Mobile payment company Square is growing — fast.
Over the past year Square has doubled in size from 300 to 600 employees. The company is aggressively hiring more people, with plans to grow even bigger in the coming months.
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Square’s massive new 150,000 square foot space is approximately three times the space of its previous location, and has room for 1,000 people — 400 more than are currently employed by the company, so it has a little room to grow. The company is only taking up four floors of its current building (6, 9, 18 and 19), and has the potential to ultimately expand even further into the building should its workforce grown even larger.
“Our new headquarters allows us to rapidly scale, while preserving our values of collaboration and transparency,” says Bryan Power, Director of Talent at Square. “The design of the space reinforces our commitment to small teams, as well as designers and engineers working alongside one another.”
We had the opportunity to stop by Square’s new headquarters on Market Street in San Francisco earlier this week. Located just a block away from Twitter, the office is so big it was designed to function like its own mini-city.
Clean and minimalistic, the office is divided up into “neighborhoods” with street-themed conference rooms and window seats for every employee with a fantastic bird’s-eye view of San Francisco below.
Check out the gallery above for a behind-the-scenes look at Square’s new pad, and let us know what you think of its new digs in the comments.