Square Reviews

Updated Sep 20, 2020

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4.0
81%
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87%
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Square Founder & CEO Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey
411 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work/life balance - leadership advocates for this pretty consistently(in 52 reviews)

  • "They offer great benefits for their employees while also helping them further in their career(in 32 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Love it! - Best Interview + Onboarding Experience Ever!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Plenty of room to grow and excel career wise - The best onboarding experience I've ever had.. honestly, really set the bar! - Great benefits + great culture, everyone's super friendly and always ready to help - WFH - Leadership really cares and pushes you to achieve potential inside and outside work

    Cons

    - Work life balance during busy seasons/days

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  2. "Payment company and more."

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good office culture, competitive compensation, good location

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities in Toronto, messed up management.


  3. "Remote onboarding kinda sucks. You won't be coding much here."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Jack is a solid dude - Good company values - Good benefits - Co-workers generally friendly and helpful

    Cons

    - On-boarding really, really sucks. - Nobody really knows anything, and people are just blindly following processes. - Write docs for days / weeks / months, no time actually spent writing code. - If you like technology and building things with code, you'll be stuck in a quagmire of documentation, reviews, complicated legacy code nobody dates touch, and robotic processes. - Nobody has figured out how to build team morale remotely, which is a problem given Square wants to become a fully remote company.

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  4. "Sense of Fulfillment and great work culture"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of autonomy - everyone is helpful and extremely friendly - Great company perks and strong collaborative environment - The leadership really cares and has transparent roadmap

    Cons

    - Sometimes the work life balance is blurred due to workload

  5. COVID-19

    "Great Company to Work For! Enjoyable Interview + Onboarding Process During COVID-19"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Interactive and enjoyable onboarding process -Tommy in particular was great during the interview and hiring process. He kept me informed during all stages and answered any questions I may have had very quickly. He even responded back to me outside of normal working hours which I greatly appreciated -Amazing work culture (everyone is eager to help, welcoming and incredibly diverse) -Awesome Benefits (great healthcare + wellness plans, unlimited vacation, WFH) -Reachable and transparent leadership team -Lots of opportunities to learn + take on more responsibility

    Cons

    -WFH during Covid-19 makes it difficult to meet team members in-person -Such a large organization means there is a lot of initial learning to do when trying to figure out proper channels of communication

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  6. "Autonomy, transparency, and sense of fulfillment at work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Square full-time for 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

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Culture!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience working at square"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits great office experience,

    Cons

    square is good , but your career will grow.more if you re in SF

  9. "Poor work life balance"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    feeding you well and pay for gym membership

    Cons

    poor work life balance in long term

  10. "Software Developer"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with some fun perks, and a very good social mission.

    Cons

    Depending on your team, opportunities for advancement are minimal and the work might not be as interesting.

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