Senior Compensation Analyst

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Alternate Location: Oakland, United States

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

Square is looking for an experienced Compensation Analyst to support its growing population and work with HR, Talent Acquisition, Finance, and leadership to ensure our compensation programs are operating effectively. You will work at strategic levels to develop and execute creative solutions, ensuring that compensation is aligned with talent, competitive, and simple.

You will:

  • Develop and ensure the success of Square's compensation programs in partnership with HR business partners and business leaders
  • Plan and communicate compensation structures and programs to recruiters, HR partners, and business leaders to help answer questions and help evaluate job levels and other general comp inquiries
  • Promote an understanding of compensation philosophies, practices and administration across all levels of the organization, including the executive team.
  • Design and build compensation metrics, reports, and tools to inform compensation program decisions and forecast and analyze compensation outcomes
  • Partner with compensation team members on the compensation benchmarking and market research process; evaluate and perform analysis on pay market positioning, salary structures, and pay mixes to ensure market competitiveness to support overall compensation strategy
  • Participate in the development, management, and execution of compensation programs such as annual reviews and promotions
  • Develop compensation materials and trainings to illustrate and communicate compensation related information


You have:

  • 5+ years of experience in compensation, consulting, or related field in a high-growth, fast-paced environment.
  • A strong background in Mathematics, Finance, Statistics, or Economics is preferred
  • The ability to present complex models in a simple and clear manner
  • Experience leading presentations to executive teams and company-wide audiences
  • Experience in one or more of the following compensation disciplines: salary and incentive plan design and administration, sales compensation, international compensation, equity compensation, executive pay
  • Experience building compensation systems, managing projects, and scaling processes with company growth
  • Strong analytical and Excel/Google Sheets skills are required to analyze data and create meaningful, understandable models and reports; ability to see beyond the numbers to drive sound decision-making

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of 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.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
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