Shopify Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Sep 20, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    The reality lived up to the hype

    Sep 20, 2021 - Principal Developer 
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    Pros

    • Expectations of our devs is very high, but the work-life balance is great. People are encouraged to disconnect in the evenings and during the weekend. • We are trusted to make decisions and act on them, at all levels people have a large amount of autonomy. • Everyone has a chance to be mentored, and to follow the career path that best suits them.

    Cons

    As in most larger companies it can take a long time to gain the context you need to do your job effectively. But here again, Shopify makes space to gain this context, you are not expected to understand all the systems in your first month.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fantastic company

    Sep 19, 2021 - Software Developer 
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    Pros

    WLF is great, Impactful projects, 100% remote, so more free time every day Amazing perks

    Cons

    Not everyone loves working from home

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome culture

    Sep 17, 2021 - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    It's unbelievably easy to talk to and ask for help from another team in this remote working environment. I think that's because Shopify hires people with great communication skills and not-jerk personalities with the special interviews that are not just technical questions. Really appreciate the small and big teams' effort to make remote work collaboration easier and better.

    Cons

    I have to say the pay is not around the top level but it's a trade-off I guess.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great teammates and tons of opportunities to shape your own challenges

    Sep 17, 2021 - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
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    Pros

    - lot of trusts in each other - room to be what you want to be - tons of technical challenges

    Cons

    - if you do not like ruby/Rails, that is not the place

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Exceptional company to make a difference

    Sep 11, 2021 - Front End Developer in Montreal, QC
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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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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Amazing place to work

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