer after a few minutes simply gave up on the interview, was distracted, had phone calls, the door rang, and had to ask some questions a few times before I got an answer.

    For a manager role, I was surprised at how much they still focused on these development challenges. Quite possibly one of the few companies that I've experienced that actually does it. They would be better off calling this a Team or Tech Lead role.

    I did really appreciate the transparency of the feedback, which is unlike I have ever received before though, for that made up for the interview experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Given several inputs without any order, other than each input gives you its parent. You need to determine if A comes before X, B comes before E, etc.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Jackie Reses sat down with Greg Bettinelli at Upfront Summit 2019 to discuss why she decided to join Square as our Head of Capital, how she thinks about our company culture and how we have evolved from the little white reader into a product ecosystem that is empowering small businesses. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMPvD

    Jackie Reses Interview with Greg Bettinelli | Upfront Summit 2019

    Jackie Reses (Head of Square Capital) speaks with Upfront Ventures partner Greg Bettinelli about how Square has grown to be one of the biggest small business lenders in the country; diversity in lending; managing people and stoking creativity in companies; fragmented workforces; and the rules of engagement for operating globally.

  • Alyssa Henry, our Head of Seller & Developer Business Units & Infrastructure Engineering, shares lessons in hyper-scale from her time with Square and AWS. Hear her thoughts on bringing purpose to employee’s work and advice for building company culture. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMPvu

    Zooming Out From Engineering

    Leading an organization of 10 employees is considerably different than leading an organization of 10,000+ employees. As teams increase and communication becomes more challenging, a lot can break down. In this episode of Greymatter, we share a fireside discussion from the 2019 SFELC Summit on building and managing scaling teams. NodeSource VP of Engineering, Chanda Dharap talks with Square's Head of Seller & Developer Business Units & Infrastructure Engineering, Alyssa Henry.

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Square Awards & Accolades

  • Financial Woman of the Year, The Financial Women of San Francisco, 2014
  • Top 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads, Fatherly.com, 2017
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