Shopify Software Developer Reviews

Updated Sep 20, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Best place to work from anywhere!

    Sep 16, 2021 - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    + work remote from anywhere in the world + great people ( talent and "just" people wise ) + great care when it comes to employee success ( work setup, HW support, perks!) + benefits ( Own your own development budget etc)

    Cons

    - remote work can be challenging if it's not your style

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  2. 5.0
    Current Intern, less than 1 year

    Amazing Company That Wants Employees to Succeed and Grow!

    Sep 15, 2021 - Backend Developer in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    + Shopify is a really chill environment to work in, everyone is extremely nice and willing to help + There are tons of internal programs to promote health and wellness + There are tons of internal programs for professional growth and learning + The company is really focused on keeping people happy and giving them everything they need to succeed + Emphasis on mentorship + Phenomenal onboarding experience - super easy to follow both guided sessions and self-directed work

    Cons

    - Some archaic rules when it comes to travel and taxes, but they're working on it - Lots of synchronous work, so it's not really full remote, just kind of work from your own home but definitely still be online generally 9-5

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    The best company I’ve ever worked for, period.

    Sep 15, 2021 - Software Developer 
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    Pros

    - Intentional growth path — you are set up to be promoted and grow in your position - World-class talent in every team - Amazing culture where you can bring your true self to work - No glass ceiling for women or minorities - Flexible time off, remote work even abroad

    Cons

    - They no longer have the mythical cafeteria I hear so much about, but I’ve been told it’s better that I never had it in the first place since I joined remotely - Sometimes it’s hard to navigate Slack — so many channels

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company full of motivated people

    Sep 15, 2021 - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    - flexible hours - loads of room and encouragement for growth - great culture

    Cons

    - big company, can be difficult to gather context on everything going on

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  5. 5.0
    Former Intern

    Amazing culture

    Sep 10, 2021 - Backend Developer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Shopify puts a lot of effort into intern events and also puts a lot of trust into their interns with large projects.

    Cons

    Can't think of any :)

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Exceptional company to make a difference

    Sep 11, 2021 - Front End Developer in Montreal, QC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Over the last 4 years, I have enjoyed building world-class Money products for Shopify merchants, in a fair and healthy environment. The company is not putting insane pressure on people, and trust them to devolve themselves to the mission in the respect of the personal lives.

    Cons

    Frontend stack is still young at Shopify and hasn't taken yet the room it deserves. Significant investments will mitigate this.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Amazing place to work

    Sep 11, 2021 - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Work with amazingly talented people - Work on problems with massive scale - Great developer-centric culture around learning and experimentation - Plenty of opportunities to explore other career paths - Being full-time remote allows those who are parents the flexibility to manage life in a far more manageable way. THE biggest perk is the STRONG emphasis on work/life balance. Those who wish to work longer can, but it's almost discouraged to keep people fresh. Also there's an expectation that you're spending some time to learn the how/why of what you're doing, not just cranking out code for the sake of finishing tasks.

    Cons

    - No offices due to COVID - Compensation lags a touch behind other big tech companies (though with work-life balance, it might not matter for some)

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  8. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Not the Shopify it used to be

    Sep 14, 2021 - Senior Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
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    Pros

    Easy place to coast, good work life balance, good opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    Compensation is below industry average, especially for those who have been at Shopify for a long period of time. They would rather let long-term employees leave, and turn around and hire people with less experience and context for more money than keeping their tenured employees would cost. Lots of gas lighting from senior leadership in regards to our benefits/compensation. They state "culture" as being a main factor making up for our below average pay with one VP even citing not being called during the delivery of his child as a reason why our culture is so good. If you want to work hard, go to another company that will pay you accordingly. Shopify is a great place to coast with friendly people, but they will not pay you what you are worth ESPECIALLY once you are here.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Lot of promises which fizzled out

    Sep 15, 2021 - Software Developer 
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    Pros

    Amazing place to learn and meet smart people, build things that have a huge impact. Love what Shopify does. Great perks and stock (when it was lower). Great if you have entrepreneurship experience otherwise see cons.

    Cons

    Base salary is below par They down level you by a lot. Hard to get promoted and simply a pain that it's killed my motivation. They say feedback is a gift but I know I can do more and while I ask for it and have been doing so for 9 months now, no signs of moving forward.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Intern, less than 1 year

    Great place to work + A lot of room for growth

    Aug 19, 2021 - Software Engineer(Internship) in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    Good tech Company is growing fast Great culture + support diversity and inclusivity Great compensation

    Cons

    Does not negotiate new grad salary

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