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Evernote Overview

Redwood City, CA
201 to 500 employees
2008
Company - Private
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Evernote is a place for individuals and teams to capture, nurture, and share ideas in any form. The Evernote app is available across platforms on desktop, mobile, or on the web, meaning your ideas are always with you, always accessible, and always in sync. We believe that no ... Read more

Mission: We believe in the infinite potential of any idea.

In a society laden with distractions, we envision an uncluttered space where people can work on ideas that change the world.

Company Updates

  • Take Evernote to Work With These Free Business Templates. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQP4R

    Take Evernote to Work With These Free Business Templates

    The small business world has an unfortunate little secret. Most entrepreneurs discover it by accident, and it takes them by complete surprise. The secret? They're not in the business they thought they were in. Whether they're handy people, bakers, drivers, manufacturers, or provide a service, doing that work is only a small portion of their day.

  • Turning an elephant. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQP4Y

    Turning an Elephant - Evernote Blog

    Fifteen months ago, Business Insider called Evernote the first dead unicorn. While some might despair at such criticism, we took it as a challenge. In a conversation with Jason Lemkin last week at SaaStr Annual, I announced that we're cash flow positive and in control of our financial destiny as a company.

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Evernote – Why Work For 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 150 million users worldwide. With nearly 400 employees and growing, we are always looking for talented individuals to join our global team.


We've assembled an incredibly talented, diverse, and spirited team to build products that impact the lives of millions of people around the world. Our employees enjoy access to the best tools available, an open and collaborative work environment, and end each day knowing that they've made a tangible impact.

Perks and Benefits

We offer great salaries, global offices, shuttles, vacation stipends, delicious catered meals, generous equity offers, high tea, athletics programs, 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.

Check out what we have been up to on Twitter @evernotejobs and #LifeAtEvernote


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During your twelve weeks as an Evernote intern, you’ll work on core features and directly impact both a world-class application and a rapidly growing user base. You’ll be treated as a contributing member of your team, where you will solve challenging business problems and implement your own ideas while gaining mentorship and guidance. Our flexible culture and endless resources will allow you to learn and grow as a young professional and cultivate what you are passionate about. 
 
Why would you want to intern at Evernote?
  • Gain cross-functional exposure with engineering, design, marketing, CS, and product teams
  • Have ownership and autonomy with big projects while still having guidance
  • Humble and helpful work environment
  • Participate in all full-time employee events and intern social events
  • Enjoy Evernote's perks (catered lunches, onsite gym and fitness classes, Evernote Academy)
  • Engage with different leaders from around the company at intern-only brown bag lunches
  • Present your work to the entire company during Demo Day
What makes a great intern at Evernote? 
  • Maturity
  • Independent Learner
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Adaptability and quickness in learning
  • Strong work ethic and pride in what they build
TECHNICAL INTERVIEWS
We structure our technical interviews to reflect the types of technical work that are important to be a successful engineer on the team. We want to see how you solve technical problems similar to those that you’d encounter as an engineer at Evernote. Interviews are much more time-constrained than real life, so we’re looking primarily at your problem-solving process, not how complete your solutions are.
 
                                  
 
What to expect from an onsite interview:

Lead a Technical Discussion (Peer Presentation)
You’ll start off your onsite interview by leading the team in a technical discussion. Pick a feature (or product) that you built or worked on and walk us through the problem, design, and technical implementation. You don’t need to prepare any material, but pick a topic ahead of time and make sure you’re familiar with the technical details.

Implement a Feature
During this time you will be asked to create a working program that solves a real world problem. Your interviewer will introduce the problem to you, and then you’ll have time to discuss designs and tradeoffs before coding a solution.

Fix a Bug
We’ll give you a repository for an existing open source project and ask you to fix a bug in it.

Design an App Architecture To Solve a Real-World Problem
Given a general problem statement like “How would you design a system to do X, and how would it scale to X users," have a discussion with your interviewer around design choices you would make. We’re interested in seeing how you think through unfamiliar problems and things like API design and scalability.

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    Pros

    Evernote is on the right track. New leadership. We've had lots of hiring and new capable colleagues bring in lots of experience. New projects are aligned to make Evernote more profitable. Smiles and fun in the workplace again.

    A few years ago it seemed like the best was behind us, but new leadership has brought focus and projects that make sense, rather than distractions. New CEO and leadership are very collaborative and consult (and listen to) staff on direction. The environment feels entirely "open" compared to previously.

    Professional and personal development is encouraged. Quarterly goals include requirement for learning or practicing new skills. There are dozens of Evernote Academy courses each quarter to learn floral arrangement, wine tasting, leadership skills, or how to travel smart at Disneyland.

    Free Caltrain, shuttle from SF, bikes for around town, electric car charging. Subsidized massages. Free boxing, gym, boot camp.

    Cons

    We're still digging out from a backlog of old projects that we need to eliminate or that need to get completed. Old bugs and hacks in the code need to be improved. Some useless projects need to be shut down.
    Lots of staff rearrangement as projects are reorganized. It would be nice to have more consistency.
    Can't do anything with the stock until a liquidity event.
    No 401k matching yet.

    Advice to Management

    It feels like you're on the right track. Keep open lines of communication with staff for insight and ideas. Encourage professional development so staff stick around and bring new skills to the job.

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Evernote Interviews

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Account Executive Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Evernote.

    Interview

    After recruiter phone interview expect a full 4 hours or so of physical and video conference interviews. There are a lot of questions about your past work and achievements. They also require a quick presentation.

    Interview Questions

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Evernote Awards & Accolades

  • Webby Awards, The Webby Awards, 2015
  • Apple Design Award Winner, Apple, 2013
  • Webby Awards, The Webby Awards, 2012
  • Company of the Year, Inc. Magazine, 2011
  • Webby Awards, The Webby Awards, 2011
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