A staff full of squares is something to encourage—at least for Square, Inc. Since its inception in 2009, the California-based company has nurtured an innovative work environment for its employees, who help in the company’s mission to make credit-card transactions seamless and possible from anywhere at anytime. With more than one million users, Square processes more than $5 billion in payments annually through its free credit-card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. “Our office environment reflects our culture and vice versa,” says Maja Henderson, operations manager. “For example, transparency is important to everyone at Square and a core part of our culture, so we wanted our surroundings to reflect this as well. The open spaces, glass conference rooms, and various social areas help us to achieve this in a natural way.” Here, Henderson gives us a walk through the company’s office space located in the historic San Francisco Chronicle building in downtown San Francisco.