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Evernote Reviews

Updated March 19, 2018
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Pros
  • For the most part, good work/life balance for a startup (in 13 reviews)

  • Great perks like unlimited vacation, excellent catered lunches, electric car chargers on site (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Growing pains are definitely happening right now, but this is all part of growth as a company (in 9 reviews)

  • High turnover recently due to our changing needs (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Long But Rewarding Projects"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time

    Pros

    Unbelievably nice and friendly people.
    People do work very hard but are also very willing to lend a helping hand.
    Great health perks and subsidized caltrain passes, etc.

    Cons

    - Currently undergoing infra changes in our codebase
    - Turnover isn't a great thing to need to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Let's keep going after the business markets. The long-awaited launch of spaces was a good first step!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Best Company I've worked for in SF by FAR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture, mission and people. SF is an extremely competitive place to work, and while the people at Evernote work hard (they seriously care), we also know when to enjoy ourselves. We aren't a company centered around drinking and the tech bro culture, in fact, it's one of the reasons I was so attracted to working here. It's the perfect balance of hard work that pays off and enjoying my life outside of work. The benefits are awesome, people trust you right off the bat, and the teamwork is getting better and better.

    Cons

    Meetings can at times be longer than necessary, but the company is actively making changes and streamlining processes, which is awesome to see. We don't just talk about it, we actually do it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, and continue to support your teams. We're thankful you're leading us, and look forward to what's next!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Perks, Good Direction, Right Track"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time

    Pros

    - Awesome and well known company to work for
    - Excellent employee benefits
    - Work on a product that genuinely helps people
    - Excitement about the release of Spaces

    Cons

    - Turnover every year can slow things down

    Advice to Management

    Let's keep going after the Spaces market!


  4. "A good bay area company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Evernote full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Excellent quality of teams.

    Cons

    Evernote is not a nimble company. Also, very liberal.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trashing on conservatives. I shouldn't hear the name "Hitler" while I'm doing my job.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Change is what Evernote needs, but not at this price"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Evernote full-time

    Pros

    Great catering, nice workspace, excellent benefits (although they did just get more expensive) great location, good branding. Employee taught classes are a highlight

    Cons

    As the company changes, it went from being a lot of nice people to a lot of cutthroat employees desperate to keep their jobs. Lots of turnover, and for some reason, for a company with great benefits and pay, they have a hard time attracting employees.

    They preach transparency, but they don't practice it

    Ridiculously complex project management, you spend more time in meetings and working in planning software than you do doing the work--there are tons of meetings about how to have less meetings

    They can't make up their minds about ANYTHING; anything you plan for at the beginning of a quarter will be irrelevant at the end

    Lots of high-schooly drama, whispering, people making secret Slack groups to exclude others, making fun of employees after they've left the company

    Advice to Management

    Managers don't have to be mean and shifty to be effective. You're going in the right direction, but you don't have to step on people, lie to employees and belittle people to get the job done.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Honestly a Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time

    Pros

    Work on a product that makes a big difference to millions of people
    Managers and PMs are very receptive to new ideas, very frequent 1:1s that are very helpful

    Cons

    Growing pains are definitely happening right now, but this is all part of growth as a company
    RSUs are still restricted since Evernote is not public yet

    Advice to Management

    Let's try to hire and fill up Seth's spot!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Should be a fun ride!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Perks are great but the people are greater! Yes, the perks are great with daily lunches provided, gym on site, barista, great benefits paying about a third on insurance premiums as I did with my last company.

    The people are even greater staying positive in an ever changing world of technology. CEO is awesome and very transparen . If you think not, you have never worked for bad CEO's. If anyone sees this place as toxic as I read in a previous post, this is probably not the place for you anyway. You need to go to work in a true toxic environment so you can appreciate a company like Evernote.

    Cons

    Growing pains which is never a bad thing. Getting the infrastructure and systems ready for all the growth is a must.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more outside sales people! Changing or sticking to our established processes as we grow. Keeping an open mind and listening to employees and customers alike.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "2018 will be awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time

    Pros

    Evernote has the best company culture I have experienced in the Valley. Every employee I have met (I am almost at my 1-yr anniversary) is kind, committed, and looking forward to all the new developments coming in 2018. People work hard and care about each other and love the product. Food is awesome, benefits are on par with most internet companies and the leadership team is accessible (though super busy). Great location.

    Cons

    We need more engineers, and some people that have been with Evernote for a long time have left to try new places. But we are growing and the next year is supposed to be a big hiring year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. The CEO presentation this week was helpful.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Having a great time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time

    Pros

    - Very healthy revenue and user conversion rates
    - Good food, gym, health benefits
    - Very collaborative culture, our whiteboards are always filled up with ideas!
    - Executives are actually very open during weekly meetings

    Cons

    There are some crucial infra fixes that we should be making a more concerted effort toward pushing out.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Loving it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Management is very transparent, more than any company I have worked at before (No idea what people are talking about with lack of transparency)
    - There's a lot to look forward to - teams sharing what they're working on with the whole company is awesome
    - We have a quarterly satisfaction survey that the management and leadership teams actually read and try to take action

    Cons

    - Work-life balance can be bad at times


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