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Evernote Reviews

Updated August 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "Evernote is used by millions of people all over the world" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Product and mission that matters and positively impacts the lives of millions of users every day" (in 5 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)

    "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everybody is smart, passionate and kind, great work-life balance and always have an exciting challenges to work for. New killer features are kept being added and tech stack is very decent.

    Cons

    If you care about brand/exposure, it might have the reputation of an already 'done' startup with no possibility of growth again.


  2. "Cultural acceptance?"

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    Current Employee - Commerce in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Commerce in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits
    Management is loving and supportive
    HR is amazing
    Wonderful employees/coworkers
    Over all an amazing job

    Cons

    No one wants to have hard conversations.
    They claim to be culturally open and accepting but seems to misrepresent certain cultures without a second thought and when this is pointed out you are basically ostracized.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best company I've ever worked for!"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    - Awesome and well-known product
    - A culture of kindness
    - Smart, driven, talented people
    - Work/life balance
    - Lots of fun events, outings, food, parties
    - Verve coffee
    - Onsite massages
    - $1,000 travel stipend
    - Great benefits

    Cons

    - Lunch is free, but it's just okay
    - Target bonus is a bit low

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Happy to be here.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Support Representative"

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

    I worked at Evernote full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture and company. Love my team and managers.

    Cons

    None to add! Evernote is the best. Work here. Don't leave!


  5. Helpful (4)

    "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!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Long But Rewarding Projects"

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    • Senior Management
    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!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Honestly a Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


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