Block

Recognized as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Block was selected as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2022):

  • In response to the pandemic, Block provided technology and two work-from-home stipends to help employees set up home offices -- and offered monthly stipends to cover additional work-from-home expenses
  • Block offers a variety of flexible work options, including the recently extended work-from-home option for employees choosing to continue to work from home -- the firm also manages an unlimited paid vacation plan for its employees
Employees at Block work to find new and better ways to build an inclusive economy  

Highlights

Industry Payment processing systems
Established in Canada 2009
Publicly traded yes
Parent company head office San Francisco, CA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Kitchener ON, Toronto ON
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $600 each year
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,500 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Unlimited vacation allowance offers a no-limit vacation policy
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

COVID-19

Pandemic response provided technology and 2 work from home stipends to help employees set up home offices, also offered monthly stipends to cover additional work from home expenses, introduced "Deep Work Weeks" to create dedicated space for employees to focus on work with reduced meeting schedules

The Career Directory

Block has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Payment processing systems
Parent company head office San Francisco, CA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Kitchener ON, Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Software Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Mobile Developer
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies
Unlimited vacation allowance offers a no-limit vacation policy

Academic fields recruited


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