You may be familiar with Square. Maybe not necessarily as a company, but you've definitely used their product. Businesses of all sizes have been able to accept credit and debit cards for their products because of Square. That little white card reader that pops up out of an electronic device is Square's invention. Brilliant, right? But the company hasn't stopped with that. Now it's onto helping those businesses start, run and grow through economic empowerment. This sense of empowerment is what makes Square so desirable to job seekers.
Diving Into the Values at Square
Square is constantly changing and finding new and improved solutions to helping businesses succeed. That's why it's important that the company finds entrepreneurs who are looking to disrupt the status quo. These individuals are passionate about shaping a better tomorrow.
In order to build this strong team, Square is dedicated to building an inclusive culture. All minds, backgrounds, experiences and opinions are welcomed and valued. "We've been able to accomplish something very few companies have: the creation of not just one, but two incredible customer ecosystems at scale," said Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder and CEO.
The Culture at Square
Where Community's at Every Corner
At Square, employees have ample opportunity to grow professionally and personally. You'll find great benefits that support you even when you're not at work, and while you are at work you'll have access to development opportunities to help you grow your skills. Square is where you can go the distance. You can start, run and grow your career all in one place.
The leadership team at Square is very supportive of employees who are interested in and passionate about learning something new. Through career development, mentorship and community building, the team ensures you are challenged, supported and uplifted.
Speaking of community building, the company ensures employees have access to lots of local volunteer and service opportunities every year. In addition, the team supports small business growth through its programs like the Self Made event series.
It's clear that "community" is a major word that's used a lot around the Square office. That may be the reason behind the company's dedication to building an inclusive environment. With its company goal as building an inclusive economy, Square takes it further by living by these same values within its company culture so that everyone has equal opportunities.
"We started with inclusion and created an environment that makes people feel comfortable and helps them thrive," said Jackie Reses, Square Capital Lead.
The company promotes inclusion through its communities (there's that word again), also known as the employee-run resource groups. These groups network, provide development opportunities and attend social events as a way of support:
The Office at Square
An Easy Place to Focus
The Square office was designed to be multifunctional. There are desks, a library and cabanas around the office, and you're encouraged to work wherever makes you feel most comfortable. The company hosts office events throughout the year to celebrate and show appreciation for the hard work that goes into every day, and many of those events feature local Square sellers. Even the office installations feature Square sellers, like the Siste Hearts Thrift Store.
The San Francisco location, in particular, provides nourishing smoothies and fresh-pressed juices to employees to keep them feeling refreshed throughout the day. That office also includes a large kitchen area for employees to enjoy lunch together. Plus, you can forget your lunch at home, never leave the office and still have lunch with Square seller Andytown's onsite cafe.
The Benefits at Square
Perks That Are Anything But Square
When it doesn't seem like it could get any better, it does. The company wants to ensure that employees are covered from career advancement to health care so they have great wellness and feel valued. This is why the company spent time perfecting this list of perks to offer you:
Become a leader, a parent or a foodie. Either way, Square's got you covered.