Square Interview Questions

35 Questions and Answers by

Rachel Hills Lowe is a PR and Communications Professional with experience interviewing candidates for copywriting, marketing, and communications positions.

Square was updated on November 11th, 2021. Learn more here.

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Looking at our products and services, what do you think we do better at Square than any of our competitors?

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List of 35 Square Interview Questions & Answers

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    Looking at our products and services, what do you think we do better at Square than any of our competitors?

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    We are looking for motivated individuals with clear professional goals to join our team at Square. Why do you want to work for us?

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    At Square, we offer a competitive pay structure. What are your salary expectations?

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    We're looking for individuals with meaningful academic and career experiences prior to Square. What are the top 3 skills you have acquired in your last role?

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    At Square, we ensure transparency in our communication. Discuss how you approach explaining complex ideas in simple terms.

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    At Square, we are looking for team members who are savvy problem solvers. Give me an example of a time that you had to solve a problem without having all of the necessary information at hand to do so. How did you handle that situation?

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    Analytical skills are critical to success in this role at Square. In which ways are you analytically minded?

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    We expect our team members at Square to begin working on projects right off the bat. How long will it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our team at Square?

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    We are looking for career-motivated individuals to join the team here at Square. Where would you like your career to take you in the next five to ten years?

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    At Square, we strive for transparency in all that we do. What would you say is your greatest weakness as a fintech professional?

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    We rely on a collaborative rather than hierarchical approach to management at Square. How would you describe your ideal boss?

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    We've seen various challenges over the years in this industry. What do you see as the most pressing challenge currently within the fintech industry?

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    This role at Square requires excellent problem-solving skills. Tell me about a time you had to analyze information in order to make a recommendation.

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    What would you say is your greatest strength professionally?

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    We've grown tremendously since our launch in 2009. Tell me what you know about Square and the work that we do.

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    What do you see as an initial hurdle that you would have to overcome in your first weeks on the job?

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    We want to make sure any questions or concerns you have about this role are addressed. Do you have any questions about this job or working for Square?

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    At Square, we encourage assertive and transparent team relationships. Talk to me about a challenging situation you had to handle on the job that involved another colleague. How did you handle that situation?

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    Tell me about a time you faced uncertainty in a work decision. How did you approach it?

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    We pride ourselves on our collaborative work environment at Square. Tell me about a time when your listening skills helped you solve a problem.

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    Our team members at Square are effective communicators. Do you have experience preparing and delivering presentations?

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    If you were having an interaction with a client or colleague here at Square, and you weren't able to answer their question or solve their problem on your own, how would you handle that situation?

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    What is the one quality that sets you apart from other candidates we are speaking to about this position?

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    We want to make sure you would fit in well with our team environment at Square. How do you believe your coworkers would describe you?

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    Here at Square, we are expecting someone with strong leadership skills to take this role. How would you describe your management style?

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    We're looking for effective leaders to join our team. Tell me about a time you had to deal with adversity while in a leadership position.

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    We are looking for individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment. How would you keep yourself motivated when working with busy colleagues or stressed clients?

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    We pride ourselves on our positive work culture between teams here at Square. If hired for this role, what kind of team player could we expect you to be?

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    This role requires a basic understanding of programming. Which languages would you consider yourself fluent in?

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    What software programs do you use in your current work, and how adaptable would you say that you are in learning and using new programs?

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    We want to make sure our employees feel like they have the sufficient tools to do their jobs effectively. Do you foresee any gaps in training knowledge?

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    While no formal programming skills are required for this role, you will be expected to regularly work with the engineering team here at Square. How confident do you feel in your ability to manage and discuss technical projects?

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    100 people see a digital ad. 100 people don’t see a digital ad. Of the 100 who do see the ad, 10 subscribe. One ad costs $50. Should Square use digital ads? How would you determine this?

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    What’s a new skill you’ve learned recently, and why did you learn it?

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    We’re always looking for ways to automate processes and make our work more efficient. In what ways have you, as an individual, increased the efficiency and automation of your work?