Myplanet

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Myplanet Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
11 Reviews
4.9
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    I'd probably work here for free...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myplanet

    Pros

    Smart and creative people. Work hard but can have fun. Lots of growth opportunities, both in responsibility and skills. Have gone from small projects to doing great strategic work for some of the world's most prominent tech and telecom companies. Push for stable and high performing teams. Mindfulness training. Values-based culture.

    Cons

    Lot of change. Roles shift every few months as the company grows. Flat structure means people need to be self organizing. Can be tough to spend enough time in one place to really master your role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of the values as the company grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing, supportive company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Since the company has a flat hirearchy and team structure, it's really easy to hop between roles and technical skills. I like how as long as I'm contributing and delivering I can experiment working with design, development or more management roles. The flexibility allows me to grow professionally.

    Cons

    Some of the high stress clients put a lot of pressure on the teams - sometimes requiring overtime or last minute travel plans. While this is compensated, it does add stress to individuals with families.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Myplanet Response

    Oct 20, 2014

    We love happy Myplaneteers! We've setup our product philosophy and company structure to deliver the kind of professional growth you're talking about. You've been here for much of our history... your ... More

  3.  

    Fellowship experience is great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myplanet

    Pros

    -good environment
    - good people, awesome project to work with

    Cons

    - bad salary
    - location is bad

    Myplanet Response

    Oct 20, 2014

    Really glad that you've enjoyed our Fellowship program. We're investing in the curriculum and mentors needed to make it a unique approach to industry learning. As the program matures we are reducing ... More

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best open source and open minded company on the planet!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Myplanet as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Open source: countless opportunities to learn and excel at cutting edge technology;
    Agile: fast paced work, results of work are visible right away, close relations within team;
    People: amazing, unique, supportive, easy going, positive, fun, knowledgeable;
    Management: seamless, supportive, knowledgeable;
    Mojito/margarita parties: what a great way of finishing up busy week with great food, music and refreshments;
    Awesome days: fantastic idea of improving employees technical skills, learning new things

    Cons

    Inconsistent work load: there were times with gaps between projects;
    Low complexity projects: it felt like we can work on more complex projects;
    Agile does not like specialists too much: at times team members with special skills sets or/and without development skills did not feel comfortable within team.
    Coffee machine out of service too often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management seemed to be doing its best bringing in business, keeping employees motivated.
    Keep doing this

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Most unique & welcoming workplace culture I've ever experienced.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone has a say in the direction of the company & we're all treated as equals- completely opposite from traditional corporate structure. I'm constantly inspired by the intelligence & ambition of my colleagues and couldn't ask for a better work environment.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Open culture open peep

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time

    Pros

    +People are very nice to each other, everyone treats others like friends.
    +Company culture is open, minimal stress.
    +Healthy work environment, has couches, chairs and standing desks.

    Cons

    -Nothing much to say here, only downside I can think of is that it's kindda far from downtown

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    So thoroughly have my assumptions/expectations of "work" been challenged, my life will be divided pre- and post-Myplanet

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time

    Pros

    - very empowered to affect change in any part of the business (nothing out of bounds for productive and concerned critique).
    - culture of humility. (no one projects any air of superiority in their domain.)
    - like I'm working with friends. there's no one I wouldn't love to have a beer with.
    - can pretty easily get a sense of how any part of the business runs.
    - gaining experience in culture-building.
    - lots of change.

    Cons

    - lots of change. (a con for some people)
    - I could list some cons, but literally any current con that I might have, is only unresolved because one of us haven't stepped up to fix it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to say here. I'd say it to their faces.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    As a Web Developer at Myplanet, expect Drupal, a quick pace of work, working in scrum and a great environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Myplanet as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of in-house Drupal talent means that Myplanet is one of the leaders in Drupal technologies in the region.
    The company has a focus on employees' well being, providing in-house meditation and yoga sessions, as well as having the mindful culture run through a lot of its operations.

    Cons

    As a young company in rapid growth, it's going through the usual growing pains of scaling and the internal logistics trying to adapt rapidly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Myplanet as a contractor

    Pros

    Committed to agile (Scrum).
    Fun working environment.
    Flexible working arrangements.
    Opportunity to work on interesting projects.
    Opportunity to learn new things.

    Cons

    A few growing pains. Not much more to say here, but I see there is a 20 word minimum, so I'll keep typing for a bit. Is that good? OK!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep with the commitment to agile. Ensure you don't lose some of the hard earned good spirits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great SMB Work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Representative in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Creative Representative in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very open culture and communication like and SMB. Changes which are required happens very quickly to protect employees and enhance work environment.

    Cons

    Office space is a bit segregated blocking face to face contact, but this is only temp.

    Deadlines sometimes may affect your work/life balance. Really have to be able to handle/manage it yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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