Pros: catered free lunch, yoga studio membership, health benefits, top of the line technology, talented coworkers and management
Cons: a talented staff means you need to be better than you think you can be
At Squarespace we are all encouraged to innovate, collaborate and push the boundaries of design, the web, and our product. The hours are great, the environment is friendly and exciting, and the location is phenomenal.
The side benefits include daily lunches, typically catered four days a week with freshly prepared, healthy, delicious food, and the caterer is able to accommodate and dietary concerns. There is also a fully stocked kitchen with snacks, sodas, coffee, tea, everything you might need throughout the day.
The health benefits are far and away better than any other company you'll find. Period. The same is true for the financial benefits (401k, life insurance, etc.).
The tools are top of the line, with each employee given free reign to assemble a workstation to suit their needs and preferred set up. The software is cutting edge; if there's new software that will make our product better, try it out! The idea is to make the best things for our customers, without letting anything get in the way.
This is a company that does require you to be self-motivated. If you want to learn to do something, ask around and someone will be able to help you. But if you're the type of person that prefers to have work assigned to you throughout the day, this might not be the best fit.