Shopify Employee Reviews about "no cons"

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke
Tobias Lütke
463 Ratings
Pros
  • "You work from home which is best decision I ever made as well as helping the planet(in 64 reviews)

  • "Get to work from home, great benefits(in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • "The experiences that gurus have seems to be very different from that of RnD/ other disciplines(in 28 reviews)

  • "Higher ups preach "work/life harmony" (work/life balance) but you'll get side eye if you try to leave the office before 5 on a Friday(in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (17)

    "Fastest, biggest game in town. Once in a lifetime phase of growth."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shopify full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Shopify is at the top of the Canadian technology scene. Smart, performance oriented, crazy sustained growth means you will see things you can’t see anywhere else. This is how the big companies you know about happened and it’s happening to a Canadian company. You can help. Wins matter in this business and Shopify is winning.

    Cons

    Pace and growth rate mean even though the company has the best of intentions, often challenges happen because no one has solved issues yet. Sometimes it’s fun being in the rocket but sometimes the g-forces can get you.

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    Shopify Response

    October 7, 2020Social Care

    Hey, there! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the feedback! I can understand your comments about the pace and growth of Shopify. Changes can definitely be challenging. Practicing self awareness and learning to become comfortable with uncertainty can help you thrive in this environment. Our values are the behaviours that are seen in people who are successful at Shopify, but they exist in the context of each person’s team. For example, we value being impactful, but acting alone leads to limited impact. It’s only by working with others that leads to building the best products for our merchants. Again, thank you for your feedback!

  2. "Potentially the greatest company in the world"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchant Success Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shopify full-time

    Pros

    I genuinely believe Shopify could be the greatest company in the world. I love this organisation so much and I pinch myself every day that I get to work here.

    Cons

    None. Nada. Zilch. Nothing negative. This place is the real deal.

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  3. "Great company to work at"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work on impactful things Lots of autonomy Flexible work hours and good work from home support

    Cons

    Projects can move quite slowly There can be too much waiting to get clarity on the direction at times

  4. "Incredible Company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Operations Coordinator in Victoria, BC

    I have been working at Shopify full-time

    Pros

    Culture, Supporting Global Businesses, Growth Opportunity, Continous Skill development

    Cons

    I have loved every aspect of working for Shopify.

  5. "Good place"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great culture and organisation; good pay

    Cons

    permanent remote working takes away the social aspect of work

  6. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Galway
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and work/life balance

    Cons

    Remote working can be tough if you aren't used to it

  7. Helpful (1)

    "A life-changing place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The biggest pro to me is doing work that matters. There's a very real, shared connection to the company's mission among Shopifolk that is incredibly motivating. There's so much opportunity to make a real impact, and after coming from another very large tech company, it's so refreshing that there's real collaboration across teams and disciplines that I've never seen elsewhere. The Talent team also goes WAY above and beyond for employees. Throughout Covid we've been given so many incredible perks (like Fridays off all summer, a very generous expense allowance for creating a comfortable workspace at home, and much more). Working at Shopify has pushed me to grow in ways that no other job has and I'm really thankful for it. For those of us who lean into that growth, the rewards are pretty amazing.

    Cons

    Being surrounded by so many incredible people can definitely lend to imposter syndrome (this isn't necessarily a con but can be a real challenge), things move FAST and if you wait around for people to hold your hand and and spoon feed you information you'll get left behind quickly (resourcefulness and using available context is highly valued), the office closing for all of 2021 was a huge letdown but of course I understand given the circumstances

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  8. "Good Opportunity"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Customer Success Guru 

    I worked at Shopify full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Did not have any downside

  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time

    Pros

    High care environment with incredible people

    Cons

    Stressful. Constant changes and tight deadlines.

  10. "Great company, get on board"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for professional growth. Leadership is fully committed to vision. Awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Work hours can be long. Some weekends mixed in.

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