Compensation Analyst

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

Square is looking for a Compensation Analyst to support its rapidly growing population to collaborate with HR, Talent Acquisition, Finance, and leadership to ensure our compensation programs are operating effectively. This individual will work with recruiters on innovative solutions to ensure we align compensation with talent, stay competitive and, through it all, keep it simple.


You will:

  • Be the front line for reviewing and approving new hire offers presented by recruiters

  • Plan and communicate compensation structures and programs to recruiters, HR Operations, HR Business Partners and Hiring Managers to help answer questions and assist in evaluating job levels and other general comp inquiries

  • Design and build compensation metrics, reports, and tools to inform compensation program decisions and forecast, report, and/or analyze compensation business outcomes

  • Participate in the development and execution of compensation programs such as annual reviews and promotions

  • Develop compensation communication materials and trainings

  • Produce ad hoc analyses based on business requests


You have:

  • 3-5 years of experience in compensation in a professional, fast-paced environment. A strong background in Mathematics, Finance, Statistics, or Economics is preferred.

  • Experience building compensation systems and scaling systems with company growth

  • Strong analytical and Excel skills are required to effectively analyze data and create meaningful, understandable models, reports, and metrics

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team, conduct research, formulate conclusions, and present conclusions regarding business issues

  • Ability to develop concise presentation decks to illustrate and communicate compensation related information


Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.