Tech company dealing with growing pains but showing great potential.
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 January 2019
The workplace culture is very tech-oriented and it is expected that you will hit the ground running and be resourceful very quickly. You often hear internally that "Shopify is a hard company to work for", and they want you to move fast, but fast often creates problems of its own.
Many programs and systems have been quickly implemented without understanding the underlying rules/procedures required, and then significant amounts of time are needed after the fact to correct the errors/issues that arise because of this.
A light breakfast and full lunch are provided daily, however this offering becomes a taxable benefit to the employee.
Shopify provides a generous total rewards program, however no pension plan is offered to employees. Instead, you receive an annual 'flex credit' of $5,000, which you can allocate all or a portion of, to an RRSP. This 'flex credit' is in addition to the base benefits plan.
Cash compensation is either at market, or slightly higher, due to the competitiveness in this industry.
The people are nice to work with and there is a strong teamwork environment. That is one of the redeeming factors you will experience while working at Shopify.
Can work from home whenever needed to.
High expectations to get up to speed very quickly.