Working At Square

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:

  • Asian Pacific Islander Squares
  • Black Squares Association
  • Christians at Square
  • Jews at Square
  • LatinX
  • Muslim Squares Association
  • Neurodiversity
  • Of Size
  • Parents at Square
  • South Asian Squares
  • Squeers
  • Veterans at Square
  • Women at Square
  • WomEng
  • 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:

  • Competitive compensation: In addition to a base salary, the company's equity plans allow Squares to participate in ownership and achievement in the company.
  • Healthcare coverage: Choose from a variety of medical, dental, and vision plans so you have the best care for your needs.
  • Culinary programs: You won't go hungry at Square. The onsite services and micro kitchens are well stocked with options for every eater.
  • Wellness perks: From ergonomics to onsite services, you'll have access to resources that help you be the best version of yourself.
  • Paid parental leave: All Squares are eligible for up to sixteen weeks of paid time off to care for their newborn, adopted child, or foster child.
  • Employee stock purchase plan: The ESPP program allows Squares to purchase Square (SQ) stock at a 15% (or more) discount through payroll contributions.
  • Flexible time off: Enjoy the ability to take as much personal and vacation time as needed with advance approval.
  • Learning and development: Access resources to grow in your role, like the development program for first-time managers and a free subscription to Skillshare.
  • Become a leader, a parent or a foodie. Either way, Square's got you covered.

    Perks of Working at Square

    Square offes a flexible vacation policy, paid maternal and paternal leave, wellness services, culinary programs, learning and development opportunities, annual office celebrations, health coverage, competitive salary, and many other benefits.


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    San Francisco, CA


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    The team at Square

    Key People
    • Vinod Khosla (Director, Promoter)
    • Jim McKelvey (Director, Promoter)
    • Roelof Botha (Director, Promoter)
    • Joal Charest (Owner)
    • Kevin Burke (Chief Marketing Officer)
    • Lawrence Summers (Director, Promoter)
    • Keith Rabois (Executive Officer, Promoter)
    • Mary Meeker (Director, Promoter)
    • Jack Dorsey (CEO)
    • Melissa Markarian (Human Resources)
    The Inside Scoop
    Square, Inc. provides payment and point-of-sale solutions in the United States and internationally. Square helps sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, Square has additional offices in New York, Atlanta, St. Louis, Kitchener-Waterloo, Dublin, London, Toronto, Melbourne, and Tokyo.
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    The Culture At Square

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    Real empathy for your audience working in restaurants, and for your colleagues at Square. Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others..
    Empathy for your customers and colleagues. Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others..
    A network could be anything from a college campus, a neighborhood, a particular community with mutual interests, or even a whole city. We are rethinking how we can bring everyone in the United States (and eventually the world) into the Cash App ecosystem.
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    Unwavering commitment to customer experience and product quality Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others..
    We are excited by builders passionate about making the Square Payment Platform the best platform for financial services. The Payment Platform powers all money movement for Square, allowing product teams to focus on remarkable experiences.
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    Square Rankings

    Square is ranked #39 on the Best Technology Companies to Work For in California list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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    Square Salaries

    How much does Square pay?
    The national average salary for a Square employee in the United States is $96,174 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $141,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $65,000 per year.
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    Square Salaries By Job Title

    While the average employee salary at Square is $96,174, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. Some of the positions that earn high wages at Square include Engineering Manager, Product Manager, Manager, Program Management, and Systems Administrator. A typical Engineering Manager salary at Square is $156,836. Some of the other roles at Square are Waitress and Cashier. A worker with the title Waitress at Square earns an average salary of $22,797 per year.

    Square careers

    On average, employees at Square stay with the company for 1.8 years. Employees most commonly join Square after leaving Apple. When they leave Square, they most frequently get their next job at NTT Data International.

    Average Length of Employment


    1.8 years
    Google1.4 years
    Pinterest1.2 years
    Dropbox1.2 years
    Top Employers Before Square
    Apple14.5 %
    Walmart8.1 %
    Google8.1 %
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    Square Financial Performance

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    Square Financing Rounds

    DateAmountSecurity Type
    Dec 8, 2011Equity
    Dec 8, 2011
    Mar 2, 2011Equity
    Mar 2, 2011

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    Square Subsidiaries

    Subsidiaries to Square include DeviceFidelity. Employees at the parent company, Square, earn $96,174 whereas employees at DeviceFidelity earn $52,553, on average.
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    Square Competitors

    Competitors of Square include Google, Dropbox, and Pinterest. The wages at Google average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $127,289 per year. The salaries at Dropbox average $125,138 per year, and the salaries at Pinterest come in at $121,776 per year.
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    Frequently Asked Questions about Square

    When was Square founded?

    Square was founded in 2009.

    How many Employees does Square have?

    Square has 1,853 employees.

    How much money does Square make?

    Square generates $1.9B in revenue.

    What industry is Square in?

    Square is in the application software industry.

    What type of company is Square?

    Square is a public company.

    Who are Square's competitors?

    Square competitors include Google, Pinterest, Dropbox, Bentley Systems, Ccc Information Services, Synchronoss Technologies, Tableau Software, LinkedIn, Electronic Arts, Actuate, American Megatrends, PayPal, CDK Global, Trimble, InfoVision, Intuit, F5 Networks, Marketo, Zynga, Flexera.

    Who works at Square?

    Vinod Khosla (Director, Promoter)

    Jim McKelvey (Director, Promoter)

    Roelof Botha (Director, Promoter)

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    Where is Square's headquarters?

    Square's headquarters is in San Francisco, CA.

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