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Pros
  • "For the most part, good work/life balance for a startup(in 14 reviews)

  • "Smart people, loving customers, good food, small enough to make an impact(in 10 reviews)

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

  • "Upper management is questionable, at best(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    Extension of the Brain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Evernote full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Mission driven - what Evernote is cool, but what users do with it is inspiring Global scale - a chance to impact 200M+ registered users People - work with people you'd choose to hang out with

    Cons

    300 person software companies come with ups and downs Odd perception in Silicon Valley but globally loved

  2. Great culture going through a functional transition

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Evernote full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Evernote is going through a transformation with a focus on bringing the product to the next stage, developing processes that accelerate feature releases while at the same time making the base product stable and even more functional. While there are a number of projects focused on efficiency and process it is the individuals within that bring a bright light to the journey. To say that I felt like part of the family is...

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    Cons

    Sometimes change at this level brings uncertainty or ambiguity, that may bring a level of fluidity within a role.

  3. Top down management

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Evernote full-time

      Pros

      Nice people to work with.

      Cons

      Top down management. Decision making is not up to the implementing teams.

    • Great perks, uncertain future

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Evernote full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Evernote makes a product I frequently used before I worked there and continue to after leaving. They are not afraid to spend money to create a great work environment.

      Cons

      I feel like they could invest more respect for their employees, not just throwing money at the problem. It's really unclear what Evernote's future will be competing with companies such as Microsoft and Google who have similar products.

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Evernote for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Fun work environment and good perks such as massage.

      Cons

      There is no field for growth.

    • Helpful (1)

      Good place to work, bad planning and execution

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      Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Evernote full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Good culture, interesting problems, flexible and responsive to personal needs

      Cons

      The upper management (board, C-level) neglects the fundamentals of running an application-based business; having a solid application. Fixing the technical problems would solve many of the issues, but pie-in-the-sky schemes have been the order of the day

      Advice to Management

      Fix the technical debt, hire engineers, stop expanding sales/marketing/design when the actual product has problems

    • Helpful (1)

      Marketing Manager

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Evernote full-time

        Pros

        Very good team and atmosphere

        Cons

        Leadership is weak in product strategy

      • Helpful (3)

        Great Place to Work but Growing Pains

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        Current Employee - Software Engineer 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Evernote full-time

        Pros

        Awesome and really talented engineering staff 401k, health insurance, food, gym

        Cons

        Business product not exploding the way we would like

        Advice to Management

        Begin to re-prioritize the individual product and

      • Helpful (13)

        NEVERnote - save yourself from this dumpster fire

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Evernote full-time

        Pros

        Coworkers - the people are great (NOT including management or leadership), health benefits, gym, Caltrain pass

        Cons

        Leadership No leader in finance or technology (no CFO or CTO - what kind of tech company doesn't have a leader in looking after the money or technology?) Disrespectful environment This once promising unicorn has now become a marketing tech company. No real technology or innovation in the past few years. As another insider pointed out : Evernote is putting lipstick on a pig. It is a legacy product people use because...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop patting yourselves on the back and praising each other and minimizing what the rest of the company is contributing. Without us, you couldn't do your job.

      • Good, but too product centric

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        Current Employee - Software Engineer 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Evernote full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Smart people, loving customers, good food, small enough to make an impact.

        Cons

        The product side of the org tends to set the agenda, so engineering doesn’t get chance to build things that last—eng/design is always trying to rush the next feature out at the request of product. Culture seems averse to anything but positive updates, which might explain why there is so much sugarcoating of information through the company. Also the office should be moved to SF.

        Advice to Management

        Ensure engineering is not properly represented in the organization. Don’t allow product to bully engineering into cutting corners to ship features. Focus on long term success. Open an SF office.

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