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Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "A Second Family"

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

    I worked at Myplanet full-time

    Pros

    - food
    - unlimited vacation
    - great office

    Cons

    - some attrition
    - hard to book meetings with some folks

    Myplanet Response

    Mar 21, 2016 – CEO

    Thank-you for taking the time to write this review.

    Our office(s) have a lot going for them. Glad that they have been a positive in your experience at Myplanet.

    We have a lot of perks, my... More


  2. "A second family that definitely works hard and celebrates the big and small wins!"

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

    I worked at Myplanet full-time

    Pros

    - people
    - location
    - benefits
    - challenges that help you grow professionally
    - Mindfulness Mondays were great to take the break and reflect

    Cons

    - some people needed more structure than others
    - could be a culture shock for those that come from an larger enterprise organization.

    Myplanet Response

    Mar 21, 2016 – CEO

    Really appreciate your time writing this review. It sounds like a lot of your experience here at Myplanet resonated with you. I appreciate your time contributing to forums such as SOTU, Company Q&A... More

  3. "Stop Acting Like a Startup"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Myplanet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Smart co-workers. Great building to work from. And Global clients with interesting projects (if you're on the right teams).

    Cons

    1. Keep making the same mistakes (process & discipline)
    2. Seem not to believe in the need for management.
    3. Need to trust more in delegating work to people.

    Advice to Management

    At some point you have to stop acting like a startup. Find your Eric Schmidt.


  4. "Great work environment"

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

    I worked at Myplanet full-time

    Pros

    - Everyone at the company enjoys working with one another
    - Lots of room to grow and opportunity to work on a variety of projects
    - Leadership team keen on helping each team member grow (with budget on conferences and professional development)
    - Flexible work from home policies
    - Great office!

    Cons

    - Company direction wasn't clear at times


  5. "Great company culture but lack of technology leadership"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great environment with lots of smart people around you.
    - Open atmosphere and no corporate bureaucracy bullcrap.
    - Small teams meaning everyone has opportunity to shine.
    - Friendly and casual.
    - Teams are self organized and has a great deal of freedom in what to do with their projects.

    Overall, Myplanet is a great place to work if you're fresh in the industry and it sets the culture bar pretty high.

    Cons

    - Projects can sometimes get stressful and requires people to work overtime. However in such situations teams usually do so voluntarily, and any member unwilling to do so is understood, and no upper management will apply pressure due to the self-organizing nature.
    - Heritage building undergoes various maintenance and repairs regularly and it can get noisy and annoying when it happens for months onward.
    - Personnels can get yanked and moved around projects even in the middle of a project. The context switches can sometimes be very disruptive.
    - Lack of general tech leadership, teams are like an independent working units that don't follow too much of a general guideline or share technology aspects.
    - Being a smaller company, the benefits and compensation isn't at the top.

    If you are an experienced expert in your field, place for growth is limited.

    Advice to Management

    - Establish more clearly defined tech leadership principles to guide the different teams to work more efficiently. For example Amazon's SOA approach. There are lots of repeating work between projects which is wasted resource.
    - Get better at writing SOWs in some of the projects.


  6. "Overall great people and good culture."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myplanet full-time

    Pros

    -Friendly, supportive co-workers
    -Amazing office (historic building)
    -Autonomy (Flat structure)
    -Well intentioned, understanding, and respectful management (These guys are honestly some of the nicest, coolest guys I've worked for)
    -A good number of interesting projects with some well-known brands

    Cons

    -Frequent shifting focus and direction from leadership
    -Slow company growth
    -Lack of clear individual growth path / opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Focus on balancing both building foundation and growth initiatives.


  7. "A good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    The company is vibrant and the team is very good at what they do.
    You have the chance to work on many different projects, and it helps you learn lots of new things.
    The ability to work from home is also a benefit I value.
    The "managers" are very open and the information about the company is always clear.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard, especially when I started at the company, to fully understand how projects are structured, since not all projects follow the same guidelines.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work, listen to the employees and make the company better.

  8. "Easy to become part of the team"

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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

    Pros

    I have been "friends" with the company for a number of years and it is exciting to join the team and become a Myplaneteer.

    - A team of smart, capable individuals
    - Takes learning and development very seriously with 1:1 coaching as well as weekly learning sessions
    - Excellent workspace and comfortable working environment in a really cool office
    - Autonomy and responsibility: if you're the team leader, you lead the team
    - Startup atmosphere and a very entrepreneurial culture. The company wants you to inspire positive change
    - Investments in mindfulness and employee well being
    - There is always somebody you can ask a question to

    Cons

    - I had expected in some areas more established processes on how certain aspects of the business are handled. That said, Myplanet is a startup, and process is an area I can see the company is working hard on improving

    Advice to Management

    Get a little better every day and stay in tune with your (amazing) people!

    Myplanet Response

    Sep 16, 2016 – CEO

    Thank-you so much for taking the time to post your experience.

    We also feel fortunate to work with many smart, collaborative individuals. We are also glad you have recognized the very active... More


  9. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Interaction Designer
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great people, great benefits, performance reviews held regularly and with good feedback. The company is very transparent and keeps its employees aware of its plans and goals, and how employees fit into those goals. Questions and engagement in the company's future are fostered and encouraged.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but the projects are very enterprise-focused, though there is a good deal of variety within those. There's a lot of jumping around between projects as you're needed, so not much chance to see a project through from start to finish. Not a lot of time or budget for conferences or training.

    Advice to Management

    Apply the transparency and commitment from the director presentations to employee training and opportunities for learning and career progression outside of Myplanet. I found that things like this were enabled, but not necessarily encouraged, nor was there a process outlined for it, and that would have been helpful. Also, encourage employees to maintain a better work/life balance!

    Myplanet Response

    Apr 12, 2016 – CEO

    Thank-you for taking the time to post your experience here at Myplanet. We're focused on creating inspired software experiences in the enterprise, from how people discover and buy products, to the... More


  10. "Fellow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in North York, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer in North York, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Myplanet (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good atomosphere. Team is small and you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty bad. and heard working time is very long.

    Myplanet Response

    Apr 12, 2016 – CEO

    Thank-you for your review. We're definitely proud of our talented, close-knit team, and have worked hard to provide an inspiring work environment. For our Fellowship training program the focus on our... More


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