Compensation Analyst

Apply on Company Site

Job Location: Oakland, CA

Company Name: Square

Date Posted: 2020-05-04

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Company Description

When we launched the little white reader, we invented mobile, ubiquitous payments and enabled anyone to start, run, and grow a business. Ten years and billions of transactions later we’re reimagining commerce for businesses of all types and sizes—we’re enabling the independent electrician to send invoices, helping the beauty salon pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. 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 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:

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

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 in support of overall compensation strategy

Produce ad hoc analyses based on business requests and recommend corrective or alternative actions to resolve compensation-related needs

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

Develop compensation communication materials and trainings


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 processes 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

An interest in sales compensation and incentive plan design

Ability to analyze data and see beyond the numbers to drive sound decision-making

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

Compensation Analyst
Scroll to top