We help people achieve independence by making it easier to start, run, and grow a business. We believe the future of commerce has more voices, not fewer, so we’re reducing the barriers to business ownership to make commerce better for everyone.
Our values are how we make the decisions that move the needle on our mission. They aren't so much "Shopify Values" as the things that Shopify values. They are the behaviours we've observed in people who are successful at Shopify.
Be Impactful, Make great decisions quickly, Be a constant learner
Be merchant obsessed, Thrive on change, Build for the long term
Diversity is an organizational imperative at Shopify, as it is essential to making commerce better for everyone. We understand that the highest performing teams include people across multiple dimensions of diversity who bring unique ways of solving problems. We are building a global culture of belonging to ensure everyone at Shopify feels included, valued, and heard, and our goal is to bring more voices to tech and entrepreneurship.
Here’s our philosophy when it comes to benefits and perks: we don’t hire employees, we hire humans. And as humans, we are multidimensional; all of our interests, beliefs, and experiences define who we are. Some of these aspects will come from your time working at Shopify, and sometimes these will be fostered by pursuits outside of work.
We know your life has many components. We want to support as many of these areas as we can, whether that means supporting your personal interests, professional development, or health goals. It all comes down to our desire to support you as a person, not just the “employee” part of who you are.
A great culture is the product of great people, strong values, and diversity.
Culture is the sum of our beliefs and behaviours. It’s how people act when they think nobody’s watching. Every single one of us influences the environment here through our everyday actions and interactions. Therefore, we all own culture. To have the greatest impact at Shopify, you need to understand why we’re here, what we value, and how we engage with each other. These are the foundations of our culture.
We embrace being multicultural and celebrate the differences that occur naturally within teams, departments, locations, and projects. We see this diversity as a strength.
We might not agree with each other all the time, but the best solutions come out of the agreements we strike when we look at common problems through different perspectives. Regardless of our backgrounds, locations, or teams, our mission and values link us together. They are the shared principles we all agree on and live by.
As a purpose-driven company, we’ve been invested in our local communities from the early days. We care deeply about the communities we operate in, and pursue partnerships to support the Canadian tech ecosystem and the broader communities around our offices. When a crisis happens, we make sure Shopifolk are safe and supported, seek to understand the impact on our merchants, and provide community support if needed.