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Updated 23 April 2019
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  • "Work life balance (Really understand that employees have life outside work)" (in 10 reviews)

  • "The leadership team has stumbled in the past but has found it's way more recently" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Guided and grown by values"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - A growing culture of openness and diversity
    - Professional guidance for hard and soft skills and clear paths of advancement
    - Tri-weekly drop-in meditation and annual Mindfulness training offered in office
    - Self-organized wellness and special interest groups who and meet for fitness/planking, food related interests, gaming etc.
    - Established group of long-term team members with a solid culture at it's core
    - Lots of new, fresh ideas that come with new hires
    - Management is accessible and approachable. get's hands dirty
    - Focus on Emotional Intelligence in hiring process helps maintain our values and culture despite growth
    - Humane work from home policy
    - Office dogs!

    Cons

    - With a growing team, we've seen culture shift and re-stabilize.
    - We're agile, so we pivot when needed which may not suit those looking for a product focused, static org structure and skills base

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to grow our team with our shared values in mind, to ensure our culture and values are maintained


  2. "Love this place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frontend Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Frontend Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great projects, great leadership and great colleagues. Varied and interesting work. Remote-worker friendly. Clear career development paths. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Erm... honestly can't think of anything.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing.

  3. "A true learning organization with a growth mindset!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partnerships Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Partnerships Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Been working at Myplanet for a year and a half. The work is challenging but extremely rewarding and opportunities to grow present itself at every step (combined with some of the best leadership I've seen in tech).

    The biggest pro of working at Myplanet is that it is truly a learning organization. The company is invested in learning, improving processes, and helping teams/individuals upskill and grow. There is a growth path for everyone (individual contributor, team lead etc).

    Other pros:
    - Get to work with some of the smartest and kindest people.
    - Taking on big and complex projects that involve emerging interfaces. Myplanet is working on future-thinking platform projects.
    -Tech agnostic - so you get exposed to a wide range of emerging and legacy tech partners in the industry.

    Cons

    Team is growing in size and space is limited at our downtown HQ but that is changing as we're expanding our space downtown!

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the business without losing its' soul!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Founder Culture With Values"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Team in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Partner Team in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of energy and great client brands. And working on the latest tech. It's cool to read about interfaces like conversation and voice, or enablers like AI, and then come to work and see them being proposed, then developed. Having lots of clients and partners internationally broadens the scope of work too.

    Cons

    It's a fast, growing company so not all of the details and processes are ironed out or thought of. And there will often be last minute things. It's an Agile shop but you'll need to be agile too. If you've worked for companies before with a hundred people or so, you'll get it.

    Advice to Management

    It's not arriving that's important, but the steps you take in getting there.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, Challenging, Smart, Humane Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Strategist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Strategist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Truly believe and understand work-life balance
    - Live and breathe the values of diversity
    - Do their best to pair employees with projects, technologies, industries, and design challenges they are interested in
    - Care deeply about everyone

    Cons

    The company is growing quickly due to delivering well on projects, and so are experiencing growing pains, Figuring out how to rework office space, staffing projects up without hiring too quickly, etc. But consistently ask for feedback on how to handle this better.

    Myplanet Response

    30 Jan 2019 – CEO

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review— it’s really nice to hear you recognize and appreciate the time and care we put into trying to pair the right people with the right projects to ensure... More


  6. "Another year of growth and amazing work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time

    Pros

    - The company is growing and the work coming in is exciting and challenging
    - C-level folks are accessible and the company cares about the employers
    - Amazing co-workers
    - Great culture

    Cons

    - The company is growing and is facing 'growing pains'


  7. "Great Company. Always learning. Good growth opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As many people have said, Myplanet has an amazing culture of work life balance. They understand that people are people and not just commodities. They genuinely care about employee well being, health, happiness and fulfillment on the job.

    Projects are varied and challenging. There is always something interesting to work on, and perhaps at times that can also wind up being a con as well. Being a client shop, things can be pretty fast paced.

    Myplanet is always open to feedback and constructive criticism to make the company better. The management are all really good people who are always listening for ways to improve the company.

    The people are all amazing. Everyone there seems to love what they do. The teams are genuinely awesome, and the managers, project leads, and leadership are all warm kind people. Something that seems rare in the world of business today.

    Cons

    Of course, nothing is completely perfect. As mentioned by others, it can be hard to find a room for meetings.

    Myplanet has faltered and stumbled in the past and gone through some growing pains. They still are as they find new areas to work in with new clients and new kinds of projects. As it expands, it is redefining its identity, which can be disorienting at times, and mean that learning takes place on project, and by trial and error.

    The company can seem understaffed at times, and thus it means that developers can have fast overlap between projects, be pulled quickly off of one and put onto another, and some projects can feel like they would benefit from another non-existent dev. It can be hard to know exactly what you will work on next until you are on it, and then it is just rolling with things as they come. Some people can thrive in that environment, and others not as much.

    Stability in company processes is still being worked out, which can also make it a great place if you are a thinker, a thought leader and a doer. There is a lot of room for growth to become better in certain areas, redefining aspects of company culture and company practices, such as around custom software architecture and design. It can be frustrating at times not having these things already in place, but also means that it is an area that contributions are welcomed and embraced.

    In that sense, none of these things are totally cons. They are just the realities of companies that are growing, evolving and changing. That growth has its pains, but we all go through it together.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for change and improvement. Look to your engineers to help redefine core aspects of how we sell software to clients, what we sell, and how we build, support and maintain solidly structured and designed software.

    Work on building up developer experience and culture the same way we have built up design/ux/ui culture and drupal culture. There are untapped resources within the company that could be leveraged to open up whole new streams of income with javascript expertise, knowledge, consultancy and application building. We can totally become a thought leader in the JS world just like we became in Drupal and UX.

    Myplanet Response

    30 Jan 2019 – CEO

    "They understand that people are people and not just commodities” Yes! This is exactly how we have worked to structure things from the get-go. I’m so glad that it’s being felt by the team as a whole... More

  8. "Doing all the right things"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1) Amazing work culture
    2) Smart and collaborative peers
    3) Open management, heading in the right direction
    4) Work life balance (Really understand that employees have life outside work)

    Cons

    Right since the interview day till today, haven't found any major cons.

    There are of course downsides in any company but what matters is that the company or management acknowledges it and actively tries to resolve it. Myplanet does that very openly and efficiently with respect to gap in company processes or interview process or tech best practices.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and don't trade-off on hiring smarter people for faster hiring.


  9. "Smart people doing great work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work in the futuristic space.
    Awesome work culture and work life balance.
    Very friendly management.

    Cons

    Nothing really to mention here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. "Really on a roll, so proud to be a part of this team"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time

    Pros

    I love my team. I'm proud to be part of a company that's at the leading edge of how technology will change how we work.

    The leadership has successfully transitioned many incoming projects to have a heavy emphasis on data and AI, and they have built one of the leading Voice / Conversation practice areas in North America.

    The team tends to be modest, but they have amassed an impressive customer roster comprised of the top tech companies and brands. The focus on Smarter Interfaces seems to be paying off. The company has been growing consistently and recently raised funding.

    I love my colleagues, and it's been years since I've been this energized by my work. Katie, Jada and the hiring team have really refined the hiring process, so those that do join are of a high calibre. These people are surprisingly cross-disciplinary... Myplanet is the first place I've worked where design, engineering and product really respect each other and collaborate. I also appreciate the significant effort put into creating an inclusive and accessible workplace. When I need time with family, my team empathizes and works with me to accommodate.

    I was able to attend the Myplanet Mind training program since I joined, and mindfulness is now a part of my daily routines. The company invests heavily in professional development, mentorship, and has established clear career paths that give me choices.

    Cons

    Never enough meeting rooms, though the office expansion should fix that
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    You need to be comfortable working in a cross-functional team. If you prefer working on your own, Myplanet may not be the right choice for you.

    The leadership team is very busy and so you need to be good at working with your team and troubleshooting on your own.

    Performance reviews give great feedback, but often arrive a month or two late.

    Advice to Management

    Build space to breath into your growth plans. Keep investing in culture, training and innovation.

    Myplanet Response

    30 Jan 2019 – CEO

    This kind of feedback makes me so happy: “I love my colleagues, and it's been years since I've been this energized by my work.” Our vision is to re-energize how people connect in the workplace and we... More