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Updated Oct 15, 2019

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Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke
Tobias Lütke
22 Ratings
  1. "Great people, good culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager 

    I have been working at Shopify full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, perks and culture. Felt cared for

    Cons

    Lots of chaos, still learning how to be a big company. A few jerks

    Advice to Management

    We need more managers ASAP

    Shopify2019-10-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "10x your career"

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

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A company that encourages you to learn and push yourself further every day. It values ownership, accountability, learning and thriving on change.

    Cons

    Work environment can get somewhat stressful from time to time.

    Shopify2019-07-09
  3. "Good culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time

    Pros

    People here are genuinely nice

    Cons

    The company is getting larger making it harder to be a generalist

    Shopify2019-06-24
  4. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of learning Smart people Hard work Great comp Good work life balance

    Cons

    Things change often (can be a pro, but also overwhelming) Growing company has growth pains

    Shopify2019-05-28
  5. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture of excellence and great perks

    Cons

    I cannot think of any major cons. This is a great corporation to work for.

    Shopify2019-05-07
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Best tech option in Canada"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Lead in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Perks (great office spaces, lunches, etc...). Respectable company that is reasonably well known in eastern Canada. High autonomy and high trust if your values align with the company. Brilliant people that care a lot. The company is much larger now than when I joined. Many things have changed. Your manager will really dictate your experience, which roles up to director/VP. There are many great teams working on... challenging problems.

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    Cons

    Company was always product focused, with development skill being the highest valued. This is shifting in favour of product management. Product teams report up through general managers, most of which were product managers. Many teams are still striking an okay balance, but power is definitely shifting towards product. Estimates are no longer WAGs. Departments are inconsistent. Offices are inconsistent. You will be... fine if you thrive on chaos and learning the differences. Is not for everyone though. Many managers/directors are inexperienced. Growing company with good opportunities for people, but you may end up under someone who you need to handle things they are not ready for. Gives you the opportunity to try more senior responsibilities before they are yours, but if you are expecting a clear vision you will be disappointed.

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    Advice to Management

    At the executive/senior leadership level, a lot of problems get delegated down the chain. Is likely a lot of things are being owned higher up, so it is possible the problem is transparency. It would be nice to see senior leaders own something from time to time. Ideally accountability would increase with someone senior having to follow through, rather than delegating to a director who delegates to a team. If... nothing else, it would help set the tone for others. Raise the bar. Mobile first shift was a good example of this.

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    Shopify2019-01-22
  7. "Shopify"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting, challenging, well paid, rewarding, smart people

    Cons

    Not a real downside IMO, but everyone is expected to take a lot of responsibility. Job roles are very fuzzy

    Shopify2019-01-03
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great New Grad/Junior Developer Position"

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Salary -Benefits($5000/year Lifestyle fund, Health, Dental) -Free Breakfast/Lunch -Tons of Office Perks

    Cons

    There are none. I do what I love everyday.

    Shopify2018-05-19
  9. "Great internship experience!"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in Ottawa, ON
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shopify for more than a year

    Pros

    - Free food, - Great mentorship opportunities and ability to connect with a lot of cool people - Amazing offices - Given a lot of autonomy for personal decisions. - A strong, no bs, product that the company really believes in

    Cons

    - Experience can be heavily team dependent

    Shopify2018-02-13
  10. "Really great culture and everyone is super friendly"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern 
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    I worked at Shopify for less than a year

    Pros

    - Really friendly cooworkers and very welcoming - Great salary for a Canadian company - Free meals, booze, and snacks - Nice office - Lots of growth/new opportunities - Flex hours

    Cons

    - Feels somewhat disorganised... - The actual work isn't all that interesting compared to some other companies

    Shopify2018-01-22
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