Everything is square at Square’s San Francisco headquarters, reports Nick Bilton at Bits, including the bowls and the tables and the rooms and the people. “If Willy Wonka built a financial institution, instead of a chocolate factory, it would look something like Square,” Mr. Bilton writes. The company’s office is open-air and glass, with nowhere to hide; a design that is meant to encourage trust and transparency among employees at a company eager to establish its brand as a trustworthy financial institution. “Employees are even referred to as Squares,” Mr. Bilton writes. Guess it’s better than being called a twit?
Transparent, square, and white. Yep, sounds like bankers.