Company Culture

Square Employees Are Called ‘Squares’

pulp fiction square Square Employees Are Called Squares
Everything is square at Square’s San Francisco headquarters, reports Nick Bilton at Bits, including the bowls and the tables and the rooms and the people. “If Willy Wonka built a financial institution, instead of a chocolate factory, it would look something like Square,” Mr. Bilton writes. The company’s office is open-air and glass, with nowhere to hide; a design that is meant to encourage trust and transparency among employees at a company eager to establish its brand as a trustworthy financial institution. “Employees are even referred to as Squares,” Mr. Bilton writes. Guess it’s better than being called a twit?

Transparent, square, and white. Yep, sounds like bankers.

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