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Shopify Overview

Ottawa, ON (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
2006
Company - Public (SHOP)
Internet
$2 to $5 billion (AUD) per year
Competitors

Google, Facebook, Squarespace

Shopify is a platform built for independent business owners of all shapes and sizes to start, sell, market and manage their businesses online, in-store, and everywhere between. With a comprehensive set of industry-leading tools, Shopify has helped over 1,000,000 people in ... Read more

Mission: Make Commerce Better For Everyone.

Shopify Reviews

  • "Amazing experience"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place
    Work life balance
    Opportunities
    Good salary

    Cons

    Workload may not be shared equally.

    Advice to Management

    None.

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Shopify Photos

Shopify photo of: Lounge in the Ottawa (234) office
Shopify photo of: A meeting room in the Ottawa (234) office
Shopify photo of: A mix of working spaces in our Ottawa (234) office
Shopify photo of: A Pair Programming room in the Ottawa (234) office
Shopify photo of: The "Makers Space" room in the Ottawa (234) office
Shopify photo of: The Wellness Room in the Ottawa (234) office
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Shopify Interviews

Experience

Experience
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    Launch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Shopify (Sydney) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Summary: Werid, too much effort, time-consuming and ineffective.

    Step1: The job application started with requirements to create a trial store to demonstrate capability to add products collection, about me page, funny video page and a blog post "why I want to work for the Shopify Plus team". There has been so much effort involved for the job application even before getting to hear from a recruiter. Meanwhile, there has been several friendly shopify internal staff and third party partner got in contact about getting more sales for the store????

    Step 2: Get up early for a casual, unstructured 15 mins Skype call to "tell us about yourself". After that, the recruiter did not take the initiative to tell me a little about the role to in exchange like they usually would. Instead she asked "Do you have any questions about the role" - Made me feel a little weird as she doesn't show interest ??? I only asked about the next steps, the recruiter said she would advise further whether there will be another longer conversation with herself or her team on a specific timeline.

    Step 3: The recruiter didn't follow up to advise on the agreed timeline so I asked and she organised another super early call for a longer chat with her 2 weeks later. So the interview started off with the classic "Tell us your life story" - This seems like an easy one but it can be quite tricky because you want to come across personable to recount your life stories but you need to convey your life stories around the capability about the job and career? Such an open ended question but you in a monologue ramble awkwardness.

    Step 4: The recruiter dropped me a miss call/voicemail to inform me about their decision to move forward with other candidates. No feedback and mutual value added experience like some other smart companies out there to see it as an opportunity to market themselves. If you try to make candidates to put decent amount of effort into the job application to test their sincerity, make sure you give something in return so they walk away with a great impression with Shopify.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any questions about the role?   1 Answer
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Shopify Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 most attractive companies for tech workers, Hired, 2017
  • Linkedin Top Companies 2018, Linkedin, 2018
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