- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Shopify full-time
- Amazing mentors, leads, and directors
- Folks have cared about my growth
- I've learned soo so much
- I'm treated respectfully
- I respect The Company's leadership and The Company's mission
- My compensation is competitive
- I love my work
- Really, my only gripe involves the working-from-home culture. I'm a social person so missing out on office spaces and meeting colleagues in person has been a downer. I feel like sometimes I don't know too many people. I get that this is the format during COVID, and I appreciate how The Company committed to the digital-by-default format so as to (eventually) make it the best possible experience, but there are growing pains.
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Shopify (Toronto, ON).
I was interviewed for an internal Recruiter position. I have over 5 years of experience working with high-growth technology companies and never have I had such a terrible interview. The interviewer was an internal recruiter who's been there for 4 months and had ZERO recruitment experience before this. He was a musical sales manager prior to his role! When recruiting for senior manager or senior-level roles, you need to have recruiters who actually know what they're doing and who have the level of experience needed to ensure QUALITY CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE.
The interview seemed unprofessional. The interviewer turned his camera half-way through the interview because he 'had to take notes'. This is such a strange this to say during a screening call and shows zero interest in the candidate experience. It screams, I'm just screening these qualifying questions and then moving on.
Shopify's interviewing needs a serious change. They're growing too quickly and their candidate experience is dropping. I declined to move forward after this experience because this is not the culture nor the type of recruiting I support.