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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

  • As AI continues to become a part of our daily lives, how we communicate its use to our users will be a pivotal part of the design process. Read our latest post, "Intelligent Design: How to be User-First When it Comes to AI" here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQI44

    Intelligent Design: How to be User-First When it Comes to AI

    Last month in Montreal, Jana Eggers, CEO of Nara Logics Inc, gave the opening keynote for AI Fest. Titled "AI: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful", Eggers spoke about the incredible advancements being made in the field of AI and the amazing things that can happen because of that.

  • Can asking the right questions make your team AND your products stronger? Absolutely. Here's how to get better at questions: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQm9m

    How to Improve this Vital Product Management Skill - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Of all the skills Product Managers require, communication is the most important one. Improve your communication skills and decision-making by asking more questions. Of all the skills Product Managers must have, communication is the most vital. It is the cornerstone of every responsibility under the product management umbrella.

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Myplanet – Why Work For Us?


Myplanet is an employee-owned software studio and certified B Corporation based in Toronto. We work with the world’s most influential organizations to craft intelligent software that helps people get their jobs done.

In 2009, we began as a small web development company focused on user experience design and open source technology. Today, our team of over 100 practitioners tackles mission-critical digital challenges that affect companies, their employees, and their customers.

We believe that the best experiences at work are those where technology acts on your behalf. That’s why we’re building deep capabilities in data-driven design, AI implementation, and personalization, while forming strong partnerships with leaders in machine learning, hardware development, and IoT platforms.

We're a team of makers, collaborators, and entrepreneurs hell-bent on making software better.

Designers, technologists, product strategists, employee enablers, resident canines… we’re a varied and fun bunch. Here’s how we describe our culture:

  1. We make stuff. Strategy is important, but shipping products that people will actually use is downright critical. We sweat the details.
  2. We get our hands dirty. No matter what our job description says, we roll up our sleeves and pitch in where we can.
  3. We prioritize self-organizing teams. We enjoy autonomy in our activities but look to our leaders to hold us accountable for outcomes.
  4. We don’t hire heroes. We work with people who recognize that great products are built by teams, not solo allstars.
  5. We’ve got the spirit of entrepreneurs. We take the initiative to try things out, ask for help where necessary, and endlessly inspect our business.
  6. We’re interested in everyday problems. We dig in deep on juicy problems to change how people get their jobs done.
  7. We communicate like we’re flat. We share ideas, challenge each other, and provide feedback as equals—no matter what our roles are.
  8. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we challenge ourselves to do our best work. We’re a bit rough around the edges and a bit less polished than your average agency but we seek out mastery at every turn.
  9. We strive for diversity. We’ll never be perfect, but we’re always looking to expand our horizons.

Bakers, hockey fans, gamers, parents, musicians... We’re not all the same, but we all have the same passion for doing great work. If that sounds like you, apply to join our team today.



A message from Myplanet Founder & 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.

That means 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 all that interested in being flashy. You'll find some very cool work here, but you won't see us bragging about it in every social media channel we can find. In just a few short years we have delivered impressive revenue and rapid valuation growth, but we don’t let that go to our heads. We're proud of our growth, but we carry greater pride in constantly delivering world class experiences to our customers, users, and employees.

We love cross-functional individuals and we hold this as a critical skill in completing our work. We'll 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'll 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 might be biased, but we truly think the best perk of working at Myplanet is the great people you’ll be working with. We’re passionate about what we do and if you’re passionate too, we’d love to work with you

That said, we know you're intersted in the  many other benefits that you can expect when working at Myplanet.

We want you to have a great work/life balance

  • 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

  • Awesome Time — Time away from client and project work to focus on your skills development
  • Innovation Time — Quarterly Conference Days 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, including quarterly funding allowance for books and courses
  • Detailed 360-degree performance feedback to support your career growth
  • Weekly gatherings with knowledge sharing and show-and-tell (Lightning Talks) as well as regular, in-depth learning workshops ("Planetariums") 
  • 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 Performance 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 students in a professional setting, donating the 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 you to have access to more than basic coverage

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


Myplanet Reviews

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

    Pros

    - Great place to work / Excellent work culture
    - Variety of different projects and exciting opportunities
    - Management team always there to help out and support and cares for employee advancement
    - Unlimited Coffee/Hot Chocolate
    - Sitting/Standing tables
    - Shiny new top of the line equipment

    Cons

    - None at all

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Myplanet Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Myplanet.

    Interview

    I had 3 interviews with this company for a marketing position. Staff was extremely friendly and incredibly intelligent.

    For those who have made it to the 3rd round, prepare yourselves to be tested, questioned and to be meeting and speaking with other people within the company as they look for fit.

    I didn't get the job but they offered me another position elsewhere because I was one of the highest ranking candidates.

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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
  • Entrepreneur Under 30, Toronto Board of Trade, 2015
  • Best for the World - Workers, B Corporation, 2018
  • Official Honoree, Webby Awards, 2013
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