At Squarespace, 88 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 278 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.81. It was published on Jul 10, 2018. 23961 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
96%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
94%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
93%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
92%
 
People care about each other here.
92%
 

What They Do

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

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. Our platform empowers millions of people — from individuals to the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories and create an impactful, stylish, and easy-to-manage online presence.

About this Company

Website: www.squarespace.com Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10014 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: New York, New York; Portland, Oregon US Employees: 691
Employees Worldwide: 797 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2004

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Perks and Programs

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

  • Donation matching: Squarespace offers employees the opportunity to make charitable donations to qualified charitable organizations through payroll or via credit card. This program supports employee giving by offering an option to match—up to $600 per person each calendar year—employees’ cash contributions to their favorite charitable organizations and thus improve their communities.
  • Quarterly Hack Weeks: At least twice a year, a week is set aside for our Engineering and Design teams to work on whatever they want. This is a time to encourage new ideas, creativity, and innovation from within our organization. Every participant presents their idea to the entire company at the end of the week. Ideas from Hack Week often make it into the Product team’s roadmap. Read a more detailed description of Hack Week in the Develop Section - Freedom and Autonomy.
  • Conference Sponsorships: We sponsor a number of conferences every year that benefit our employees both in terms of skills advancement and career development. From technical engineering conferences to diversity and inclusion sponsorships like Grace Hopper, we believe in investing in our employees so that they may further their careers inside and outside of Squarespace.
  • CEO Office Hours: Our monthly CEO Office Hours with Founder & CEO Anthony Casalena is an opportunity for employees to ask anything about the business, our product, or anything else on their minds. Guests often join Anthony in discussion for this hour long session, ranging from our VP of Engineering to Directors of Product.
  • Summer Party: The annual Summer Party event in each location gives an opportunity for all staff to socialize with family, friends, and colleagues. There is food, music, and activities for adults and kids alike. Activities include onsite arts & crafts, life-sized checkers, mini-golf, and and amazing food from local Squarespace customers.
  • Squarespace ERGs: We have a number of ERGs that are employee-led and Squarespace-supported with set funding, senior leadership sponsorship, and official marketing (i.e. promoted via public recruiting collaterals). This includes everything from "Queerspace"(LGBTQ) to "Black at Squarespace" and beyond. Full list: SQSP-API (spelled out: Squarespace Asian-Pacific Islander) Queerspace Allies Women in Engineering (WIE) Women at Squarespace Black at Squarespace (BASS) Mental Health People of Color/Queer People of Color PDX Trans PDX *PDX denotes ERGs that exist specifically in our Portland office, whereas other ERGs exist in multiple locations"
  • Team Q&A and Team-Hosted Happy Hours: Each month, we encourage teams to sign up for a Team Q&A. This event is streamed to all 3 locations and serves as an opportunity for the team to introduce themselves and their work to the rest of the org. Additionally, the team also hosts that month's happy hour. They help design the food and drink menu and then serve up drinks in our office bar on a casual Friday.
  • New Hire Social: Every month we welcome our new hires with our New Hire Social. We host the social in our office cafe/bar area and fill the space with games, food, and drinks. We also build a deck that includes every new hire's photo, team, and a fun fact about them to help get the conversation started. Additionally, we pick a "question of the month" to help encourage employees to get to know each other. One recent question that was a real hit was "What's your favorite TV show theme song?"
  • Getting Started with Squarespace & free website: Employees receive a free lifetime Squarespace account and can attend a "Getting Started with Squarespace" workshop hosted by our world-class customer operations team.
  • Tution Reimbursement: We reimburse up to $3000 per calendar year for continuing education. Employees are encouraged to take advantage of this perk by exploring coding and business courses that will help them grow their careers at Squarespace and beyond.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$10600 Maximum match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • Restricted stock units
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WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Unlimited Vacation Paid time off 9 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
10 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (35% use it)
  • Telecommute option (5% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free snacks during the day; Free beverages during the day; Free lunch on a regular, daily basis; Free continental breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis; Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis; Discount ticket sales; Massages; Acupuncture; Activities and events that align with different holidays, e.g. Lightsaber Training, Pi Day, celebration of company anniversaries, Halloween, etc.)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 90 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
90 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take40 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
40 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)40 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)90 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. Not 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

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $692,037 Philanthropic donations in last year
$42,037 Total company-matched employee donations in last year

Diversity

  • VP, 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: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • 12 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
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
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DEMOGRAPHICS

 
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How to Get Hired

We asked Squarespace 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?

Squarespace looks for employees who will be active agents in helping build the great future we see for our company and product. We look for people who are tenacious, self motivated, and excited about bringing great ideas to life. We are a company of doers who are not afraid to test assumptions and speak up for what we believe is important. In such a fast paced environment, it's vital that employees are clear and persuasive communicators and that they demonstrate strong judgement. Each employee brings their own unique perspective that should enrich and elevate their team.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees can stand out by giving us insight into who they are as person and what motivates them. We like to see the work that someone is proud of, whether that's a portfolio, code they've written, or a story they can share from their experience. Coming prepared with a perspective on our product can also be a differentiator. Even if someone hasn't built a site on Squarespace, if they can connect to the product in a meaningful way, it indicates that they will be a committed contributor once they join the company.

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

We are hiring across the board. We anticipate the most growth in Creative and Engineering this year, but Marketing, Product, and Strategy also have high-priority roles open.

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

Interested candidates can learn more by visiting our Careers page: www.squarespace.com/about/careers, or finding us on LinkedIn.

hiring Outlook

300 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 27% Job Growth
232 Average applicants per opening 118,417 Total job applicants
26% New hires by employee referrals 7% Openings filled by current employees
28 Recent graduates hired 16% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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