Square Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jul 29, 2020

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Square Founder & CEO Jack Dorsey
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433 Ratings
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  • "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 31 reviews)

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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

    - 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. "Sense of Fulfillment and great work culture"

    5.0
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    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


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

    5.0
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    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

  4. "Poor work life balance"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

  5. 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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  6. "Great company and honest mission"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Success Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Solid work/life balance -Company is passionate about its mission, generally great colleagues - Exec. leadership -Food!!

    Cons

    -Still start-up/ growing pains -Company dynamic is getting more corporate

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  7. "Amazing place to work!"

    5.0
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    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.

  8. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Love it"

    5.0
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    • 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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  9. "Love it here"

    5.0
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    • 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.

  10. Helpful (8)

    "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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