At Square Root, 98 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 42 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.96. It was published on Jun 6, 2018. 18052 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
100%
 
People care about each other here.
100%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
100%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
100%
 
When people change jobs or work units, they are made to feel right at home.
100%
 

What They Do

We asked Square Root to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Square Root unlocks the power of data for the world’s leading automotive and retail brands. Using predictive analytics, AI and machine learning, its store relationship management platform, CoEFFICIENT®, delivers actionable insights that drive performance.

About this Company

Website: https://square-root.com/ Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Austin, Texas, 78703 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 43 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2006

Our Radical Crew at the Office

Perks and Programs

We asked Square Root to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Square Roots: Our home-grown philanthropy program, Square Roots, provides an accessible outlet for our team to give back to the community in the ways that work best for them—from online donations to quarterly volunteer days. When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, our team rallied to provide support to our fellow Texans. We created an outlet for our team to easily donate to local charities in need, like the Texas SPCA and Texas Diaper Bank, through Bonusly, our peer-to-peer recognition platform. Through that, we raised a total of $1,290. We also gathered folks to volunteer at the Central Texas Food Bank, brought supplies to areas affected by damage and debris, and made welcome kits for flood victims in shelters. Our team is a passionate bunch, and Square Roots allows them to spend time giving back to the causes they care about most.
  • Learn Anything: We care deeply about fostering both personal and professional growth, and our Learn Anything program is just one way we accomplish that. The program provides each Radical with an annual budget of $3,000 to learn anything—and we mean anything! Radicals have used this perk to learn Japanese, practice photography, attend conferences, enroll in writing workshops, take barista classes, and so much more. Our Learn Anything program gives our team a path to pursue their interests, whether it’s a work-related skill or a personal passion project.
  • Wellness: Supporting the health and wellness of our team is always top of mind. We strive to ensure everyone on the team feels supported physically and emotionally, regardless of role, dietary restrictions, or schedule. We offer twice weekly workout classes onsite that are variable in difficulty to accommodate all levels. Our meditation room provides a quiet space for Radicals to listen to a guided meditation, create a personalized aromatherapy blend, or simply sit and center themselves. Our snack pantries are full of healthy snack options catered to all dietary preferences, and our flexible hours and unlimited PTO allow our team to take the time they need if they get sick.
  • Women’s Empowerment: Equality and inclusion are paramount to our values and our team. That’s why we created our Women’s Empowerment program, better known as the Radical Girl Crew, to ensure everyone is treated fairly regardless of gender and feels supported by the office environment. The women of Square Root go on regular outings, including group dinners, a theater trip to see movies like Hidden Figures, and attending 2X—an event spotlighting local women and their stories. Additionally, Square Root was one of the first companies to get SameWorks certified, a pay equity certification that further proves our commitment to fair and equal pay.
  • Kudos: After testing a slew of recognition programs, a few years ago we landed on Bonusly. A peer-to-peer recognition program that allows Radicals to call one another out for actions that embody our values, Bonusly has allowed our team to take recognition into their own hands. Showing appreciation for one another—with a healthy dose of GIFs—has helped strengthen our culture of kindness and gratitude.
  • Epic Shindigs: We love getting the team together at least once a month for team-bonding, but we also like to say thank you to their families for cheering on Square Root behind the scenes! We host three events each year in honor of those folks: Yappy Hour for the fur babies, Family Day for anyone our Radicals consider family, and our Holiday Party for their best friend or significant other. In true Square Root fashion, each event comes with a theme! Our favorite in the last year was renting a historic building in downtown Austin for a Clue party. The night included a whodunnit game, dinner, and even a jazz band!
  • In Your Shoes: Our newest perk, aptly named In Your Shoes, dedicates resources to helping our team thrive personally and professionally! Our Culture + People team pairs up two individuals to be “solemates” for a short-term match as mentee and mentor. Most matches end up finding the mentorship flows both ways, which helps even our most junior folks feel confident in speaking up with their thoughts in other settings. It’s also built empathy and context across teams. We even revamped the weekly manager meeting after one of our product managers, Herschel, played CEO for the day! Recently, Rachel, our former Administrative Assistant, shadowed our head of recruiting, which led to her promotion to Recruiting Manager.
  • Knitting: Our team is made up of different personalities with all kinds of interests. We relish giving our team the space to show this off. One of our favorite team bonding activities is our monthly “knitting” presentations, where a Radical shares a hobby, passion, or interest of theirs with the rest of the company. From slam poetry to fostering puppies, real estate investing to chicken keeping, we’re always learning new things from one another!
  • Eco Initiatives: We’re always looking for new ways to decrease our carbon footprint and enact eco-friendly practices in the office. We minimize our food waste by providing recycling and compost bins in each of our offices and partnering with a health-conscious catering company that sources food locally and donates leftovers to local nonprofits. But it’s not just food! We recycle batteries through a local program, foil-lined wrappers through TerraCycle, and provide an EV charger for Radicals who choose to drive electric cars. To keep our offices eco-friendly, we prefer natural sunlight to fluorescents and use an eco-friendly cleaning company.
  • Fail, Learn, Cake: Embracing failure is a crucial part of seeking innovation. That’s why we make it a point to celebrate failure once a month with what we’ve dubbed, “Fail, Learn, Cake!” Every month, a Radical shares a story about a recent failure and what they learned from it. They talk through their goal, their stumbles, the ultimate “fail,” and what they learned. Then we celebrate with cake! It’s a fun and interactive way to encourage our team to reframe their perspective on failure and see it as a part of the journey to success, rather than a roadblock.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
$3,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
Volunteering at Girlstart

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Unlimited Vacation Paid time off Unlimited Sick Paid time off
4 weeks Paid sabbatical after 5 year(s) of employment Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (100% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Here are our favorite free office perks inspired by our Radicals! A campus of five craftsman-style homes built in the 1920s - Indoor and outdoor break spaces including an arcade machine and ping-pong table - Weekly lunches catered by Sifted, an eco-friendly, health conscious company - Kitchens brimming with the snack of the month + all the yummy snack requests (healthy and not) from our snack wishlist - Bar stocked with coffee, tea, and Topo Chico (an Austin must-have) - Relaxation perks such as a meditation and aromatherapy room + quarterly massages - Wellness group that coordinates weekly activities on our lawn, like bootcamp and yoga - Craft room for folks to create things with their hands for relaxation or inspiration - Slack channels for shared interests like cycling and our weekly book club - Office Joy budget to help everyone create the workspace of their dreams - Monthly happy hours and ad hoc events like Pi Day - Pet-friendly digs)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take30 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*30 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*60 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

96 hours Paid time off to volunteer $10,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$2,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Office Coordinator Leads environmental impact team
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Director of Culture + People oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women
  • 6 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Yoga on the Office Lawn

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
The Princess Bride Company Meeting

How to Get Hired

We asked Square Root for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Our team hails from all over the world, has every personality on the spectrum, and is chock full of experiences; however, we all have two things in common. We believe in Square Root, and we embody our four values—Think Big—Do Bigger, Be Customer Inspired, Partner, and Thrive. To stay true to those two things, we look for folks who are inquisitive, forever learners, comfortable with giving + receiving feedback, resourceful, compassionate, thoughtful, genuine, composed, adaptable, resilient, introspective, respectful, and lastly, a killer sense of humor never hurts.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Write us a note. Seriously! We read every cover letter, every recruiting email, and every piece of mail. We love when candidates share who they are and why they’re interested in Square Root.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Yes! We’re chasing down product-market fit, and we’ll be beefing up our teams to help us get there. If you’re a product manager, marketer, sales director, or software engineer, give us a shout!

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Read the Square Root blog! You’ll find Radical career stories, product deep-dives, and even get a peek at our research in the auto + retail industries. If you’re feeling it, send a note to our Recruiting Manager, Rachel, to learn more. Our email is work@square-root.com.

hiring Outlook

15 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 219 Average applicants per opening
38% New hires by employee referrals 10% Openings filled by current employees
1 Recent graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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