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Myplanet Overview

Toronto, ON
51 to 200 employees
2009
Company - Private
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We’re a software studio. We make smarter interfaces to empower your employees and engage your customers.

Want to learn more or join the team? Message us.

Mission: To re-energize how people connect in the workplace.

Company Updates

  • Wondering about a "content first" design strategy and how to implement it? Here are three ways to make your design process more content forward: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQgSt

    Three Ways to Make Content Part of Your Design Strategy

    You know what they say: It's a content-driven world, and we're all living in it. (Okay, maybe they don't say that. But they should, because it's true.) Content is the topic on everyone's lips: What is "good" content? How do we produce good content? How can we get more eyeballs on the good content we produce?

  • We built an employee tool in 1 week— here's how: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQgc6

    How We Built an Employee Tool in 1 Week - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Monday started with coffee, breakfast and greetings. Our team of five included: our client as the domain expert and decider; our Chief Design Officer Erik von Stackelberg as the Facilitator; our Chief Technology Officer Yashar Rassoulli as the Technology Lead; myself as the Interaction Designer; and Andrew Semuschak, our Associate Director of Visual Design as the Visual Interface Designer.

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Myplanet – Why Work For Us?


Myplanet is based on one simple idea: re-energize how people connect with technology in the workplace.

We imagine a world where the technology you interact with—the tools, programs and online experiences you use—actually energize your work experience.

This is what fuels us.

Since 2009, we've partnered with the world’s leading telecommunications providers and workplaces to design, build and orchestrate just that.

We're an eclectic group of bright minds from all walks of life. We believe in diversity and have created an inclusive environment for all of our team members.

We enjoy solving difficult problems, working hard and learning about cool ideas, but we also love to have fun. Learning sessions (think photography, craft beer & cider tastings, and virtual reality experiments, to name a few), ping-pong battles, archery tag and cottage weekends are just a few of the many ways we love to unwind and enjoy.

Interested in learning more? Reach out or apply today.


Here's what working at Myplanet is all about....

 Help realize an exciting vision:

At Myplanet we truly believe that technology can re-energize the workplace.  We interact with technology on a daily basis - and we know this connectivity is only going to grow with the internet of things.  Well imagine if the technology you worked with drastically improved your work life?

We believe we can make this happen. It’s how we help our clients. It’s what fuels us.

The way people manage, share and communicate from anywhere presents extraordinary opportunities - are you ready to help make an impact?

  • Design & Develop bespoke web-applications that are used by millions of people

  • Transform how people work and communicate, each and every day

 
 

Help create and promote great products 

Believing that we can use technology to re-energize the workplaces gives Myplanet the unique opportunity to create experiences and products that users love.  

Our clients are some of the largest, most respected in the world, including Cisco, New Balance, Warner Music and others. We support, develop and work behind the scenes of some of the top Fortune 100 companies.

Working at Myplanet gives you the unique ability to work on different projects and create meaningful impact in millions of users lives.

 

 
undefinedEveryone here makes a difference

Regardless of where you work within Myplanet, everyone can help influence the products that will be used by millions of people. From a simple suggestion, to a radical new way of thinking, you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact and leave your mark - over and over again. It’s something we look forward to, something we encourage.

  • Open office environment promotes collaboration
  • We like testing ideas and test assumptions
  • Risk-taking is welcomed and rewarded
 

 

Working with an eclectic, smart, agile team

Wondering what it’s like to work at Myplanet? We're a team of makers, entrepreneurs, and collaboraters with big ideas and a drive to solve big problems. If that sounds like you, read on.

We like to tackle hard problems and love to expand our knowledge. But we also love to have fun, and while we take our work seriously, we try not to take ourselves too seriously in the process.  We love what we do, plain and simple.

  • Open office environment with adjustable standing desks

  • Weekly gathering with snacks & refreshments including cold brew coffee and beer on tap

  • Casual dress code— wear what makes you comfortable!
 

 
 
Myplanet's a rapidly growing and an exciting brand

We’re growing and we’re growing fast. We work with some of the world's most influential organizations to build smarter interfaces to empower employees and engage customers.  

Be a part of our growth as we re-energize how people connect in the workplace and become a driving force behind making workplace experiences more enjoyable:

  • Myplanet named Momentum Company of the Year - TechConnex (2013)

  • Named Best Place for Workers - B-Corp (2013, 2014, 2016)

  • Employer of the Year Finalist - Toronto Board of Trade (2014)

  • Start-Up Company of the Year Finalist - TechConnex (2012)

  • Webbie Honouree (2013)

 

 

Benefits and perks

  • Awesome Time (similar to Google 20% Time)

  • On-Site Mindfulness & Meditation

  • Competitive salary

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Casual dress environment

  • Opportunities for Professional & Personal Development

  • Hackathons, Karaoke Nights, Archery Tag, Cottage Weekends and much much more….

 

A message from our CEO, Jason Cottrell

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Hello potential Myplaneteer,

Thanks for taking a look at our profile.  I wanted to give you a bit of insight into our commitment here at Myplanet.

Every day we come to work with one aim: to make the experiences of everyday life more enjoyable.

Right now, most of our time is spent improving the products we all use at work. We’re not out to create the next sexy, cool app. We’re more interested in tackling tough challenges that have a real impact. We come to the office each day ready to make another part of the workplace more useful, efficient or delightful for tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, often millions of people worldwide.

If you wonder why you haven't heard of us, it's because we aren't that flashy. You will find some very cool work here, but you won't see us bragging about it. In five years we have delivered impressive revenue and rapid valuation growth, but we don’t let that go to our heads. Instead, we pride ourselves on the experience we deliver to our customers, users and employees.

We love cross-functional individuals—unicorns, we call them—and we hold this as a critical skill in completing our work. We will invest in you as a person, as a professional, and as part of a cross-functional team. We invest the most in those who are here for the long haul. We need committed individuals to help us re-energize how the world works (literally.)

We will ask you to participate in making Myplanet better, too. We want you to become involved in the discussion, to always be ready to roll up your sleeves and be part of the solution.

Lastly, we will challenge you to live by our values: Focus, Innovation, Mastery, Humanity and Collaboration. And on the days where we don't do the same (hey, nobody is perfect...) we ask you to call us out on that. We will wake up the next day doubly motivated to stay true to who we are.

These principles may seem simple, but they deliver consistent results. If this seems like your cup of tea, now is the time to apply. Take a look at our open positions, perks and employee reviews.

Here’s to building a better Myplanet!

- Jason
CEO & Co-Founder
Myplanet

Here are some of the benefits that you can expect working at Myplanet:

  • 3 weeks (15 days) paid vacation time and unlimited sick time per calendar year
  • Group Benefits plan consisting of Health, Dental, Visioncare, Global Medical Assistance, Life Insurance, AD&D, LTD and Critical Illness Insurance.
  • Options for single and family coverage with premiums 100% paid by Myplanet for single coverage.
  • Employee Assistance Plan - premiums paid by Myplanet 
  • Training Time - time away from client and project work to focus on innovation and skills development, or to be used for professional or community contribution
  • Innovation Time - targeted days each year where the company focuses on bottom-up innovation on behalf of our customers and industry
  • A commitment to review compensation on a semi-annual basis and making any necessary adjustments at that time.
  • Detailed 360-degree performance feedback to support your career growth
  • Regular professional development meetings with a mentor to help you identify areas for growth or development 
  • Myplanet Mind and High Peformance Leadership certification programs developed and delivered exclusively within Myplanet
  • Support for certification and thought leadership tied to our key industry partnerships
  • Quarterly Alignment Week - an opportunity to meet and interact with the entire team including remote members
  • In-house health and wellness programs including twice-weekly meditation practice, weekly social gatherings, weekly knowledge sharing (Planetariums) and show-and-tell (Lightning Talks)... that cultivate a family-like & social atmosphere in an open concept office


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

    Pros

    Myplanet has proven to be a humbling experience so far - exactly what I thought it would be // how the role was communicated to me in the interview process.

    A few pros that come to mind:
    - Coming from a larger tech giant, I find that there is so much humanity here (in the work they do, their business process and how they treat their people) - also one of the first Bcorps in Canada. This was a huge in my decision to move here and it hasn't failed to disappoint - extremely fulfilling. Really rare to see in the tech space.
    - Opportunity to work with a team with so much personality, integrity and expertise in their own domains. Opportunity to build something ground up.
    - Given that we're on an upward sloping growth trajectory, there is a lot of work to be done, which is a challenge but also a huge opportunity if you're a self starter.
    - Work with some of the biggest and leading companies in the world - projects are exciting.
    - Dogs in the office (for those who love dogs).
    - Our office is a heritage site and the first Bank of Canada building, real delight to the eyes.
    - Feel like I'm getting paid to learn.
    - They value work-life balance.
    - Mindfulness training.

    Cons

    - No free lunches but lots of free coffee/cocoa

    Advice to Management

    Really onto something with the incredible research and work they're doing around smarter interfaces, certified and/or endorsed by the big techies. Keep at it!

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Myplanet Photos

Myplanet photo of: Creating some new artwork for the office during Engagement Week.
Myplanet photo of: Toronto tech events
Myplanet photo of: Getting ready for Startup Open House
Myplanet photo of: Showing our love to the Drupal community
Myplanet photo of: At the Blue Jays game
Myplanet photo of: Our fellowship internship program
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Myplanet Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Markham, ON
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Myplanet (Markham, ON).

    Interview

    Phone interview, which lead to an in person interview which included a Myers-Briggs test, and a problem solving excise. Everyone was friendly and welcoming.

    Got a vague answer about not getting an offer, and after some back and forth it turned out that the Myers-Briggs test was the deciding factor.

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Myplanet Awards & Accolades

  • Best for Workers, B Corporation, 2016
  • Entrepreneur Under 30, Toronto Board of Trade, 2015
  • Best for Worker Impact, B Corporation, 2014
  • Momentum Company of the Year, YTA Technology Leadership Awards, 2013
  • Official Honoree, Webby Awards, 2013
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