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Evernote Overview

Redwood City, CA
201 to 500 employees
2008
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Evernote is a platform that helps individuals and teams create, assemble, nurture and share information, serving 225 million people.

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Mission: We enable our community to manage information overload by helping them remember everything, turn ideas into action, and work effortlessly with others on their teams.

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Evernote – Why Work With Us?


About  Evernote

Evernote builds apps and products that are defining the way individuals and teams work today.

As one workspace that lives across your phone, tablet, and computer, Evernote is the place you write free from distraction, collect information, find what you need, and present your ideas to the world.

Whatever you’re working toward, Evernote’s job is to make sure you get there.

Evernote is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, California. Founded in 2008, Evernote products reach more than 200 million users worldwide. With 250 employees and growing, we are always looking for talented individuals to join our global team!


 

On my first day as CEO of Evernote, I blogged about how excited I was to join the company and how much I was looking forward to inventing the future with you.

I have spent the last two months learning about Evernote, both from the inside out and from the outside in. From the inside out, I’ve been meeting and talking with legions of hard-working team members dedicated to improving the Evernote experience for every one of you. I’ve been spending time with the management team, and with Evernote’s board, assessing where the company stands, and becoming really clear on Evernote’s strengths and weaknesses. I’ve also been reviewing the company’s financial health—which I’m pleased to report is extremely sound.

From the outside in, I’ve been spending time listening to you: our customers, partners, and community—the people who know Evernote best. I’ve talked directly with a number of community members, and I’ve traveled twice to our site in Austin, which is the hub for our Customer Service and Customer Success organizations—the Evernote team members who are closest to you, and who most reliably represent your voice inside the company. And I’ve spent time looking at the overall competitive landscape, understanding how the category that Evernote created has continued to grow, and is now shaped by many companies.

I continue to be passionate about inventing the future. Sixty days in, working with an incredibly talented team, we are starting to surface some ideas of what that future might look like, and in particular, we are starting to understand how each of you could come to experience a better and more powerful Evernote than you do today.

But inventing the future requires being able to stand on a solid foundation. And whether I look at Evernote from the inside out, or listen to many of you from the outside in, it is clear that we have some work to do on those foundations. The loyalty that you continue to show Evernote demands that we be honest in return. And honesty requires us to state—straight out—that we can do better with the product you have today than we are currently doing. In fact, we can do better than we have been doing for some years.

Frankly, it’s a bit disingenuous for me to try to get our most dedicated users all fired up about inventing the future of Evernote when exactly those same people are the ones who know best that sync doesn’t always work right. Or that Evernote on Windows is a bit tired, and is missing features that are found on the Mac version. Or that each version of Evernote seems to work slightly differently, and exhibits its own unique collection of bugs and undesirable behaviors. Or that Evernote on mobile devices sometimes feels like a pared-down version of a powerful desktop app, instead of a mobile-first view into a powerful cloud-enabled productivity environment.

None of this is a surprise to the team that works here, or to Evernote’s board. There are reasons each of these problems exists, and for the hundred other things that we all wish were better than they are. But I’m not going to bore you with explanations, because even if I thought you would read a blog post that long, the explanations simply are not relevant.

Because ultimately, by choosing to use Evernote, each of you gives us the privilege of serving you. Of trying to make your life more focused, more organized, and more productive. In return, it’s our responsibility and our duty to serve you well.

So while I’m still excited about inventing the future, what I’m here to tell you today is that in order to invent the future of Evernote, we first need to improve Evernote’s foundations. And as we look forward into 2019, that’s going to be our focus not just as we start the year, but for a good portion of it.

Our goals are simple but meaningful:

  1. We’re going to create a more coherent, more consistent Evernote experience for every version of the product we ship, starting from Evernote Basic on up—an experience that fixes the essential features on which all of us depend.
  2. We’re going to make fundamental changes to how we develop and deliver software—so that we can start to ship faster across all the devices we support, and so that all of us can experience the same Evernote, regardless of which device we use to experience it.
  3. And we’re going to make improvements to the core infrastructure that sits behind the applications you experience so that we can deliver an Evernote with the speed, reliability, and scalability that all of us expect.

This is not an easy task. It’s one which the company has, for some number of years, not been ready to undertake. And even as we focus the vast majority of our development energy on these goals, undoubtedly we will still disappoint some of you—whether it’s because you don’t like the way we choose to fix something, or we don’t prioritize a particular bug that drives you around the bend, or because with an eye to coherence and consistency we redesign and streamline a particular feature upon which your workflow is built.

Despite those risks, I am convinced that focusing on the basics is what we need to do first in order to best serve you not just now, but years into the future. With the board supporting this effort, I can also report that the team’s reaction to this plan has been nothing less than excitement at the prospect of building a new generation of Evernote that we can all believe in.

As we enter 2019, we revisit that part of the year in which it’s traditional to focus on ways we can improve our lives. In the last few days, we’ve launched the Ever Better Challenge, a free 30-day plan for using Evernote to help maintain your focus on the things you want to change in your life. As we encourage each of you to become Ever Better, it’s important to let you know that we’re holding ourselves to that challenge as well.

So here’s to 2019, a year in which all of us here at Evernote will work towards creating an Ever Better Evernote, starting first by focusing on the basics.

—Ian

We are the Notable Herd

We are a talented, diverse, and spirited team helping millions of people around the world find focus, organize their thoughts, and get more done. We recognize the individual quirks that make us an authentic team. We bring our whole selves to work, and we leave plenty of space for creativity, light-heartedness, and onesies, while staying focused on our shared mission. If you want to make a meaningful impact and have some fun along the way, we’d love to meet you!

Perks and Benefits

We offer great salaries, global offices, vacation stipends, delicious catered meals, generous equity offers, and more. But the real perk of working at Evernote is being part of a community that values your work, encourages life-long learning, and fosters a transparent and supportive culture.

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Evernote Reviews

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    "I love working for Evernote and I wouldn't have been able to start a new career path without their support"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
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    I have been working at Evernote full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Supportive team/leaders - I grew in my initial role then completely changed directions and started down a new career path. If you put in the work, they want to see you grow.
    * Great benefits, paid health employee portion insurance being a huge one.
    * Fun office culture (snacks, parties, open layout but also quiet breakout rooms)
    * Awesome product that will just keep getting better
    * Constant opportunity to learn and innovate
    * Still small enough to allow individual impact and cross department collaboration

    Cons

    * Not everyone is equally great at remote work / working across offices
    * Attrition in places like the bay area

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting people who are dedicated to the future of Evernote and their future WITH Evernote.

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Evernote Interviews

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    Senior Product Design Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Evernote (Redwood City, CA) in August 2019.

    Interview

    I submitted my application directly through company website - I was a big fan of the Evernote brand for years and decided to check if they had roles matching my experience the first day I started lookin for a new job. Yay, they did! Application process is short and sweet: basic info, resume, portfolio - easy peasy!

    Two weeks later I got an email from the recruiter welcoming me to the interview process and asking to submit my availability. I had a 30 min call with the recruiter a week later. That screening call was very fast paced and much more intense than some other companies I spoke with - Evernote recruiter really wanted to make sure I had the skills and the experience to do the job. I really appreciated the tenacity!

    In 3 business days after that I had a 45 min call with the VP of Design. It was also very thorough in terms of evaluation of my skills, leadership experience and cultural fit which is very important to the company. That call went well and within the hour I received an email inviting me to onsites.

    Onsite interview took some prep time and consisted of an hour long portfolio presentation to the panel, followed by a whiteboarding session with designers, and a set of 1:1s with team members of different seniority levels. I loved absolutely everyone. They had smart and challenging questions which gave me confidence the team took the time and care to find the right person to fill the role.

    I got a call 2 days later from the recruiter making me the offer. We were both very excited!

    Interview Questions

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Evernote Awards & Accolades

  • Webby Award Winner (Productivity), The Webby Awards, 2018
  • Apple Design Award Winner, Apple, 2013
  • Webby Awards, The Webby Awards, 2015
  • Company of the Year, Inc. Magazine, 2011
  • Best Mobile Startup, The Crunchies, 2008
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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