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Updated 13 August 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work-life balance for an agency, they work to be flexible as much as possible" (in 5 reviews)

  • "ambitious leadership team who are also very open to inputs" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Agency growing pains were very apparent at times" (in 5 reviews)

  • "I don't have anything negative to say about working at Myplanet" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Software Developer (Drupal)"

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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

    - Great place to work / Excellent work culture
    - Variety of different projects and exciting opportunities
    - Management team always there to help out and support and cares for employee advancement
    - Unlimited Coffee/Hot Chocolate
    - Sitting/Standing tables
    - Shiny new top of the line equipment

    Cons

    - None at all


  2. "Good working atmosphere, amazing leadership team, respectful co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Get to work with a lot of talented and motivated people
    - Very nice office
    - Leadership is very transparent and cares about employee's personal career development
    - Get to work on different projects
    - B-corp
    - Company is doing a good job at making sure everyone is being treated equally and respectfully in the work space.

    Cons

    - Have to work on multiple projects at the same time sometime
    - Not every project that you are on is super exciting

  3. "Great environment and work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Fullstack Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Fullstack Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Work-life balance
    - Being an outsourcing company gives you many opportunities to work on several different clients/technologies
    - Great Downtown location

    Cons

    - Company struggles a little on how to place employees amongst the building 3 floors.
    - A gym reimbursement would be a great nice to have
    - Being an outsourcing company could also mean you could work with technologies that are not part of your expertise


  4. "A Remarkable Workplace With An Unbeatable Culture, Prioritizing People And Work/Life Balance."

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    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

    I've been at Myplanet for a little over 6 months now and I must say that I am completely impressed by my experience so far. Here are some notable items:

    GENERAL PERKS:

    - Plenty of opportunities to receive and provide mentorship

    - Remote working/work from home friendly

    - Flexible working hours/schedule

    - 5 "awesome days" for all employees to work on professional development, projects or anything you want to learn to better your skills

    - Profit sharing and stock options

    - Pet friendly office. You can bring your dog to work. A very nice way to relieve stress in the work place

    - Office inside of a cool historic building in Toronto (tall ceilings, big windows, exposed brick, etc.)

    - Professional development budget for books, courses, some conferences and even buying new tech

    VALUES & CULTURE:

    - Myplanet has a solid culture, series of process and wonderful people

    - Strong culture of inclusivity that feels authentic

    - Hack days every quarter where you can collaborate with people from across different teams to solve interesting design/tech/business

    - Great pride in providing amazing customer experiences

    problems

    - Company is investing time and resources in very interesting areas like AR, VR, Voice-Tech... amongst others

    - There is a strong culture of knowledge sharing and promoting thought leadership

    - Myplanet is solid is in documenting its processes. The company wiki is great and super helpful.

    - Lightning talks every week. A chance to watch an interesting presentation done by another team member, and enjoy drinks and snacks with everyone

    - Culture of mindfulness and meditation is present throughout the company

    - 360 degree reviews are done every quarter, where you self-assess yourself and your peers which help inform your semi-annual compensation reviews

    PEOPLE & LEADERSHIP:

    - My coworkers are very intelligent and fascinating people

    - The IT staff are very great in providing you with fast tech support and the right tools to help you get your job done well.

    - The leadership team are very down to earth and are very approachable

    - 4 of the 5 original founders still work for the company

    - CEO is a very nice guy and actually takes the time to get to know people

    - Paths of advancements are made very clear to employees

    - Managers work closely with employees for professional development

    - People are given shoutouts for doing good work as well as for general celebrations (birthdays, work anniversaries, etc.)

    MISC.:

    - They have an impressive portfolio of clients and partners (some you'll learn more about upon joining the team)

    - Opportunities to travel for work if you work in a client-services oriented role

    - The company is always on brand

    - Employee retention seems quite strong

    Cons

    Like any company, it has some growing pains but nothing too major. The building is split into 3 floors so sometimes you feel separated from people on the other floors.

    The space is starting to feel more full as a result of growth. But the leadership team is acquiring more space to handle that.

    The office can feel quiet sometimes because people are offsite for client visits and so on.

    There are no stocked shelves full of snacks like other tech companies (that could change though)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Keep making the effort to hear employee feedback and taking action on them. Keep putting things back into the company that are in the benefit of the people who work there. Also some more snacks in the future would be fantastic! Finally, keep up the amazing culture of CX where we go above and beyond to help the customers we serve.


  5. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software 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 work life balance
    - Care about career growth
    - You can bring your dog!

    Cons

    - Because consultancy, will eventually work with older tech, or tech you don't know
    - No gym membership reimbursement


  6. Helpful (1)

    "QA Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time

    Pros

    - There is lot of passion in the work environment
    - Efficient leadership
    - Freedom to implement new solutions
    - Constructive feedback from mentors
    - Regular PD meets and process improvement meets
    - Various recourses to learn new technologies
    - Promising compensation
    - Amazing work culture both professional and cultural

    Cons

    Haven't come across nay so far


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I feel proud to work at Myplanet"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Expect to work with very smart and talented people.
    Very friendly and collaborative environment.
    Awesome tools (you will be working on a brand new 15 inch macbook pro).
    Your project will most likely be using cutting edge technology.
    Possibility to work remotely.

    Cons

    Working remotely (which is also a pro, depending of the way you look at it).

    Advice to Management

    Please keep up the good work!

  8. "Innovative studio with excellent culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture (focus on people values & technical mastery/curiosity!!), strong emphasis on training and development, focus on the future and developing capabilities in emerging tech, regular and proactive communication from leadership about the organization's mission, progress, and challenges

    Cons

    No parking, no breakfast/lunch provided

    Advice to Management

    Continue focus on people development and recruitment to ensure project teams are regularly staffed at the right level with the right people

    Myplanet Response

    7 Feb 2018 – CEO

    We love to say that Myplaneters are Makers, Collaborators and Entrepreneurs. We've spent a lot of time ensuring a strong culture, and I'm glad that it is resonating with you. We do have parking... More


  9. "Business development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Myplanet has proven to be a humbling experience so far - exactly what I thought it would be // how the role was communicated to me in the interview process.

    A few pros that come to mind:
    - Coming from a larger tech giant, I find that there is so much humanity here (in the work they do, their business process and how they treat their people) - also one of the first Bcorps in Canada. This was a huge in my decision to move here and it hasn't failed to disappoint - extremely fulfilling. Really rare to see in the tech space.
    - Opportunity to work with a team with so much personality, integrity and expertise in their own domains. Opportunity to build something ground up.
    - Given that we're on an upward sloping growth trajectory, there is a lot of work to be done, which is a challenge but also a huge opportunity if you're a self starter.
    - Work with some of the biggest and leading companies in the world - projects are exciting.
    - Dogs in the office (for those who love dogs).
    - Our office is a heritage site and the first Bank of Canada building, real delight to the eyes.
    - Feel like I'm getting paid to learn.
    - They value work-life balance.
    - Mindfulness training.

    Cons

    - No free lunches but lots of free coffee/cocoa

    Advice to Management

    Really onto something with the incredible research and work they're doing around smarter interfaces, certified and/or endorsed by the big techies. Keep at it!


  10. "Fellowship program is great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - The Fellowship program was well organized and very useful, they taught very useful and relevant web technologies in a fun yet structured manner.
    - Great company culture and environment, plenty of perks.
    - Really care about employees .

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about Myplanet.

    Advice to Management

    Continue and expand the Fellowship program


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