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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

  • The Road Less Traveled By— Why taking degree requirements off the must-have list leads to better staff outcomes: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQKES

    The Road Less Traveled By - Leigh Bryant - Medium

    I joined Myplanet as a Copywriter several years ago with a fairly hodge-podge mix of writing and other employment credits making up my "relevant" work experience. And when I say a hodge-podge mix, I mean it.

  • "Dear Junior Web Developers..." Take a read through this letter from one of our seasoned vets, Jerry Low, to new devs (or anyone looking to improve in their careers, really): http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ6Zj

    Dear Junior Web Developers: My Wisdom to You - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Over the years of being a developer I'd like to think I've cultivated some healthy habits (and probably an equal amount of bad ones, but that's for another article). If I had a time machine I would love to visit my younger self and pass on this wisdom, but we all know that's impossible.

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Myplanet – Why Work For Us?


We believe that in the workplace, technology should act on your behalf. So we’re thinking critically about how we can make software more intuitive, assistive, or even agentive. 

We’re a software studio that specializes in smarter interfaces. Employee owned and hell-bent on making the workplace better. Trusted by the world's most influential companies to empower employees and engage customers. The place to work if you want to work on applications with reach and scale.

As we achieve our mission of re-energizing how people connect in the workplace, we hold ourselves accountable to more than just our balance sheet. As a Certified B Corporation, we maintain a high standard for running a sustainable business.



A culture of makers, collaborators and entrepreneurs.

A place where you can be yourself, stay challenged and do your best work. Help us make software much smarter.


A message from our CEO, Jason Cottrell

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Hello potential Planeteers,

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. Help us strengthen our culture of Makers, Collaborators and Entrepreneurs. 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

We want you to love your peers. The chance to be surrounded by fellow Makers, Collaborators and Entrepreneurs. It's the biggest perk of being a Myplaneteer.

The are many other benefits that you can expect when working at Myplanet.

We want you to balance both work and life

  • Minimum of three weeks (15 days) paid vacation time.
  • Unlimited sick time or mental health days per calendar year.
  • Flexible arrangements to work from home when needed.
  • Generous top-up program for maternity and parental leave.
  • Weekly social gatherings, a family-like environment in an open concept office.
  • Meet and interact with the entire team, including remote members, during our quarterly Alignment Week.

We want you to be an owner

  • All full-time permanent Myplanet employees receive options as part of our Employee Stock Option Program.
  • Available share purchase options for tenured employees.
  • A commitment to review compensation on a semi-annual basis and making any necessary adjustments at that time.

We want you to grow your skills faster here than anywhere else

  • Training Time - Time away from client and project work to focus on your skills development.
  • Innovation Time - Targeted conference days each year where the company focuses on bottom-up innovation on behalf of our customers and industry.
  • Support for certification and thought leadership tied to our key industry partnerships. Quarterly funding allowance for books and courses.
  • Detailed 360-degree performance feedback to support your career growth.
  • Weekly knowledge sharing (hour-long Planetarium program) and show-and-tell (Lightning Talks).
  • Regular professional development meetings with a mentor to help you identify areas for growth or development.

We want you to develop your leadership skills and emotional intelligence

  • Employee Assistance Plan with premiums paid by Myplanet.
  • Time set aside for twice-weekly meditation practice.
  • Myplanet Mind and High Peformance Leadership certification programs developed and delivered exclusively within Myplanet.

We want you to contribute to your profession and your community

  • Sponsored time for professional or community contribution.
  • Participate in our Myplanet Fellowship program, where we donate our time to train high potential students, then donate our work product to not-for-profit organizations. 
  • Support for speaking engagements and public thought leadership.
  • Recognized over multiple years as a B Corp: Best for Workers company.

We want to 

  • Group Benefits plan consisting of:
    • Health
    • Dental
    • Paramedical coverage, including Chiropractice and Massage
    • Vision Care
    • Global Medical Assistance
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy
    • Long-Term Disability Coverage
    • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Options for single and family coverage with premiums 100% paid by Myplanet for single coverage.


Myplanet Reviews

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    Pros

    - There is lot of passion in the work environment
    - Efficient leadership
    - Freedom to implement new solutions
    - Constructive feedback from mentors
    - Regular PD meets and process improvement meets
    - Various recourses to learn new technologies
    - Promising compensation
    - Amazing work culture both professional and cultural

    Cons

    Haven't come across nay so far

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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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    (Senior) Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Myplanet (Toronto, ON).

    Interview

    Discussion about a hypothetical problem(s), and then high level architecture discussion. I had already been more or less OK'd beforehand due to my unique circumstance, but we went through an onboarding interview to test the waters rather than really a full-on coding interview.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't offer anything near market rates for my skill level. Also, someone more or less said they wouldn't pay any overtime or offer time off, right after describing the project as aggressive in budget and timeline.

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Myplanet Awards & Accolades

  • Business Excellence Award: Entrepreneurship, Markham Board of Trade, 2012
  • Momentum Company of the Year, YTA Technology Leadership Awards, 2013
  • Best for Workers, B Corporation, 2016
  • Entrepreneur Under 30, Toronto Board of Trade, 2015
  • Official Honoree, Webby Awards, 2013
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