- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Good product, bad company cultureOct 7, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ONRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
You get to work on a great product. Shopify does do pretty solid work. There are a few cool people working there
Salaries are very low Managers are inexperienced, egotistical, and have a superficial understanding of topics. Very "cliquey" They expect you to work long hours, if you leave before 7PM, you can sense the passive-aggressiveness towards you Very few opportunities for career development Overall, it's your typical mid-sized company that's growing too fast and is trying to save money by overworking employees. Feels more like a high school than a professional company.Continue reading
Other Employee Reviews
- Current Intern, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great company, great benefits, pushes you to thrive on changeJun 1, 2023 - InternRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
As a career-switcher, Shopify has been an incredibly supportive company. They give interns access to knowledge and resources across different disciplines and support technical and professional growth.
Layoffs the past few years were hard.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Senior Leadership is out to LunchMay 9, 2023 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Great/close colleagues. - Interesting projects to work on. - Great learning resources and opportunities. - Good WLB, depending on where you are in the organization.
- The company is run by a CEO that changes his mind on a whim with little to no pushback from people directly under him. Case-and-point, he acquires a fulfillment company for 2.1 billion dollars, only to sell it for 1.1 billion dollars 10 months later. This is not an example of sane or prudent decision making. I understand that successful acquisitions are rare but I've never seen an acquisition given up on or resold less than a year later. Such whimsical decision making does not happen with people who know how to run companies. - Senior leadership outright lies. Case-and-point, in Feb 2023, the president of Shopify states that no more layoffs will happen. Then 3 months later a 20% layoff occurs. Even the most senior leaders of a company cannot guarantee, under all circumstances, that layoffs will not occur. So don't bother saying that they won't occur in major business news publications. This is an example of why you shouldn't take what leadership says at face value. - Depending on where you are in the organization, you may find yourself on project where you have to deliver features, quality be damned. You may or may not be okay with this approach to software development. - Internal processes and communication tools change with no realized benefit. On the contrary, there have been net negative benefits of some changes. - Attempts at fostering a trusting culture are laughable.Continue reading