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Myplanet Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Grass roots

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    Current Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    People are members of largely self-organizing teams, and everyone's opinion matters. Friendly coworkers. Big and interesting customers. Early adoption of new technology. Salary is about industry average for Toronto.

    Cons

    If you can't self-motivate, you'll struggle. Myplanet expects people to manage their own KPIs. Lots of growth over the past couple of years means lots of changes (although things are stabilizing now). Some turnover lately.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Employee-focused, flat org, trying to push the way work is done.

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

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time

    Pros

    - flat org
    - focuses on quality and org mission
    - cares about the employees
    - great group of people (socially)
    - always driving employees to skill up

    Cons

    - professional services can be challenging
    - there are lots of competing interests so it can feel like your speciality is not important at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Myplanet is a progressive company, with a great culture and working environment, that truly values its employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer/Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Designer/Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Myplanet

    Pros

    Beautiful office building
    Ergonomic set-up
    Good location in Toronto (design district, near St-Lawrence Market)
    Smart, talented, collaborative staff
    Low hierarchy organization, with a Director staff that consult staff and seem truly open to input
    Staff are trusted, not micromanaged, and entrepreneurial, self-starter spirit is encouraged/supported
    Challenging projects
    Good work-life balance for an agency, they work to be flexible as much as possible
    Complimentary starbucks coffee, hot chocolate etc
    Office politics appear to be practically non-existant
    Thorough on-boarding process
    Extended health benefits and an EAP are nice to have
    Innovative perks and engagement activities like Awesome Time program (provides nice support to staff who want to develop skills or do non-project work that is still of benefit to the company), movie nights, staff outings etc
    Company that does both professional design/dev services and also creators of their own unique product (valuable market diversification)

    Cons

    Training opportunities have been put on hold temporarily (though informal inter-staff training still happens)
    Some of the interesting perks (meditation, yoga etc) are also on hold
    People seeking many opportunities to climb the ladder may not find this low hierarchy model to be for them
    Some of the more complex, infrastructure type projects may be more appealing to developer applicants than designer applicants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I'd probably work here for free...

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    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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 a 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time (more than a 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
  10.  

    Open culture open peep

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    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
  11. 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

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