Shopify Software Developer Reviews

Updated May 18, 2020

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4.7
92%
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Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke
Tobias Lütke
25 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great benefit package"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    RSUs, free food, lifestyle spending account, super talented and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    The company moves quite quickly and things aren't always well written down and documented which makes it hard at times to keep up with the latest status of things

    Shopify2020-01-06
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good on paper, poor in practice"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shopify full-time

    Pros

    Lots of growth and learning, lots of experience to be had.

    Cons

    Poor support for employees, politics and discrimination are ripe throughout management.

    Shopify2020-05-08
  3. "Great culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shopify for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Culture. Cares about developers.

    Cons

    Not too many cons. Could improve hours.

    Shopify2020-03-04
  4. "Great company culture, amazing growth opportunities, plus all the added perks!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Two words. Amazing culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes directions on a project are unclear but team is always there to help clarify.

    Shopify2019-12-11
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great people, good culture"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager 

    I have been working at Shopify full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, perks and culture. Felt cared for

    Cons

    Lots of chaos, still learning how to be a big company. A few jerks

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    Shopify2019-10-16
  6. Helpful (2)

    "10x your career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A company that encourages you to learn and push yourself further every day. It values ownership, accountability, learning and thriving on change.

    Cons

    Work environment can get somewhat stressful from time to time.

    Shopify2019-07-09
  7. "Good culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time

    Pros

    People here are genuinely nice

    Cons

    The company is getting larger making it harder to be a generalist

    Shopify2019-06-24
  8. "Great workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of learning Smart people Hard work Great comp Good work life balance

    Cons

    Things change often (can be a pro, but also overwhelming) Growing company has growth pains

    Shopify2019-05-28
  9. "Great culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture of excellence and great perks

    Cons

    I cannot think of any major cons. This is a great corporation to work for.

    Shopify2019-05-07
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Best tech option in Canada"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Lead in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopify full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Perks (great office spaces, lunches, etc...). Respectable company that is reasonably well known in eastern Canada. High autonomy and high trust if your values align with the company. Brilliant people that care a lot. The company is much larger now than when I joined. Many things have changed. Your manager will really dictate your experience, which roles up to director/VP. There are many great teams working on challenging problems.

    Cons

    Company was always product focused, with development skill being the highest valued. This is shifting in favour of product management. Product teams report up through general managers, most of which were product managers. Many teams are still striking an okay balance, but power is definitely shifting towards product. Estimates are no longer WAGs. Departments are inconsistent. Offices are inconsistent. You will be fine if you thrive on chaos and learning the differences. Is not for everyone though. Many managers/directors are inexperienced. Growing company with good opportunities for people, but you may end up under someone who you need to handle things they are not ready for. Gives you the opportunity to try more senior responsibilities before they are yours, but if you are expecting a clear vision you will be disappointed.

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    Shopify2019-01-22
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